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Jewelry Techniques

 

Learn basic jewelry-making techniques, and complete jewelry projects with our easy to follow, step-by-step directions with photos.

For more helpful hints and jewelry ideas, watch some of our free How-To Videos with more tips and techniques!

 

Jewelry Business Tips

 

Sometimes you just need a little bit of help with getting your business started. 

How do I take Photos of Jewelry? What Letters Sell Best? What is the Difference between Metals? Don't worry we are here to give you some tips!

 


 

How to Make Leather Bracelets with Wide Leather & A Silver Bar Clasp

Making leather jewelry is an exciting new trend in jewelry making. In this lesson you will learn to make a leather bracelet, using leather for jewelry and a silver box clasp from Nina Designs.

How to Grow Your Jewelry Business

By Nina Cooper

Read the Ebook here


 

Finishing Leather Cord with Wire Wrapping to Any Clasp

Learn how to use silver box clasps to finish leather cords. Great for leather necklaces and bracelets. Nina Designs offers FREE step by step lessons for making leather jewelry. Easy jewelry how-to’s.

How to Launch A Jewelry Business

By Nina Cooper

Read the Ebook here!


 

Finishing Leather Cord Using Jumprings and Any Kind of Clasp 

by Marcy Kentz

Learn how to use any silver clasp to finish leather cords. Great for leather necklaces and earrings. Nina Designs offers FREE step by step lessons for making leather jewelry.

Jewelry Photography-Part One: The Right Camera for You

There are many options for cameras on the market and each has pros and cons. The following is an overview of Smartphone, Point and Shoot and DSLR Cameras. Choose what is best for your budget and experiment with it to get the best results.

 


 

Finishing Leather Cord with a Silver Bar Clasp

by Marcy Kentz

Learn how to use silver box clasps to finish leather cords. Great for leather necklaces and bracelets. Nina Designs offers FREE step by step lessons for making leather jewelry. Easy jewelry how-to’s.

Jewelry Photography-Part Two: Lighting

We will focus on the most critical part of the process, lighting your creations. Achieving success in photographing jewelry is reliant on having good, natural lighting.


 

Finishing Leather Cord with a Toggle Bar 

by Marcy Kentz

Finish leather cords with silver clasps, step by step instructions, and supplies from Nina Designs.

Letter Charms for Jewelry

Which Letters Should You Buy? 


 

Finishing Leather Cord with a S-Clasp

by Marcy Kentz

Finish leather cords with silver clasps, step by step instructions, and supplies from Nina Designs.

Preventing and Removing Tarnish on Sterling Silver Jewelry Findings

Over time, any sterling silver jewelry findings exposed to air will tarnish. Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. It’s the other metals, primarily copper, that make sterling silver to tarnish. 


 

How to Use Pinch Bails

Create your own shell, gemstone, wood, ceramic or crystal pendants in just a few minutes with silver Pinch Bails.

How to Clean Silver Pendants and Charms

If it’s a little too late, and your sterling silver has tarnished and now needs to be cleaned, start here!


 

How to Stamp Silver Jewelry

Use Letter Stamps to customize jewelry with initials or short messages.

Copyright Information

After a recent silver charm brouhaha on Etsy, I realized that there is still some confusion about copyrights and what is or isn’t allowed.


 

Basic Wire Wrapping

Learn to wire wrap a bead onto a head pin. This basic technique will allow you to make endless pairs of earrings and beautiful pendants.

Wholesale Customer Requirements

This post is full of valuable information about the resale documentation we need to help you set up of your wholesale account.


 

Wire Wrap A Link

Learn to wire wrap beads into links. This simple technique will expand your design options for necklaces, bracelets and earrings.


 

How to Wire Wrap a Briolette Drop

Follow these step by step instructions to learn how to wire wrap a briolette gemstone! 

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