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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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Pickin’ Golden Garnets

Pickin' Golden Garnets by Brittany Gentile - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Brittany Gentile. (Louisiana) Here’s my story… One day while I was going through my jewelry supplies to make design a new piece I came across some golden hoops and some 6mm garnet beads. I decided to put them together. I used some gold wire to wire wrap the garnets to the hoops and used […]

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My Most Intricate Jewelry To Date

My Most Intricate Jewelry To Date by Sara Delfin - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Sara Delfin. (Denver, Colorado) I electroformed this piece for my cousin. She sourced the “devils claw” from our hometown in the SW so this was sentimental to make ( I gave her a really great price). I spent a full week making this piece; Prepped, painted, electroformed for hours, sanded, electroformed some more, and […]

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Hummingbird, Come Fly Home Necklace

Hummingbird, Come Fly Home by Brenda Swiger - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Brenda Swiger. (Jefferson, Maryland) A few years ago, I designed this hummingbird necklace. It is my “signature piece” at Nora Roberts’ gift shop in Boonsboro, MD, where I sell my jewelry as Bella Beads and Wire. The branch pendant comes in three beautiful colors of rhodium (silver), satin gold, and bronze. The “eggs” in […]

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Back to Beading

Back to Beading by Dianne - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Dianne. (Vermont) After 10 years of bead weaving, I discovered metals and enameling and fell in love. Since all the shops are closed and I have plenty of inventory, I decided to do some beadwork and make some more patterns. I wanted to do text, but didn’t want to test them on cuffs, so […]

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