by Lynda Carson. (Spring Valley, CA) Haven't posted here for quite awhile...Thought I'd share some new things I've been playing with in leather. I googled "Leather Scraps Local" and found a wonderful shop and owner who has been teaching me lots about this material. Also, at $10 a pound for scrap leather, you can't go wrong! He also sells pre-made tooling … [Read more...] about Getting Into Leather Works – and Please Share Your Leatherworking Tips
Gallery of handmade jewelry creations.
by Ivana. (Croatia) I made this necklace inspired by the autumn colors and textures. All components of this piece have been crafted from sterling silver. Each part of this necklace has been carefully cut using a jewelers saw. First I saw upper layer leaf shape and soldered on second layer leaf shape which was previously reticulated. Then I've set … [Read more...] about Sterling Silver Leaf Necklace
by Lindy Hartig. (San Diego, California USA) Been keeping busy with projects. Pyrite druzy I picked up in Ashland Oregon last year: Magnificent turquoise magnesite statement piece: Seed bead double-ruffle necklace: I love these pearls, and they love me too: Lindy Hartig Lindy Lee Treasures … [Read more...] about Busy Bee Beader Girl
by Holly Kurzman. (the sunny south of France) I love Renaissance art & used Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" as my inspiration for this 2-drop peyote stitch cuff bracelet. I focused on a close-up of her face & used a sepia-toned palette, reminiscent of Renaissance-era etchings. (2,800 Miyuki Delicas, 7 colors). Holly Kurzman Hillcrest Studio … [Read more...] about Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” Peyote Stitch Cuff Bracelet
by Babsi Casack. (South Africa) My sister loves African jewelry just as much as I do. Up there in Johannesburg, she has access to a larger variety of beads than I do here in the Freestate province. Sometimes she falls into the bead shops and sends me materials to make a nice necklace for her. Here is the most recent version. Babsi Casack … [Read more...] about African Statement Necklace
by Cindi Bernloehr. (United States) In Orlando, the fall season makes us all think of the Epcot Food & Wine festival. So in honor of eating all those great dishes from around the world, I got into making jewelry from silverware. I use silver-plate for cost and have a tool that is specially designed to flatten and help bend the pieces into different … [Read more...] about Be Our Guest – Jewelry from Silverware
by Dianne Jacques. (Vermont, USA) When I set out to make these, I had a very different finish in mind. When this beautiful rustic orange reds showed up during the cool-down from enameling I was torn. Do I leave it and seal it as is....or give it a satin finish? What are your thoughts? Dianne Jacques Divella Designs Divella Designs on Facebook … [Read more...] about Rustic or Satin Finish on These Enameled Earrings?
by Sharon Ashburner. (Toronto,Canada) I wanted to make a necklace that would go with a water green dress I was wearing to a wedding. I love making chainmail and had two byzantine bracelets left from a batch I had made. I joined them together and added some beautiful red and green crystals. I was very pleased with the result and got quite a few … [Read more...] about Two Bracelets Make a Necklace
by Holly Kurzman. (the beautiful south of France) Most of us have colors we prefer and those are our go-to colors when we create jewelry. I recently challenged myself to break out of my "color box" and I created the pattern for this peyote stitch Flames bracelet. Holly Kurzman Hillcrest Studio … [Read more...] about Going Outside My “Color Box” with Peyote Stitch
by Chris Rehkop. (Ashland, MO) Sharing another design in my "Autumn Daze" jewelry collection, I call this piece Leaves of Autumn. I used Czech glass, mixed metals and leather to create this necklace. I used some patinated leaves and a patinated closure on this piece to set it off. I designed matching earrings to go with this necklace. Chris … [Read more...] about Leaves of Autumn Necklace and Earrings
by Linda Rolsma. (Colorado) This labradorite stone is wrapped in oxidized 20 and 28 gauge copper. It was made as a birthday gift for my daughter-in-law. Linda Rolsma … [Read more...] about Copper Wire Wrapped Labradorite Pendant
by Rena Klingenberg. This Southwestern Boho Necklace is a fun mixed media project, where you can use all sorts of jewelry techniques. The colors and materials feel very Western / Southwestern, while the fringe, dangles, and beads feel very Boho. Side view when wearing this necklace: It can also be a great music festival necklace. Supplies: … [Read more...] about Southwestern Boho Necklace (Tutorial)