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My First Design Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to our winner, Betty W! Read her story below Do you remember the first time you sat down to create your first piece of jewelry? We’ve already shared some of our first jewelry designs, and now we want to hear from you! […]

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Pliers for your Projects

Chain nose, round nose, flat, nylon—what’s with all of the different types of pliers? you may ask. It does become a little overwhelming when you search for pliers and your screen fills with an array of different styles and brands. No need to worry! We’re here to help you better understand the basics behind some […]

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Tooling Up for Spring Giveaway

This contest is now closed. You can view our winner announcement by clicking here. Get ready for spring with some fresh cleaning. Clear out your tool box and get ready to add some new ones if you win our latest giveaway. Our Tooling Up for Spring Giveaway is your chance to replenish some of your […]

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How to Care for Your Tools

Every master craftsman (or woman!) knows the importance of his (or her) tools. Jewelry making is no different. It’s essential to have quality tools for any project and ensure that your tools will last. If you have ever wondered which jewelry making tools should be used for what specific tasks and how to care for […]

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How to Use a Texture Hammer

A texture hammer is a great way to introduce texture into your metal designs. This texture hammer provides nine interchangeable faces that are securely attached to the hammer by a threaded collar. Step 1: To use the texture hammer, first choose the texture face you would like to use. Next, unscrew the threaded end on […]

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Why You Need Bead Mats

This simple sheet of felt may not seem like an important tool to have, but it really does help when you’re thinking of new jewelry ideas. Bead mats keep your beads from rolling onto the floor, which is especially important when working with small beads like seed beads. Another great advantage to bead mats is […]

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How to Make a Wrapped Loop – It’s Easy, Right?

The words wrapped loop sound like a simple two-step process. Step one: form a loop with some wire. Step two: wrap the end of the wire around the bottom of that loop. Piece of cake. Piece of cake. That’s what I thought just before I started my first jewelry project. After all, I’d already tried […]

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