Posts by Kate Wilkonson

Kate Wilkonson
My Mom was the first to get me started making jewelry as a little girl and instantly I was hooked. Who would have thought that keeping my little hands busy would turn into a lifelong passion? With a background in fashion and industrial design, the world of jewelry always called to me. Taking the time to seek all the knowledge and technique I could find. I still believe that there's always more to learn or a new way of doing things. The way jewelry creates memories, helps to commemorate special life events and can live forever will always fascinate me. I currently live and work in Denver but wander the globe for inspiration and unique supplies. Currently, I am especially in love with the custom side of my business where I get to help people celebrate, honor, and create pieces that fit them, their loved ones, and their lives.
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How to Make a Stylish Sheet Metal Pendant in 8 Simple Steps

Learning to make a basic sheet metal pendant is an easy skill that once learned can be adapted for projects as versatile as cuffs, earrings and simple rings. And you can further customize the pieces by using some of the texturing techniques we’ve covered in our post on how to texture metal. Start making your own custom pendants today with this super simple step-by-step tutorial!

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Don’t Be Too Intimidated to Try Wrapping Briolettes

Adding stones to your jewelry designs is a wonderful way to add extra elegance to your pieces, but the process can be a bit intimidating. In this tutorial, I'll break down the process two different ways. Try them both and see which one you prefer. Before you know it, you'll be finding all kinds of ways to use briolettes to bring new dimension to your projects.

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Make Your Own Jump Rings From Wire: A Jewelry Making Tutorial

Jump rings are an integral part of the jewelry design process as they're easy to use and have near unlimited applications. You can use them to attach charms, make chain, and finish your work with them. In this tutorial, with just a few basic jewelry making skills you can learn how to make a jump ring, an essential wirework technique. Read more »