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Secrets to Opening and Closing Jumprings

See how to open a jumpring without misshaping the wire, and also how to close jumprings properly, in this quick video tutorial led by expert jewelry maker and educator, Tammy Honaman.

Kato Polyclay™ - The Skinner Blend Technique

Named after Judith Skinner, the creator of this technique, the Skinner Blend technique has revolutionized the process of blending colors. The first few times you practice this technique it is good to choose colors that mix well together: yellow and...

Secrets to Crimp Covers - Hiding Knots

Did you know crimp covers aren't just for crimps? Renowned jewelry-making expert Tammy Honaman shows you the secrets of using crimp covers to hide knots.

How To Use ICE Resin®

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.

Making a Wrapped Loop and Double-Wrapped Loop

Use the double wrapped-loop technique to attach a pendant or charm to a soldered loop on a chain for a secure finish. Link double wrapped loops together to create your own chain then finish with your choice of clasp.

How to make a Tubular Peyote Stitch

Thread on eight seed beads. Bring the seed beads toward the end of the thread, leaving a 6-inch tail.

Open and Lock a Link Lock, How-To

Using two pairs of chain-nose pliers, grasp each end of the link lock. Open the link lock using a twisting motion until the opening is large enough to slide a finding, clasp or wired element onto it.

Setting a Cabochon with a Bezel Roller and Burnisher

These tools and techniques will produce a uniform, secure mount for your stone.

Secrets to Using a Bead Knotting Tool

Create pearl knotted jewelry easily with the help of a bead knotting tool called The Bead Knotter™. Tammy Honaman demonstrates how to knot between beads with the use of this jewelry-making tool.

Creating a Sheet of Kato Polyclay™ Clear Medium Liquid

Creating an Eyepin from a Length of Wire

Crimp Ends with Cording

String your design onto cording of your choice then secure them in place with crimp ends using a pair of chain-nose pliers. You can choose ends with loops then add your own favorite clasp or choose ends where one has a loop and one has a hook for a...

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.

Inserting a Saw Blade into a Jeweler's Saw Frame

Untwist the wire around the bundle of saw blades until you can pull one out easily (twist the wire back around the blades once you have one out). Loosen the two wing nuts on either side of the opening of the jeweler's saw frame.Prop the far end of...

Using the Wire Twister

If using round wire, match up the two ends of a length of wire and place the folded end over an anchored nail or into the jaws on a bench vise.If using square wire don't fold it in half, use it singularly. Place the end into a bench vise to anchor...

Steel Hole Punch, How-To

The easy way to use a steel hole punch, makes holes with smooth edges and a good round shape. Holes can be made in soft metal of varying thickness, ranging from 28-gauge (approximately .3mm) to 10-gauge (approximately 2.6mm) depending on the type...

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.

Using Waterslide Image Transfers

Secrets to Bead Tips with Thread

See how to use bead tips to protect beading thread and create a professional finish in strung jewelry designs as Tammy Honaman demonstrates connecting thread to a clasp with the help of a bead tip.
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