Your Jewelry Stories

Tell us your jewelry stories. We love to hear all your stories and experiences related to your jewelry and/or jewelry making endeavors.

Rustic Dragonfly Necklace

by Kelly Mesidor. (Snellville, GA) I made this necklace using wood chip beads, rustic dragonfly beads, warm earthy colored glass beads, and brass wire. When I first saw the dragonfly bead strand I knew I branded to create something that was rustic, earthy and fun. This piece to me represents warmth and comfort, and love. […]

Healing Steps

by Sarah Reid. (Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada) This is a followup to Sarah’s previous post, How to Start Over After Losing Everything. I was finally able to get back at it and make my first post-fire jewelry creations. Boy did it feel good! With a few basic supplies given to me and a highly appropriate […]

Selling Pricey Jewelry vs. Bargain Jewelry

by Pamela Dudrow. Recently I had an experience that I’d like to share. I create jewelry and sell at a price I think is a good retail price; taking into consideration how much time I’ve put into each piece, and addressing the current popularity of the technique I use. Okay, it’s pricey! I recently attended […]

Zoraida Will Be Missed

by Mary Overfield. (Plano, TX) I am saddened by the passing of Zoraida Bros, one of the kindest and most talented members of our jewelry making community. Here is the notice left on her Artfire shop by her daughter. I think all of us here admired her beautiful work and creative spirit. I didn’t know […]

Rings I Love!

by Lawrence Dallas. (Memphis, Tennessee) These rings I had made for people I know and love. Two of these rings are made of Argentium Silver. My Wife Tammy loved her 40th Anniversary Ring. The second ring is made of Sterling Silver that has a Patina with a Diamond. The third ring was made for a […]

Heavy Gauge Wire Jewelry

by Edd Nelson. (Northwest Indiana) I have been busy this winter developing some new techniques in wire wrapping for heavy gauge wire jewelry. I actually describe it as wire folding as opposed to wire wrapping, because of the process used in obtaining the desired end result. I Use 18 gauge and 16 gauge copper wire […]

Prayer Beads

by Paula Hisel. (Nicholasville, Kentucky) I love prayer beads. When I recently discovered pearl knotting, I decided to mix the two together and I love the end result. The strands have better movement than a traditional chain link necklace. And the color of the string adds a lot of depth to the piece. Using the […]

A Nod to the Past

by Teri Griffith. (Davie Florida) This time I tried to mix it up a bit. I don’t want to get stuck in a rut and make the same type of jewelry that I enjoy over and over again. Earrings of all shapes and colors: Jewelry sets: Using unusual color combos or mixing a bit mod […]

Never Too Much Crystal

by Tracey. (New York) This Swarovski crystal necklace was one of my “OMG” designs. I was sitting at my kitchen table late one night with all my beads in front of me. This seems to be the time when I am the most creative for some reason. I wanted to use my excess of fuchsia […]

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