Our state-of-the-art Online Jewelry Editor is the latest and greatest online jewelry creator in the industry! As with any industry-leading product, there may be some features that you find confusing or not intuitive. Below, we have tried to anticipate some of the questions you may have when using our Jewelry Editor. If you come up with questions that are not covered here, or would like further explanation, we invite you to Contact Us and submit your question. We will follow up with additional instructions as soon as we receive your inquiry.
Many of the designs in your Inspiration Gallery feature Diamond shaped stamping blanks, but I am unable to locate the Diamond shape in the Jewelry Editor under Stamping Blanks. Can you help me?
- Right mouse button, hold down, will allow you to rotate the shape. Left mouse button will move shape horizontally or vertically. Alternately:
- Yes, you simply select a Square Stamping blank in the size/texture your prefer, and then Rotate it. See Illustration #1 and #2 at right.
How do I add my letters and symbols onto the Stamping Blanks?
- Once you have selected the size and shape of your stamping blank and added it to your 'designing area', you are ready to begin customizing your design by adding stamps to it. Select the "Add/Edit Stamps" button under the stamping blank that you wish to work on (Illustration #3)
- When you are finished selecting and arranging your stamps, simply select "Stop Stamp Editor" to return to the designing of your unique piece of jewelry (Illustration #4).
Once I have placed my fonts and/or symbols onto the Stamping Blanks, I find I need to re-arrange them to make everything fit and look nice. How do I move the things once I have "stamped" them onto the blanks?
- While you are in the "Add Stamp" section of the Online Jewelry Editor, you will notice a collection of buttons in the 'design area'- in the lower, right-hand side of the screen (Illustration #5). This is your Best Friend while placing your stamps! Get acquainted with it now, and you will find joy and peace in all of your future stamping expeditions.
When I place my Stamping blanks on the canvas, the larger silver round is almost covering up the smaller copper. How can I re-arrange my placement?
- The Editor automatically places the items on the Artist's Pallet in the order in which you selected the items. So, if you selected the larger silver round first, and then added the smaller copper round, when you go to place one on top of the other, the silver will cover up the copper (see Illustration #11).
- To fix this, go to the item order field on the left side of the Artist's Pallet and either use the up/down directional arrows to move items to the top or bottom of the canvas. Or, you can also just drag and drop the boxes of the elements up or down (see Illustration #12).
- If you want to rotate your stamped letters or symbols, particularly to follow the curve of the Stamping Blank, use the Rotate button (Illustration #6)
- Nudge your symbol or letter, just a bit (Illustration#7). Use the up, down, right, left arrow buttons to nudge the desired placement. You are also able to move and place things without the Nudge button. Simply click on the letter or symbol & move it to where you want it. For those of us with unsteady hands, the Nudge button is a wonderful tool!
Opacity Toggle Button:
- Along the bottom of the button bar is the Opacity toggle (Illustration #8). This neat little button is very helpful when you are placing stamps on multiple layers of Stamping Blanks.
- If you toggle the button down, you will be able to see the layers so you don't end up placing stamps where you can't see them (Illustrations #9 & #10).
When I try to move the larger silver stamping round under the smaller copper stamping round, it keeps putting the silver on top of the copper and covering it up? How can I fix this?
- The items you place on the Artist's Pallet are added in the order in which you placed them. So, if you added the larger silver stamping blank first, and then added the smaller copper blank, the silver will remain on top of the copper (Illustration #11).
- In order to move the copper on top of the silver, you will need to re-order the items on the left hand side of the editor. You can either use either the up/down arrows on the right side of the screen, or simply drag and drop the shapes into the correct order (see Illustration #12).
Where's the SAVE MY DESIGN button??
There are two different alternatives when your work gets interrupted:
- Under the details column on the left-hand column, there are two buttons. One is a chain - designating "link". If you click on this button, a box will pop up with the link to your design. Copy and paste this link onto your clipboard and save it for later. Then, when you are ready to return to your design, simply copy that saved link into your browser, and your design will load back onto the design pallet. (see illustration #13)
- The second button in the left-hand column is a "Buy" button. If you click on the "buy" button, you will be directed to create a user-name and password, or to sign into your existing Lisa Nelson Designs account. After signing in, your design will appear in your shopping cart. It will be saved there, safely, until you sign back in and select "edit" to continue work on it. You will not be charged for your design at this point, because you have not yet entered your credit card information or confirmed your purchase. Your design will hang out there in your shopping cart until you return.