Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Polymer Clay Food Jewelry which Smells Like the Real Thing!

Mei Pak of Tiny Hands makes adorable polymer clay food jewelry.  Not just any polymer clay food jewelry but pieces which smell just like the real food they mimic.  Pumpkin pie jewelry smelling like our favorite Thanksgiving dessert!  Pies, cupcakes, ice cream and even a whole breakfast line - fried egg, waffles and pancakes not only look good but are deliciously aromatic!

Scented Pumpkin Pie Ring

Monday, July 28, 2014

Handmade Slider Bead Jewelry Design Contest

A change this week!  Instead of the regular giveaway, here is a wonderful contest for YOU to flex YOUR design muscle!  Many Hands Marketplace/ Kazuri West is sponsoring a design contest for anyone to enter.  There is only one stipulation - the design must feature at least one Kazuri ceramic or Samunnat large hole slider beads.  Otherwise, any technique, any jewelry piece will be up to you! Necklace, bracelet whatever creative types out there can come up with!! See details below.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bollywood Chandelier Earrings Tutorial

Nothing beats jewelry extravanganzas than Bollywood movies!  I really enjoyed watching Jodhaa Akbar, an epic movie about Akhbar (1542-1605), the greatest of all the Mughal Emperors of India and the Rajput princess he married.   On Netflix of all places, a while ago.  The amazing jewelry worn by the actors were real gold and gemstones. See my past post : The Jewelry of an Epic Bollywood Movie.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

How to Make a Message Wooden Bangle Tutorial

How would you like to make your own personalized message on a wooden bangle?  One that doesn't ever fade or wash off? It's possible to do so using Inkodye from Lumi. It is a revolutionary sun activated printing dye which is waterproof and weatherproof.

How to Make a 3D Butterfly Pendant Tutorial

What could be better than a butterfly pendant? A 3D one! This clever tutorial is by Shaunte, one of a team of crafters and bloggers over on Crafts Unleashed.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Make Your Own Linked Spiked Bead Necklace Tutorial

I don't know about you, but I find spike beads are not easy to find.  But there is a solution for that! Just check out this awesome linked bead bib-style spike necklace tutorial by Kelsey over on the Loose Ends blog. She uses beads in graduated sizes most effectively.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fine Chain Lariat Necklace Tutorial

It's uncommon to come across a tutorial using fine chain.  This delicate design by Nicolas Tranchant over on the VivaLatina blog is elegant and will suit those who like less showy pieces.

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