Blaine Lewis and New Approach School for Jewelers recently opened its new home in Franklin TN, and we're excited to tell you about this unique place!
The unique properties of Argentium® silver distinguish it from traditional sterling silver, but despite all the advantages that it offers, many jewelers are hesitant to give it a try. In today's post, Cynthia Eid --an Argentium® silver master, shares encouragement, tips, and ex[...]
The supply of diamonds tends to be plentiful for small stones, but extremely tight on really big diamonds. Consider buying diamonds in off-target carat sizes to get more value! Our diamond experts are are always eager to help you find the best stone for your needs. Learn more abo[...]
It is a tremendous time-saver to have the right tools within reach, but how does one sort through so many plier and cutter choices? In this video, Mark Nelson walks us through basic plier and cutter options and then he gets into some of the coolest specialty pliers.
Creating a beautiful jewelry display can be just as challenging as creating the jewelry itself! We talked to a longtime local jewelry shop about the display ideas that keep their foot traffic high year after year.
Bill Fretz has teamed up with Interweave to make a great new set of DVDs that demonstrate his extraordinary skill with jewelry hammers and stakes. check it out!
After I watched last week's premiere episode of Project Accessory, which challenged contestants to transform junk into wearable art, I was reminded of a totally inspiring project with Mark Nelson, where he uses found objects and unconventional techniques to embellish wood bangles[...]
Shibuichi is a low-silver alloy that's getting some buzz in the metalsmithing community. As you might guess from the name, it is a Japanese term. It translates to “one fourth," which is a reference to the traditional Japanese alloy mixture that historically has been composed of[...]
Have you seen the riveting tool yet? The Crafted Findings Riveting Tool is a great cold connection solution. Check it out!
Take a look at Eddie's recipe for an excellent natural rubber mold (because "good" isn’t good enough).