Here’s a great article by Kate Richbourg: Metalsmithing Basics: Tips and Tools for Cutting and Sawing Metal Like a Pro
And an article on pricing by Carolyn Edlund: The Price is Right
Here’s an in-depth tutorial on the basket weave earrings that are part of the PMC accreditation course. “Silver Metal Clay Weaving Tutorial - Make Woven Fine Silver Jewelry from Metal Clay Paper or Sheet” by MSchindel
These were mine:
Now this one is a little off the above path, but being around jewelry makers all the time I certainly see my fair share of people worrying what others think of them (guilty as charged!). So here’s a little reminder article. I say reminder because if you’re like me… you’ve HEARD all this before. You KNOW this stuff. But putting it into practice is hard to remember.
The article is 4 Steps To Stop Worrying About What Other People Think Of You by Dr. Kelly Neff.
So that’s it for today… just some (hopefully helpful links).
Oh, wait… I will show you something I made for one of the EtsyMetal challenges. The challenge theme was “jumprings” so I soldered some bronze jumprings into a bubble pendant (meaning you use this to blow bubbles with soapy water). The tiny message in resin reads “Kid at heart”.
And then I also made this pair of earrings (while I was soldering anyway). Those are tiny vintage rhinestones in resin.