Learn how to photograph Jewelry Findings, Beads and Your Metalsmith Projects.

July 24, 2012
Wholesale Beads

One of the things that we find amazing – yet not too often talked about is jewelry photography. We are always amazed at how everyone seems to magically make their jewelry projects look simply amazing. As we all know, sometimes it’s not that easy. I mean sure, taking a photo and uploading it is one […]

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Neat little trick to make your own Jewelry Finding Clasp from Wire.

July 23, 2012

Sometimes the simple things in life are the happiest. Like this neat little way to make your own finding just with a little bit of wire. I guess whether your in a bind for just the right clasp in a hurry, or whether your into a finishing touch clasp made your way – this might […]

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What is metalsmithing?

July 5, 2012
findings and metalsmithing

Jewelry making is constantly changing. Whether you’re using findings or soldering and casting, how you create jewelry has many options. So, what is metalsmithing? Seems like a simple question, right? Funny how you’d think you know everything about metalsmithing since it is basic information for most, how much we enjoyed reading about it. Even at […]

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How do you alloy silver?

June 26, 2012
findings and wholesale jewelry supplies

Another great article from  Héctor Rubén López . The articles he writes are informative and his jewelry is amazing. << We love his anchor earrings. “How do you alloy silver? When you buy pure silver its standard of fineness (its “pure” state) is parts per 1000.  When you add pure copper to make the alloy, then […]

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Interesting article on Colored Gold Alloys.

June 26, 2012

We found this interesting article on Colored Gold Alloys a while back and thought we might share it with you. Héctor Rubén López Native of Arecibo Puerto Rico, USA is an amazing metalsmith. “I learned the Art of working with Gold and Silver while working in the Amazon jungle with the military. This was located […]

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Working with Silver.

June 13, 2012

Occasionally we find pages we like and this is certainly without exception. It’s a one page tutorial on wax casting. It has probably been around for a while and there is something about it that just relates to the good old-fashioned art of silver casting. We love the photos, reference links and information provided, which really […]

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Thanks for allowing us to be a part of the Ganoksin network.

June 11, 2012

We’ve had a lot of admiration and respect for the community of Ganoksin, so eventually we thought it might be nice to just have a little “window” to be a part of it. We love reading all the articles, posts and looking at the amazing projects taking place. Seeing the amazing talent that circulates remarkable […]

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