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How To: Finishing Collars for Jewelry

How To: Finishing Collars for Jewelry

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It’s all about collars! In this blog post we give you some great ideas on finishing unfinished neck collars plus we have a brand new tool to show you and we cover December’s 2017 issue Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine.

Claw Pendant: Highlights & Headaches

Claw Pendant: Highlights & Headaches

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The #1 lesson that I learned with this piece was to be flexible. I spent weeks planning the design, multiple changes were made and just when I thought I had figured it out, I made the piece… here are my headaches and highlights that I encountered with this marvelous, fragile stone.

Making Chain with Jill MacKay

Making Chain with Jill MacKay

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Here at Halstead, we sell a lot of finished and footage jewelry chain in a huge variety of styles. But, sometimes, you just want to make your own. We sent jewelry designer Jill MacKay a coil of sterling silver wire and she turned it into this shimmery, organic handmade chain.