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Everything you’ve always wanted to know about how to make silver jewelry can be found in this free guide!
Silversmith jewelry experts have put together the perfect eBook for all those silversmithing jewelry fanatics out there or for new metalworkers who want to learn how to make sterling silver jewelry. You’ll learn to create handmade silver jewelry with projects for a hammered sterling silver frame that will set off any cabochon with distinction, a sterling silver ring using basic silversmithing techniques, a setting for an unusual finding in sterling silver, and a bonus project for making sterling silver jewelry findings using basic silversmithing tools and supplies.
How to Silversmith Jewelry
Kentucky Agate Pendant by John Leeds
Create an outstanding silver pendant in this free project. You can create this pendant from rough stone to finished jewelry, or you can start with a finished cabochon and do the metalwork yourself. John used very few silversmithing tools for this project: two hammers, a few pairs of pliers, a rubber wheel, and sandpaper. He also used a laser welder to tack everything in place, but everything can be soldered if working without a welder.
Bamboo Silver Ring by Elizabeth Ann Tokoly
Next, try a silversmith jewelry project that is elegant and uses simple silversmithing techniques. This classic, elegant silver ring uses simple techniques—forming, soldering, filing—but demands a degree of proficiency and attention that can challenge the beginner or advanced beginner. After the ring is formed and soldered, the bamboo texture is slowly revealed through scoring and filing. The design echoes the vintage styles of several well-known jewelry houses. With one ring made, you can create more in other metals, make several to hone your skills, or have the original cast in multiples: this design works well for stack rings. Once mastered, the bamboo effect may also be used for bracelets, earrings, or other silver jewelry designs.
Learn How to Make a Brooch Using Silversmith Techniques with a Pottery Shard
Pottery Shard Brooch by Julie Jerman-Melka
Julie enjoys the challenge of working with mixed media and found objects and incorporating them into a wearable piece of silver jewelry. If you’re like her, you probably have fond memories of enjoying a special dinner with family or friends, using the “good” china, or maybe enjoying a cup of afternoon tea from vintage tea cups. Inevitably, a piece of china or one of the prized teacups accidentally breaks, and it’s painful to just throw the shards into the trash.
In this simple project, Julie shows you how to recycle the broken shards and make a simple brooch, perhaps reminding you of one of those special times with friends and family. Instead of using a commercial finding for this piece, she decided to make her own pin mechanism. It’s easy to execute and gives the piece a simple, handcrafted elegance with an extra personal touch.
Make Jewelry with Silver Findings
Clasp-tastic! by Martha Aleo
Don’t ruin a work of jewelry art by putting a run-of-the-mill, store-bought clasp on your handmade bracelets and necklaces, make your own! With Martha’s sterling silver findings tutorials, you’ll learn to make an S-clasp as well as a hook-and-eye clasp to finish off your sterling silver jewelry with true craftsmanship. Plus, you’ll never be left without a clasp to finish a piece if you have some basic silversmithing tools and supplies because you can make your own! Make them just as shown or modify the design and size to suit your own handmade sterling silver jewelry masterpieces.
What are you waiting for? Learn how to make silver jewelry and create DIY silver jewelry that will blow everyone away!
Create stunning pieces of handmade silver jewelry with the help of the detailed instructions and silver jewelry ideas you will find in this free collection on silversmithing jewelry and silver findings.