Fun Stretchy Bracelets

Fun Stretchy Bracelets by Kathy Zee - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) If you are like me you have TONS of beads laying around. I will never use them up in my lifetime! So I was feeling patriotic and made a red, white and blue bracelet that I call Patriotic Redneck Woman as it has a charm on it that says Redneck […]

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Source of Gold-Filled Beading Wire?

Source of Gold-Filled Beading Wire? - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

by Nicole. I just began a baby bracelet business. After some research, I have become rather frustrated because I can’t seem to find gold-filled wire for making beaded bracelets. I have only seen gold-filled dead-soft or half-hard wire available for jewelry making, as well as the common Beadlon wire. From my understanding, one cannot use […]

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Cold Mountain Necklace

by Joshlyn d Greever. (Tazewell Virginia) This piece was created from newly purchased along with reincarnated materials. I love blending shiny new items with substance from another time. The flaws and imperfections add character to create a new story. I have a thing for stories, items and people of character. I want my designs to […]

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Making More Hoop Earrings

Making More Hoop Earrings by Kathy Zee - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Kathy Zee. (Fddletown, CA) Hoop earrings never go out of style. I am starting to get requests for them again after the last 5-6 months of people buying my other styles of earrings. In these hoops I used 4mm Czech glass beads, memory wire, and metal spacers. Cut the wire down on the smaller […]

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Venetian Beads – Picasso at Work

Venetian Beads - Picasso at Work by Patti Pojer - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Patti Pojer. (Somers, NY) These Venetian beads are from my supplier’s Picasso line. I was so drawn to these beads. First and foremost I made the decision that these beads deserved all goldfilled findings. I created a goldfilled necklace bar to hang components vertically. Designing with “just the right” spacers, helped to give further […]

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Rare Earth Necklace

Rare Earth Necklace by Cherie Elksong - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Cherie Elksong. (southeast Arizona) This abstract art necklace started with a chunk of deep green, botryoidal malachite…we’d had it for a long time, but I think I remember it came from mining in Bisbee, AZ. The mixed metal (sterling & copper) setting was created with the same organic, free form sort of flow, two […]

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Earring Experiments

Earring Experiments by Nancy Vaughan - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Nancy Vaughan. (San Diego, CA) For the past 10 days or so I have been on a jewelry making binge. I’ve been experimenting with different shapes of ear wires plus using unusual shapes for the dangles. I don’t normally make my ear wires but I saw some unusual shapes while window shopping on line […]

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Wire Work Prong Setting

Wire Work Prong Setting by Rhonda Grandee - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Rhonda Grandee. (Blackfoot, Idaho) I’ve had trouble in the past setting the irregular shape of ammonites. Sometimes, getting enough wire to secure the fossil also tended to overwhelm the delicate chambers. I was happy to come up with this prong setting, using 22 gauge half hard wire for the frame and 24 gauge half […]

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