Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mixed Media Earrings by Yucca Bloom

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Colorado based Lynn Ferro of Yucca Bloom is an amazingly creative mixed media jewelry designer. She particularly excels in one of a kind mixed media earrings which are so richly colored. All of them shows her talent for putting together original designs from diverse materials such as paper, wood, tin, glass, ceramics and so on.

Tooled Leather, Wood and Copper Earrings

Monday, September 18, 2017

Nunn Design's $65 Giveaway : Jewelry Kits for Embroidery

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One of the best things about jewelry making is you can incorporate creations from other crafting techniques and wear them! Nunn Design has come up with easy to assemble jewelry kits for embroidery enthusiasts to use. They are available as wholesale or retail kits.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

3 Grooved Cabochon Wire Jewelry Tutorials by OxanaCrafts

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Cabochons can be awfully awkward to hold while wire wrapping. When they are small enough for rings, it can get tricky especially if you are a beginner.  So this easy wire ring tutorial by OxanaCrafts solves that problem with the use of grooved gemstone cabochons.  As the designer says, it also has a minimalist look!  She has made simple loops for the wire ends thus making this ring adjustable.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Easy Recycled Aluminum Can Earrings Tutorial

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There are pros and cons with using recycled aluminum cans for making jewelry.  The pros include reducing wastage by reusing what is only a single use item as well as being inexpensive.  But the metal is thin, warps easily and the colored coating is easily scratched.   So how can you overcome the negatives and take advantage of the positives?  Beth over on The Mermaid's Den has a couple of tutorials on how she make earrings.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Awesome Mokume-Gane Polymer Clay Jewelry Tutorial

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Mokume-gane is actually a "Japanese metalworking procedure which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns."  But polymer clay artists can also produce the wonderful multi-colored effect using stacks of different hued clay.  Julie Picarello over on Sculpey demonstrates how this can be done with her awesome Southwestern inspired mokume-gane polymer clay jewelry tutorial.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wire Wrapped Dragon Eye Bracelet Tutorial Has Good Tips

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Never discount a tutorial just because the design may not be to your own taste.  Yvonne Williams, a wire artist has an elaborate wire wrapped dragon eye bracelet tutorial which has some good tips.  The ideas could spark designs of your own using some of her design elements.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Beaded Ladybird or Ladybug Ring Tutorial

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Ladybird or ladybug?  North Americans call these polka dot insects ladybugs but the British and other parts of the world know them as ladybirds.  They aren't true bugs, so they are more accurately known as ladybird beetles or lady beetles by entomologists. Whatever!  They are really pretty and most species do a good job of eating plant pests.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Miniature Polymer Clay Designer Shoe Earrings by VeruDesigns

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Verushka Stevens the designer behind VeruDesigns is not only a software engineer but an accomplished polymer clay artist.  Also noteworthy is her love for designer shoes! She adores them so much they became the inspiration for her Tiny Jewels collection!