Jewelry Making

Every aspect of jewelry making and every imaginable technique.

Learn from the masters in our exclusive videos.

Our Rare Jewelry Books section will provide eBook versions, if possible, and information on hard-to-find works of interest to jewelry makers.

Learn how to use Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) for jewelry making. Read these program reviews and practical guides.

Our casting videos will bring the ancient jewelry making technique to life. Learn about procedures and tools and watch custom projects take shape.

Jewelry making covers art, commerce, and science. In Critical Notes, experts address these facets and give advice to both beginners and professionals.

Dichroic glass can show two different colors under different lights. Our videos will show you how to make jewelry pieces with this material.

We cover more than 10 enameling techniques in several enameling articles and videos.

Add chain maille techniques to your jewelry making repertoire. Our videos will show you how to weave wires, link chains, and start various projects.

With over 40 years experience as a stone setter, Gerry Lewy is known throughout the diamond setting community. Gerry has redeveloped himself into more than a master setter; his purpose is now to be a teacher of the art as well.

Our lapidary articles cover gem cutting techniques and tools and include guides for setting popular gem cuts into rings and other jewelry pieces.

Metal clay can be worked like clay, fired, and made into metal objects in many shapes. Learn to use this material in your own jewelry projects.

Metal forming is a basic jewelry making skill. Our articles cover topics from calculating the amount of metal a project needs to hammering techniques.

Understand the different properties of popular jewelry metals.

Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain demonstrates techniques, tips and tricks he has learned throughout his career as he has trained, studied and worked in Germany, Canada and the United States.

With over 40 years experience as a stone setter, Gerry Lewy is known throughout the diamond setting community. Gerry started his 9-year apprenticeship with a jewelry manufacturer and tutored by a gentleman setter, in Haddon Gardens, London. Gerry has redeveloped himself into more than a master setter, his purpose is now to be a teacher of the art as well.

Learn to place gemstones securely and beautifully on jewelry pieces. Our stone setting articles cover techniques and tools for setting popular gems.

Learn everything from how to make string beaded jewelry to how to make beads to running your beaded jewelry business.

Covers a wide variety of surface techniques from plating to patinas and much more.

From small hand tools and large workshop machines, learn what you can do with these indispensable items.

Learn to work with wax for jewelry making.

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Our 20 year old orchid community is home to over 40,000 discussion threads!

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Ganoksin is the worlds largest educational internet site for the jewelry, gemology and metals field. We also offer an online orchid community which has emerged from this project.Learn more

TheOrchid Communityis the heart of Ganoksin. It is the oldest and largest jewelry making community on the web.

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