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Add chain maille techniques to your jewelry making repertoire. Our videos will show you how to weave wires, link chains, and start various projects.

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Chain Maille

Add chain maille techniques to your jewelry making repertoire. Our videos will show you how to weave wires, link chains, and start various projects.

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Chain Making

Learn chain making and repair for necklaces, bracelets, and other pieces. Our articles cover jewelry making techniques, tools, and materials.

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Chasing and Repousse

Jewelry makers use chasing and repoussé techniques to add ornamental relief to metals. Our articles cover procedures, tools, and design tips.

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Die Forming

Die forming is fundamental to manufacturing. With our how-to guides and equipment articles, you can apply this technique to jewelry making, too.

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Fabrication Articles and Videos

Master the bread-and-butter skills of jewelry making. Our Fabrication section offers tutorials on all the essential tools and techniques.

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Filigree

Create beautiful, lace-like metal jewelry with filigree making techniques. Our articles cover tools, procedures, and modern takes on this ancient art.

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Finishing Polishing and Cleaning

Our finishing, polishing, and cleaning articles and videos will show you a wide variety of techniques for putting the final touches on your jewelry projects.

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Fold Forming

Fold forming adds depth and dimension to metal jewelry. Learn this technique with the help of our how-to guides, tool articles, and project stories.

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Fusing and Welding

Master the skills of fusing and welding for jewelry making. Our articles include in-depth examples of creating and repairing pieces and tool reviews.

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Granulation

Granulation is the addition of tiny, decorative spheres or “granules” to metal. Add this ancient technique to your jewelry making repertoire.

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Hinges and Catches

Everything you need to know about making and adding hinges and catches to your jewelry. Learn about the myriad varieties of these functional bits.

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Knives Making

Discover the sometimes surprising decorative metalworking techniques used in knives making and enter a world of functional jewelry.

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Mokume-Gane

Mokume-gane is a Japanese technique for making wood-like grain patterns in metal. Read our practical guides for adding these designs to your jewelry.

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Palladium Fabrication

Our palladium fabrication articles cover the material in detail and discuss techniques and tools for working with this popular jewelry metal.

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Platinum Fabrication

Our platinum fabrication articles cover the material in detail and discuss techniques and tools for working with this prestigious jewelry metal.

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Soldering

Soldering is an essential skill for jewelry making. Our articles include how-to guides, discussions of tools and techniques, and advice for repairs.

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Tubing

Jewelry makers frequently work with tubing. Learn various techniques for cutting and bending tubing efficiently and even how to make your own tubing.

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Wire Working

Wire working is an essential skill for jewelry making. Learn fundamental wire skills, how to make various findings, and other wire-based techniques.

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