VIDEO TUTORIAL ON SURFACE TEXTURING FOR JEWELRY
I have always loved textures of all kinds. Using texture in your jewelry creations is a great way to add visual interest or focal points. Texture can create contrast within your design or help give balance to you piece. In this video tutorial I explain and demonstrate how I create texture for my jewelry creations. You will see demonstrations using hand files, hand stamps, hammers and how I create my own texturing plates to then use in the rolling mill. Below you will find a list of techniques and tools that I use throughout the video and suggestions on where to purchase them.
An intermediate level of metalsmithing is required for this tutorial. The video is approximately 33 minutes long.
This is a technique based and instructional tutorial where I show various ways to create original and organic textures in your work. I do not create a finished jewelry piece. I also explain how I create texturing plates to use in the the rolling mill. When making texturing templates for the rolling mill, I always recommend making a small sample plates first.
After placing your purchase you will have access to the video. Click on the blue box in upper right hand corner of your order confirmation, "access digital content". Click on this and it will take you to a new page in LjBjewelry shop to view the video. You can also access the video from the email confirmation of your order. If you do not see your email confirmation, check your spam folder. The video tutorial is in English.
PLEASE USE ALL SAFETY MEASURES, FACE AND EYE PROTECTION, PROPER VENTILATION WHEN OPERATING TOOLS IN YOUR STUDIO.
You must be familiar with how to use a rolling mill. However, I do offer in the video alternate ways to texture your work where a rolling mill is not used or required.
You must be familiar with using hammers, 2 pound brass hammer, hand stamps and center punches
You must be familiar with using a torch to anneal your metal and sweat soldering. (sweat soldering is optional, it is not demonstrated in the video but is suggested as a technique to use when creating your own texturing plates for the rolling mill.)
You must be familiar with using a flex shaft or Dremel.
You must be familiar with how to use hand files.
Rolling mill (optional)
Hammers, chasing hammer, 2 pound brass hammer
Flex shaft or dremel
Checkering files Rio Grande (product number 114846 for n.00 cut) (product number 114852 for n.2 cut)
Various hands stamps (choose stamps that you like or the ones you have)
You can find stamps here: 2 moon tools on Etsy, K2 stamps on Etsy, Red Dirt Diva 2 on Etsy
Diamond Drill bits (can be found at any hardware store, Habor Freight, Home Depot)
Disc cutter, any shape, (optional)
16 gauge brass sheet (you will need a bench sheer to cut 16g sheet or a jewelry supply store may cut the sizes, I use small sizes 2x2 iches)
20 gauge copper and silver sheet
6 gauge ½ round silver wire
Various gauges of steel wire or copper or brass wire (wire is formed, shaped and taped to your metal)
Laser prints (Rolling Mill Resources on Etsy)
Masking tape and a whole lot of creativity.
If you have any questions regarding the video, techniques or tools I use please feel free to contact me through my website or social networks.
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