Several people have asked how I made those material selection images on the jump ring shopping page. No, it’s not computer generated. Yes, I really did mix up a bunch of rings and dump them in a pile. (I chose sizes that were easy to sift out again later.) The sizes I used are all listed… [Read More]
- Are those real piles of rings?
- How do you take good product photos?
- How do you use a tumbler?
- How do you store and organize your rings?
You chose your chainmaille project. You made the jewelry. It came out well. But now you want to share your creation with other people. Maybe you’re selling your work, or maybe you just want to brag to your friends – in either case you’ll want good pictures. Unfortunately, metal can be tricky to photograph. I’ll… [Read More]
The first thing I’ll say about tumblers is to get one! If you only work in gold fill and niobium, then maybe you don’t need one, but for any material that tarnishes (sterling silver, copper, and jewelry brass) a tumbler will be your best friend. There are many types of tumblers available, but the main… [Read More]
When I first started making rings, I didn’t have nearly as many sizes as I do now, but even with just a few dozen, I wanted a way to keep them in order and scan quickly for a specific size. Plastic bags were no good – I needed something rigid. The screw-together clear plastic bead… [Read More]