Bead Embroidered Barrette

Bead Embroidered Barrette by Nancy Rocknich - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Nancy Rocknich. (United States) I love beaded barrettes. I made this one from a beautiful Green Onyx cabochon and two agate cabs. A simple design using seed beads, pearls. Glue down the cabs with E-6000 onto Nicole’s beadbacking. Using back stitch, peyote stitch beads around cabs, fill in gaps with some pearls, attach barrette, […]

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Advice for Jewelry Trade Shows?

Advice for Jewelry Trade Shows? - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

by Byron George Sabol. (Scottsdale, Arizona) I am assisting our daughter with her jewelry design business. Our primary market is women’s boutiques that sell jewelry in the $25-$125 price point range. We have never participated as a vendor in a jewelry trade show. Any recommendations for one or more trade shows will be appreciated. Byron […]

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Jewelry – Lemonade or Happy Little Accident?

Jewelry - Lemonade or Happy Little Accident? by Nita Bourne - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Nita Bourne. (United States) I read an article once in which the writer stated when she messed up a piece of jewelry, she never threw it away, instead she always tried to make something else out of it. I fully subscribe to this theory as it forces me to exercise my creativity. Recently, I […]

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Purple and Green Agate Set

Purple and Green Agate Set by Carey Gray - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Carey Gray. (Montana, USA) I like starting with a focal point, like a unique pendant, then finding a combo of beads to complement it closely. I do not lay it out beforehand, I prefer to start at the back with simple small beads, then working my way around to the focal, with bigger or […]

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Entwined Rings Pendant

Entwined Rings Pendant by Jacqueline Grant - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Jacqueline Grant. (United Kingdom) I run a small on-line jewellery business in the UK. I first became interested in jewellery making when I couldn’t find a necklace to go with an outfit for a girls night out. I spotted a magazine about jewellery making, sent off for some beads and made a (very bad) […]

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Ear Ornaments for Non-Pierced Ears

Ear Ornaments for Non-Pierced Ears by Nancy Vaughan - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Nancy Vaughan. (San Diego, CA) Most of the earrings I make are for pierced ears. I can’t wear my own earrings because I don’t have pierced ears. Undoubtedly some of the other jewelry artists who visit this site don’t have pierced ears either. Clip on or screw back ear rings are an alternative solution […]

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Odd Shaped Beads

Odd Shaped Beads by Margie Shatto - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Margie Shatto. (United States) This necklace took a long time to figure. Love the stone, (Blood stone Jasper) it is double drilled. The process of using an odd shaped stone or d-drilled can’t be rushed. While it turned out great, it was an 18 month, sit in the box situation; until I drew out […]

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Fun with Jewelry Findings

Fun with Jewelry Findings by Jennifer - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Jennifer. (Los Angeles) I’ve had a number of brass findings that I’ve collected, with no great ideas on how to use. With a little innovation, I wired two together for one necklace, and paired another with a single holed gem for a fun asymmetrical necklace. Can’t wait to try some more ideas! Jennifer Indigo […]

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Cool Lava Rock Jewelry

Cool Lava Rock Jewelry by Jean Forman - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Jean Forman. (Virginia) When I toured Iceland, I was inspired by its landscape and so asked the geologist on our trip to find some lava rocks for me to use in my designs. He found some for me from an eruption some 2800 years ago! When I got back home, I created a couple […]

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Chanel1 : Pearl Lariat

Chanel1 : Pearl Lariat by Abigail Robichon - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Abigail Robichon. (South Africa) Over the past 2 years I’ve participated in a few fashion shows. This Pearl Lariat has turned a few heads and has been worn last month by a Mrs South Africa. It has little Pearls and a teardrop glass crystal focal. It’s in a set of necklace, bracelet and earrings. […]

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