Hello, I’m Nancy!
This website is an ongoing, ever-growing, always under-construction website for jewelers/metalsmiths/goldsmiths or for people wanting to learn jewelry making/metalsmithing/goldsmithing. Within its pages, you’ll find lots of information that just might help you to solve a problem, advance your skills, or inspire. I appreciate your visit and hope that you enjoy your time here.
Checkout some of my popular content:
- On Pickle, Acid, Crock Pots and Backing Soda — A deep dive into the pickling process, which removes oxidation and flux residues 🥒
- DIY Tools and Storage — A huge list of various jewelry tools and storage solutions you can do at home, thus saving yourself money! 💰
- Stone Setting: Cabochons and Faceted Stones — Lots of questions and answers on how to set stones in your jewelry 💎
- Soldering 101 – The 4 Steps for Successful Soldering — A great primer on how to get started soldering jewelry 🔥
My name is Nancy LT Hamilton (the LT is rumored to mean “Loose Tongue”!). I am a jeweler, educator, YouTuber, artist, writer, and a few other things. Mother, wife and cat lover and officially (for 1 1/2 years now) a senior citizen with no retirement in sight. I love what I do and have yet to run out of something to say or teach!
I started life on the internet 11 years ago! I began my internet life as a YouTuber and now I seem to be all over the interweb – it feels like it! You should hop on over to my YouTube Channel. As of today, there are over 140 jewelry making, how-to videos posted – it’s a labor of love! Learn to be a jeweler, brush-up on your skills, learn something new, or just come by for a laugh. You can even watch me aging – it’s magic!!!
Why not burrow down the rabbit hole with me into my Pinterest page? It’s full of amazing art, fashion, and of course, jewelry! Currently, I have 47 boards and 5,500 pins. It’s a great place for inspiration.
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Riveted Portrait Pendant Project Video
I’ve put together a great project video around creating a riveted portrait pendant. The full video is for sale on Gumroad and all proceeds go to helping me create more free jewelry content for you 😊!
Here’s my beautiful model Arianna, wearing just one of the many potential variations on this great necklace!
This is an older video BUT, all the techniques are still relevant and it’s still a great project (just like me!) I show you how to do polymer clay image transfer, saw, rivet, cut acrylic, and make that killer chain – among a bunch of other necessary jewelry making skills!!! Download speeds are current.
Short Attention Span Theater with Mama
Because I’ve lost my mind, I started ANOTHER YouTube Channel called: Nancy LT Hamilton’s Short Attention Span Theater, hosted by my drag alter ego, Lady “Mama” Sawder Rhight. (I’m a woman, dressing like a man who is dressing like a woman – whew!).
Nancy LT Hamilton’s Short Attention Span Theater, as the name implies, is starting to fill up with jewelry making videos that are less than 5 minutes long. So, if you are stuck in a line, have to get to work, or have 7 kids to wrangle, you’ll only need 5 minutes (or less) to learn something new! Easy Peasy! Subscribe and turn on notifications to get notified when new videos come out of my and Lady Sawder Rhight’s studios!
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Thanks for visiting! Have fun and I hope you learn something new. So glad you stopped by!
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