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
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by Carol. (Lyman, Maine) I love the look of formfolded sculpture and jewelry, and revisited the process in 2017 after creating a special Christmas gift for a friend last year. In the jewelry pieces I had done years before, annealing the copper created beautiful colors. Combining formfolding and fire patina with glass beads and vintage charms has been my … [Read more...] about Formfold – Fire Patina Fascination
by Leah. (Pennsylvania) Dark cobalt blue seems to complement the hues of winter to me. I recently created these long cobalt blue glass teadrop earrings. I love the way the shapes complement each other, and they have a lovely sway to them! Leah Sunny Window Studio … [Read more...] about Winter Dark Blue Earrings
by Cy. (Radnorshire, Wales) I am fairly new to jewelry making but I have lots of ideas and not so much time. I made this piece in the evenings as an entry for the crafts section at the Kington Show, Herefordshire, UK. Imagine my delight when it won first prize! This really made me want to try out more so I subscribed to your blog to get help with techniques … [Read more...] about Crochet Ring Cuff
by Geraldine Farkas. (Placerville, California) French Art Nouveau Dragonfly Necklace with an Aqua Copper Enamel Stone on an antiqued brass chain with matching earrings. White opaque glass is sifted onto an 18 gauge, oval 18/13 mm piece of copper. Aqua transparent glass is sifted on top of the white, tiny chunks of turquoise glass are set on top of it, and … [Read more...] about Large French Art Nouveau Dragonfly Necklace
by Rena Klingenberg. One of the fun things about Steampunk style is that you can take it in so many different directions. In this tutorial, we'll make earrings with a more elegant Steampunk twist. I love the upscale feel the sapphire-colored Czech glass beads add to the antiqued brass colors in this project. Supplies: A stash of small Steampunk … [Read more...] about Elegant Steampunk Earrings (Tutorial)
by Tracy Cullen. (Virginia) Suits comprise my daily uniform working in a formal office in D.C. The corporate look limits us to 50 shades of grey and black. Men use neckties to add flare while women look to scarves and jewelry to add a pop of color and personality to an otherwise conservative outfit. I love gemstones - big ones that make a bold … [Read more...] about Statement Necklaces for Working Women
by Julie Ryen. (Arizona) Everyday earring design featuring a stamped solder effect onto a copper metal base. Fairly lightweight and oh so easy to wear. I love the soft colors of the Aquamarine gemstones dangling from the bottom which creates nice movement. Stamped solder effects can be created using either a micro torch or soldering iron. The tip to creating … [Read more...] about Everyday Dangle Earrings
by Tina Murphy. (Kennewick Wa) Here is my homage to winter botanicals! This piece is made with Fused Argentium that is put through a rolling mill with a skeleton leaf, then I cut a Rutilated Quartz so you could see the leaf pattern. I fused wire on top to look like twigs and berries. The necklace is Pink pearls, Citrine and Quartz crystals. Tina … [Read more...] about Winter Botanical Splendor
by Joybelle Malcolm. (Atlanta, GA) I have fallen in love with creating paper beads again! OMG! I cannot stop; however, I must say I'm in love with the thin pencil shaped styles pictured. To create these, first I used a round punch (any size), then, I used a paper bead roller to create the thin, long, pencil look. Easy, right! The other styles are just cut … [Read more...] about Paper Bead Earring Obsession!
by Geraldine Farkas. (Placerville, California) This is a French Art Nouveau necklace with an aqua copper enamel stone on an antiqued brass and bead chain with matching aqua copper enamel earrings. The aqua stones are 18 gauge copper with white, aqua and turquoise powdered glass sifted over the copper and fired by torch. When the glass is molten I swirl the … [Read more...] about French Art Nouveau Necklace and Antiqued Brass Matching Earrings
by Simone. (Rio de Janeiro - Brasil) I live in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. I love making jewelry, working with threads, crystals, leather and beads. This necklace is made with beads and crystals. Simone … [Read more...] about My Necklace Creations