Guide to Jewelry Making Techniques:
How to Make Jewelry with 5 Free Jewelry Projects

Nothing is as rewarding as learning how to make your own jewelry and being able to wear it with pride or make it the most personal of gifts. Nothing expresses your own style and personality like a piece of original artisan jewelry that you designed and made yourself. And nothing is quite as satisfying as the act of making jewelry yourself: from selecting your design and gathering your tools and materials to arriving at the final cleanup and suddenly holding that beautiful, finished piece in your very own hands.

This free craft tutorial includes a broad range of styles, materials, and jewelry techniques. The perfect companion to learn how to make jewelry, this eBook is full of beautiful projects and jewelry instructions to make jewelry that is sure to get noticed.

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5 Free Jewelry Projects

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You’ll get jewelry making ideas for all of the DIY jewelry projects you've been eager to get your hands on. You’ll find a surprisingly broad range of jewelry techniques, styles, materials, and finished pieces to get you started making your own metal jewelry or introduce you to new ways of approaching design. You'll make bracelets, earrings, and pendants. You'll make silver jewelry, gemstone jewelry, and jewelry made entirely from jump rings. You'll learn to use jewelry wire, metal clay, and metal sheet. You'll learn techniques from chain maille, fold forming, microfolding, die forming, to stone setting! You'll find jewelry that's flexible, organic, geometric, and inspiring, so you can make it as shown or take what you learn to design jewelry that is uniquely yours. So pull out your pliers, warm up your kiln, find your files, and set up your torch. Start making your own jewelry today.

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Project #1

Angled Red Jasper Pendant by Lexi Erickson

Discover the various opportunities offered by an irregular stone with this original handcrafted pendant jewelry project. Find your inspiration on how to make a pendant from the multitude of colors and variation of jaspers. Make your own jewelry, following detailed instructions to stone setting from this jewelry tutorial.
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Project #2

Two-Toned Turkish Bracelet by Joyce Tromp

This handmade bracelet jewelry project uses jump rings and a chain maille weave called Turkish round maille. It’s a weave that looks intricate, but once you see how it’s put together, you will find that it’s pretty straightforward. This exciting jewelry project proposes the addition of gold-colored jump rings to the silver to give the bracelet an elegant look, but making it in all silver-colored or all gold-colored is beautiful, too.
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Project #3

Metal Clay Leaves by Hadar Jacobson

Replicate natural forms in flowing metal. The metal leaves in these handcrafted earrings and handcrafted necklace were not made using natural leaves. They employ a jewelry technique called Foldforming. Instead of starting with a piece of sheet metal, they start with a layer of metal clay. Follow these step-by-step instructions and use the inspiration to start making your own jewelry designs with metal clay.

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Project #4

Whimsical Whisks by Denise Peck

The idea for these easy earrings came from a wire bowl from IKEA. Oxidized silver makes them quite striking, but they'd look great in colored wire, too. This beginner jewelry making project uses sterling silver ear wires and 8 inches of sterling silver wire. The clear jewelry making tips and detailed illustrations in this jewelry project make it the perfect start to a new wire jewelry making career.

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Project #5

Textured Silver Pendant by Jack Berry

Experienced metalsmiths will be challenged by the intricate fold and microfold techniques in Jack's unique pendant; new jewelry makers will be inspired to work their way up to this advanced design. Jack outlines how to microfold and confirm the metal pleats, how to die form the shape of the pendant and create the backplate, and finally how to solder the whole amazing piece together.


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Whether you want to make jewelry to give, sell, wear, or express yourself, you'll discover intriguing forms, clever connections, and clear, illustrated jewelry making instructions from experts to guide you along the way. It's all in this compact package jewelry making lessons . . . call these jewelry instructions what you will, they're all there to help you learn how to make jewelry. So pull out your pliers, warm up your kiln, find your files, set up your torch, and start making your own jewelry today.

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