November 18, 2008

Jewelry Making Tutorials by Robyn Hawk

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 ( and YouTube (! 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

Making HeadpinsFree Headpin Tutorial from Etsy

Jewelry 101 - Making Headpins from Michon Jewelry Blog

Making Headpins: Video demo from Beading Daily

Patinas - Using Liver of Sulphur from Holly Gage

Patination from Ganoksin

Fold Forming from Ganoksin

Lost Wax Casting from Expert Village

Cuttlefish Casting from Ganoksin


Viking Knit Chain Making from YouTube

Wax Working from Ganoksin

Beginners Corner from Ganoksin

From Beginning to Very Complex - Tutorials by Hans Meevis

Bench Jewelers Television Network (some free but for full use join for a minimal monthly fee)

MetalSmithing from Art Jewelry Magazine

MetalSmithing from Jewelry Artist Magazine

Robyn is a writer with numerous blogs. This blog post can also be found at her blog

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