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How To: Ball up the end of sterling silver wire with a torch

Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Jill Erickson demonstrates how to use a torch to ball up the end of a piece of sterling silver wire. This wire can now be shaped into an earring or whatever jewelry desired. Learn how to ball up the end of sterling silver wire with a torch by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

How To: Make your own sterling silver headpins

In this video, we learn how to make your own sterling silver headpins. You will first need a torch (one from your kitchen will work fine), a heat protected surface, bowl of cold water, and fine silver. Next, cut out two inch pieces (or longer if that suits you best). Put on safety glasses and turn on your torch. Now, pick up one of the piece you cut and put it into the tip of the flame. Quickly, the silver will ball up at the end of the pin. When it has balled up, place it on the cooled surfa...

How To: Make Swarovski crystal earrings in sterling silver

This video explains how to create a pair of Swarovski crystal earrings. You will need a tooth headpin, two pear-shaped crystals, two spacers, two diamond beads, and sterling silver ear hooks. First, slide the pear-shaped crystal onto the head pin. Follow with a spacer, a bead, then use a pair of pliers with a side-cutting edge to cut the wire and bend at a 90 degree angle. Use round-nose pliers to then create a circle at the end of the wire, then 'squash' a bit with the other pliers. Then ope...

How To: Make sterling silver hoop earrings

The video helps us to make sterling silver hoops earrings. It is one the popular style of earrings. These earrings can be made of different sizes, shapes, forms whatever we like. This art and craft work is shown by Natalie.

How To: Polish tarnished silver with Rayven-Symone

Disney star Raven teaches us how to polish our old silver jewelry. To keep that sterling silver shiny, you will need baking soda, water, aluminum foil, a bowl, and the tarnished sterling silver jewelry. Watch this video jewelry care tutorial and learn how to polish tarnished silver jewelry by following along with Raven-Symone.

How To: Clean silver jewelry the easy way without polish

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to easily clean sterling silver. The materials required for this task are: ceramic or glass bowl, tablespoon, hot water, baking soda and aluminum foil. Begin by crumpling up the aluminum foil and place it at the bottom of the bowl. Then place 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda on top of the foil. Now fill the bowl 3/4 full of hot tap water. Then place the sterling silver into the bowl and leave it in for about 5 minutes. This video will benefit those view...

How To: Make a silver wire ink for jewelery

Work with sterling silver wire to make a link for jewelry clasps, loops, chains, bead work, and earring hooks. All you need is some silver wire and a pair of needle nose pliers. Jewelers need to make these simple loops for beading necklaces, connecting rings, and making earrings. Follow the instructions to link two silver wire loops to begin making a chain.

How To: Make earrings with gemstones, freswater pearls & wire

Marianna takes us through the process of creating a beautiful set of earrings! For this project you will need two sterling silver head pins, four fresh water pearls, some gemstones of your choice, two sterling silver ear wires, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, and a cutter. Take your head pin and string your beads and gemstones on the head pin. Next using the flat nose plier, bend the end of the head pin to create a 90 degree angle. Then make a simple loop where the ear wires will be plac...

How To: Make a silver figure 8, Egyptian link jewelry necklace

Save money by making your own jewelry at home! Learn how to make yourself a beautiful Egyptian link, figure 8 necklace by following the easy to follow instructions in this two-part video. The wire used in this example is a standard 0.035 sterling silver wire. You can substitute 0.035 with an 18 gauge nickel silver wire (or you can experiment with other wire). In addition to the wire you will need three pliers to make this necklace: round nose pliers, chain nose pliers and diagonal cutters.

How To: Make a handforged silver clasp

Jessica VanDen shows us how to make a hand forged silver clasp in this video. Start off with two pieces of sterling silver wire. Now make a simple S clasp with pliers. Then grasp the wire at the thick end and wrap it around until the long piece meets the curve you made. Next, wrap a curve around the end of the wire with pliers to make the clasp. You will need to put the chain through it to attach it. Make sure your chain can fit through the loop that you have made. Now you're finished and mak...

How To: Bead a necklace with a pendant

This video will show you how to make a beautiful and dramatic beaded necklace with a pendant. She uses a sterling steel shield pendant but you can use any pendant you like. You can choose any type of beads depending on the look you would like to achieve. In this case hematite beads are used to create a medieval look. You will also want soft flex beading wire, needle nose pliers, beads, lobster clasp, and sterling silver spacers. Create a patter and then go to town with your beading. Try makin...

How To: Make a Bali bead and lampwork beaded bracelet

For anyone interested in learning how to make their own jewelry, try the simple steps in this arts and crafts tutorial to make a Bali bead and lampwork bracelet. To make the bracelet, you will need jewelry wire, a sterling silver toggle and clasp, crimp beads, Bali stone beads, lamp beads, silver bead snowflake caps, and silver spacers. The pattern calls for a snowflake cap, two natural stone beads, medium-size spacer, followed by a small spacer. This pattern of sandwiching a stone bead betwe...

How To: Wire-wrap leather for jewelry

Wrapping leather is the least of your worries when it comes to the meticulous and dexterous art of making jewelry. IIf you have the basic jewelry making skills down, doing this wire-wrap on leather should be a cinch.. This demonstration video will help walk you through the process of wire-wrapping leather.

How To: Clean silver with baking soda and aluminum foil

If you've been wondering how to clean your silver, this video will show you a simple way to do it using products you have laying around. To do this, you will need baking soda, aluminum foil, hot water, and your dirty silver of course. First heat up water so it's close to boiling, not just hot water from the sink. Pour this into a large bowl to fit your silver, then grab sheets of heavy duty foil. Place the foil into the large bowl along with a few cups of baking soda. After this, place your s...

How To: Use a tumbler to polish metal

Magazine associate editor, Jill Erickson, demonstrates how to use a rotary tumbler with stainless steel shot to both polish and harden metal. Jill explains the benefit of stainless steel shot, which is resistant to rusting unlike standard steel. Using shot of various shapes and sizes will make polishing in crevices more effective, providing a more even shine. The process: Add enough shot to cover the bottom of the tumbler, then add a small amount of water. Just enough to cover the shot will d...

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