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Tammy Honaman

Tammy Honaman has been making jewelry for over 15 years, working in a variety of media, including metal clay, wire, sheet metal, polymer clay, glass and beads...

Work Hardening Metal

Jewelry-making expert Tammy Honaman explores work hardening metal in this informative article. Learn how to make gold, sterling silver, sterling silver-filled, copper, brass, bronze and nickel metal rigid or malleable to suit your design needs.


Bezels are an ideal finding to use when you're working with cabochons and flat back crystals. Tammy Honaman, author and jewelry-making expert, is here to tell you all about them.

Intro to Glass

Do you want to get into glasswork? Read on to find an introduction to three different kinds of glassmaking and an in-depth list of supplies and tools.

Polymer Clay Tools

Working with polymer clay can be a hassle without the right tools. This article discusses the most important tools for polymer clay and the design possibilities they provide.

Crimp Tubes

Crimp tubes are THE finding to keep your stringing projects intact and crimps have come a long way from the days of the little round piece of metal you "crush flat" to secure inflexible beading wire.

Intro to Leather

Have you never worked with leather before? It can be tough (heh) sometimes but don’t worry, Tammy Honaman is here to guide you like only a jewelry-making expert can.
Bring a feeling of whimsy to your chainmaille designs. Colorful jump rings and a Hemalyke bead create a youthful, clever bracelet.

The Big Cleanup

Cleaning up and cleaning out is the motto around our home. Life is busy though so even my most coveted space in the house suffers from neglect. In an effort to reclaim my personal jewelry-making workspace and avoid the embarrassment of having people...
Snowflake Brooch Lengths of wire are formed and soldered into a woven pattern that resembles a snowflake.

Stainless Steel Jumprings

Learn all about the gauges, sizes and benefits of stainless steel jumprings available at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads in this jewelry-making product show-and-tell led by expert jewelry maker Tammy Honaman.

Aluminum Jumprings

Tammy Honaman, expert jewelry maker, explains the benefits of aluminum jumprings and the wide range of sizes and colors available at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads in this jewelry-making product show-and-tell.

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.

Cleaning Glass Enamels

Cleaning enamels refers to filtering or washing out finer enamel particles to give you consistently sized enamel particles to work with. Clean enamels yield cleaner and truer enameled results. Depending on the application though, you do not need to...

Annealing Metal

Place the metal to be annealed onto the fire block. Dim the lights in your studio. Ignite the torch then begin to heat the metal.Heat the metal to around 1100- to 1150-degrees Fahrenheit.A few color indicators to look for: sterling and copper are...

Oval Jumprings

In this jewelry-making product show-and-tell, expert jewelry maker Tammy Honaman explains how oval jumprings are made and the various metal materials, sizes and gauges oval jumprings are available in at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.
This lively chainmaille bracelet is ideal for young and old alike. Brightly colored jump rings and a gemstone clasp create a simple, cheery design.

Plated Jumprings

Take it from expert jewelry maker Tammy Honaman, jumprings are a handy little jewelry finding for connecting components. Learn about the plated metal jumpring options available at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.

Picot Stitch

Learn the picot stitch from jewelry-making expert Tammy Honaman in this step-by-step guide. Discover why jewelry makers love this versatile stitch for seed bead designs.

Tinning Copper Foil

The "stained glass" technique adds a silver rim to the edge of your glass, and is often referred to as tinning. Tinning is the process of applying copper foil to the edge of a piece of glass then applying lead-free solder to the copper. This process...
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