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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. Healthy Brains and Jewelry Making
There are several ways to keep your brain strong by learning new things. Jewelry making will keep you active and can provide life long learning. Being self taught, taking workshops and classes all help your brain to grow. Learn how you can get on board using jewelry making to keep your brain active
2. Oh So Many! How to Choose the Right One.
You can never have too many tools, but how do you choose the best tools for your work? Files will become your favorite go to tool. Open any tools catalog and you will be overwhelmed with the choices. Learn what files do and how to choose the best files for your toolbox!
3. Fold Form Copper Bracelet Project
Looking for unique jewelry making techniques to add to art jewelry line? If you have not worked with Fold Form this is a fun project to try. Each piece you make is truly different. Try it out and see how you like working with the fold form technique.
4. Rock on Zircon!
Zircon, not Cubic Zurconia, is a natural stone that is experiencing wide appeal. A very affordable stone that comes in a variety of colors. Craft jewelers find these affordable enough to use in their new designs.
5. Flex-shaft Book Background & Review
This is part two of my two-article overview and review of the MJSA/AJM Press book that will help you shop for, maintain, and use your flex shaft rotary tool for jewelry making.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. How to Antique or Oxidize Brass
Learn which chemicals you can use to create a dark, antiqued finish on brass beads and findings.
10. Wire Working Basics
Working with wire can be fun, making creative jewelry and findings. Rings, Brooches and earrings can be designed using wire with beads and stones or simply with wire alone. Knowing the basics of using wire will prepare you for all of your wire projects.
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