Weathering the Storm

by Lois–aka ArtFairly Aware. (Arlington Heights, IL USA) I created this necklace for a polymer clay challenge. The theme was “moods.” Well, I was feeling quite stormy at the time and wanted to embrace that mood. The pendant is the result I achieved and thought it captured the storm quite nicely. There is that calm […]

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What is Vermeil?

by Rena Klingenberg. What is vermeil – and how the heck do you pronounce it? Vermeil (pronounced vehr-MAY) is a jewelry metal, created by plating a gold surface onto a core of sterling silver. The gold must be at least 10k, and in a layer of 1.5 micrometers or greater.   The gold and silver […]

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by THEjeweller (by Giulia). (Transylvania, Romania) This ring was made of silver plated wire wrapped around an uncut blue agate. No additional findings were used in handcrafting this ring but raw materials (wire and the semiprecious stone). This ring was made in Romania. Giulia (THEjeweller) THEjeweller on Etsy THEjeweller on Breslo Comments: Caged beauty […]

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Copper Hardware Store Earrings

by Lynda Carson. (Spring Valley, CA) I recently received several tips from Making Jewelry Now readers about Harbor Freight as a source for copper washers. What a treasure chest of jewelry possibilities! For the earrings pictured, I hammered two washers, added pretty amethyst Czech beads, and handmade ear wires – the wire was from another […]

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Abalone Spiral Earrings

by Lynda Carson. (Spring Valley, CA) Another version of hammered copper washers (I think there’s only 82 left in the box!). Abalone beads were wired onto the circles with 22 gauge sterling silver wire, beginning and ending with tiny swirls. Gotta go with the liver of sulphur solution to oxidize the pieces, then buff with […]

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A Thing of Beauty

by Terri Wlaschin. (Rockville, Maryland USA) Funny thing about this necklace. I made each of the components separately just because I wanted to experiment with different techniques. There is right angle weave, circular right angle weave, fringing, and circular brick stitch pieces. And, I was really getting off on the color combination. Did you ever […]

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A Study of Vessels

by Delia Stone. (Pensacola, FL) This exploration into vessels has long been on my ‘to do’ list. You know, that list of intended projects you plan to get around to doing one day? We all have a list like that. 🙂 This desire to work with vessels was suddenly bumped up from the ‘to do’ […]

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A Study of Vessels: Vessel Number Two

by Delia Stone. (Pensacola, FL)   I spent a little time coiling on this one, unlike my first one. The coiling isn’t perfect but I learned a few things in the process so that’s a good thing. I wanted to see if I could round the lid off this time – which I managed to […]

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Violet Pearls Ring

by THEjeweller (by Giulia). (Transylvania, Romania) This ring was made of irregular shaped violet freshwater pearls and silver plated wire. No additional findings were used in handcrafting this ring but raw materials (silver plated wire and freshwater pearls). This piece of jewelry was made in Romania. Giulia (THEjeweller) THEjeweller on Etsy THEjeweller on Breslo […]

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by Oxana Saveleva. (Moscow, Russia) A Summertime bracelet made with polymer clay. Oxana Saveleva Comments: Great job by: Leigh Very summery and fun. The colors and detail are great. Yummy! by: Patricia C Vener What lovely polymer beads! Pretty by: Irene Very pretty and I like the added butterfly. Violets by: Tricia – Bead Booty […]

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by Patricia C Vener. (Hamden CT USA ) I’m not really sure where to put this commanding piece. It’s not exactly a necklace, more a neckpiece. Indeed it is an earlier work of mine that does not fit on my scanner so had to wait until I obtained a digital camera. It is wearable art […]

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