More Metal Working Techniques

Learning new beading skills is a breeze with's Techniques! Simply follow along with our step-by-step picture tutorials on many popular metal working techniques, such as disc cutting, using a tumbler and basic soldering, and you'll become a master beader in no time! Each technique page will have a list of materials and tools that you will need, plus any additional tips that we found helpful.

Disc Cutting

Using a Tumbler - Polishing

Basic Soldering

Basic Soldering - Embellishing


Texturing Metal - With a Chasing Hammer

Texturing Metal - With a Texturing Hammer

Basic Riveting

Basic Riveting with Anvil

Riveting Using the 1/16 inch Riveting and Piercing System

Set Eyelets Using the 1/16 inch Riveting and Piercing System

How to Create Links using Decorivets

Riveting Using Compression Rivets

Using Liver of Sulfur to Oxidize Sterling Silver

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