Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Adorable Beaded Baby Owl Pendant Tutorial

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Lots of people love owls in jewelry designs. If you are one of these, then you will love Estelle of Petit Bout de Chou's adorable beaded baby owl pendant tutorial!  It's done in brick stitch. Miyuki beads are a must as these Japanese beads are very uniform in size.  You could do them with other beads but the owls will not look as good as these do!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Organic Minimalist Jewelry by Eried

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Creating minimalist jewelry designs is quite a challenge.  That's simply because the artist has to "sketch" out memorable pieces with just the bare minimum of materials.  One artisan who can do that is Greek architect, Eri.  Her shop, Eried, shows her deft organic minimalist style.

Tropical Cluster Flowers Earrings

Monday, April 24, 2017

Yoola Design's Shogun Element Wire Bracelet Kit and Tutorial Giveaway

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Oh my!  Yael of Yoola Design has a new tutorial that is truly in the art jewelry category. As many of you know already, she is known for her range of outstanding contemporary wire jewelry designs well as kits and tutorials available to those who wish to learn. One lucky winner will receive her new Shogun Element bracelet tutorial and kit in this giveaway.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Review Guide to Beading Software Tools

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Not too long ago, someone asked me what sort of beading software tools might be useful for creating your own patterns for both loom and off-loom work.  Well, there are a number, both free and paid. Which you choose will depend on not only how much you are willing to pay but why you need them. Here is a review guide to beading software tools for you to explore and consider.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lace and Zipper Necklace Tutorial

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This lace and zipper necklace tutorial by M and J Trimming is a stunner! The zipper is black but the lace edging and beaded trimmings are gold tone making the design a real statement.  Still, it has to be worn with the right outfit - a simple v- necked black dress rather than what is shown below!

Friday, April 21, 2017

How to Make Gallery Wire Ring Tutorials

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Gallery wire is a pretty strip of patterned precious metal wire. Metalsmiths use gallery wire as bezels. But some, like this previously featured designer, also use them to make delicate rings!  It is not hard to do if you know how to solder. Metalsmith Soham Harrison shared his basic gallery ring tutorial.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Easy Texture and Paint Polymer Clay Bead Tutorial

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You can use many things for texturing polymer clay. This easy texture and paint polymer clay bead tutorial uses a larger filigree to "stamp" on the texture.  This left a rather organic look - like the surface of walnuts.  The tutorial is over on Kalinkapolinka.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wire Wrapped Cabochon Ring Tutorial

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Wire artists usually use prongs and bezels to add cabochons in ring designs.  But Malfait Luciu Jewelry has a wire wrapped cabochon ring tutorial which uses bands of wire and coiled wire to hold onto the off set cabochon. It is not hard to do. Just fiddly especially at the part when the wire bits go over the ends of the cabochon.