tkiplinger made Bezel Set Raw Aventurine Bracelet with:
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Q&A with tkiplinger
I would love to know about how you fabricated these earrings - I love the style - did you truly make out of bronze metal!
Hi! Thanks! This a bracelet, shown from two angles, not earrings. Yes, it is fabricated from bronze using combination of wire and sheet, cut and soldered together. The stone was set using bronze bezel wire. Hope this helps!
Duh me! My mind was already on earrings and so that is what I saw. The bracelet is lovely and I do love the style. May I ask where you purchase your supplies. I live in rural area with no supply facilities.
Also do you enjoy the class and feel like it was of value. I am cautious about taking one here, I signed up and paid for a class with another company similar to this and the class was terrible. Just a power point type presentation and when I contacted them about the quality - it too bad!
Thank you so much for your reply. I am trying to get motivated to start making jewelry again. There is so much competition out there now. I need to find my style and niche.
Thank you again,
I purchase my sheet metal, wire and tools mostly from www.RioGrande.com. This is the go-to for most makers and jewelers because they have EVERYTHING and their support is fabulous. Doesn't matter where you live, they'll ship to you! :) Amazon also has a suprising amount of tools for beginners, too. For the other stuff like stones, I buy all over the place. (The ones in this piece were from an Etsy seller of gems and stones.) I have taken many in-person classes when I was beginning (at first through a local art center, then a local university) and nothing compares to hands-on help and instruction. That said, these Craftsy classes are TRULY impressive. I am surprised at how much can be learned from them and I highly recommend you try one... Just be sure you choose one that's at the right level for your skills. There are some good beginning jewelry making classes here. If you're on a budget, sign up for their email so you get alerted when there is a sale. They have 1/2 price sales often on classes. If you're still reluctant, they have several free classes in the Jewelry section. Try one of those to get a feel for the classes. Good luck to you!