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4 Bails For Large Gemstone Donuts DIY PDF Digital Tutorial

Here are four striking bails using the same design principle to accommodate your large gemstone donuts. The design is simple with only one soldered joint, making it a good project for beginner solders. The bails can be used for rectangular, square or round donuts. Three of the bails are soldered pieces and one a no-solder project. The bails can be made in sterling silver, copper, brass or bronze. You can customize the design further, by using your own stamps or texture hammers on the metal. The tubes at the back of the bails are big enough to accommodate most chains, large gauge neck wires, multi-strand cable necklaces or smaller bead necklaces. They can also be used in conjunction with silk cords, ribbons, beaded Kumihimo cords or larger bead strands. Go look for those forgotten large gemstone donuts in your bead boxes and make some awesome pendants today!

Adjustable Gemstone Donut Ring DIY PDF Digital Tutorial

Rings are perfect to display small gemstone donuts. This project is a simple take on an adjustable wrap-around shank. It can be made in copper, brass or silver, with any colored stone donut. The small domed cup on the center can be changed to a square, triangle or oval. The texture on the cup and shank can be stamped, rolled milled or hammered. This means that your ring will always be a unique piece of art jewelry.

Anticlastic and Lampwork Cuff DIY PDF Tutorial

Anticlastic Raising is a way of shaping metal, curving it into different directions like the shape of a horse’s saddle. The shapes obtained with this method are very organic and beautiful. They are also very strong; this means that thinner gauge metal can be used to make lighter pieces. Our cuff will be shaped into an asymmetric anticlastic spiral. With one large lampwork wavy disk on the wide side, and a small disk in a contrasting color on the narrow side. The tutorial is an instant downloading PDF file, it has 8 pages, 16 photos, a life size template of all the components and plenty of tips! For intermediate skill students.

Jewelry Making TIP # 7: Use the correct jewelry saw blade for each thickness of metal

Use the correct jewelry saw blade for each thickness of metal This is a FREE PDF file for instant downloading.

Jewelry Making TIP # 8: Lubricate your jewelers saw blade

Jewelry tip # 8: Lubricate your jewelers saw blade. This is a FREE PDF file for instant downloading.

Jewelry Making TIP #13: The Metal Hand Punch, one of my most used tools in the studio.

A metal hand punch is a metalworking tool that makes holes on metal sheet. It works much the same as a paper punch, but has the advantage of having a set of dies to make holes in different sizes. This tool can be used on mild steel, aluminum, silver, copper, brass, cardboard, craft foam, leather and plastic. Making it the perfect tool for jewelry making. This is a PDF file for instant downloading.