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Welcome to the Jewelry Making Daily Shop, where jewelry makers of all skill sets can come to celebrate the art and love of creating handcrafted jewelry. This shop is dedicated to providing jewelry makers of all skill levels with the best selection of jewelry books, videos, and resources for their jewelry-making endeavors. Not only are we committed to bring you the best products to help you succeed, but you’ll find a new learning opportunity by browsing our free jewelry-making tips, advice, and articles written to guide jewelry artists of all abilities learn and grow in the world of handcrafted jewelry making. Read all of our featured free articles to further your knowledge and improve your jewelry-making technique

How to Make Metal Jewelry: Introduction to Metalsmithing

Metalsmithing Jewelry


Making metal jewelry for the first time can seem intimidating. This article uncovers the necessary metals and supplies required for making metal jewelry. Get the resources you need to metalsmith today.

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Learn How to Make Resin Jewelry

Resin Jewelry


Resin jewelry-making is commonly used to seal images or found objects into bezels, creating unique and original handmade jewelry. We help you understand the basics of using resin for jewelry, and point you in the direction of valuable resources to help advance your skills.

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7 Essential Wire Jewelry Tutorials, Tips and Ideas

Wire Jewelry


Have you experienced the beauty and value of wire jewelry making? There are so many fun ways jewelry makers can use wire in their designs. Discover wire jewelry tutorials, tips, and ideas and learn how to make wire jewelry.

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Soldering Jewelry: 6 Expert Resources for Jewelry Soldering Techniques

Soldering Jewelry


Soldering doesn’t always come as second nature to every jewelry artist, but we’ve made it a little bit easier for you. This article covers essential resources for learning how to solder jewelry and helpful tips to keep in mind when you’re soldering jewelry for the first time. You'll discover exciting resources to advance your soldering jewelry techniques.

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Introduction to Stone Cutting

Stone Cutting


Stone cutting is only one step in the overall lapidary process. Lapidaries (stone-cutters or gem-cutters) cut, polish, and sometimes facet stones for use in gemstone jewelry making. Cutting stones requires quite the technical skill, but we've got expert resources and basic tips to get you started here! You'll discover exciting resources to advance your soldering jewelry techniques.

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Gemstone setting tips and advice

Stone Setting


Have you always wanted to take the next step and advance your skills in jewelry making? The ability to make your own bezels and set stones in them is a crucial skill that seperates hobby jewelry making from artisian creations. You'll discover exciting resources to advance your jewelry techniques and guide you through stone-setting basics in this helpful article.

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Gemstone setting tips and advice

Polymer Clay Jewelry


Have you always wanted to take the next step and advance your skills in jewelry making? The ability to make your own bezels and set stones in them is a crucial skill that seperates hobby jewelry making from artisian creations. You'll discover exciting resources to advance your jewelry techniques and guide you through stone-setting basics in this helpful article.

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