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Bear Run Originals

Posted on | October 23, 2013 | Comments Off

Copper, pearl, and mother of pearl earrings by Bear Run Originals

Copper, pearl, and mother of pearl earrings by Bear Run Originals

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.

Pink ruffle earrings by Bear Run Originals

Pink ruffle earrings by 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.

Emerald Green Aventurine Earrings by Bear Run Originals

Emerald Green Aventurine Earrings by Bear Run Originals

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.

Handmade Necklace by Bear Run Originals

Handmade Necklace by Bear Run Originals

Twirl Earrings Tutorial

Posted on | October 4, 2013 | Comments Off

Twirl Earrings Jewelry Making Tutorial

Twirl Earrings

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.

Twirl Earrings Jewelry Making Tutorial

Twirl Earrings

Angry Hair Jewelry Lets the Gems Shine

Posted on | October 1, 2013 | Comments Off

Tourmaline Chandelier Earrings by Angry Hair Jewelry

Tourmaline Chandelier Earrings by Angry Hair Jewelry

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.

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Pretty Rocks: Rhodonite

Posted on | September 29, 2013 | Comments Off

Rhodonite Drops from Sparkle Quest

Rhodonite drops from Sparkle Quest

Rhodonite is pretty pink with a dark side, a sweetheart rose veiled in smoke.

Rhodonite pendant by Care More Creations

Rhodonite wire wrapped pendant by Care More Creations


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Guitar String Jewelry by Jewelree

Posted on | September 27, 2013 | Comments Off

Bass String Bangle by Jewelree

The Porter, a bass string, moonstone, and mixed glass bangle by Jewelree

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.

Guitar String Bangle by Jewelree

Guitar string bangle in the colors of the beach, by Jewelree


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Pretty Rocks: Lapis Lazuli

Posted on | September 25, 2013 | Comments Off

8mm Round Beads from Bead Girlz Boutique

8mm Round Beads from Bead Girlz Boutique

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

Gypsy Enchantment Peacock Eye Ring by FaerieKat

Posted on | September 23, 2013 | Comments Off

Gypsy Enchantment Peacock Eye Ring by FaerieKat

Gypsy Enchantment Peacock Eye Ring by FaerieKat

Isn’t it lovely? ┬áThis is the Gypsy Enchantment Ring by FaerieKat. ┬áConsider me captivated.

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Fantastic, Free Jewelry Tutorials by Kreativ Vagyok

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.

Melissa Ring Tutorial

Melissa Ring Tutorial


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Pretty Rocks: Chrysoprase

Posted on | September 18, 2013 | Comments Off

Pale green with splashes of brown, chrysoprase is the mint chocolate chip of gemstones.

Long Teardrop Chrysoprase Pendant Beads, from Prisms of Light

Long Teardrop Chrysoprase Pendant beads, from Prisms of Light


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How to Make Bead Cages by Estylo Jewelry

Posted on | September 16, 2013 | Comments Off

Sandra of Estylo Jewelry has a great tutorial on her blog showing how to cage beads. I was very surprised to see how this technique was performed.

Wire bead cage, by Estylo Jewelry

A wire bead cage by Estylo Jewelry


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