Category Archives: Jewelry Making Tips

Silversmithing, wire wrapping, beading, hammering, metal forming, polishing, preventing silver oxidation, silver recovery, and tool choices are just some of the areas where a few tips can really make the difference when making jewelry.

Jewelry Making Tips: Polishing and Cleaning Jewelry

Have you ever noticed how your sterling silver jewelry can slowly become soiled and tarnished without you realizing it?  The tarnishing process is so slow that you sometimes forget how shiny and beautiful your jewelry was when it was newly … Continue reading

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Jewelry Making Tips: Recycle Silver Starburst Pendant

Sterling Silver prices are going through the roof.  Since January 2009, the price of silver has more than doubled from $9 to $22 per troy ounce and the upward trend continues.   Silver Price This has stimulated recovery companies and jewelry … Continue reading

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Jewelry Making Tips: Recycle Silver Balls For Pendant Enhancement

Sterling Silver prices are going through the roof.  Since January 2009, the price of silver has more than doubled from $9 to $22 per troy ounce and the upward trend continues. This has stimulated recovery companies and jewelry suppliers to … Continue reading

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Jewelry Making Tips: Recycle Silver Freeform Pendant Mounting

Sterling Silver prices are going through the roof.  Since January 2009, the price of silver has more than doubled from $9 to $22 per troy ounce and the upward trend continues.   This has stimulated metal recovery companies and jewelry supply companies … Continue reading

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Jewelry Making Tips: Soldering Dissimilar Metals

All sterling silver oxidizes (tarnishes) over time.  But, if the components of a pendant, for example, are joined with Easy instead of Hard Solder, the soldered area may discolor more rapidly.  Silversmiths have three choices when silver soldering jewelry. In all … Continue reading

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