Jewelry Making Tutorials – Metalsmithing
Here you will find Jewelry Making Tutorials, specifically Metalsmithing Tutorials.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
As of this time, all jewelry making tutorials here on the Jewelry Artists Network are available for purchase through paypal, this includes the metalsmithing tutorials.
Once payment is made, the jewelry making tutorials are available available IMMEDIATELY as a download! Download links will be active for 48 hours once payment is made (or cleared in the event of e-check through paypal).
You should also receive a confirmation email containing the same download links for whichever jewelry making tutorials you purchased. (again, links are active for 48 hours)
Forged and Formed Leaf Tutorial
Complete Step by Step instructions with clear photographs to show you how to take flat metal and transform it into a 3 dimensional leaf.
This tutorial explains work hardness and how to use it to unleash your creativity. With 26 pages and over 75 clear photos, you will learn how to use work hardness to your advantage.
Variations of the leaf are shown and a BONUS down and dirty 10 minute leaf is shown.
This tutorial also covers annealing for the main project, however, the bonus leaf is a completely cold worked project.
This tutorial is great for beginning metalsmithers and those without forging/forming/folding experience.
26 pages and over 75 clear photos
After purchase I am available to answer questions and also provide feedback if you would like – just let me know !
Fold Formed x 3
This tutorial uses the most basic fold forming technique, line folds, and takes the technique into 3 different directions for 3 projects in one.
This lesson shows how to create folds in metal in order to create dimension and texture in your work. We will look at three different projects which take the fold formed metal in very different directions. You will learn to use the inherent properties of metal to your advantage – Work hardness becomes your friend!
Your imagination will ultimately determine what your pieces look like!
There are 39 pages, approximately 85 steps, and over 100 pictures and diagrams. There are also some bonus tips and alternative ideas.
This tutorial will show you how to make a flower from sheet metal. This is a beginner/intermediate tutorial.
Ten pages and 17 steps to a new quick technique for you!
You will need 24 gauge sheet and 20 gauge wire for earrings.
• Dead-blow hammer or brass mallet
• Bordering or narrow raising hammer
• Rawhide or rubber mallet
• Round nose pliers
• Bench block or anvil
• Drill and drill bit
• Disc cutter OR
• Metal scissors or shears
• Dapping punches (or nails to modify)
• Dapping block (optional)
• Sandpaper (optional)
• Files (optional)
You do NOT need heat. No annealing or soldering required!
This tutorial shows how to use inexpensive ‘tools’, by modifying items found mostly in your own home, to stamp patterns onto metal to create a scenic pendant similar to the one on the left. Your imagination will ultimately determine what your pendant looks like! There are 34 steps, 48 photos, and various tips inserted throughout 15 pages.
24 gauge (or thicker) sheet metal
jump rings (optional)
Dead-blow hammer or brass mallet
Rawhide or rubber mallet
Bench block or anvil
An assortment of old nails, screws, brads, bolts, etc.
An assortment of old screwdrivers – flat and/or Phillips head
20 gauge wire – galvanized iron wire
Metal scissors or shears
Large file (bastard file)
Sandpaper – 220 grit, 400 grit, 600 grit
Tape – painters or electrical tape
Ring clamp or holding pliers
Drill and drill bit (optional)
This tutorial consists of 6 pages, step by step instructions, photos, areas for your notes, TIP boxes and more !
Basic metalworking tools are needed for this lesson (jewelers saw, files, drillbits, hammer). Special tools – dapping punch or other hard flared metal tool such as a large nail that has been filed/sanded).
In this tutorial Cristine will give you step by step instructions how to make this spin ring. Spin rings are also known as worry rings, or fidget rings, they have two pieces to them, a wide band that fits on your finger and a smaller band that fits on the wide band but moves independently, it is kept on the wide band by flaring out the edges.
Using a torch from the hardware store and a few other tools, she will talk to you about different materials you can use, options in finishing, texturing and polishing. She also provides a chart that will show you how to determine the amount of material you will need to achieve a certain size ring. The chart shows North American, European and UK sizes with measurements in millimetres and inches.
18 or 20 gauge sterling silver sheet
12 gauge half round sterling silver wire
Nylon jaw or ring bending pliers
Steel block (optional)
Hammer of your choice for texturing (optional)
This lesson shows how to make these fun earrings by fusing fine silver wire together using a small butane torch.
Cristine provides step by step photographs showing you how to assemble the
earrings, fuse the wire, and make the ear wires. Even if you just
want to know how to fuse closed fine silver jumprings this tutorial will
provide you with the information you need to accomplish that task.
-9” (23cm)of 16 gauge fine silver wire (18 gauge will work too)
-3” (7.5cm) of 20 gauge round sterling silver
-Round nose pliers
-Flat nose pliers
-Soldering surface such as a solderite board or charcoal block.
-Standard size round ballpoint pen or 8mm crochet hook
-Tumbler for polishing (optional)
This tutorial will show you how to make a simple soldered sterling silver band using a small butane torch and basic tools. This is a great project for the beginner, even if you’ve never soldered before. It will give you the fundamentals you will need to continue learning basic soldering.
Cristine will walk you step by step though making a silver band with
a hammered texture that has been oxidized and polished in a tumbler.
She will talk to you about different materials you can start with, options in finishing, texturing, polishing and she provides a chart that will show you how to determine the amount of material you will need to achieve a certain size ring. The chart shows North American, European and UK sizes with
measurements in millimeters and inches.
- Piece of sterling silver sheet or strip approximately 20 to 16 gauge (about 1mm
to 1.5mm) thick.
- Silver solder
- Ruler or calipers
- Jewelers saw
- Flat file
- Rawhide mallet
- Ring mandrel
- Proper surface for soldering
- Sand paper
- Finishing options – oxidizer, Steel wool 000000, soft brass brush, Polishing cloth, Tumbler