Saturday, April 21, 2018

Round Maille Focal on Leather Necklace Tutorial

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I am rather fond of thick leather cord necklaces because they are ideal for showcasing focals. This  round maille and crystal tutorial by Kylie Jones does exactly that. It is easy enough for beginners. You don't have to do too much chain maille especially if you want to work with stainless steel (tougher) or have strained wrists.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Watch this Senegalese Designer Make a Woven Hollow Wire Bracelet | Toolbox Initiative Helps Worthy Craftsmen

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Jewelry designer, Elhaj Mamadou Pene Diagne of Senegal, may only have a few basic tools, but he can make an amazing traditional woven hollow wire bracelet as you can see from this video. He wove the bracelet using twisted wire strands. He also wove around beads continuously from the bracelet which is then later separated. This approach saves time and materials.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Elegant Superduo Bracelet and Earrings Tutorials Rocks in Different Colors

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I like beaded jewelry designs which do not take ages to finish.  Yet, I want them to be pretty too. So this elegant superduo beads bracelet tutorial by Bead Diagrams fits the bill! It is versatile both for color and for other modifications. For example, make it all white for a bridal piece. The designer gives many suggestions for color combinations in her diagrammatic tutorial.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Outstanding Wire and Bead Heart Earrings Tutorial

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I've seen and featured plenty of wire heart tutorials before (see links below).  But this wire and bead heart earrings tutorial by Penny Dixon is a standout! There is plenty of time to make a pair for Mother's Day or save it for another special occasion!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Art Polymer Clay Animal Jewelry by Meadow and Fawn

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Alexis is the talented Californian artist behind Meadow and Fawn.  She makes shadow boxes, terrariums, figurines and paints.  She creates animals and mushrooms out of polymer clay and meticulously hand paints them.  Her totem animal jewelry really caught my eye as her designs clearly shows not just her talent but her love of animals and nature in general.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Winner of Inspired Bead Embroidery Book Giveaway

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I am definitely not the only one who loves Sherry Serafini's work.  Lots of you do judging from last week's book giveawayNeena Shivlock made me smile when she wrote, "I would give my arm to be able to embroider and bead like Sherry, but that would be counterproductive, wouldn't it ?:)"

Easy Cat and Dog Charm Pendant Tutorials | TierraCast's Spot and Whiskers Collection

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TierraCast has came out with a new mini-collection of lovely pet pewter charms which they called, appropriately "Spot and Whiskers",  I received some for review and obviously, have some fun designing with them.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

2 Celtic Knot Wire Jewelry Tutorials

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Celtic knots are ever popular in jewelry designs. Check out these two awesome Celtic knot wire bracelet tutorials by two British instructors.  This wire woven one is by Christina Larsen of CSLdesigns.  As you can see from the tutorial, Christina bends two pairs of woven wire lengths into two.  She then interlocks the U parts. Carefully. The trick with working with very soft wire is to work slowly so no undue bends and kinks are created.