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Creating integrated bails for pendants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZMpsc7zQWo&feature=emb_logo Get ready for Fall now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioZrC7RAHrA Tips for using E6000 glue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XCUonJ34K4 Mounting Antique Buttons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9VDoXRX8tE Visit our store web site VintageJewelrySupplies.com to shop for these and thousands more items.(NOTE: our website best viewed on desktop or tablet) We are so thankful for Susan Street! She is no longer the primary owner of Vintage Jewelry Supplies Inc., but she is forever the original heart and soul of the company. Sincerely,Regina JiltonOwner – VintageJewelrySupplies.com
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Free Jewelry Making Lessons, Ideas

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New to Jewelry Design? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8agjPgDAcfI Just Glue It! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwlzhv0r4bA Brass Stampings and Filigrees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeXxEqPkPLc Necklace Ideas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQXrin9LK_c Visit our store web site VintageJewelrySupplies.com to shop for these and thousands more items.(NOTE: our website best viewed on desktop or tablet) We are so thankful for Susan Street! She is no longer the primary owner of Vintage Jewelry Supplies Inc., but she is forever the original heart and soul of the company. Sincerely,Regina JiltonOwner - VintageJewelrySupplies.com
About This Company
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About This Company

You will find thousands of the highest quality brass base metal findings and stampings made in the USA and Europe when you shop with us. Our plating company is the same one used by Nordstrom, Chicos, and many other high end clients. They apply our beautiful antique finishes in oxidized sterling silver, brass and copper. (OX is the industry abbreviation for Oxidized.) Nickel and lead are not used in our plating process. Our inventory also includes beautiful vintage glass jewelry stones and beads as well as other items to create many projects in addition to jewelry making. Our History In 1989, Susan started designing jewelry as a hobby which grew into an all-consuming passion. Since then, her work has been sold in the best boutiques and department stores in the world, worn...
Meet Susan
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Meet Susan

Hi everyone! I am Susan Street, the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com. I started the company at my kitchen table in 1989 with an original investment of about $6.00. These days I am also a fashion blogger for fun so stop by my blog SusanAfter60.com. We are so thankful for Susan Street! She is no longer the primary owner of Vintage Jewelry Supplies Inc., but she is forever the original heart and soul of the company.Regina Jilton - Owner - VintageJewelrySupplies.com
Other Projects
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Other Projects

The brass stampings, beads and gem replicas we offer are used in many projects other than jewelry design. Here are just a few great ideas worth sharing. The beautiful bud vase pictured here was a gift from my sister and her husband. It includes several filigrees, a flower and two cherubs. They are soldered to a large round filigree and a plain brass band to hold it all together. The band doesn't show, but it is inside the design at the heads of the cherubs. The vase can be removed from the ornate holder for cleaning. The same concept could easily be used to make decorated jar candles or bud vases of your own design. Willie Zuniga is still recovering from hand surgery but she can't sit still. She is creating a line of gift items now. You can buy these jars a...
The Storage Dilemma
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The Storage Dilemma

Have you ever been frustrated by not to being able to find what you need as you are working on a project? Even if you are a very neat person it can still be a daunting task to organize your work area so that you can find that one particular filigree when you need it. We welcome any suggestions or ideas you've found helpful but here some tips that worked for us over the years.  A wall from our warehouse. 1. Keep like items together. For example, large brass OX filigrees all in the same drawer. Small silver OX connectors together in their own zip lock bags within the same drawer and so on. We've used the 18 drawer organizers for years. You can find these in many hardware stores, K-Mart and Sears. If you keep a large number of very small items on hand, let's say your f...
She’s copying me!
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She’s copying me!

I share this experience with you in an attempt to help you cope with this frustrating event in the most positive way I know. From the first time a cave dweller made a mark on the wall with a piece of charcoal, I have a feeling there has been this claim of "She's copying me!" When I made jewelry full time, I was widely and blatantly copied. Each time I realized my work was being duplicated, I moved on to learn a new technique, try a new method and experiment with a different style. I didn't waste time and energy lamenting that someone was trying to copy me. It forced me to become a much more accomplished artist.  I am in no way endorsing such actions, however if I had never had competition, I would still be living in ...
Brooch Pins
Free Jewelry Making Lessons

Brooch Pins

My deepest gratitude to good friend and very talented designer Willie Zuniga who submitted this lesson on how to make a brooch pin. She is kind enough to share some of her techniques with you so that you can use that knowledge to make designs of your own. This copyrighted design is intended for learning purposes only and should not be copied for resale, either whole or in part. Start with setting #L52. Using small wire cutters nip off the loop. Remember, the technique is what you are learning, so be sure to look at all the other pieces on the site which can be used in the same way. Push the two opposing prongs of setting #S193 through the openings in filigree #D51. Set an 18mm stone into the setting and push the prongs down. Glue the edges of t...
Filigree
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Filigree

This earring design was created using only jump rings to sandwich a buff top oval cabochon between two filigree triangles. I used the jet oval buff top cabochon #T38 with different sizes of jump rings to join the two filigrees around the stone. All items used to make the earrings are shown with their numbers in the second photo. (Note: #T8 is now item #T08) #T08, #AA68, #B105, #A252, #A164, #BB53, #R28, #A28 This is also a great little filigree to use as a fancy prong effect layered in collage jewelry. Keep scrolling for more ideas! I used this filigree triangle as the "setting" edges when I embellished the medallion pictured below in detail and also in a full view. It was easily molded to the sides of the stone which was first set into a plain setting. The se...
Natural Elements
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Natural Elements

In this design example, I will show you one way to use a gemstone pendant bead which might not be perfectly drilled or evenly cut. This happens quite often when using a natural element of any type. Shell cabochons, gemstones or handmade glass stones are not always perfectly even or smooth, but I always try to make use of them. When I bought this black agate druzy geode pendant bead, it looked good in the poor lighting of the bead show. However, as I started to work with it in better lighting, I discovered that the hole was lopsided making the pendant hang at an odd angle. Usher in plan B. When the holes are not drilled properly in an otherwise beautiful gemstone, the layering technique can be employed to salvage the stone. Here I covered the hole completely with other elements....