Metalsmithing 101 – Handmade Components – Bronze Diamond

Making Matching Components for your Jewelry Design Welcome to the third installment of the Handmade Components series.  So far, we have made two versions of the ever popular oval component, each with an eye loop.  Today, I am going to walk you through the process I used for creating these gorgeous diamond shape Bronze components. … Continue reading Metalsmithing 101 – Handmade Components – Bronze Diamond

Metalsmithing 101 – Handmade Components – Copper Oval with Eye Loop

Making Matching Components for your Jewelry Design Hello and welcome back to my miniseries in Metalsmithing Jewelry.  In the last post, we reviewed the step by step tutorial for a Brass Oval With Eye Loop. I showed you one technique for making near perfect matching components.  Today we are going to take a look at… Continue reading Metalsmithing 101 – Handmade Components – Copper Oval with Eye Loop

Metalsmithing 101 – Handmade Components – Brass Oval with Eye Loop

Making Matching Components for your Jewelry Design Hello and welcome to a new miniseries in Metalsmithing Jewelry.  I have several new project tutorials coming your way this month and I needed a few wire components to use for some wire wrapping designs.  I thought to myself, what a great time this would be to teach… Continue reading Metalsmithing 101 – Handmade Components – Brass Oval with Eye Loop

Bronzed Bridal Earrings Part 2 – Balled Head Pins

Hello and welcome to Part 2 of the Bronzed Bridal Earrings Project for April 2019. This month’s project is broken down into three actionable parts. In Part 1, you made the Beaded Components and added the luscious Pearls. Today, I will show you how to make your own Balled Head Pins with warm and sultry… Continue reading Bronzed Bridal Earrings Part 2 – Balled Head Pins

Metalsmithing – Soldering Basics

Now that we have covered the Basic Solder Station Setup and Essentials, we can begin to explore the technique. In the last post we discussed how to prep and organize the Solder so we can be ready to go quickly when working on our projects.  Today I am going to outline the key concepts and… Continue reading Metalsmithing – Soldering Basics

Solder Prep ~ Solder Station Essentials

How to Prep and Organize your Solder for efficient and successful soldering.