by Michelle Bates. (UK) Shawls are lovely, they are cosy and warm. But they can be annoying when they won't stay where they've been put, falling off the shoulder all the time. I made these brooches as an attractive solution to that problem. The actual pin was purchased online and they came in a pack of five with a different number of rings attached. Those … [Read more...] about Shawl Pins
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by Christi Uliczny. (Michigan) I used one of my big bold polymer clay pendants as the centerpiece for this design! A mix of amethyst chips and turquoise barrel beads were wire wrapped to complete the necklace. Christi Uliczny Cabin Fever Clay … [Read more...] about Rustic Avant Garde Pendant Necklace
by Paula Trehey. (Weeki Wachee, Florida) I entered a contest for Miriam Haskell design jewelry. (Miriam Haskell was a designer of costume jewelry from the 1920's to 1960's.) This was my submission. The best part is I learned so much making these pieces. You can't imagine how many times I took the necklace apart because I counted wrong. And it took days but I … [Read more...] about A Tribute to Miriam Haskell
by Jean Forman. (United States) I usually create jewelry with sea glass that I beachcomb around the world, but recently I was in Iceland and found another interesting and beautiful element for my designs - lava from a volcano. I was on a cruise, and asked the ship's geologist if he could find some volcanic lava for me on his next hike. And he did. In return, … [Read more...] about Wire Wrapping Unique Iceland Lava
by Charlene Thiessen. (Tempe, Arizona) I created the pendant first. This is a piece of black glass on the bottom, a piece of clear glass with a white streak, and piece of red glass on top. I fused it until it all melted together and then I added the glued on bail. I didn't have any ideas for using it right away, so it went in my pile off glass … [Read more...] about Kumihimo and Glass Necklace
by Chris Rehkop. In between preparations for a busy holiday season, I found some time to express my creative side with some sparkly designs, and a couple lariat necklaces that reflect my faith. I received some nice compliments on these, hope you and JMJ readers will too. Chris Rehkop Chris' Closet … [Read more...] about Jewelry Designs for the Holidays
by Dana C Smith. (Ocean City, MD) I have been pondering my foray into creating with metal clay for over a year...I bought several books by makers last winter, and read and read and read. So this fall a supremely talented jewelry-maker friend and I decided to wade into this new discipline; we went halfsies on a simple beehive kiln and fine silver clay ( along with … [Read more...] about My Precious Metal Clay Adventure Begins…
by Linda Lohraff. (Berrien Center Michigan) I learned how to make the Wire Tree of Life from you Rena. I just love making it!! I try to change it a little each time. I particularly love the peridot chips in the tree. I made this set and you can see peridot and copper are beautiful. My customers really love all that I made. Thank you for teaching that … [Read more...] about Tree of Life Jewelry Set
by Debra Lowe. (Denver, Colorado USA) My very first submission to JMJ was a green Lizards and Flowers piece I made and sold almost immediately. I loved it and had really wanted to keep it for moi, so I went looking for another. Found two! What a find, I was so excited...So, you say I'm loopy...probably. Anyway, I designed and made a similar but different … [Read more...] about Lizards and Flowers – I Found Another!
by Carol Burton. (Temple City, CA) I love flowers. I also love butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs and bumblebees. I started thinking how I could put the flowers and butterflies together. I made the flowers out of various colors of lucite with Swarovski crystals as the inner part of the flower. A stacking technique is used to make the flower. The insect … [Read more...] about A Breath of Spring Jewelry – Flowers With Visiting Insects
by Charlene Thiessen. (Tempe, Arizona) When I was into steampunk I made these gears wrapped with wire. Some seem to be earrings, and one was the focal pendant. I had a gold necklace that had come from a thrift store, so I shortened that and put the focal gear pendant on that. I'd also found some bee buttons at the thrift store (where I do much of my shopping!) … [Read more...] about Steampunk Bee Jewelry Set
by Jaqui Miles. (Tustin, California in Orange County) I bought several strings of metal beads containing various varieties of decorative metal beads. I selected a few beads and created these hoop earrings. The wire is 18 gauge silver plated copper craft wire. The beads are all metal - no glass or plastic. I didn't have a round form with me at the time to … [Read more...] about Metal Beads – Wire Hoop Earrings