Sunday, May 27, 2018

5 Fun Polymer Clay Ring Tutorials to Try

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I like my resin rings - they are comfortable to wear as well as colorful.  However, they are limited to whatever I use as molds. Not so with polymer clay.  You can be as creative as your imagination allows!  Shown here are 5 fun polymer clay ring tutorials!  The first one is the snake-like polymer clay ring tutorial by Ludmila Bakulina. 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

2 Wire Bonsai Tree Jewelry Tutorials by Lythong Art

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I have written about wire tree sculptures before. These are fun to make if you like working with wire.  But one artisan creates the wire tree versions as pendants!  The trees are upside down and frameless unlike say, tree of life versions.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Whimsical Dinosaur and Animal Pendants by MarmarSuperstar

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Mark Poulin, who is based in Oakland, California, is a metal smith with a creative split personality.  On one hand, he creates beautiful mid-century inspired silver and enamel jewelry for his store, MarmarModern, but on the other hand, he displays his playful side with the whimsical dinosaur and animal pendants in his other store, MarmarSuperstar.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Updated Privacy Policy

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Noticed the flurry of updated privacy policies from many websites?  That is because of the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requirements which comes into effect tomorrow.  So I have updated my privacy policy.

Peacock Colors Makes This Chain Maille Earrings Look Pretty!

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Peacock feathers are so gorgeous. So it is not surprising when the iridescent blues, greens and purples are mimicked in jewelry designs. Check out Diana Ballum's European 4-in-1 earrings tutorial!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Multi St Petersburg Chain Beaded Necklace and Bracelet Tutorials

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I like St Petersburg chain but even better when the beaded element is in multiples.  BronzePony BeadedJewelry shared her tutorial on how to make a necklace and a bracelet doing just that. What I really liked about the design is not just the way the necklace came together at the front , but also the way a lovely focal is added.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Fluid Wire Work and Irregular Gemstone Designs by Lena Senilnik Art

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Elena Senilnik, the Ukranian wire work designer behind Lena Senilnik Art, creates beautiful and fluid wire wrapped gemstone designs.  Her distinctive style often turns irregular shaped stones into works of art!  Her ammonite pieces are original and unusual as is her way of placing the gemstones off center for some designs.

Australia Pendant

Monday, May 21, 2018

Helen Breil's Mad About Bowls Polymer Class Review and Giveaway

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Helen Breil is a friend and we lunch occasionally.  I was intrigued when she first told me she was working on her second polymer clay class several months ago.  I had previously featured her awesome magnetic polymer clay jewelry online class before so I knew she would have something innovative up her sleeve.  Helen was surprised and said, "I didn't think you would be interested in bowls."