Sunday, September 25, 2016

There is Room for More for the October 2 How to Photograph Jewelry Webinar.

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Yup. That is next Sunday October 2 at  2 pm EST.  We are now moving into prime selling season for jewelry makers. So if you are free and want to improve your jewelry photography, save time with your online work flow, then email me asap! ( Spruce up your shop in time for the upcoming season.

Wirewoven and Crochet Goldfish Necklace Tutorial

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Alevtina Gersenko is an amazing Russian wire artist. Her tutorial shows how she creates t wire frame for this amazing goldfish necklace. Like many wire artists, the design is first sketched on paper.  This is an effective template for curving the wire frame.  The fins and tail are just a lovely collection of long wire loops which were later covered and connected together with wire weaving.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Rhinestone Chain Fringe Earrings Tutorial | Great Use of Slide Connectors

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I love Candie Cooper's rhinestone chain earrings tutorial for a couple of reasons.....besides being such a pretty design. It's a great idea for using up short lengths of rhinestone chains.  The other reason is the use of slide connectors to assemble and display sparkly fringes. These are typically used for beaded bracelets but why not in earrings?

Friday, September 23, 2016

Retro Go-Go Resin Jewelry Tutorial

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Some time ago some Facebook followers wanted me to share the tutorial for a pink go-go resin pendant I posted. It has taken me many months but I finally got round to writing up the instructions for these easy and fun retro designs. I tried not to use those really bright colors favored during the 60's. So you could say, these are modernized to suit our different tastes today.  This is the third resin jewelry tutorial I've done using stickers (see links below for the other two).

retro go go resin jewelry tutorial

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Pretty Wirewrapped Bird Pendant Tutorial

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I previously wrote about Alana Fire's amazing wire statement necklace tutorial where this Russian artist shared the key steps. She also has a pretty wire wrapped bird pendant tutorial which is far less complicated! Like many wire artists, she uses a sketched design to help guide her wire work process.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bead Embroidered Real Sea Shell Necklace Tutorial

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Most people incorporate crystals and gemstones in bead embroidered jewelry designs. But this lovely design features sea shells! The tutorial is by Natalia Solyanik over on   The asymmetrical style is also a refreshing change from centrally placed focal pieces!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Unusual Organic Resin Jewelry by IsThisHandmade?

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There are plenty of people who embed organic material into resin.  One artisan who stands out is Croatian based Zeljka who calls her shop, IsThisHandmade? Not only does she include unusual organic material in her work, she also makes distinctive frames for her designs using a soldering iron. Her collection shows off her design aesthetics and eye for natural beauty.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Winner of the Metalsmithing Made Easy Book Giveaway

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I see from last week's giveaway many of you share my opinion that Kate Richbourg is an amazing metalsmith instructor and jewelry designer.  She excels at teaching in print and also in video classes. And some of you are lucky enough to have taken her workshops.