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Bulldog Crimps™

Using Bulldog Crimps™ is easy. Learn how here.

Using Liver of Sulfur™

Create a vintage-style patina on copper, bronze or silver components with Liver of Sulfur™. Learn the proper techniques and helpful tips in this article. LOS will go through the following color changes: gold, amber, magenta, blue, and black. The...

Cork Clay

Cork clay is easily shaped and refined into a solid core for firing hollow metal clay beads and sculptural pieces. Learn the benefits and how to use it with this tutorial. Keep all unused portions of the cork clay tightly wrapped. If it dries, it...

Firing Art Clay® with a Butane Torch

No expensive kiln required! Learn to safely fire Art Clay® creations with a butane torch in four simple steps.

Forming a Wire Spiral

Jewelry-making expert Tammy Honaman shows you how to form a wire spiral with step-by-step instructions. This simple technique makes a decorative addition to any design repertoire.

Terminating Leather Strands with Cones

Fold bundled leather cords in half and hold secure with flat-nose pliers. Insert wire at fold point of cord.

Firing Art Clay® with a Gas Stove

FNot everyone has access to a kiln. In this tutorial, learn how to fire certain types of metal clay pieces on a gas stove rather than with traditional firing methods.

Bake Kato Polyclay™, How-To

Baking polymer clay is one of the most important steps. Learn proper temperatures and techniques with these instructions.

Setting Up a Safe Torch Firing Area and Firing Enamels with a Butane Filled Torch

Glass enamels are applied to metal for a beautiful and colorful finish. Enamels are fired onto the metal with the heat of a torch or kiln. When using a kiln for enameling, the target temperature is in the area of 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. When torch...

Stitching an "X"

This stich was used to embellish a cabochon accented with a row of seed beads backstitched along the perimeter. The "X" is anchored to this row.

How to Use Loop Lock™ Findings

Using pliers or fingers, open Loop Lock finding.

How to Use Gilders Paste®

Gilders Paste is a professional wax-based medium that can be mixed and layered for an endless color palette that won't fade. Learn how with this informative article.

How to Create a Japanese 4-in-1 Chainmaille Weave

Learn how to create this simple Japanese chainmaille style to quickly create airy accents for jewelry and other designs.

Artistic Wire® Open Ear Wire Jig

Insert a piece of wire (20-24 gauge) 5 inches (12.7cm) in length through the hole in the findings form and bend the end (this helps to hold the wire firmly as you bend the wire around the pegs).

How-To Secure Drops to an Ear wire with Peg

Slide drop or component onto ear wire peg.

How to Use Ring Findings

Learn to create stretchy rings with these specially designed findings.

Knitting with the French Knitter Tool

French knitting can add a hint of flair to any jewelry design. Learn how easy it is to use the French knitter tool with this instruction guide.

How to Use Grommets

Choose the correct size grommet to fit the bead hole.

Using Cord Caps

Cut a length of wire. Gather a few lengths of cording that fit the internal diameter of your cord cap. Wrap the wire around the cords to secure them together.

Firing Gemstones into Art Clay®

Adding gemstones to metal clay can increase the appeal of a piece, but it's important to know how the stones will react. This article discusses how to fire different stone types. Man-made gems can be fired and will not change color, crack or melt....
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