Posted on | January 6, 2014 | Comments Off
Hello, Readers. I have a special announcement today. If you have been thinking about buying one of my paid tutorials, now is your chance to enter to win one for free. The contest is being hosted on The Beading Gem’s Journal. Visit the post on her blog and leave a comment to enter. Each of four winners will get to choose any one of my tutorials. The contest ends at 6 PM EST on January 13th.
The Beading Gem’s Journal is a great resource for jewelry makers. Every day, Pearl posts information about various types of jewelry making, links tutorials, and other topics of interest to jewelry makers.
Posted on | October 23, 2013 | Comments Off
I love Pinterest. Almost every day I find lots of interesting examples of handmade jewelry there. The other day I noticed that so many of my favorites were by the same artist, Kathy of Bear Run Originals.
I find Kathy’s work to be a great example of how skillful craftsmanship can elevate a piece. Her simple settings, usually copper and monochromatic bead selections, leave no room to hide. Every coil, every wire end, every angle has to be perfect. And it is.
Her pieces allow us to appreciate the beauty of the coil, and the beauty of the beads, put on display in tasteful jewelry pieces that can be worn every day to provide a splash of color and a touch of style. There is much more to see in her wonderful shop.
Posted on | October 4, 2013 | Comments Off
I’m pleased to present the Twirl Earrings tutorial. These earrings are joyful, kinetic, and versatile. They require common jewelry making tools and very few materials, just 20 gauge wire and a pair of ear wires. With the holidays approaching, you may find use for them as abstract Christmas trees.
Posted on | October 1, 2013 | Comments Off
Angry Hair Jewelry is filled with gleaming gemstones in brilliant color combinations. Lisa, the artist, keeps these magnificent stones in the spotlight by placing them in simple but meticulously crafted settings.
Posted on | September 29, 2013 | Comments Off
Rhodonite is pretty pink with a dark side, a sweetheart rose veiled in smoke.
Posted on | September 27, 2013 | Comments Off
Jewelree by Sheree Semonich is a unique line of handmade jewelry built around guitar strings adorned with colorful bead mixes. Sheree wraps guitar strings into bangles and embellishes them with gemstones and glass to create celebratory pieces inspired by her love of music. Better still, the guitar strings are reclaimed – they have literally been used to create music before being incorporated into these beautiful jewelry pieces. What’s more, musicians will appreciate that these bangles will not produce clanging sounds when they bang together.
Apart from their embodiment of musical energy, the jumble of sizes, shapes, textures, and colors lends intrigue to these bangles.
Posted on | September 25, 2013 | Comments Off
With a name that sounds like the beginnings of a zany children’s song, lapis lazuli makes a fun presentation for both the ears and the eyes. Read more
Posted on | September 23, 2013 | Comments Off
Isn’t it lovely? This is the Gypsy Enchantment Ring by FaerieKat. Consider me captivated.
Posted on | September 20, 2013 | Comments Off
I have just come across a web site with a lot of very good wire wrapped jewelry tutorials. The site is called Kreative Vagyok, which means “I am creative” in Hungarian. I know that because of Google translate. It is a tool that can make you sound smart sometimes. However, even with the help of Google Translate, I was not able to find the name of the tutorial author(s), so unfortunately I will have to link without naming names. There are many more wire wrapped jewelry tutorials on the site. Those shown below are just a few of my favorites.
Posted on | September 18, 2013 | Comments Off
Pale green with splashes of brown, chrysoprase is the mint chocolate chip of gemstones.
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