White Wedding

by Lisa. (M&J Silver Creations Custom Jewelry) This necklace and earring set was a request from a friend. She wanted the pearls with some silver accents in between the pearls. (Hope you can see the silver beads in between the larger beads in the photo). She also wanted something different and asked if I could […]

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Whole Lotta Pearls!

by Kathleen Waltrip. (Carpinteria, California USA) Like many followers here I had a lifestyle change. An injury got me off my feet and I was worried that I couldn’t be effective at my job. Out came the beads, I ran out for a business license and hoped that my pieces would sell. It’s now been […]

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Wicked Bracelet

Something Wicked This Way Comes Bracelet - Bridgette L. Rallo

by Bridgette L. Rallo. (Norfolk, CT) The quote on my PMC and Argentium chainmaille bracelet started as a small dispute with a friend: He said the quote came from Ray Bradbury’s novella,”Something Wicked This Way Comes.” Being a language fan, I scoffed at him. The line comes from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Obviously, Bradbury was a Shakespeare […]

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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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ABSTRACT NO.1

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) http://www.thejeweller-by-giulia.blogspot.com/ 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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