What Does the Mirror Image Show?

by Virginia Vivier. (Tucson, Arizona USA) This is a very simple, yet often forgotten tip. If you are working on a hand-drawn or computer generated design, it’s a good idea to first copy it on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper before transferring it to precious metal or expensive materials. Hold it up to […]

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What Should This Be?

by Lisa Briseno-Croome. (France) Brooch? Necklace? This is a large scrolled setting which I have set an oval glass cabochon on and embellished it with a stamping that I cut in half and formed around the cab. All brass was raw brass and I used Liver of Sulfur to blacken it. It measures 7.5cm x […]

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What to Call This Style of Necklace?

by Sandy. (Ct.)   Rena, I love creating this style of jewelry. The problem is I don’t know what style to call it. I wonder if you can help. Have any ideas? I love using pearls, crystals and pendants in most of my jewelry – and in this necklace I used a recycled earring for […]

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What’s the Question? Earrings

by Sally Vonada. (Wamego, KS) I still consider myself a newbie to wire work but I am enamored with the limitless possibilities. I created this pair of earrings using 18g silver plated wire, shaping it into a form reminiscent of a question mark, then finishing with a small faceted AB red crystal oval. What’s the […]

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Where the Heart is Pin

by zoraida. (patchogue, ny) Where the Heart Is pin Bird’s nest inspired design I am in love with birds’ nests. These careful, meticulous constructions created by birds has always fascinated me. By now, I have created a whole series of them and I’m always trying to make them look authentic and maybe fool some little […]

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Whimsical Wire Mermaid

by Rochelle Hughes. (Red Deer, AB, Canada) I love whimsical things and I enjoy anything to do with the sea, so making this mermaid came naturally. I used 16g sterling silver for the frame and 26g to wrap the frame, 28g for the weave and 24g for her hair. Rochelle Hughes Comments: Wow! by: Lee […]

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Whimsical Wire Rings

by Rochelle Hughes. (Red Deer, AB, Canada) I thought I’d try my hand ( no pun intended) at making some rings. I wanted my rings to be big and bold, fabulous to wear when you need some whimsy or just feeling playful. The first ring I used a quartz crystal, 16ga. sterling silver and 26ga. […]

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by Linda Landig. (Olympia, WA) The matte finish and random lines in Picasso Marble gives this set a very sleek, modern feel. Picasso Marble, one of my favorite stones, is paired with garnets, and Thai cornerless cubes. The fine silver clasp is my first handmade clasp. Linda Landig Comments: Picasso marble goes with nearly everything! […]

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White Barnacles Polymer Clay Bangle

by Melody Tallon. (Mt Riverview, NSW, Australia) I had some very simple bullseye canes left over from a previous project and a wooden bangle blank crying out to be covered with polymer clay. More leftovers of black and white clay were rolled into a thin sheet to make the lining of the bangle. Then a […]

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White Leopard

by Terri Wlaschin. (Rockville, MD) I started with a straightforward stringing technique but felt that didn’t support the bold character of the boro glass beads. Spent several hours last night remaking it stitched hoop by stiched hoop to ramp up the pizazz factor. Bold boro lampwork glass beads in a white rainbow leopard motif are […]

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White Pearl and Lampwork Bracelet

by Holly Louen. (Clovis, CA) A beautiful handmade artisan Lampwork bead in a see-through amber glass with design in it is the focal point. It is surrounded by creamy white Freshwater Pearl, Czech firepolished and Swarovski Crystal. It closes with a gold fill toggle and is a comfortable 7 1/2″. Holly Louen Tuscan Road on […]

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