All American

by Joan Williams. (Springfield, MO) Another visit to the antique store, and some more fun stuff pulled out of a junk box! The base of this mixed media pin is the nameplate off of an old bicycle. I flattened it, added some patriotic emphemera, enhanced it with a little Gilders paste and finished it with […]

Where the Heart is Pin

by zoraida. (patchogue, ny) Where the Heart Is pin Bird’s nest inspired design I am in love with birds’ nests. These careful, meticulous constructions created by birds has always fascinated me. By now, I have created a whole series of them and I’m always trying to make them look authentic and maybe fool some little […]

What Should This Be?

by Lisa Briseno-Croome. (France) Brooch? Necklace? This is a large scrolled setting which I have set an oval glass cabochon on and embellished it with a stamping that I cut in half and formed around the cab. All brass was raw brass and I used Liver of Sulfur to blacken it. It measures 7.5cm x […]

1980’s Inspired Barefoot Sandal

by Paula Hisel. (Nicholasville, KY)   Inspired by Bon Jovi’s “Diamond Ring” I joined a group called Beaders without Borders and periodically we have a jewelry swap. The theme of our current swap was barefoot sandals. It was inspired by 1980’s rock (Bon Jovi in particular). Each sandal has over 90 unique beads that are […]

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