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.


Best of the Best: Tips from Five-Star Rated Jewelry-Making Books

When I shop online, I’m kind of obsessed with the customer reviews. I find them a hugely valuable resource when I’m buying something new–dresses, moisturizer, books, chairs–whatever it is, I love hearing what other people think about it. I feel like it gives me an insight into the product that the business selling it couldn’t…