Thursday, April 24, 2014

Book Review - Linked

Chain mail jewelry making is like kumihimo, knitting, crochet and other such craft where the repetitive motion calms and soothes.  But chain mail has other things extra to offer - a mathematical challenge when calculating ring sizes and a chance to construct what looks like a complicated puzzle to non-practitioners!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Adorable Jewelry Gift Bags to Make

It's wonderful to be able to create a piece of jewelry as a gift.  But for that someone special - maybe Mum on Mother's Day? - going the extra mile might be in order.  I'm talking about special gift bags.  If you are talented in other crafts like sewing or crochet, these tutorials are for you. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Real Butterfly Jewelry by Debra's Divine Designs

Butterflies (and moths) are one of the loveliest creatures on Earth.  Their lifespan once hatched from their pupae is just 2-3 weeks.  So it is wonderful to see their gorgeous wings preserved for much, much longer. Fellow Canadian, Debra Jeffries' real butterfly jewelry collection on Debra's Divine Designs really celebrates the beauty of these insects.

BFF Pendants from Madagascan Sunset Moths (Chrysiridia rhipheus)

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