On the following pages I will discuss the techniques that I use to create my jewelry. These techniques are not necessarily the best nor the only ways to create jewelry - they are just my methods and techniques. Please use them as a guide and adapt them as you see fit. It’s all about experimentation, exploration and joy!
- Chasing and Repousse´
- Making Chasing and Repousse´ Tools
- Cleaning Metal
- Cutting Metal Discs
- Etching with Grounds
- Etching with photopolymer resists
- How to make Ear Nuts
- Fancy Wire
- Finding the Center of a Disc or Circle
- Finishing Jewelry
- Jump Rings
- Making Washers (not released yet)
- Measuring Wire and Sheet Metal
- Sculpt Nouveau Patinas and Metal Finishes
- Photoshop Tutorial – Image to Line Drawing
- Tubes, Clips and End Caps
Note: Nancy L. T. Hamilton and Bella Luloo Jewelry are NOT responsible for any injury, damage or health issues resulting from or even remotely related to these posts! You understand that you and only you are responsible for your decisions and actions! Take care and USE COMMON SENSE when working with any material or following any procedure that is even slightly a health risk!!!!!!!!! It is also your responsibility to be aware of what constitutes a health risk.
YOUR actions and improper use of materials and equipment can result in death or serious injury. Never work when mentally impared, in any way and follow all safety precautions, manufacturer’s instructions and the material’s safety and data sheets. (What is MSDS?) There are multiple sources for finding MSDS sheets. Most companies have these sheets available. It is recommended that you check with the manufactuer before using any products that you are unfamiliar with or unsure of. Here is only one source for finding a variety of MSDS sheets: EHSO (Enviroment, Health and Safety Online). You can also check with OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration – if you are unsure of safe practices.