How to Disinfect a Bead Design Board?

How to Disinfect a Bead Design Board? - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

by Virginia L Milner. (United States) Does anyone know if it is possible to clean a bead design board – the kind that you can get in any craft store that has the felt finish? I teach jewelry making and I’m trying to be extra diligent with making sure items that we use are properly […]

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Waxed Cotton Cord Necklace

Waxed Cotton Cord Necklace by Kathy Zee - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) I bought some black waxed cotton cording and had an idea to do a very simple necklace with a few beads hand tied in between each other. The pendant was shiny enough so wanted to tone down everything else. I looked for beads that would fit the cording, added them, […]

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Gold Over Brass Jewelry Top Coat?

Gold Over Brass Jewelry Top Coat? - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

by Susannah Austin Kaley. (United States) I purchased a beautiful pendant that is real gold plated over brass. It’s unique, and I would like to prevent the gold from rubbing off over time. Is spray acrylic coating safe for gold? Many items specify polished metals, but not specifically gold, and I would hate the ruin […]

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Moon and Star Necklace

Moon and Star Necklace by Janice A Beadle - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Janice A Beadle. (United States) I recycled bits and pieces of broken jewelry to make this necklace. The pendant started as a plain, oval piece. The moon fit perfectly on one side, and then the rest followed. The rainbow metal mesh, small beads, rhinestones, a piece of chain and imagination. I attached it to […]

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How to Make Your Own Earring Kits

Making Earring Kits by Kathy Zee - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) If you love beads you have tons of extras hanging around. I noticed that people who are crafty really enjoy making their own jewelry especially earrings. So i am putting together earring kits with items that i would buy and use to make my own. I tried making one pair […]

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Poly Clay Masks

Going Tribal - Poly Clay Masks! by Terri Wlaschin - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Terri Wlaschin. (Key West, FL) If you have never shopped for a mask mold, you will surprised, when you do, to find just how many there are. And if you are like me, that is, currently into making masks, you will be giddily delighted and many dollars lighter after spending a day or two […]

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Wire Unicorn

Wire Unicorn by Mary Hughes

by Mary Hughes. (North Wales) I was asked to design a decoration for a charity raffle, the theme was unicorns. As soon as they said Unicorn, I had the image of what I wanted to make. I made a prototype to check it worked, then made the decoration to be raffled alongside other unicorn themed […]

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Gothic and Steam Punk Combination

by Hema Rao. (Syracuse, NY) The necklace is made with a recycled clock pendulum and watch gears. The pendant is a Gargoyle which is a mythical creature which is supposed to keep evil off. Patina is used to age the piece. Hema Rao Beadednecklaceshoppe https://www.etsy.com/shop/BEADEDNECKLACESHOPPE

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Amethyst Diode Pendant

Amethyst Diode Pendant by Miriam Laister - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Miriam Laister. (Normanville, South Australia) While on holiday we came across a small gemology shop. Among the odds and ends for sale I found a small piece of amethyst diode. My husband polished the back and I freehand wire-wrapped the piece. Miriam Laister WireRapt

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Transitioning to Spring!

Transitioning to Spring! by LuElla - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by LuElla. (Toledo, OH) These are all made of leftover metal odds and ends! The chain bracelet is a result of following Rena’s tutorial! Rena’s tutorial is here: Make Filigree Earrings – 10 Design Ideas (Tutorial) I was intrigued by what I saw and had to try it, of course it was a hit! These […]

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Rose Quartz Chainmaille Necklace

Rose Quartz Chainmaille Necklace by Lorrainne

by Lorrainne. (Greater London) A beautiful necklace Inspired by Aussie Maille using the European 4 in 1 Weave. I used a Rose Quartz Round Cab to represent the Blossom on the trees & attached Leaf Charms to Chain. Can be used as a Necklace or as a door Ornament Lorrainne PassionBloom Jewlery

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