I was asked for some tutorials, by a couple ladies in my Jewelry Making Class and thought I would share the info....
First - if you want to learn it there is probably a tutorial online for it - Google is your friend!
Two places I look to for metalsmithing info are Ganoksin (http://ganoksin.com/) and YouTube (http://youtube.com/)! Simply put the technique or term you are looking for in the search window.
Here is a small sample of interesting tutorials:
Making Strong Secure Jumprings from How-To-Make-Jewelry http://snipurl.com/5q02c
Making HeadpinsFree Headpin Tutorial from Etsy http://snipurl.com/5q06l
Jewelry 101 - Making Headpins from Michon Jewelry Blog http://tinyurl.com/6qdgca
Making Headpins: Video demo from Beading Daily http://tinyurl.com/5w4hz7
Patinas - Using Liver of Sulphur from Holly Gage http://snipurl.com/5q079
Patination from Ganoksin http://snipurl.com/5q07z
Fold Forming from Ganoksin http://snipurl.com/5q08n
Lost Wax Casting from Expert Village http://snipurl.com/5q094
Cuttlefish Casting from Ganoksin http://snipurl.com/5q09r
Viking Knit Chain Making from YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfsyTn9XCsE
Wax Working from Ganoksin http://snipurl.com/5q0ak
Beginners Corner from Ganoksin http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/directory/library/subject/1
From Beginning to Very Complex - Tutorials by Hans Meevis http://www.meevis.com/jewelry-making-class-list.htm
Bench Jewelers Television Network (some free but for full use join for a minimal monthly fee)http://www.benchtelevision.com/
MetalSmithing from Art Jewelry Magazine http://www.artjewelrymag.com/art/default.aspx?c=ss&id=122
MetalSmithing from Jewelry Artist Magazine http://www.jewelryartistmagazine.com/stepbystep
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