Changing it up with PMC!

Changing it up with PMC! by Dianne Jacques, - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Dianne Jacques. (United States) I haven’t done any work in silver for a while, it’s been all enamels. I decided to do switch it up a little. I have some bezels completed, but while I’m waiting for some supplies I thought I’d do a few small pieces in PMC. Dianne Jacques Divella Designs http://www.divelladesigns.com

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Summertime Necklace Designs

Summertime Necklace Designs, by Chris Rehkop - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Chris Rehkop. (Ashland, MO) My summer designs were inspired by materials I already had on-hand, sometimes by new materials, and often by nature. Continued pandemic restrictions also meant I had to think creatively about selling my designs. I recently approached two local businesses (a florist and gift shop), and was delighted when they bought […]

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Mom Inspired Tributes, by LuElla Spears

Mom Inspired Tributes, by LuElla Spears

by LuElla Spears. (Toledo, OH) Sadly my Mom passed away May 15, 2020. I’ve finally been able to see my way to my workroom and wanted to share the first two things I could squeeze out of my broken heart…both made by things from her jewelry boxes. Parts of the earrings are at least 50 […]

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The Joys of Polymer Clay

The Joys of Polymer Clay, by Jackie Locantore

by Jackie Locantore. (Massachusetts USA) After years of making jewelry, I discovered polymer clay, and things have never been the same! The possibilities are endless, and each piece takes me in a new direction. Here are some of my pendants. Jackie Locantore Morning Star Sanctuary Studio https://www.etsy.com/shop/MorningStarSanctuary?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

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Summer Love Necklaces

Summer Love Necklaces, by Chris Rehkop

by Chris Rehkop. (Ashland, MO) Now that I’ve retired, I’ve got time to work on jewelry design. But with continuing pandemic precautions, travel and sales are further limited. I did visit a local florist/gift shop/events business in my town, and they bought several of my pieces! They’d been looking to add custom jewelry, so I […]

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Jump Ring ID for Caged Beads?

Jump Ring ID for Caged Beads?

by Linda. (Rhode Island, USA) This has me pulling my hair out. I would like to know the EXACT ID measurement of jump ring to use for making Caged Bead Bracelets using 6mm round beads. Pretty please?? I would prefer an 18 gauge OD. Thanks in advance 🙂 Linda Tiger’s Free Spirit http://facebook.com/groups/Tigersfreespirit

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Dragonfly in the Flowers

Dragonfly in the Flowers, by Debra Lowe

by Debra Lowe. (colorful Colorado) This a completely different direction from my patterned brass. The virus lock down has me spending a lot more time in my garden…thankfully I can. This dragonfly was purchased at a gem show a few years ago. I decided to put it in a flower garden filled with color. I […]

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The Ring of Happy/Sad Memories

The Ring of Happy/Sad Memories, by Mary Haven

by Mary Haven. (Canada and US) My friend was in love. She had found the man of her dreams. They spent every waking moment together, often at their cottage, walking along the beach, talking as they collected beach glass. This was the last piece they found together. Sadly, he suddenly passed away. Of course she […]

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Question About Soldering an Earring Post

Question About Soldering an Earring Post

by Pati Major. (Missouri) I am learning how to do torch enameling. I was wanting to solder a post to the back of a small copper earring. What type of earring post is best to use with what kind of solder? I want to enamel the front. Thank you for your time. Any tips and […]

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Setting Myself Apart, by Jackie Locantore

Setting Mysel Apart, by Jackie Locantore

by Jackie Locantore. (Massachusetts USA) I’ve been making jewelry for years, starting with using up scraps from my stained glass business. I went through adding beads, then the beads took over! Next I discovered polymer clay, making my own beads and other pieces. I added beach glass and found objects. But I still struggled with […]

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