How To Make Silver Sphere Embellishments for Silversmithing

How To Make Silver Sphere Embellishments for Silversmithing

Embellishments can elevate the look of your jewelry designs! My favorite silver embellishment, though, is the silver sphere (can you tell I’m trying to not use the phrase “silver balls”?). This is probably the easiest thing you make. It literally takes less than a minute to make and only 4 steps!

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The Best Budget Power Supply For Beginners Electroforming

The Best Budget Power Supply For Beginners Electroforming

Copper electroforming can be very confusing, we just want to make pretty jewelry without becoming chemical scientists. Which is why I’m sure that when you were researching electroforming and figuring out all the supplies and tools you needed, you, at one point or another, ran into the dilemma of “which power supply should I buy?

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How to Make Any Shape Out of Metal

How to Make Any Shape Out of Metal

In this post I teach you how to saw out any shape out of sheet metal. You’ll need to print out a template of the shape you want. Then glue it to your sheet metal so you can saw it out with a jewelers saw. I tell you the best glue to use and saw blades so you can get the best results!

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How To Make A Prong Setting Ring

How To Make A Prong Setting Ring

I've been wanting to create this tutorial for a while and I've finally got around to it. If you're new to silversmithing then I highly suggest you check out my other tutorials; How to Make A Silver Ring Band and How To Make A Bezel Setting first because prong settings, although they look easier to make, are actually quite difficult.    

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to questions such as:

  • How often do you change the bath?
  • Am I able to electroform with metals other than copper? Specifically gold or silver? Or would it be better to gold/silver plate over a copper electroformed piece?
  • Since I'm just starting out should I invest in a 5-amp rectifier or get a 3-amp one?
  • I am getting a kind of putty-ish salmon color. What's wrong?
  • What would you recommend sealing opals with?
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How To Organize Your Digital Files For Your Handmade Business

How To Organize Your Digital Files For Your Handmade Business

Spring cleaning season is upon us and I'm feeling the need to get organized! We all know how to organize our homes, our offices, linen closets, kitchens, etc. There are a plethora of videos, blogs and books online teaching you how to get more organized in your life. But what you don't see often is how to organize your digital life. I don't think there's a KonMari method of how to organize your product photos on your computer (actually, I wouldn't know because I haven't read the book, but it wouldn't surprise me if she did. If you know, tell me in the comments below!).

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Your Customers Don't Care About You

Your Customers Don't Care About You

So, how are we going to write our story in a way that makes people want to care? You start out about how your story is going to impact your customer. I'm talking about your About page. I've put in many hours learning about human psychology and how I can write my About page in a way that makes my customers care and want to keep reading.

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