Thursday, May 25, 2017

Elegant Beaded Rondelle Pendant or Earrings Tutorial

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Beading techniques yield the most elegant and luxurious looking designs.  One I really liked is the beaded rondelle pendant or earrings tutorial by Nunzia Scalpore. The choice of colors and bead types is what makes this design lovely. Rich colors like gold, red and bronze will look fabulous!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Clever Faux Micro Mosaic Polymer Clay Pendant Tutorial

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Mo Clay's micro mosaic polymer clay pendant tutorial is so colorful! At first I though she had done a cane tutorial. But no, it is a truly clever and innovative way of using chalk pens and a plastic mesh template! You can also get acrylic paint pens.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ethereal Copper Wire Wrapped Jewelry by Calisto Breeze

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It's not often I come across father and daughter teams. But Calisto Breeze is one of those rare combinations. George and Carolin Breeze of Tel Aviv, Israel, make ethereal copper wire wrapped jewelry - something different as most of the ethereal style collections are made from silver.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Winner of the New Stamped Metal Jewelry Book Giveaway

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Were you one of the ones inspired by last week's giveaway for the New Stamped Metal Jewelry book? This innovative project book easily does that.  And definitely encourages one to persist with this metal technique.  As one reader, Ginny, puts it, "I bought several tools for metal stamping and have yet to try it feeling a bit intimidated. Thank you for offering this! Maybe it will give me the courage to try it sooner rather than later."

Easy No-Resin Real Flower and Leaf JewelryTutorial

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Resin is the way to go if you are wanting to make real flower jewelry.  However, some of you are hesitant to try two part epoxy resin.  So here is a solution - an easy no resin real flower and leaf jewelry tutorial! It is a glass tile and decoupage style technique which is not difficult at all.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

12 Strand Wire Braided Bracelet Tutorial

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Lisa Niven Kelly named her 12 strand wire braided bracelet the Mermaid bracelet because it is based on the fishbone hair braiding style. Her tutorial makes one major modification since this is wire and not hair!  There is a core foundation - a length of 14 G wire over which the thinner wires are braided. The ends of this foundation wire is formed into loops for clasp connection and fastening.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Make Wire Leaf Sculptures for Jewelry Display

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The copper wire leaf sculptures shown in Lia Griffith's tutorial are simply stunning.  Especially when displayed in a group.  The concrete and gilded base is heavy enough so the sculptures don't tip over. As the designer said, use these as home decor or to display your jewelry either at home or at a craft show.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Smaneck - the Hands Free Smartphone Necklace!

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I knew sooner or later, someone would come up with a smartphone necklace!  The Japan Trend Shop has the nifty Smaneck, a hands free necklace style smartphone holder for just $24 (plus shipping). It is really a tiltable grip for smartphones that can be worn around the neck.