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How to step-roll wire - By Charles Lewton-Brain

One requires a taper on the end of the wire to grip it with when placed through a drawplate for drawing. One may obtain this taper in several ways....

Tags: | Bench Tips & Tricks | Wire Working |

Basic bead setting - By Charles Lewton-Brain

First the stone's diameter is measured at the pavillion and a dent is made in the metal for the pilot drill (about 1mm diameter). Then the metal is drilled through. The metal is drilled again until the hole is about 3/4 the size of the stone's diameter. Lubricate the drill bit. As long as there is a...

Tags: | Stone Setting |

Palladium 950: Custom Made Components - By Mark B. Mann

When making custom jewelry with any alloy, certain components within the piece are often hand made to enhance the final product. In the two 950 palladium pieces featured in this article, a handmade chain and a bracelet catch are custom made to compliment the design and finished pieces....

Tags: | Palladium Fabrication |

Karen Mccreary - Mystifying Acrylic - By Suzanne Wade

McCreary is no stranger to traditional jewelry making. She took her first job with a jewelry manufacturer in the early 1970s, and spent several years casting, mold making, and model making for jewelers while she studied for her B.F.A. Her current work features clear acrylic with colored lacquer...

Tags: | Behind The Design |

Selling Tips and Manufacturing 950 Palladium Bridal Jewelry - By Mark B. Mann

Retailers have been converting bridal inventories from white gold to palladium as manufacturers expand the selection of new palladium jewelry designs. In addition to stocking palladium pieces, they have been custom making bridal jewelry with new palladium alloys. There are several factors...

Tags: | Palladium Fabrication | Business & Marketing |

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