by Kim McDowell. (Dillard, GA) I have been making gemstone jewelry, primarily necklaces, for many years. My closest friend recommended long ago that I make longer necklaces. I have finally seen the light! I was inspired to make one when they became a recent fashion trend. I made it 30 inches long with a mixture of gemstones and glass beads. I usually like to … [Read more...] about Why Did I Wait So Long To Make Longer Length Necklaces?
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by Alisa Joaquin. (Annandale, VA) If a bracelet can be made, why not a doll necklace? These are necklaces that even Barbie would love to own. They can also be sized for American Girl Dolls. These little necklaces are designed so they will not come apart. There is no jump ring or crimp. I used a lobster clasp, 30 gauge wire, seed beads, and 2-8 mil … [Read more...] about Designer Doll Necklaces
by Brandi. (Beataviscera Jewelry) For this necklace I used antique brass, amazonite, smoky quartz and pearls. To make the pendant I wrapped an amazonite donut in layers of brass filigree and attached two dangles made of smoky quartz and white freshwater pearls. I then attached a matching beaded chain. Brandi Epps … [Read more...] about Vintage-Style Neo-Victorian Jewelry: Amazonite Donut Necklace
by Lynda. (Fresh Baked Designs) Love the turquoise and lime colors of these magnesite beads. Perfect combo for a spring time necklace, although it's gray and rainy today here in Southern California. There are a few ceramic beads scattered around and a seed bead loop and pewter button closure. First time I've tried this and I love it with this necklace...another … [Read more...] about Magnesite Necklace
by Sharon Harris. (Gypsy Jewels by Sharon) I love the texture found in beads that are made with a matte finish. For this necklace I used free-form Matte Rock Crystal and smaller highly polished Rock Crystal beads together. They seemed the perfect cool accent for the blue and white pendant and the blue Kyanite gemstone beads . Sharon … [Read more...] about Blue Ice Necklace
by sharon Harris. (Bloomington, MN) I'm crazy about African Kazuri Beads and take every opportunity to use them in my jewelry. There is an endless variety available and they are completely handmade made in Kenya under an International Fair Trade Agreement that provides decent wages and working conditions for women supporting impoverished families. If you haven't … [Read more...] about African Colors Necklace
by Helen. (Toronto Canada) Artisan jewellery!! I love its quirkiness. I learned a new technique and, of course, started playing with it. The technique: Zulu Flowerette Chain ~ I found it at the library, in Diane Fitzgerald's 'Zulu Inspired Beadwork,' Interweave Press, 2007 ISBN 978-1-59668-034-0. The appearance is of cascading flowerpots overflowing with … [Read more...] about African Evenings
by Paula Gaete. (Watertown, Massachusetts) People often ask me, “What are the most colorful African beads?” The answer is simple: Mali Wedding Beads. In one strand of these beautiful African wedding beads, you will find beads varying in up to 40 different colors, shapes, and designs. These handmade beads are said to be given to brides on their wedding days. Most … [Read more...] about African Wedding – Mali Wedding Beads
by Nancy Celeste. (Celestial Designs) I've been delving into fold forming copper sheet. I love using hammers and other shaping tools. Here are a few of my latest. Nancy Celeste Celestial Designs at Etsy … [Read more...] about Copper Statement
by Patricia Tyser Carberry. (ptcarberry) I have been playing with silver infused glass for the last few years, and have finally been able to bring out the colors in this fabulous glass. This particular glass can strike anywhere from purple, to blue, to green to tan. Opening the kiln each morning is always a surprise! This necklace is totally made from glass, including … [Read more...] about Ruffled Handmade Glass Bead Necklace
by Jane Makransky (Mack and Jane) I've always loved vintage buttons, and ethnic- inspired jewelry. So, here are two of my recently crafted necklaces. Would love your feedback- particularly on how to get a bezel to fit vintage buttons - I tried many, and finally ended up with a coin setting, though the back of the button is still raw. Jane … [Read more...] about Some New Creations!
by Abigail Robichon. (Johannesburg, South Africa) I had an order for some ladies in Morocco. I soon learnt that they prefer jewellery on their neck and not long like the westerners do. I had fun in making the pieces and thought I would share it with you. This piece is of made of uncultured pearls and a shell pendant, the clasp is pewter. Abigail … [Read more...] about African Queen