3 Easy Patina Finishes For Your Copper Jewelry

3 Easy Patina Finishes For Your Copper Jewelry

Giving your jewelry a nice end finish can make or break the look of a piece. Sometimes a nice patina can bring out the texture, especially in an electroformed piece. Other times all you need is a nice high polish to really let that copper color come out.

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The Branding Series | Fonts

The Branding Series | Fonts

Welcome to the world of fonts! Having Creative Market in my toolbox throughout The Branding Series is a life savor. I'm certain they'll have the perfect font for your business. Pairing the right fonts can make your branding eligible and professional, but choosing the wrong font can make your brand seem confusing and a strain to read.

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Maker Roundup: 10 Creative Instagram Accounts I'm Loving Right Now

Maker Roundup: 10 Creative Instagram Accounts I'm Loving Right Now

There’s no shortage of creativity in the world and it’s proven if you just explore the feed of any creative’s Instagram account. I like to seek out the lesser known artists and support them and put the spotlight on them. I come across so many beautiful, talented, curated artistic accounts multiple times a day on Instagram and it truly is a battle on who I should follow. 

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The Branding Series | The Full Picture

The Branding Series | The Full Picture

Hey Makers + DIYers! Welcome to the first post in The Branding Series. I’m partnering with Creative Market to take you along on a journey of branding my blog! Branding has always been one of the funnest parts of building an online business (I often wonder why someone would hire something this fun out to someone else?! But I know not everyone enjoys this as much as I do, so for those who do, you’re in for a real treat)

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Basic Silversmithing: How To Make A Silver Ring Band

Basic Silversmithing: How To Make A Silver Ring Band

Last week I wrote a supplies guide leading up to this basic silversmithing tutorial ‘How To Make A Silver Ring Band.’ In my opinion, if you’re wanting to get into silversmithing then the easiest thing to learn is how to make a simple ring band. So if you haven’t yet seen that then go check that out first. But, if you already have your supplies then let’s get into the tutorial! 

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The Branding Series

The Branding Series

Welcome to my new series where I'll be taking you on a journey with me. A journey to branding Maker Monologues. I have partnered with Creative Market, a fun online marketplace for anything digital. I've started a few online businesses and one thing I've learned is to not brand right away. Especially if you're a small, organically grown business.

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Basic Silversmithing: What You Need To Get Started

Basic Silversmithing: What You Need To Get Started

In this guide I'm going to list the basic tools and materials you'll need to just get started with silversmithing. Since I started jewelry making using silver and joined the metalsmithing Facebook groups I've done my fair share of asking what tools other's use and scouring the internet comparing tools and prices. I'm going to share only what I've found to be popular within the community or use myself.

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Jewelry Tutorial: How To Make A Copper Electroformed Gemstone Open Ring

Jewelry Tutorial: How To Make A Copper Electroformed Gemstone Open Ring

Hey Makers! Today's jewelry tutorial is going to show you how copper electroform my ring style; the gemstone open ring. It's not much different from a single gemstone stacking ring so I'm not going to go too in depth but my skill and techniques have improved sine I originally wrote that tutorial so I wanted to create a more updated version. 

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