Jewelry Making Tutorials
I began putting together some jewelry making tutorials a couple of years ago in an effort to provide affordable lessons for metalsmithing techniques that would enable people to learn a new technique relatively easily, be able to ask questions, and do it all on their own time.
The following jewelry making tutorials are all step by step with detailed photographs showing not only what the piece looks like along the way, but the tool position during the process as well.
I am available through email to answer any questions about the jewelry making technique, tools, or materials that I use in the process of these tutorials.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
As of this time, tutorials are available for purchase through the Jewelry Artists Network Website.
Once payment is made, tutorials are available for download IMMEDIATELY! Download links will be active for 48 hours once payment is made (or cleared in the event of e-check through paypal).
You should also receive a confirmation email containing the same download links. (again, links are active for 48 hours)
My contributions to the site are:
A Forged and Formed Leaf Tutorial – this jewelry making tutorial shows you how to use basic jewelry tools to create 3 dimensional leaves out of your choice of metal. There are almost 80 photographs and very detailed instructions
Variations of the leaf are shown and a BONUS down and dirty 10 minute leaf is shown.
A Resin tutorial which will show you, step by step, with full color photos, how to create a resin mosaic for your jewelry designs.
Resin Mosaics are a QUICK and easy way to add color to your work.
This is a ‘cold’ technique. No heat is required.
You will learn to use the inherent properties of metal to your advantage – Work hardness becomes your friend!
There are 39 pages, approximately 85 steps, and over 100 pictures and diagrams. There are also some bonus tips and alternative ideas.
This tutorial will show you how to make a flower from sheet metal. This is a beginner/intermediate tutorial.
Ten pags and 17 steps to a new quick technique for you!
This tutorial shows how to use inexpensive ‘tools’, by modifying items found mostly in your own home, to stamp patterns onto metal to create a scenic pendant similar to the one on the left. Your imagination will ultimately determine what your pendant looks like! There are 34 steps, 48 photos, and various tips inserted throughout 15 pages.
This tutorial consists of 6 pages, step by step instructions, photos, areas for your notes, TIP boxes and more !
Basic metalworking tools are needed for this lesson (jewelers saw, files, drillbits, hammer). Special tools – dapping punch or other hard flared metal tool such as a large nail that has been filed/sanded).
The Jewelry Artists Network website hosts many jewelry tutorials from other artists as well. There are more Metalsmithing tutorials, and Wire Jewelry Tutorials, and various other jewelry making tutorials.