Putting a Vintage Tool to New Use

This week, I received a very special vintage tool! My brother, who has been so supportive since even before the beginning of my jewelry career, sent me an amazing cast iron vise! I LOVE all of the new techniques I’m discovering with this vintage find! Polishing, filing, sanding, setting stones, shaping silver plates, and so…

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Add Color to Your Silver Jewelry with Gilder’s Paste

Need to add a little pizzaz to your silver jewelry? I suggest you check out Gilder’s Paste! It’s a fantastic product newly out on the market, available in many beautiful hues, blues, greens, deep rich coral reds, even a knock you out orange among many others! Gilder’s Paste is an oil-based product that you can…

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How to Mold Antique Buttons for Jewelry Components

A beautiful way to create unique components for your jewelry is to mold designs from antique buttons! Thanks to my husband’s mother and grandmother, I now have a stash of fabulous old buttons – some dating back to the early 1900’s! Lately I’ve been obsessed with making rings, earrings, and pendants by using the designs…

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Create a Unique Dimpled Design in a Silver Ring

Want to spice up your stacking rings? This technique is simple, easy to do, and cheap to accomplish (which is always a plus!) In today’s vid, I go over how to drill little dimples and divots into a basic 8mm sterling silver stacking ring. [content_box_paper_white width=”80%”] [/content_box_paper_white] A dremel is a pretty inexpensive tool to…

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How to Make a Simple Stacking Ring

I love stacking rings! And the most wonderful thing – with a few simple tools and a little know-how, they’re so simple to create! In this tutorial, I go through each step I take to create a simple silver stacking ring! Check it out here… You can download my ring sizing tool that I talk…

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Tour My New Studio + Tips for Yours

After pulling off some Oscar-winning sweet talk to my husband, he came to the wonderful conclusion it’d be a great idea to move my studio from the spare room (now the baby nursery) into our living room. And so today – after all the re-arranging – I wanted to give you a quick tour of…

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Reworking the Studio + My New Jeweler’s Bench

Check out my new jeweler’s bench! OK, so technically it’s not new, it’s old. Super cool old! From what research I’ve done so far, it’s very early 1900s… possibly late 1800s…  I can’t verify that yet. But I’m trying! I’ll post more on my quick restoration of my new beauty as I go! Right now,…

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