This page has links to websites that have valuable information, tutorials and projects about jewellery making or making jewelry generally.
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Learn how to work with aluminium in this techniques tutorial from Making Jewellery Magazine.
Weathered copper-effect pebbles, shells and sea-glass combine with natural colours to make this multi-strand necklace. The piece combines weathered verdigis copper-effect pebbles and shells together with knotted hemp string, a faux suede thong in tan and cream and Amazonite beads in sea-glass shades with a wire wrapped sea-glass focal.
Great tips for the jeweler from Alan Revere. Taken from his book 101 Bench Tips. Well worth reading for some great tips.
These fun and colourful bubble beads are easy to make in polymer clay.
Chain maille earrings.
Casting Organics - Carina Rossner
Great step by step tutorial on how to turn flowers or leaves into sterling silver cast pieces. Clear photos and good descriptions.
Clasp - Art Bead Scene
Create a wire hook and eye clasp to use with a multi-strand design.
This website is free to join and has some free tutorials as well as some which you have to pay for. Covers jewelry making in polymer clay mainly.
Chevron Chain - Bead Man
This chain maille project has been created using 20ga 2.0mm ID and 20ga 3.0mm ID. But other sizes can be used, like 20ga 2.5 / 20ga 3.5 or 18ga 2.5/18ga 3.5
This pretty set is made with Swarovski ELEMENTS and seed beads by Maura Buckner, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
Very thorough and easy to follow instructions of basic wireworking skills with good pictures. Includes how to make single eye pins, double eye pins, wrapped eye pins, jump rings, spirals, clasps and coils.
Great tutorial covering working with sheet metal. Covers using a jewelers saw, making a template, filing and drilling.
These unusual beads are really easy to make and very effective.
Chain and crochet flower necklace.
A host of golden daffodils nodding in a gentle breeze is a sure sign that spring has arrived at last. By Linzi Alford for Making Jewellery Magazine
Simply place your metal piece in the block and use a hammer (preferably brass) to repeatedly tap the punch into the metal.
Easy crystal earrings made with ready set rhinestones.
While this is obviously a tutorial to make your own acorn necklace,why not take the idea and create your own inspiring piece to keep you going when things look tough.
Range of jewellery making projects for all levels. Well set out and easy to follow.
Useful tutorial with lots of tips for making your own ear wires.
Karen Dougherty, author of Metal Style: 20 Jewelry Designs with Cold Join Techniques, shared these step-by-step instructions for creating uniquely shaped ear wires. Use them with your own earring designs or with her bonus riveted flower earring project.
Made with 20G wire and shows how to make the shape itself, not the beading (which you design yourself).
Learn how to make these perfect but simple fabric beads. Tutorial by Linda Matthews.
Use wire to form the leaf motifs on this pretty bracelet and dress it up with beads and crystals.
Felt beads are easy and very inexpensive to make - you only need a few grams of merino wool top and some soapy water. Combined with glass, metal or ceramic beads, they make beautiful jewellery and they can be made into decorations, zip pulls, hair pins, charms for phones and purses – the list is endless!
This floral neckpiece and co-ordinating earrings is created from beautiful Czech glass beads with golden flower and leaf embellishments in the spirit of the costume jewellery made by Miriam Haskell dating from the 1940s and 50s.
Tips and techniques on working with polymer clay from Making Jewellery magazine.
Great tutorial from Berlin based Fashion Designer and DIY Queen Xenia Kuhn.
Fantastic resource for anyone working in the jewelry world. This site is packed with articles, tips and hints. Has an article section on metal clay. Well worth browsing.
Create a dramatic statement ring made from one of the most common items on earth...rocks! It may not be the most common craft supply in your closet, but it's amazing what a little bit of paint and gold wire can do.
Great little tutorial showing how to make matching ear wires using decorative headpins.
Braided bracelet which uses hex nuts in the design.
Use sterling silver discs, brass or copper discs for this nice project.
Great tutorial showing an easy way to make matching hoop earrings.
Useful site with lots of jewellery making projects. Clear tutorials with pictures.
These polymer clay beads get their texture from tiny wildflowers molds. The technique for getting a texture on the inside and the outside of the polymer clay could easily be used with metal clay.
How-to guides on a variety of beginners jewellery making techniques.
Great resource for everything to do with jewellery.
Huge range of tutorials, some free, some you have to pay for. Lots of techniques and variety from chainmaille and silverwork to wirework and weaving.
Good selection of jewelry related tutorials including tumble polishing, liver of sulphur patina, etching copper and more. From Hodgepodgerie.
This is a place for Jewelers of all experience levels to gather and to get info, from quick tips of the day, to specialized education. JewelryMonk is just beginning, but in the upcoming weeks and months, there will be:
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Make this quick and easy necklace. Have fun using up those leather scraps, or any material or recycled stuff.
In this tutorial, Lena Marie Echelle will show you the method and tricks she uses for making a simple locket hinge out of sterling silver.
Lockets - Ganoksin
With this project, you no longer have to rely on a fashion trend to have a high-quality locket -- you can create your own. You will learn how to make the traditional hinged locket and an easier slide locket.
Wire and bead jewellery making projects.
Simple, short tutorial showing how to create your own headpins using a butane torch. Good pictures illustrate this tutorial.
These tips include drilling holes, polishing and removing tarnish tips. From Heart of the Stone Studio.
Metal stamps are fun, creative jewelry making tools. These tips and techniques show you how to get great results, from the very first time you try metal stamping jewelry.
