Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Recycled Bottle Cap Owl Pendant Tutorial

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There is something enchanting about owls besides their association with wisdom and knowledge. Those big eyes, beaks and fluffy shapes are adorable.  So it is not surprising to see owls used in jewelry making.  This fun recycled bottle cap owl pendant tutorial is by Mohaiminah Faiz over on Instructables.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

My Secret Wood's Out of this World Resin and Wood Rings

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Some of you may have already seen the amazing resin rings made by a Vancouver artistic team, called My Secret Wood. Their work went viral earlier this year. I was unable to feature their work then as they were inundated with all the publicity as you can well imagine!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Winner of the Modahaus Photography Light Studio Giveaway

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I was not the least surprised to see the tremendous interest in last week's Modahaus Photography Light Studio Giveaway.  Some of you had no idea how jewelry designers could use the new Rostrum Camera Stand.  But mostly, it was because photography is such a huge stumbling block for many. Fran Wilkie, said "Taking great photos of my glass jewelry is no doubt the hardest part of my job." Vicki added, "Photography has been such a challenge for me."

Jenny Vestal's Torch Fired Precious Metal Clay | Craftsy Class Review and Giveaway

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Precious metal clay work is such a fantastic metal technique does not require a large investment in metal work tools.  Small pieces can easily be created with just a hand held torch eliminating the need for a kiln.  The end result is fine silver designs. Fine silver is nearly pure silver with none of the rapid tarnishing seen with sterling silver which has 7.5% copper.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fun Halloween Polymer Clay Jewelry | Pumpkin Cane and Witch Tutorials

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Polymer clay lends itself to all sorts of colorful designs. Just the perfect technique if you want to rustle up some fun Halloween jewelry.  Not everyone wants to dress up in full costumes. So some seasonal earrings or a pendant will do just fine!  These two tutorials are by Italian polymer clay instructor who calls herself Mo Clay.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Easy Beaded Flower Hair Pin Tutorial

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Here is an easy beaded flower hair pin tutorial. They are quick to make so you can make several as gifts.  The Russian designer, Marlina over on, designed it as bridal hair jewelry.  But it will suit non-brides as well if they want to add a touch of elegance to a updo.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Easy Turquoise Chip Resin Earrings Tutorial

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Always have some small projects at hand when working with epoxy resin or resin clay projects.  This precaution means you will be able to use up every last scrap of resin or resin clay you make up.  Here is a quick and easy tutorial where I did just that.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Designer of the Duchess of Cambridge's Favorite Pearl Earrings

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Even if you are not a Royal watcher, you can't but help notice the Duchess of Cambridge's choice of simple yet elegant jewelry.  This is someone who has access to fabulous jewelry pieces from the Royal Collection.  But understated is her style preference.  One of her favorite earrings is these lovely pair by British designer, Annoushka Ducas.  She wears them a lot.