“Time Sensitive” Design Contest Details

JewelryMonk Design Contest


Have you ever had a jewelry design in your head, that you thought would be so cool, but were unsure how to get it from your head to a finished piece of jewelry? Well YOU ARE IN LUCK! …….really…….

Hey Everyone, Doug here.  I am so excited to start the 2nd JewelryMonk Design Contest! I had so much fun with the first one a few months back, that I am going to keep this going.

The first contest was all about wax carving, BUT THIS ONE IS ALL ABOUT SOLDERING AND METAL FABRICATION!  So here is what’s up with this Design Contest:

  • You design a silver piece of jewelry from the stones I suggest in the FREE Downloadable PDF
  • Keep in mind this is all about Metal Fabrication and Soldering
  • You have until March 31st, 2017, at Midnight to submit your design to Doug@JewelryMonk.com.
  • If You Win, You Get Design Created as a Finished Piece of Jewelry! FREE
  • If You Win, You ALSO Get a Model and a Mold so you can reproduce your design if you want. FREE
  • If You Win, You ALSO Get and a Video Series that shows you STEP-BY-STEP how the piece was created. FREE
    • Video Series will cover: Design – The Layout – Metal Fabrication and Cleanup – Rubber Mold Making – Wax Sizing – Casting the Production Piece – Grinding – Tumbling – Pre-Polishing – Stone Setting – and Final Polishing. The Theme of this video series will be Metal Fabrication and Soldering, using the winning design as an example.
  • Make sure to Subscribe, so you can follow along the process. I will be releasing videos and tips along the way!
  • Share with your friends…….

So here is what you do.

Click the Download button below and get the Design Rules, Stones, and all the Details.  After that, come up with a design and send it to me at Doug@JewelryMonk.com.

That Simple. My team and I will select 1 winner and announce it soon after the deadline of March 31st.

Now, don’t feel like you are not “Qualified” to submit a design. You do not have to be a jewelry designer to enter. If you can do a CAD drawing, a pencil sketch, or just a crayon sketch, that is all I need.  My career has been creating jewelry from designs, everything from complex computer designs, to “scratch paper and napkin designs”. I have an eye for this. We will not make our decision on the design sketch quality, but criteria set up by our team for this project. So this contest is for EVERYONE!

You have a little time, but not much!

Are you READY?  Together We Can Make the BEST Jewelry of Your LIFE!

See you in the Contest!

Doug

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020 Podcast – JewelryMonk Design Contest Kickoff

JewelryMonk Podcast Episode 20

JewelryMonk Design Contest Kickoff

In this episode The Kickoff for the JewelryMonk’s 2nd Design Contest!

Your Mission…… If you choose to accept it:  

Download the PDF with Rules and Stone choices

click here —->>>  RULES AND INFORMATION <—- click here

  • Design a SILVER design around one of these stone.
  • You have until March 31st, 2017, at Midnight to submit your design to Doug@JewelryMonk.com.
  • My team and I will select 1 winner and announce it soon thereafter.  The winner will get their design created by myself.  During this process, I will create a video series of the whole process from:  Design – The Layout – Metal Fabrication and Cleanup – Rubber Mold Making – Wax Sizing – Casting the Production Piece – Grinding – Tumbling – Pre-Polishing – Stone Setting – and Final Polishing. The Theme of this video series will be Metal Fabrication and Soldering, using the winning design as an example.
  • I will make this video series, Focused on METAL FABRICATION AND SOLDERING available for purchase when it is finished, BUT the winner will receive the series for free.

BUT WAIT!!!! There’s More! (I have always wanted to say that….. sorry)

The winner will also receive the finished model, the mold, and the finished piece to own. This design and finished piece is theirs to do with whatever they want, it will be ready to go into production if they so desire.


ALSO, I introduced the A to Z Design to Finished Jewelry Video Course 

http://jewelrymonk-llc.thinkific.com/courses/AtoZ

  • The A to Z Design to Finished Jewelry Course is a 10 lesson, 22 video series that takes you through creation a piece of jewelry, from concept and drawing, all the way to the completed piece of reproducible jewelry. The videos cover, in real time, all the processes from transferring your design onto a wax blank, preparing and carving the wax. Casting that wax into silver, and cleaning up the silver into a model that will be molded. Injecting wax into the mold and casting those waxes into silver. Preparing those castings with tumbling media and polishing the castings. Finally, the piece will be set with a pear shaped stone in a prong/bezel setting, and the piece of jewelry will be final polished and cleaned, ready to ship.  (link below)

Featured Artist of this episode is www.BethBobbittDesigns.com

  • Hand Crafted Jewelry, Handcrafted for Unique Individuals

Jewelry Tip: has to do with Mineral Oil used with Polishing Compound


Cool Tool of the Week is a Degree Gauge:

Plus lots more in the podcast……

Now, Let’s Make something Shiny, Together.

