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!Read More
Silversmithing can become very technical and involve math and science but once you get started soldering it can become like second nature. I ran a poll to see what you all wanted to learn and “soldering basics” was on that list.Read More
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.Read More
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?
When I first started silversmithing I thought for sure a prong setting would be easier to tackle before trying to make a bezel setting. I was told over and over by my smithing friends that I should master bezel making before attempting a prong setting.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More