Artists Reconnecting and Collaborating in COVID

Artists Reconnecting and Collaborating in COVID by Valerie Tan - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Valerie Tan. (Buffalo, NY) When Christine Wittmann, a lifelong WNY native, approached me about collaborating with her in her jewelry business, it was a no-brainer. Christine and I have been friends since middle-school, and now almost 40 years later (did I just reveal our age?), we have found a way to combine our lifelong […]

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Playing With Colors

Playing With Colors by Holly Kurzman - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Holly Kurzman. (France) I’ve been creating 2-drop peyote stitch designs for about 6 years. At first, I created complex designs, but now I love creating simpler motifs — often geometric — & then playing with colors. It’s so much fun seeing how completely different a design looks when I change the colors, especially when […]

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What Are My Designs Called?

What Are My Designs Called? by Bonnie - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

by Bonnie. (Wilsonville, Oregon) I’m trying to find a good way to market my jewelry. I have a lot of pieces and they are very similar in a delicate style and I think of elegance in my designs. But I also believe in the energy of the stones as well. I’m working on trying to […]

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Selling Jewelry on Facebook?

Selling Jewelry on Facebook? - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

by Roxanne Driever. I’ve been making one of a kind pieces of jewelry for about 4 years now, self taught.  How I make a sell can be tricky. A person can say “I really love how…blah blah blah.” So, as I was scratching my head thinking why are they not buying the piece they so […]

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More Leather Earrings with Beads and Charms

More Leather Earrings with Beads and Charms by Kathy Zee - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) I submitted several leather earrings on the last newsletter but have been making more and thought i would share them with you. These i used Czech beads on leather strips, Tierra Cast charms. These were fun to make and I have sold two of the three listed here. I love […]

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How Will Covid-19 Change Art Festivals?

How Will Covid-19 Change Art Festivals? - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Laurel. (Southern California) Most of my shows have rescheduled to later this fall. I’m not sure if there is any kind of protocol I should follow. Can I let people try necklaces on? What if they just touch them? Do I have to clean everything each time someone touches it? What should I use […]

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Using up Excess Charms and Pendants

Using up Excess Charms and Pendants, by Kathy Zee - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) I have accumulated quite a few charms and pendants and wanted to make something simple so I thought how about a charm necklace. I created some of them to put in my Etsy store. Two have sold already. I can see lots of teenagers liking these. Plus i am using […]

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Challenging Myself in Time of Isolation

Challenging Myself in Time of Isolation by Jo Ann - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Jo Ann. (St Helena SC) Artists are usually solitary workers especially silversmiths. I enjoy lots of walks and started collecting small twigs and branches of which I sand casted and created this necklace. The second piece was a challenge to just create sterling silver balls. Call this my isolation piece as it is very […]

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