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.
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.
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.
Simply place your metal piece in the block and use a hammer (preferably brass) to repeatedly tap the punch into the metal.
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.
Made with 20G wire and shows how to make the shape itself, not the beading (which you design yourself).
Tips and techniques on working with polymer clay from Making Jewellery magazine.
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.
Great little tutorial showing how to make matching ear wires using decorative headpins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A whole range of jewellery making project tutorials.
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.
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.
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.
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.