Love Designing with Shells

Love Designing with Shells

by LuElla Spears. Toledo, OH I made these sets for an upcoming silent auction. Too many ideas in my head to choose from but I finally settled on shells(there are a few stones here and there), safety pins and my first freestyle twisted wire inspired by Rena! I know I have a long way to […]

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Wire-Wrapped/Beaded Kilt Pins

Wire-Wrapped/Beaded Kilt Pins by Melissa Jones - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Melissa Jones. (Annapolis MD) This weekend, I needed to put together a little gift for a friend. Casting around in my stash, I found some cute large kilt pins with an unusual curvy shape. Perfect for wire-wrapping seed beads, I hoped! Once I figured out how much wire I would need to cover the […]

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How do I Remove this Earring Post?

How do I Remove this Earring Post? - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

by Jennifer Floyd. (United States) How do I remove this earring post from the back of this type of earring? A friend asked me to fix these little turquoise stud earrings (that were her grandmothers). A friend asked me to fix these little turquoise stud earrings (that were her grandmothers). One of the earrings was […]

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Brooch/Pin Bling!

Brooch / Pin Bling by Carey Gray - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Carey Gray. (Montana, USA) I love the wild, blingy pins that you can find, but don’t wear pins anymore. I remove the backs, file any sharp points off and attach them any way that I can to a necklace of strung beads, matching the pins as closely as I can with beads that I […]

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Herringbone Filigree Bracelet

Herringbone Filigree Bracelet by Virginia Milner - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Virginia L Milner. (United States) Inspired by Rena Klingenberg’s tutorial: Leaf & Vine Filigree Wire Bracelet (Tutorial) This is the first time that I have attempted to reproduce any of the wonderful designs from Jewelry Making Journal, but I wondered how this would look with a herringbone wrap focal bead in the center. I […]

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Weeping Buddha Necklace

Weeping Buddha Necklace by Jiovannina Ramos - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Jiovannina Ramos. (Miami) The figure of the weeping Buddha depicts Buddha in a bent over position, covering his face with his hands. It is believed that the weeping Buddha takes away the grief and troubles of the world. In return, he bestows peace and provides strength to those who rub his back. The necklace […]

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Uses for Sturdy but Tarnished Chain?

Uses for Sturdy but Tarnished Chain? - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

by Willette Campbell.(USA) Hello everyone. I repurpose friends’ and families’ unwanted and discarded jewelry. Many pieces have good but tarnished chain that I just can’t seem to throw away. Would love to see or hear ways to incorporate chain into actual jewelry design pieces. Willette Campbell

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Fall Expectations Revealed in a Bracelet

Fall Expectations Revealed in a Bracelet, by Bernadette Stone

by Bernadette Stone. (Mississippi) I have always loved the Fall season, growing up and now as I am older. I sit at my table and look out my back window and enjoy our yard and nature and the colors I see. This bracelet reminded me of this pleasure I get and it is my interpretation […]

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Tassel and Sea Glass Necklace

Tassel and Sea Glass Necklace by Hema Rao - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Hema Rao. (Syracuse, NY) The featured South Western style beaded necklace uses heishi style aqua colored recycled sea glass beads interspersed with copper colored and transparent seed beads. An ornate hand painted brass pendant features cotton thread tassels in multiple colors to match the beads used in the necklace. Matching leather inserts are used […]

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