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Metal Clays--Tips for Working with COPPRclay™ and BRONZclay™

COPPRclay is easily sculpted, molded, carved and formed, and becomes solid copper when fired. Your imagination and just a few simple tools will allow you to create solid copper pieces, from jewelry to sculptures! And because COPPRclay is pure...

Perceived Values

I suggest you price the work to be attractive to you--profitable. I've written about this before and devote a chapter in my book to getting the price right. Basically, all pricing must start with accurate information about the cost of materials and...

Traditional Handmade VS Fair Trade Handmade

First, handmade is handmade whether it's made in Ghana, Peru, China, or the United States. It's the hands that count. Traditional handmade is a new term for me. Traditional could mean an item was made using long-established techniques that are heavy...

Stepping Stones

There's nothing more exciting than learning a new technique and imagining how I can extend and develop it to create something very different than the class project where it was introduced. That's what was going through my mind when, during a ring...

Wild by Design

It's difficult to deny the appeal of feathers, leather, bone, horn and other animal products in jewelry designs. Diverse in trends, but never ordinary, animal products are posh and affluent, exotic and enviable and often wild and primal. Finding...

Intro to Glass

Glass has been around since 3000 BC. In present day, glass is most commonly found in households in the form of windows, drinking glasses and decorative objects. Bring the scale of the glass down, learn a few new techniques and voila, jewelry...

How to Use Lacy's Stiff Stuff™

is a favorite jewelry-making base for beadwork--especially seed beads. Aside from this beading foundation showing up in many of our jewelry contest entries, Fire Mountain Gems' own jewelry designers also love to incorporate the backing in many of...

The Benefits of Stainless Steel for Jewelry Design

Stainless steel is best known as the material used to make surgical instruments, building and bridge supports, hot water heaters, microwave oven liners and other objects where strength and safety are a must. Yet, this industrial material can also...

Style Snapshot: The Anklet - A Bracelet for the Legs

Flashing your ankle used to be scandalous--embellishing it with ankle jewelry? Even more so. The anklet has come in and out of fashion for the past 4,000 years. It's a popular jewelry style in cultures around the world. And why not? We wear bangles...

Enamels in Jewelry-Making

The are manufactured for use on metal, and best if used on fine silver and copper. Understanding how each enamel color and type reacts to the heat, and to other colors, is best done through testing so you are aware of what to expect when you apply...

10 Ways You Know You're a Jewelry Designer

What is a jewelry designer? Jewelry designer is a broad term referring to artists who use different mediums to create jewelry for themselves, to give away or to sell at a consignment, production or bespoke level. Another--and more fun--way to see if...

The Meaning of Metals

The materials in a piece of jewelry carry a message with them: socially, culturally and metaphysically. Does your jewelry say what it means, and mean what it says? In addition, Art Clay® gold clay is created from 22Kt gold powder. Mold it, shape it...

In the Mood (for Color-Changing Jewelry)

So, how do mood components work anyway? While some people will tell you the stones are magic, the truth is, mood jewelry is a lot more scientific. Tiny liquid crystals inside components directly react to temperature changes. The crystals twist in...

Cold Connections

- Amazingly tiny but mighty and finely engineered screws, washers and nuts in brass and in silver and copper finishes. - These guys are essential when making holes in the materials to be joined as they create holes which allow the passage of the...

Metal Jewelry: Finishing and Polishing

Finishing and polishing a metal jewelry design can mean a highly-polished surface to one designer or a finish that is matte and darkened with patina to another. The design itself may help make that decision for you. A surface with deep textures may...

Jewelry-Making Clays: Compare and Contrast

There are a lot of polymer clay brands for jewelry-making on the market. How do you know which polymer clay you should use? In this article, we’ll compare and contrast the top clay brands so you know which works best for your jewelry-making...

Liquid Polymer Clay: Oh the Design Possibilities

What can you do with liquid polymer clay? Most jewelry designers use liquid clay as a sort of adhesive to join two already baked pieces of clay together or to ensure a strong baking bond on small contact points. However, we're here to expand the...

Jewelry for Book Lovers

If book lovers love anything more than books, it's showing their love of books. Another trait of bookworms, we (yes, I include myself) tend to own some volumes that have seen better days, yet we just can't bring ourselves to toss them. There's a...

A Sterling Reputation: Is Your Piece Fine or Sterling Silver?

When you're a devout visitor of garage sales, secondhand shops and church bazaars, you encounter a lot of old jewelry for sale at amazingly low prices. Some of it is colorful costume jewelry--but some of it can be sterling or other grades of silver....

A BIG Statement: Multi-Strand Necklace and Dangle Earring Jewelry Set Featuring an Eclectic Mix of Crystal, Glass, Pearl, Resin Beads and Chain

The earrings are cleverly created by using Celestial Crystal faceted cones turned downwards, paired with a gold-finished brass cone for an elongated look and feel that flatters the face and neck. Pull hair back to best show the sparkle of these...
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