DIY Jewelry Tools
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The rolling mill will prove to be a "must-have" tool in any shop…and choosing the right mill for your needs is essential. In today's post on The Studio, Rio Grande tech team member and creator of wicked-cool jewelry designs Ashli Brooke Taylor shares some great information about how to go about choosing the mill that's right for you!
Stone Setting Tutorial for Prong Settings
A lot of my jewelry tutorials involve prong (claw) settings, so I made this free setting tutorial as an overview to help my students practice setting skills and complete their projects more easily. metalsmith, gemstone setting, how to set gems, free jewelry tutorial, making jewellery - incastonare pietre a griffe
Adventures in Electroplating/Electroforming!
Here is a peek into the fun process of our electroplated/electroformed jewelry designs! We just love using leaves, acorns, seeds, crystals, pine cones, and other natural materials. We have so many new ideas to integrate natural and sculptural elements together to create unique one of a kind pieces. What is electroplating/electroforming? Electroforming is when a non metal object is formed into metal. Electroplating is when a metal object is plated over with metal. (for example, a copper ...
4-piece Metal Forming Plier Set
Metal Forming Plier Set Bends Any Shape You Need Our set will make loops, rings, S, C, Z, L and just about any other shape. Set bends strip stock up to 1/32 inch thick and wire up to 3/32 inch. The strange looking plier at the top of the photo will even bend hardened music wire. Made of polished stainless steel with box joints that keep jaws in alignment. Orthodontists use these and pay about $38.00 each from dental supply houses.