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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Sealing Everything from Stones to Bones to Protect Them While Electroforming

Sealing Everything from Stones to Bones to Protect Them While Electroforming

I get asked a lot about what stones, fossils, bones and shells need to be sealed with a protective coating before putting it into the copper electroforming bath. Also, what is the best way to seal these things so they don't get etched, dissolve or contaminate our bath?

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How To Get An Accurate Size Reading On Electroformed Rings

How To Get An Accurate Size Reading On Electroformed Rings

One of my biggest issues when I started electroforming was trying to find out the true size of my ring. Often, the epoxy would create a lump on the inside of the ring behind the stone leaving huge gaps when I put the ring on my ring mandrel to find out the size.

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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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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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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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