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ricardozen
21-04-2005, 02:03
Hello people,

does anyone know a place that teach how to make jewels with crystals? Tutorials or how to articles? Thank you in advance.


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Sorceress_Jade
01-05-2005, 14:49
You may want to look for an arts & crafts metal working jewelry book. I've done a bit of beading and always wanted to get into metal. You can get the materials an most arts & crafts shops. You just need some good how-to books. Amazon?

sprite23
08-05-2005, 04:35
Here are a few. Hope this helps.

http://jewelrymaking.about.com/library/weekly/aa112398.htm
http://geocities.com/mick62001/hippy.html
http://www.geocities.com/mick62001/simplecabwrap.html
http://www.geocities.com/my4jewels/wirewrappedringtutorial.html
http://www.conniefox.com/Education/WireSkills/Basic%20Wire%20Skills.htm
http://wire-sculpture.com/patterns/index.php?first=Judy+Garcia&email=jlgarcia%40awesomenet.net&phone=&patternsaccess=1


Sprite23

Gaby
11-05-2005, 06:27
One more **
http://www.rockhounds.com/rockgem/articles/wirewrap.html

lunalafey
11-05-2005, 06:53
Are you wanting to take a raw crystal and make it into a pendant?
OR
Are you wanting to take a crystal and turn it into a gem?

There are many ways to make a pendant from a crystal point.
Wire wrap is easy and cheap, requires the least amount of tools and time.

If you get into 'setting' the crystal point with a bezel, then your talking gas torches, and heat can damage a stone. One must be quite careful doing this.

Beads- another easy to do becuuse of the tools and materials used. A bit more time consuming and takes a bit of skill, but a Peote stich around a crystal is always very pretty (see fuzzy pic below- one of my own creations)

If it is cutting the crystals and making facited stones out of them, it's a simple looking process, but again requires special equipment that is not cheap.

Oni
24-05-2005, 10:43
i have worked with cutting and setting of stones and such (i say in such cause i have worked with amber alot and it is not a stone, he hee) like when working with heating a stone make sure u know it hardness level and like its density cause u dont want it to melt on u. ie heating amber too much u end up with a bunch of sap with old bugs coming out of it! very gross! or like if u heat sliver up too hot u get like this burn looking area wich can ruin a penndant. ( i both of those happen with a pendant i ended up sending to Chonata) also like when sliver is hot it bends well so u can make it any size, but dont over do it cause then like if u make a ring it will end up being too large and useless.(that happened with a sliver ring i ended up giving to hawks_girl_dove) not getting into just out right burning yourself wich realy hurts and can be so dangours!

wire wrapping is cool to do, i need so wire so bad! my place i go to is gone and i have not had a chance to find somewerenew.

good luck!