Learn how to make your own one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry using metalworking techniques. These DIY jewelry projects are easy and fun to make. Try one today! Each tutorial has step-by-step photos of the process, life size templates and lots of tip to help you in the making of your unique jewelry piece. The tutorials are all in PDF format ready for instant digital downloading.
A simple but eye-catching pendant.
This is a beginner’s project that involves annealing the metal to make it easy to texture and the use of another “cold connection”, the screw & nut.
Transferring a texture pattern onto sheet metal can be done in many different ways, by hand or with the use of a rolling mill.
For our project we will use the low-tech approach of transferring the texture by hand.
The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 7 pages, 17 photos, a life size template of all the components, plenty of tips. For beginner skill students.
Fusing for lamination inlay is an advanced metal working technique that requires good torch control.
This pendant has one metal fused lamination inlay piece and a rolled milled textured one.
For the fused piece, the substrate is sterling silver and the smaller colored pieces are copper and brass.
The roll milled piece is sterling silver.
For the focal piece, I chose a tab-set lampwork glass cabochon. The pendant was totally assembled with rivets.
The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 11 pages, 30 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips !
For intermediate-advanced skill students.
Here we have another simple, easy and elegant pendant setting.
It works specially well for long beads, but it can also be used for a set
of 2-3 medium sized beads.
If you want to customize the setting, you can change the shape of the
fan for another one. It can be a triangle, a square or an oval.
The texture on the metal can also be changed to make each pendant
The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 6 pages, 13 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips!
For beginner skill students.