If I had to pick what I thought was the most popular as in "I-so-want-to-learn" jewelry making technique, it would be wire work. It's a cold connection method which means no torch or soldering. The results are also lovely especially wire weaving.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Most angel jewelry designs are usually earrings or ornaments. So this wire wrapped angel link bracelet video tutorial by Rachel Murgatroyd is special! It's not too difficult to make but it will require consistency to make each link similar. The clasp is also angel shaped but is not beaded to differentiate it from the other links.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I rarely come across an artisan who often uses fine silver (99% silver; sterling silver is 92.5%). The almost pure silver tarnishes more slowly than sterling. Polish artisan Anna Mroczek on Etsy couples the use of fine materials with some awesome wire work skills for outstanding designs.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Last week's Modahaus Stead Stand SS300 kit giveaway was very popular. Taking good jewelry photographs is always a challenge. I was pleased to see a number of readers already have one photo studio much to their satisfaction. Not surprisingly, they wanted to see if they could win this unit which would compliment what they have.