Doug

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019 Episode, Purpose Jewelry, Wax Repair, Conversion Chart

JewelryMonk Podcast Episode 19

Kicking off a New Segment: Featured Artist

Purpose Jewelry 

www.purposejewelry.org

  • PURPOSE Jewelry is a social enterprise that provides professional opportunities to young women rescued from sex trafficking.  Something as simple as jewelry making offers young women a fresh start, and the ability to accomplish their dreams.

  • Focus of JewelryMonk Industries:    3 E’s of Growth– Educating, Equipping, and Encouraging.   So that is what the JewelryMonk.com site and the JewelryMonk Podcast is all about.   There is all kinds of “negativity” out there, and whether we focus on that, or focus on the positive things in our world……. GUESS WHAT, We are going to be changed either way!

  • Jewelry Tip :  I have been doing a bit of wax carving this week, and helping some of the people who purchased the Jewelry Creation Method Course with some of their projects. So I put together a video about how to fix a ring When (not if) you break your wax while wax carving, here is a quick tip on how to repair a ring that is in pieces.

 


  • Cool Tool of the Week:  Have you ever started making a ring project, and were unsure how long to cut the wire or shank, so your piece is just the right size, with no waste?  Today I have put together a quick tutorial on how I make my ring shanks just the right size every time, and have added a FREE Downloadable Spreadsheet for you to have, to print out, and keep by your workbench.
  • CLICK HERE for FREE Downloadable Spreadsheet:

Leave you with a Quote

“All new things lead to our death” Author….Fear

Now, Let’s make something shiny….. TOGETHER!

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Cutting Proper Length Wire For Making Ring Shanks

Have you ever started making a ring project, and were unsure how long to cut the wire or shank, so your piece is just the right size, with no waste?  Today I have put together a quick tutorial on how I make my ring shanks just the right size every time, and have added a FREE Downloadable Spreadsheet for you to have, to print out, and keep by your workbench.

Sample Image

Click Here>>>>  Ring Size Conversion Chart  <<<<Click Here

To determine how long to cut a piece of shanking material to make a ring,  Add the circumference, (Total Length of the piece needed) PLUS the thickness of the material you are working with. For example, If you want a SIZE 8 ring that is 1.5mm thick, you will start with a piece of material that is 57.15mm +  1.5mm (Circumference for a size 8 + 1.5mm) or 58.65mm long.

  • Here I start with the shanking material that is 1.5mm thick, and 3.0mm wide:

  • I cut the shank to the desired size, and use a pair of 1/2 Round/Flat Pliers to bend the 2 halves together so it blends better after it is soldered. I also use a #6 Equaling Escapement File.

    

  • I use as little amount of solder as I can, so I have less solder clean up. See how little solder I use? (solder on fingernail)
  • I heat the ring shank from underneath the solder joint, and place the Silver Solder on top of the solder joint. I use HANDY FLUX to solder with my Smith Little Torch.

    

Again, I am a HUGE advocate of “Less Solder, Less Solder Cleanup”.

  

I hope this helps, and the handy RING SIZE CONVERSION CHART never leaves your bench!

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Now….. Let’s Make Something Shiny, Together

Doug

Stalled Projects and Afraid-to-Start Projects

In 2 Weeks, WE Could Tackle That Nagging Jewelry Project That Has Been Stalled on Your Bench:


What Projects are you working on, and are stalled….. On have been afraid to try and tackle because you don’t know exactly how to go about it, or are afraid you might mess it up and waste money?

Check out this quick video to see how:

This Jewelry Creation Method Video Course is Focused on:  EDUCATION, EQUIPPING, and ENCOURAGING You in Your Jewelry Making.


JUST The Video Lessons consist of:

1- Video on Image Sizing Video

6- Videos on Wax Preparation and Carving Videos

4- Videos on Casting/ Casting Prep and Investing Videos

3- Videos on SILVER Model Cleanup Videos

1- Video on Mold Making Video

1- Video on Tumbling, Grinding, Pre-polishing Video

2- Videos on Stone Setting Videos

1-Video on Final Polishing and Cleaning Video


  • OVER 20 Bonus Videos covering subjects like Making Your Own Silver Wire, Using a Draw Plate, How to Make Textured Sheet, Annealing, Tool Making, and much, MUCH MORE


  • And the OVER-THE-TOP Bonus:

  • 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!!!

PLUS——->  2 Full Weeks of PERSONAL INSTRUCTIONS with ME,

Doug Napier, The JewelryMonk


So, THAT ought to get you SUPER Excited, But remember:

THIS OFFER ENDS TUESDAY, FEB 21 at Midnight!

So Act Soon, Or This Amazing Offer Will Be Gone!

Together, WE can make the BEST Jewelry of Your LIFE:

Now….. Let’s Make Something Shiny….. TOGETHER