Friday, October 31, 2014

Earring Card Display Stand Tutorial

In a rush to get going with the busy craft show season? Want to make your own handmade earring card display stand?  Check out Lisa McGrimmon's tutorial over on her blog. It is made from an ordinary picture frame.  This is a good thing as they usually come with a back stand so the frame will be displayed in an upright orientation.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Book Review - Textured Bead Embroidery

Bead embroidery is an extraordinary technique which turns seed beads into statement jewelry. It is not a difficult technique as it requires just basic sewing skills.  But the rewards are great as sewing just a few beads at a time eventually leads to spectacular designs.  Might I add, it is also addictive once you get started!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How to Make a Simple Adjustable Wire Ring Tutorial

Getting ring sizes right is a challenge.  So an adjustable ring really helps as there is plenty of give. I've written about different adjustable wire ring tutorials before (see links below).  Here is another super one by Rena Klingenberg.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Broken Wood and Colorful Bioresin Jewelry

What would you do with broken pieces of wood? Toss them into the recycle bin right?  But take a look at German designer Marcel Dunger's work and you will think differently about broken and jagged pieces of maple wood. What he does is make broken wood and colorful biresin jewelry!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Winner of TierraCast's $75 The Maker's Collection Jewelry Findings Giveaway

Last week's TierraCast giveaway was a runaway success!  Many lurkers came out of their workshops to try their luck.  No wonder as the majority of you not only know of the top notch quality of their jewelry findings but have also used them before.

Adapt Fishing Knot Tutorials for Jewelry Making!

I came across this power knot tutorial on Pinterest. It is totally uncredited so if you know its source, please let me know.  When I asked this question on my Facebook page some time ago, some followers recognized it as a fishing knot. Fishing knots are very useful for jewelry making!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Statement Polymer Clay Necklace Tutorials

Love statement necklaces?  Rather than make one using fabric, try polymer clay instead!  It is lightweight and comes in so many awesome colors ready to mix and blend.  Check out these great statement polymer clay necklace tutorials. The first two are by Aniko Kolesnikova of My Mandarin Ducky.  Her Polymer Clay Organic Leaf Necklace  is awesome!

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