Looking for the insights that will help you to master the fundamentals of forming and crafting with quality construction?

 

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Headpins

Headpins

How to make a headpin and what they are used for in jewelry making ...While I am going to show you how to make your own head pins below, I want to cover exactly what they are, what they are used for, and why I recommend making your own first.  But if you already know...

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How to Straighten Wire

How to Straighten Wire

Learn how to straighten wire for jewelry making without causing it to work-harden.Why is using opposing pressures to straighten your wire the way to go? Copper and silver wire have “spring”. The heavier or harder the wire, the more it needs to be displaced. This means...

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How to Seal Copper Jewelry

How to Seal Copper Jewelry

How to seal copper jewelry: Once you make a fabulous piece of copper jewelry with a stunning patina, it’s important to protect the patina by sealing it.   Applying a protective layer on your patina surfaces will change the way it looks.  Reds and purples tend to...

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