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Adapting Collage Techniques to Jewelry

Adapting Collage Techniques to Jewelry by Terri Wlaschin - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Terri Wlaschin. (Key West, FL) My style in creating beads and jewelry often involves looking to inspiration from other mediums. I am particularly drawn to collage, mixed media, and paper craft mediums as I find they have a lot to offer in terms of color patterning, lines and balance ideas, and bringing interesting things […]

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Copper Swirls

Copper Swirls by Kathy Kirsch - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Kathy Kirsch. (Clearwater, Florida) I wanted to try something new so I got out my copper wire and started pounding! (This was great for the aggravated and anxious!) Loved these blue/green beads so I started with the necklace. Bracelet was next (it was the hardest to form) and then the earrings. I really love […]

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Sizing for Netted Bangle Bracelet?

Sizing for Netted Bangle Bracelet? - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

By Sabrina Ambrose. I am a bead weaver and am making a netted bangle bracelet. I wanted to try something a little different for myself and I have a size 8″ wrist. Many year’s ago I made paracord bracelets and in the instructions it says to add another inch to the bracelet due to the […]

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Experimenting in Crackle Enamel

Experimenting in Crackle Enamel by Kim Pernia - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Kim Pernia. (Maryland) I wanted to explore crackling enamel. I tried layering colors. After putting down and firing a base color, I added a layer of clear crackle and another color. Then another color. Then firing different lengths of time created different effects. Then possibly adding another color. The real challenge in this technique […]

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Beautiful Agate Wrap

Beautiful Agate Wrap by Mary Haven - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Mary Haven. (Canada and USA) When my cabochon order arrived I was not expecting to find this one among the bunch. It is an odd shape and reminded me of a church window. It sat in my drawer for a year before it “spoke” to me. I think it turned out rather well, and […]

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Filigree Fun!

Filigree Fun! by Rita Muller - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Rita Muller. (FL, USA) A couple of issues back, Rena showed some great ideas using filigree stamped components and showed how to raid our bead stash to create something special. I did just that and these are the results. I used a variety of glass beads, swarovski, and even some metal beads to adorn […]

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