Make a sophisticated statement with this exquisite pendant. High contrast colors are the key to the success of this technique.
Navette Earrings - Beadaholique
These striking earrings have a distinct Art Deco feel and feature gorgeous SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS faux pearls positioned atop Vintaj Navette pendants. Their darker color palette lends a mysterious air to them.
Multi Strand Bracelet - Fire Mountain Gems
Multi-Strand Bracelet with Seed Beads and Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Spacer Bars.
This great idea from Sabine Alienor shows you how to use shrink plastic to make your own templates for polymer clay or metal clay work.
There are times when doing a proper polishing job might actually take longer than the amount of time you spent making the piece. You might think it could be tedious, but many artists find that they actually enjoy it, because they know the end result will be a beautiful piece of wearable art that will be worn for many years to come.
This great tutorial shows you how to make perfectly round polymer clay beads. It's in Russian but has very good images so it's easy to follow.
This tutorial is in Russian but you can use Google translate or just follow the pictures which are very good. The technique translates well to metal clay.
Learn the technique of how to make beautiful Easter lillies (Lilium longiflorum). This step by step instruction with pictures is very clear. You'll need a small amount of clay, a needle tool and some paints.
Lovely polymer clay tutorial and these pansies could be made into all kinds of jewellery items. The process could also be used with metal clay to make pansies.
Recreate a great British summer tradition using dolls' house miniatures and polymer clay to make a mouth-watering double brooch. British summers are all about making the most of the good weather when we get it, so what better way to capture the summer than with this simple summery project. Polymer clay is such a versatile medium; this project will show you how to use it in easy stages with exciting results.
Online, searchable resourse for past articles from Professional Jeweler Magazine. Search any jewelry related subject to see a wealth of information.
This lovely tutorial from our friend and HubPages master Margaret Schindel is really beautiful and very simple. Margaret says, "My gorgeous Queen of Hearts Earrings are a quick and fairly easy beaded jewelry project that you can create yourself with terrific results."
A whole range of jewellery making project tutorials.
This project includes riveting, metal shaping and stamping.
This rustic foldover pendant tutorial is an easy two-part project. Here in Part 1, we'll make a simple square pendant from copper, with a bail that's created by folding over a piece of the pendant. Now head over to Part 2 of this tutorial to put a blueish or greenish patina on your copper.
Get ready to show your Irish spirit with this fun beaded crochet bracelet.
Shell Rings - Jewelry Making Daily
Making jewelry using shells is a great way to keep a special vacation with you all year long--and to remind yourself, in the dark days of winter, that summer isn't so far away. Celebrate summer by making this blingy, sparkle-tastic ring by Eleanore Macnish. You can purchase the shell or use one you find during a beach stroll; then just follow Eleanore's simple instructions to bling it up using Crystal Clay and rhinestones.
The soutache technique, which is worked with a flat cord and beads, is the perfect style to complement the '60s era, as it is very colourful, striking and unique.
This “Simple Formed Pendant” tutorial uses a very cool metal mini-forming steel block.
This heavy European 6-in-1 cuff is an intermediate project. Made with the smallest aspect ratio for this weave, this dense piece will be a challenge to all intermediate chain maille artists. From Making Jewellery Magazine.
An introductory tutorial on creating Barb Fajardo's signature Textured Flora Beads in Polymer Clay.
Sea shells make great jewelry, especially combined with metal clay. This web page has lots of useful tips and hints on how to drill holes in sea shells.
A watch specially designed for Alice, full of sweet charms that would remind her of all the adventures she had in Wonderland. By Lynn Allingham for Making Jewellery Magazine
Olga Sypkova from Kemerovo, Russia plays rough with her African Ethnic beads. What starts out as cane slices simply applied to clay bases becomes much more interesting once she draws a few lines with circles, scrapes some lines and scratches the surface with sandpaper. A coat of light acrylic paint accentuates the marks. The rough treatmentt gives an ordinary polymer bead a tribal look with a mysterious past.
Tutorial about soldering jumprings using paste solder.
Curved surfaces show more reflections than flat and the result appears brighter and more pleasing to the eye. Also, when you work a piece of metal by shaping and filing you make it look much more appealing than a punched out flat piece.
Making wire jewelry is a great way to make stunning jewelry designs using simple techniques for combining wire and other elements without soldering. Wire wrapped jewelry is a favorite among today's jewelry makers on the go because you only need a few basic wire wrapping tools, your wire, and any gemstones or beads you want to include. Download these 6 free wire jewelry projects to explore various versatile wire jewelry making techniques. This free eBook comes with complete step by step wire jewelry instructions as well as material and tool lists. Once you try these great wire jewelry designs, you'll be hooked. Grab your pliers, cutters, hammers, and bench blocks now – you're just minutes away from creating one-of-a-kind pieces of wire jewelry with these wire jewelry patterns from Jewelry Making Daily.
Wrapped Cabochette Necklace - Beadaholique
A pretty jet black Cabochette crystal pendant is wrapped in silver plated wire to make a lovely and classic pendant.
Great tutorial from Rings and Things showing how to make a wrapped leather bracelet with beads included.
Wubbers tools are unsurpassed in their ability to meet the needs of jewelry makers. Suited for the novice and professional alike, Wubbers are the pliers that work for any level jeweler. What I didn't realise was that their website has a whole lot of brilliant tutorials in all kinds of jewelry making techniques from silver working to enamelling, texturing metal and a lot more. Check out Wubbers University for the tutorials, free sign up and off you go!