Spring and Autumn Sun Catchers

by Nancy Vaughan. (San Diego, CA) I wanted to make a Summer tree sun catcher but I hit a snag trying to find a variety of transparent greens in chips. Beads are too smooth and uniform to make the irregular shapes I want. So on to the next season. Spring was much easier to make. […]

Getting Ready For the Busy Season

by Janine. (Holliston, MA) Hi guys! I hope you have had a relaxing summer! Now it’s crunch time with the holidays coming. I have been completing collections all summer. I built up my email database by having drawings at my summer events, I have built up my Instagram audience to 3,000 people and I now […]

Books! Making Miniature Book Charms for Swag Bags!

by April. (Texas, USA) Books, beads, and rocks are my favorite things. Miniature books make me giddy. BUT miniature books that can be made into jewelry is swoon-worthy! About two years ago I turned a miniature book I made into a necklace, and then made earrings to match. I really enjoy making miniature books and […]

Chunky Charms

by Joybelle Malcolm. (Marietta, GA) I enjoy making chunky charms because of their versatility. These charms may be used as purse charms, waist belt charms, auto visor charms, and even as interchangeable necklace charms. Creativity and individuality are the two difficult tasks involved because there are so many combinations. I love hearing the sounds my […]

Jewelry for Your Garden and Home

by Teri Griffith. (Davie Florida) I know most people like to purchase brand new items for their homes, gardens or gifts. There are a few people like me who love all items with a back story, a former life. So it is with my jewelry creations, paintings, and garden art. For me, there is a […]

Can Someone Please Identify these Stones?

by Barbara. (USA) Can anyone please identify the stones in this necklace? Thank you. Barbara

Creepy but Fun

by Colleen. (Webster, NY) Since I dislike spiders this was a challenge. I kept seeing these on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try. It was a great way to use up beads AND help get over a fear. I was so absorbed in making my first one, I didn’t realize how much it […]

Men’s Stainless Steel Medicine Bag

by Jan C Aynes. (Phoenix, Arizona USA) This is a 30″ long strap of stainless steel roundmaille transitioned to european 3 in 1 weave with a square flap and cold connections for godseye and lemon quartz. There are raccoon claws with sterling silver accents. This took 84 hours of work to complete. The bag is […]

Copper Medicine Bag

by Jan C Aynes. Copper jump rings, roundmaille chain transitioned to european 2 in 1 bag with angled flap. Probably 100 hours total for chainmaille weave, adding decorations. The pouch is large enough to hold a computer mouse. Jan C Aynes Organically Us  

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