Saturday, February 17, 2018

2 Styles of Easy Open Spiral Wire Earrings Tutorials

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Here is an easy peasy idea for beginner wire workers!   Shelly Owen of Radziela Designs shared her tutorial on her blog, Coffee, Beads and Blogging.   You can make it any size you want depending on what you use as the mandrel.  Using bail forming pliers as in the tutorial makes it a breeze!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Watch How a Donut Pendant is Made from Bread!

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I've often said jewelry can be made from just about anything. So here is yet another look at an unusual material!  Watch this amazing tutorial where woodworker, Peter Brown - a self confessed "geek with a full set of power tools" makes a donut pendant from bread.  Yes, bread!  His suggested name for it? A gluten medallion!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Easy Wire Woven Ring with Open Focal Area

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Christina of CSL Designs shares amazing wire jewelry tutorials which I have collected!  Here is another great tutorial for a ring with an open focal area.  I think is great for someone starting out with wire weaving.  There are just two base wires of 20G.  The wire weaving is done with 26 G.  I do not recommend using 28 G for weaving simply because it is too fine. 26 G has a greater visual impact.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Aztec Inspired Beaded Bracelet Tutorial Uses Ava Beads

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Have you tried beading with 3-hole Ava beads?  These V shaped beads have holes which go through the legs of the V as well as the apex.  As you can see from Deborah Roberti's Aztec inspired beaded bracelet tutorial. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Jewelry Photography Webinar This Sunday Still Has a Few Spots! | OrangeMonkie Table Top Studios

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I must have had a grey hair moment when I scheduled the February webinar for this Sunday, February 18 at 2 pm EST.  Totally forgot about the Olympics! So there are still a few spots left for anyone interested.  Just email me at if you can make it.

Pond Life Polymer Clay and Resin Jewelry and Ornaments by BonAppetEats

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Jackie Chaves is a Florida based polymer clay artist with a passion for crafting miniatures.  Her favorites are tiny food jewelry as well as tiny creatures as you can see from her Etsy store, BonAppetEats.  She certainly loves koi , beta fish and axoltl (Mexican salamanders).

Monday, February 12, 2018

Nunn Design's Giveaway for the Winter 2018 Collection

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Nunn Design's Winter 2018 Collection is out and there is a giveaway to mark this milestone.  Some of the new components show a distinctive organic flare.  Their new open bezels, hoops and bold ear wires are all noteworthy.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Pretty Superduo Butterfly Inspired Bracelet Tutorial | Introducing CzechBeadsExclusive

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As many long time readers know, I am very fond of butterflies.  So imagine my delight when I saw this pretty superduo butterfly inspired bracelet tutorial from CzechBeadsExclusive.  What is remarkable are the butterflies all around the beaded design - 3 columns of them in different colors.