Monday, April 27, 2015

Winner of Yoola Design's $93 Wire Crochet Crystal Earring Kit

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Some of you are seasoned crocheters, some are into wire but all who left comments for last week's Yoola Design giveaway love the look of wire crochet!   Not only that, a number of you realize from experience, how difficult it is to crochet evenly with wire.  Yael's innovative technique with the help of looms do help but you have to put in the time to practice.

Wire and Vase Necklace or Bracelet Display Tutorial

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Are you getting ready for the coming fall season of jewelry booth selling?  Or simply want to organize your favorite necklaces or bracelets for easy reach each morning?  Either way, you might like to see this wire and vase jewelry display tutorial by Kristenmarie over on See It and Create.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sculptured Wire Wrapped Lampwork Bead Tutorial

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Do you like the flowing, sculptured look in wire wrapped designs?  Where there is a 3D quality about them?  Then check out this wire wrapped lampwork bead tutorial by Carol Ladine Lagoski over on Beading Times.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

How to Make Easy Macrame Earrings Tutorial

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I don't know about you but I don't really have the patience to knot an entire macrame bracelet!  But I still like the pretty colors and the versatility of various friendship bracelet patterns.  So here is a fun tutorial by Daniela over on Curly Made on how to make macrame earrings with any short sections of knotted cords.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Product Review - Nelson Beads' Madagascar Rose Quartz

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I am sure most of you have experienced the surprise when the gemstones you ordered don't look like the online pictures you saw.  That's not surprising because the natural stones do vary and suppliers tend to use stock photos.  So I was intrigued by Pennsylvanian Joanne Nelson's gemstone store, Nelson Beads.  What is so different about this store is the fact that Joanne rephotographs every new batch which arrives so " you can see exactly what you are getting".

Madagascar Rose Quartz