Jewelry Tips & Techniques

Jewelry making techniques are the variety of practices implemented in making jewelry. Metalsmithing, metal stamping, wirework and wire wrapping, and beading/stringing, and chainmaille are all jewelry making techniques. Specific techniques that are considered part of metalsmithing include soldering, annealing, hammering, texturing, pickling, fusing, dapping and doming, fold forming, and others. Some more advanced or uncommon jewelry making techniques include chasing and repousse, enameling, etching, and electroforming/electroplating.