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Here are the top ten articles for the Jewelry Making Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Choosing the Right Metalsmith Tools
Buying metalsmith tools can be confusing. Save money, time, and frustration by learning the best tools to purchase. Know what tools are needed for your work. You will be surprised with some of the fun places where you will find that perfect tool. Express yourself with tools that work for you!
2. Metalworking 101 for Beaders Book Review
Amazing step by step photos show the Bead Artist how to expand their craft into Metalworking. This book teaches you how to take your work into metalsmithing by making your own findings and complete metalsmith projects. Bead and metalsmith artist will find this to be a very resourceful book.
3. How to Antique or Oxidize Brass
Learn which chemicals you can use to create a dark, antiqued finish on brass beads and findings.
4. Polishing Sterling Silver with a Rock Tumbler
Read about how I use a professional-model rock tumbler to polish handmade sterling silver jewelry and components.
5. Is Polymer Clay Toxic?
Polymer clay is affordable and easy to use - and it hardens right in your kitchen oven. Unfortunately, it also contains chemicals known to be hazardous. Learn whether polymer clay might pose a risk to your health or our environment.
6. What Glues to use in Jewelry Making
Here is an idea of what kinds of glue to use in making jewelry.
7. Maintaining a Rotary Tumbler
Learn how to keep a rotary tumbler running smoothly, and how to identify which silver jewelry should never be tumble-polished.
8. Easy Handmade Jewelry Gift Ideas
Here are some ideas for quick, last-minute handmade gifts for the jewelry lovers or your holiday list.
9. How to Make a Byzantine Chain
The sequential-link Byzantine chain is easy to make using unsoldered jump rings.
10. The Bead Spinner Review and Tips
My review of The Bead Spinner, which can save you time stringing beads with thread or wire, plus some tips for getting the best bead-spinning results.
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