Learn a variety of advanced stone setting techniques to produce stunning and unique rings.
Learn from the masters in our exclusive videos.
These drop earring tutorials serve as the basis for some beautiful designs which then can be customized to add in your own unique spin.
Learn to showcase your beautiful stones with these pendant videos covering a wide variety of techniques.
Learn the fundamentals of stone set rings in this series of video tutorials.
Learn the fundamentals of stone set stud earrings in this series of video tutorials.
Our Rare Jewelry Books section will provide eBook versions, if possible, and information on hard-to-find works of interest to jewelry makers.
Learn a variety of techniques for creating bold, striking cabochon rings.
Learn how to use Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) for jewelry making. Read these program reviews and practical guides.
Our casting videos will bring the ancient jewelry making technique to life. Learn about procedures and tools and watch custom projects take shape.
Jewelry making covers art, commerce, and science. In Critical Notes, experts address these facets and give advice to both beginners and professionals.
Dichroic glass can show two different colors under different lights. Our videos will show you how to make jewelry pieces with this material.
We cover more than 10 enameling techniques in several enameling articles and videos.
Add chain maille techniques to your jewelry making repertoire. Our videos will show you how to weave wires, link chains, and start various projects.
With over 40 years experience as a stone setter, Gerry Lewy is known throughout the diamond setting community. Gerry has redeveloped himself into more than a master setter; his purpose is now to be a teacher of the art as well.
Learn the tools and techniques you’ll need for jewelry making such as rolling mill, jewelers saw, soldering, texturing, bezel block and more.
Our lapidary articles cover gem cutting techniques and tools and include guides for setting popular gem cuts into rings and other jewelry pieces.
Metal clay can be worked like clay, fired, and made into metal objects in many shapes. Learn to use this material in your own jewelry projects.
Metal forming is a basic jewelry making skill. Our articles cover topics from calculating the amount of metal a project needs to hammering techniques.
Understand the different properties of popular jewelry metals.
Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain demonstrates techniques, tips and tricks he has learned throughout his career as he has trained, studied and worked in Germany, Canada and the United States.
With over 40 years experience as a stone setter, Gerry Lewy is known throughout the diamond setting community. Gerry started his 9-year apprenticeship with a jewelry manufacturer and tutored by a gentleman ‘setter’, in Haddon Gardens, London. Gerry has redeveloped himself into more than a master setter, his purpose is now to be a teacher of the art as well.
Kelly Jean Conroy was born in 1983, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Growing up in New England and being raised by an artist mother who emphasized making and painting, eventually led her to attaining her BFA from Syracuse University in art education and painting. She completed her MFA in Jewelry Metals from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2013. She is currently teaching metalsmithing at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School and Metalwerx. She has previously taught Continuing Ed Jewelry courses at Massachusetts College of Art, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Peters Valley School of Craft, Snowfarm, and the Worcester Center for Crafts. Her personal work focuses on life cycles in nature within a jewelry format. Her specialties are enameling, working with natural materials: carving bone, piercing mother of pearl, laser cutting, and casting.
Lily Ellicott’s passion for goldsmithing and gemology spans over a decade. After working in jewelry stores as a sales associate as a young teen, she graduated from the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology in 2015 with certificates in Industrial Casting, Bench Technology, and Gemology.
Lily began working at Linden’s Custom Jewelry in Bentonville, Arkansas as a repair technician and sales associate, quickly moving on to designing and creating clients’ custom pieces. Lily was promoted to Senior Goldsmith and Shop Manager in 2018, taking responsibility for equipment maintenance and fabricating one-of-a-kind pieces.
Throughout her career, Lily has further honed her skills by participating in several workshops, learning under such names as Todd Daniels, and Sam Alfano. In 2021, Lily left her position with Linden’s and opened a wholesale production company, based out of Olympia, Washington where she specializes in fabrication, complex stone-setting, and hand engraving.
Mechelle Lois is a professional bench jeweler who was classically trained in jewelry making and repair at the highly regarded North Bennet Street School in Boston MA. Now based in her hometown of Pittsburgh PA, she enjoys stone setting, repair work, and creating custom designs. When not making jewelry, Mechelle enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Pattie Parkhurst is a lifelong jeweler and part owner of a metalsmithing school that specializes in master workshops. After college, Pattie served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing Association (COMA) where she learned the anticlastic raising metal technique. Her work is mastered and constantly evolving through observational learning, a continuous process that comes from having many jewelry-related businesses.
Richard Sweetman is an artist and teacher with degrees from Colorado State the University of Oregon. He worked as a goldsmith for George McLean Goldsmith. He taught for many years and started the Jewelry and Metalwork Program at Arapahoe Community College. He continued to learn and sharpen his skills at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He currently teaches workshops at his studio and for other guilds.
Learn to safely and confidently handle the often-requested task of resizing a ring.
Learn to place gemstones securely and beautifully on jewelry pieces. Our stone setting articles cover techniques and tools for setting popular gems.
Learn everything from how to make string beaded jewelry to how to make beads to running your beaded jewelry business.
Covers a wide variety of surface techniques from plating to patinas and much more.
From small hand tools and large workshop machines, learn what you can do with these indispensable items.
Learn to work with wax for jewelry making.