Short screen - Video of how to use Clipping Magic to improve your images
This is not a jewellery tutorials - this is a recording of what I do when using clipping magic
This is a super sweet wrap for small stones. Why small stones? well you could use this design for larger stones and it would work well but the reason I say for small stones is that you get to see most of the stone, although the wrap holds the stone firm it does not cover the stone with a lot of wire. A little bit of wrapping and a little weaving and you will be delighted with you little catfish!
Run Time 31:42
This tutorial is one of my earliest tutorials and was shown on YouTube, although rather old it is still a great design and a firm favourite of mine especially as it sells consistently well.
Slide show tutorial using still images
Run Time 6:08
I love old antique rings they have so much detail and interest. The medieval period loved thicker metal around the stone and often had accent stones at the very edge of the metal work. I am not claiming this as a reproduction piece just a ring that reminds me of that period in time. I do quite a few medieval and Ren fairs and designs like this one and The Dragons Eye Ring are always very popular. If you do not want to use a gemstone and setting you could swap this for a bead or swarovski sew-on element.
0.8mm or 20 gauge round wire (dead soft or fully annealed)
1mm or 18 guage round wire
0.4mm or 26 guage round wire
18 gauge half hard half round wire
6mm snapset or bezellite setting (see shop for supply)
Tiny Accent Beads approx 2mm
Run Time 40:01 mins
I love to use square wire in these pendants, it adds an extra dimension to the design. I have used a gemstone and bezellite but you could just as easily use a bead or even do without to create this pretty pendant. This pendant uses a minimum of materials but needs patience to complete to a high standard. There is a lot of tight binding in small spaces.
Run Time 29:55
This tutorials shows you how to create Viking Weave sometimes called Viking Knit.
I use a perspex rod and a draw plate and 0.5mm or 24 gauge round wire however you can experiment to produce different weights and looks with anything from 0.3mm 28 gauge all the way to 0.7mm or 21 gauge much thicker than that and you will need super strong fingers and muscles like a wrestler.
Please note this tutorial is just to create the weave not a finished item - a tutorial will be out soon with some of the things you can make with the ever versatile viking weave.
0.5mm round wire
#11 seed beads
Run Time 19:37
I just love super quick rings, especially if you are selling. It is a great way to engage your customers and giving them a great choice of reasonably priced rings is a must if you want to make those sales!
These rings use very little materials but look great.
Run Time 10:14
The Beaded Leaf Pendant is a Quick Make
Fast and simple to create this pendant can be made using any kind of bead! Hammering is involved so you will need a hard block or surface and a hammer to smack that wire!
You could use a thinner wire and create two of these to make very pretty earrings
Run Time 9:16
The Cradled Moon Pendant Tutorial
This tutorial guides you through how to create and use a frame to hold a stone smaller than itself. How to hold the stone and attach it to the frame. Creating swirls and curls to disguise joins and attachments.
A really pretty pendant that will incorporate a cabochon this does not need to be a moonstone as I have used or even a circular stone. This setting will lend itself to just about any shape. Have fun trying different ideas and variants on this pretty design.
Run Time 25:00
What is nicer than a little family of turtles, the shape is great for flat backed cabochons. And Labradorite that I love is such a beautiful earthy natural stone to make my turtle shells. But please do not be swayed by me, experiment and then show your turtles in the forum - Lets see how beautiful and unique they can be.
In the tutorial I show you had to make two (the two largest) of the turtles shown so that you get more of a feel how to personalise your own turtle.
Run Time 59:50