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Handmade Artisan yellow turquoise pendant with copper bail

This stone is a striking yellow-green-black. Yellow turquoise is named thus, because it appears in the same mines as turquoise. It is actually a jasper with hematite webbing. The color spectrum is from yellow to green. The bail is made of oxidized copper. The pendant comes on an 8mm braided black leather cord 46cm or 18” long, with a magnetic clasp. The stone is 56 x 49 mm and the total length of the pendant is 91mm (3 9/16”)

Handmade sterling silver cuff with foldformed tab-set copper cabochon.

Foldforming is a thecnique that imparts a lot of strong texture to a piece of metal. Combine this with some stamping and colored patinas and the resulting surfaces are very unique. This sterling silver cuff has a foldformed- stamped cabochon and band. The cabochon was treated with 2 different patinas to obtain the blue-green pigmentation. The foldformed copper band on the cuff was left untreated, to attain a natural aged patina.

Interchangeable Bead and Components Stud Earrings DIY PDF Tutorial

In this tutorial, we will be making a wonderful very versatile set of stud earrings, made with lots of interchangeable parts to play with!. This pair was designed in a way that permits the wearer to play mix-and-match with 5 different metal components. And as I love lampwork disk-type beads, you can add some of those to the mix as well!. They will add a lovely pop of color around the face. You will be able to assemble an all metal earring set or a metal and glass one to match your outfit or mood. Combine metals, texture and colored glass to make unique one of-a-kind earrings.

Jewelry Making TIP 3 - Making trivets for patina

Stainless Steel trivets are commonly used in enameling and can also be used for ammonia fuming, but the steel will be affected by the fumes and will corrode slowly. Plastic is a non-reactive material perfect to use with ammonia fumes. You can make your own fuming trivets out of plastic, using old credit card, plastic gift cards or hotel room key cards. Template included. This is a PDF file for instant downloading. This is a FREE PDF file for instant downloading.

No-solder Riveted Bail Gemstone Donut Necklace DIY PDF Digital Tutorial

This necklace is a simple and striking way to display a large gemstone donut. Using only “cold connections” like rivets, staple and crimps we will make a unique sterling silver two-piece riveted bail, with a hand stamped design. The silver bail can be customized by using different stamps or texture hammers on the metal. Changing the shape of the cutouts along the edge for other shapes as triangles or ovals, can also make each pendant unique.

Rectangular stone & silver triangle earrings

1- Handmade artisan earrings in sterling silver and jasper. Lovely red, orange and gray jasper rectangles suspended from long sterling silver triangles, hand-textured with overlapping dots. The silver has been treated with a darkening patina to emphasize the texture surface. The ear wires are long curving hooks in sterling silver. Very easy to put on. The stones are 34 x 12 mm (1 5/8x ½”) The total length of the earrings is 45mm (1 ¾”)