Hubei Turquoise Heart Pendant

by Linda Rolsma - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Linda Rolsma. (Colorado) I had this beautiful Hubei Turquoise Heart for a while and then one day inspiration hit. I added the leaves and flowers and gave it a light patina to bring out the highlights. It’s made of sterling and fine silver with a sterling chain. Linda Rolsma Silver Frost Studio

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Spiney Oyster Necklace

Spiney Oyster Necklace - Evolution by Katie Kremer - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Katie Kremer. (USA- North Carolina) I bought these Spiney Oyster discs a couple of years before I knew what to do with them! Which is the case for most of my inventory… like a magpie, something catches my eye, I pluck (purchase) it and stash in my nest. My taste for expensive stones required […]

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Transforming Ordinary Things into Bling!

Transforming Ordinary Things into Bling! by Nichelle Hunter - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Nichelle Hunter. (Cleveland, Ohio) It’s fun to transform ordinary things into bling earrings! That’s how I created my rhinestone hair clip earrings. I’m a hairstylist and one tool I use a lot are hair clips. So I decided to make earrings. So I created the Rhinestone Hair Clip Earrings. Nichelle Hunter Look At My […]

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Mixed Metal Nature

Mixed Metal Nature by Dalena Watson - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Dalena Watson. (Chandler, Arizona) I am inspired by the sky, plants and mountains. I created these copper and brass pieces to further practice my new saws and soldering skills. Dalena Watson Arizona Desert Gems

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Had to Make a Jewelry Showpiece

Had to Make a Jewelry Showpiece by Duane W Aldrich

by Duane W Aldrich. (United States) I’ve been told before that I should have a showpiece on display in my show stall to show. I’m told this ends up being a conversation starter and attracts attention. Well, I’ve put it off for a while but recently, my wife & I were scheduled to be at […]

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A Question About Scrimps and EZ-Crimps

A Question About Scrimps and EZ-Crimps - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

by Jules. I have a question about ez-crimps and scrimps. Has anyone used them and what was your experience? Has anyone used bead bandits? The ez-crimps , scrimps, and bead bandits all seem like good products to address crimping issues, but I don’t see many jewelry makers using them. Any thoughts? Thank you. Jules Joolzjewelz

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Using a Mix of Colored Beads

Using a Mix of Colored Beads by Kathy Zee - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) I bought a few packages of assorted mixed beads from a company recently and decided they needed to be necklaces and earrings to match. I normally like things symmetrical but these had no rhyme or reason so I just added a few, added a spacer or two, more beads etc. […]

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Murano Pendant with Pearls

Murano Pendant with Pearls by Corrine Bateman - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Corrine Bateman. (Adelaide, Australia) One of my friends had this Murano pendant and wanted a nice “chain” instead of the leather which came with it. I found the pearls, clasp, and “bail” and I knotted the pearls. Now she can wear this necklace 3 ways. Corrine Bateman

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