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How is Anodized Aluminum Made?

We’ve just launched some cool new anodized aluminum sheets that are a great way to create unique jewelry components.

How to Use a Jump Ring Like a PRO

If your at all interested in jewellery making this is the place to start. Opening and closing jump rings is likely to be the technique you'll use most in and it's a really important one to get right. Having neat, secure jump rings is integeral to the aesthetics and function of each jewellery piece. Luckily it's also probably the easiest technique to learn as well!

DIY Useful and Simple Brush Pot

Product DetailsMaterials you need in making brush pot: Popsicle sticks, egg roll can, elastic and crod. At first, use two pieces of elastic to fix popsicle sticks on the egg roll can.Then,when finish fixing the popsicle sticks , decorate the brush pen by ting the cord you like.After two steps, the brush pen is finished. You can also put flowers in it to decorate your life.It is quite simple to make, right? Please don't hesitate to have a try!

Hidden clasp

Twice the safety for precious jewelry. To open, unsnap the safety latch, then push down on the tab until it unlocks and gently pull apart.

Channel setting

A series of diamonds are mounted in a groove carved out in the precious metal. A hole, positioned below the gem, is left open in the channel to allow light in.

Safety clasp

Squeeze the arms of the hook to release, then turn the hook to the side and slide the hook from the lock. If the hook accidentally releases, your fine necklace will remain secured by the safety catch.

Bezel setting

A metal rim gently secures a gemstone in place by the girdle. The bezel setting guards the gem from damage, yet does not block light from creating brilliance.

Hinged back

A hinge enables the earring back to open and close, while a small notch carved in the arm locks the earring in place.

Box clasp with safety

To release the clasp, pinch the arms together and pull outward. Unhook the arm of the clasp from the loop to remove.

Box catch with hidden safety

To open, gently push down on the safety catch until it un-snaps, then squeeze the latch tab in until it unlocks. Before putting the bracelet on, first be sure to open the safety latch.

V-Prong setting

A notch is carved out of the metal prong so that the gemstone fits snuggly. The metal prong encloses around the corners of the gemstone to ensure a tight fit and protection from breakage.

Common prong setting

Gemstones share prongs, creating a close setting and a clean line of brilliance.


To open this buckle, pull the end of the strap through the belt loop and pull backwards. Lift the buckle arm upward out of the hole to release the strap.

Lobster claw clasp

The pressure of a tiny spring keeps the arm closed — a smart design for safety.

Bar channel setting

Individual precious metal bars run perpendicular along the ring. The bars are molded around a gem to lock it in place.

Screw backing

Security for precious gemstone earrings. The threaded screw-post and back assures earrings are held securely in place.

Hinged snap back

Close the earring and apply light pressure to lock the earring into place. The hinge back and post snap together and lock in place with small notches.

Push-Button Hidden clasp

This clasp opens when buttons on each side of the bracelet band are pushed, then the band extends to allow for easy removal.

Pearl knot

An intricate knot is tied between each pearl to prevent rubbing and scraping, which would destroy the pearl nacre.

Push backing

Indents in the post and tension rings on the back prevent the earring from slipping off.
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