Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bead and Crystal Embellished Fishnet Tights by Lirika Matoshi

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New York based Lirika Matoshi's bead and crystal embellished fishnet tights are the sort of bejeweled items sure to catch the eye of those who love bling and statement wear!  Her Etsy store has beautiful examples of hand stitched beads, crystals and fabric flowers of not just fishnet tights but socks, chokers, gloves, headbands and so on. The designs are all so pretty and feminine.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Nunn Design's Summer 2017 Collection Giveaway

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Becky Nunn and her team really come across as a highly creative team. Their latest Summer 2017 Collection adds to an already impressive roster of findings.  However, what really struck me were the numerous examples of finished jewelry shown in the sample photographs below.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

7 Awesome Wire Kumihimo Bracelet Tutorials

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Kumihimo is a clever way of doing intricate braids because the non-working multiple strands are held in place on the disk or plate in a particular order. This technique is also relaxing to do.  Most people use cord but you can definitely use wire too.  These awesome wire kumihimo bracelet tutorials are by British jewelry designer, Christina of CSLdesigns.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Easy Bird's Nest Earrings Tutorial Uses Jump Rings

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Creating wire bird's nest jewelry has never been my forte. You do need a fair amount of wire to make a substantial "nest".  So using jump rings as Rena did for her tutorial is brilliant!  What she did is to use the mobius technique of interlocking metal rings from the chain maille making world.

Friday, June 23, 2017

2 Chain Maille Cross Pendant Tutorials

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I have been negligent on the chain maille front!  But here are 2 chain maille cross pendant tutorials you might like. They are based on the two fairly easy weaves - the Full Persian and the Byzantine. If you have never done chain maille before, make bracelets first (tutorials links below) before attempting these tutorials. Also note that jump rings used have to be of the right gauge and internal diameter for chain maille weaves to work.  Instructors do share the info you need. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Two Lovely Tassel Beaded Earrings Tutorials

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Tassels are popular and beaders are also getting into the act!  Here are two tassel beaded earrings tutorials to try. Both tutorials are in Italian. So unless you can understand the language, watch closely! The first one by BijouxShayla is quite ornate.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Easy Wire Wrapped Diamond Charm Pendant Tutorial

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There is one good reason why I often feature Gloria of Domestic Diva Online's tutorials.  She never fails to come up with something different and yet is easy to do.  Her wire wrapped diamond charm pendant tutorial cleverly puts a square charm on point to resemble the gemstone shape.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Winner of the Polymer Clay Essentials eBook Giveaway

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Ginger Davis Allman's book giveaway last week was tantalizing to both beginners and those further along their polymer clay journey. Sneaky Burrito had not yet started that journey when she said, "I have been thinking about getting into polymer clay and this book sounds like it would answer a lot of my early questions."