This is a very heavy chain, made with 5.5mm hand cut 16 gauge copper jumprings, and a hand-formed hook clasp made from 14 gauge copper wire. Once it was finished I
When making a bracelet with a certain person in mind. You will first take the measurement of their wrist, then add 9/16 inch to that. Now figure the total length of the closure you will…..
Decorate for winter with this adorable polymer clay snowman. Linda Peterson has put together a wonderful….
When making a necklace there are a few thing you might want to take into consideration, before deciding on the length for your necklace. Although there are standard length’s for necklaces, depending on the
Wired Up Beads…Free tutorials. Some basic, and some wire work. But the ones I found that I like are the metal smithing ones.
With a good imagination you could come up with all kinds of cool ideas to repurpose old suitcases. Here are just a few really neat ways to upcycle those old vintage suitcases, that I have ran across, and thought that I would share with you.
This tutorial will show you how to make copper wire wrapped paper beads with aged paper from an old book. You can make unique wire jewelry by using these copper wire wrapped paper beads. Tools you will need: Round nose pliers, flush cutters, chain nose pliers, ruler, copper wire 18ga. & 20ga., paint brush, some kind of adhesive sealant and protector for decoupage (such as Mod Podge or Liquitex), and an old book with aged pages.
I use wire rivets in my cold connections. I like how the wire stands out from the piece I am connecting. That is when I am using a different type of metal then what the wire is made of.
Holding on to that tiny piece of….
Some artist are VERY talented when it comes to working with polymer clay. But NOT me. I have seen some really beautiful beads made from polymer clay. So I thought that I would
Recently I started getting more into metal smithing, so I am always on the look out for free easy…