Cold Porcelain and Resin Statement Ring

Cold Porcelain and Resin Statement Ring by Swapna Dinesh - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Swapna Dinesh. (Thripunithura, Kerala, India) I handsculpted the stylized leaves and flowers and put them together on a thin layer of cold porcelain, on a stunning metallic blue. The red and green were given gold edging and highlights. And finally, domed with resin for the perfect finish. Swapna Dinesh Swardaa

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Heart Ear Wires – My Version

Heart Ear Wires - My Version by Ingrid - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Ingrid. (New Zealand) As promised, here is a photo of the Heart Earwires I made after Rena’s tutorial. I used off cuts of half hard round Sterling wire 0.9mm, shaped the spiral and heart, and before I made the hook I hammered the wire for a rustic appearance. A second pair was made slightly […]

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Options for Photographing Jewelry

Options for Photographing Jewelry by Linda - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Linda. (Nova Scotia, Canada) When I started making jewellery 18 years ago photographing my pieces was a difficult task. Cameras were not as sophisticated as they are now unless you wanted to spend a fortune. Home computers had just become the norm, but online shopping was still in its infancy. Unfortunately due to this, […]

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Enamel Heart Pendant

Enamel Heart Pendant by Andrea Packheiser - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Andrea Packheiser. (Auburn, CA) This piece is torched-fired enamel on copper. I used glass threads, stamps, and glass fusings to embellish. Andrea Packheiser Andrea Packheiser Enamel Andrea Packheiser Enamel Facebook

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Learning to Solder

Learning to Solder by Dalena Watson - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Dalena Watson. (Arizona) I made this denim lapis piece as part of my beginning practice in learning to solder and bezel set stones. I just couldn’t resist putting an oval stone into a diamond shape and texturing the copper to add interest. Dalena Watson Arizona Desert Gems

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Autism Awareness Bracelet

by Jennifer Del valle. (California) I used genuine Swarovski crystals and Sterling Silver. The colors represent the original awareness ribbon and the puzzle the complexity of the Spectrum. Jennifer Del valle DTailsULike

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Make One for Two Necklaces

Make One for Two Necklaces by Lindsay Lee - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Lindsay Lee. (Yahk, B.C.) Cutting out jewelry with a saw is a real hassle so I was pleased to cut one seahorse out and use the base also for a necklace. I used 22 gauge copper and drew the seahorse out on heavy bristle board. I cut the seahorse out an used a sharpie […]

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Caribbean Blue Turquoise Necklace

Caribbean Blue Turquoise Necklace by Cherie Elksong - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Cherie Elksong. (Southeast Arizona) I don’t know how other folks handle their “duds”….that is to say, those pieces of jewelry you create, then can never move. Over the years, I’ve tried to fine tune my sense of the “viability” of a piece. Some pieces have, oh, a distant whisper attached to them; I know […]

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