by Jackie Locantore. (Bridgewater, MA USA) I love the sunshiny color of forsythia bushes in the spring. So I created this necklace around the flowered pendant. It catches all the colors of a rain-washed spring day! Jackie Locantore Morning Star Sanctuary Studio … [Read more...] about Forsythia Necklace
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by Joyce Becker. (Bend, Oregon) Lori Anderson had another of her famous Bead Soup exchanges/challenges this Spring. The theme was to give a hoarded bead(s) to an assigned partner. This was the 9th, and my 4th time joining the fun. I made several pieces. Her son chose my pendant as one of his favorite pieces; I was so honored to take part and be a winner … [Read more...] about Bead Soup Pendant (and Winner)
by Patrick P. (State Collge, PA) Forged aluminum clasp, found flange with aluminum tube rivet. Aluminum riveted forged curled-clasp with a hand forged, aluminum riveted clasp bar. Aluminum is a soft (which I knew) metal, so two of the rivets spread-out a few millimeters. This is the first time I made a clasp that was not store-bought. Of course, with … [Read more...] about Aluminum Leather Bracelet
by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) I love making earrings! I found memory wire makes a great hoop that are light weight, and easy to make. Here are several ideas and different looks using memory wire. Using seed beads in different colors, I added different elements to each earring to create a different look. Also my ear wires are hypo allergenic, stainless … [Read more...] about Memory Wire Hoop Earrings
by Liz Juneau. (Savannah, GA) I have always loved pearls - every shape, size, color and even their corresponding names - coin, petal, button, rice, etc. I had gotten away from designing with pearls as much because, let's face it, there are a lot of beads out there! Recently, I got back to using my stash of pearls. I find designing with pearls fairly easy … [Read more...] about Not Your Mother’s Pearls
by Jeanne. (Waukesha, WI) Looking for inspiration I recently found an old, copper, solid, chevron piece that I had in my miscellaneous stash container. I believe it was a single, left over earring from who knows where. I thought about how I could use this shape with wire and began the experimenting phase with pipe cleaners. They are so easy to manipulate and keep … [Read more...] about Chevron Necklace
by Kristene Gonzales. (Draper, Utah, United States) I got this onyx agate with these gorgeous greens that inspired me to make this piece. I live by the Wasatch mountains and am constantly in the outdoors. This necklace is named "The Forrest" and I created it around this stone with a reflection of nature in mind. It's made with copper, fresh water pearls and … [Read more...] about “The Forrest” Onyx Agate and Copper Necklace
by Naomi Flynn. (United States) This one is incredibly easy to make. It's a simple weave that can be used in many different pieces. You do not have to put it on any permanent setting. Naomi Flynn What A Way To Make It … [Read more...] about Simple Twisted Macrame Wraps and Owl
by Erinn LaMattery. (Japan) Back in January I started playing around with my wire to make some shamrocks. After maybe half an hour of wasted materials, I finally found a way to shape them that was easy for me and they turned out pretty sweet! (I always start with cheap aluminum wire before moving into copper or silver). I decided to use my prototypes in a … [Read more...] about Wire Shamrocks!
by Dianne. (Vermont) I have become enamored with enamel! Here are some Springtime earrings I put together on a snowy day in Vermont. First, I cut the discs from 20 gauge copper sheet. After the edges were filed smooth, I drilled the holes and gave the discs a dome. I put a couple coats of enamel on, finished the backs and sealed with Renaissance … [Read more...] about Enameled Earrings
by Alla P. (United States) When I think of summer it always brings images of sandy beach, turquoise water, sun and shells to my mind. On a February Jersey evening these thoughts help to keep me warm :) And here are some sea inspired pieces I came up with. Alla P. … [Read more...] about Seascape Dreams Jewelry
by Dennis Hardy. (Arizona) These pendants are cold forged from round copper and sterling silver wire. I use the back of a hatchet as an anvil, a ball peen hammer, a file and a few pliers to accomplish this setting. Dennis Hardy The Knotted Branch … [Read more...] about Cold Forged Pendant Settings