by Joybelle Malcolm. (Marietta, GA) I enjoy making chunky charms because of their versatility. These charms may be used as purse charms, waist belt charms, auto visor charms, and even as interchangeable necklace charms. Creativity and individuality are the two difficult tasks involved because there are so many combinations. I love hearing the sounds … [Read more...] about Chunky Charms
by Teri Griffith. (Davie Florida) I know most people like to purchase brand new items for their homes, gardens or gifts. There are a few people like me who love all items with a back story, a former life. So it is with my jewelry creations, paintings, and garden art. For me, there is a certain type of beauty in the found and forgotten items lurking … [Read more...] about Jewelry for Your Garden and Home
by Barbara. (USA) Can anyone please identify the stones in this necklace? Thank you. Barbara … [Read more...] about Can Someone Please Identify these Stones?
by Colleen. (Webster, NY) Since I dislike spiders this was a challenge. I kept seeing these on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try. It was a great way to use up beads AND help get over a fear. I was so absorbed in making my first one, I didn't realize how much it looked like a spider til I sat back and examined it...YIKES. Now I can't wait to make more. I … [Read more...] about Creepy but Fun
by Jan C Aynes. (Phoenix, Arizona USA) This is a 30" long strap of stainless steel roundmaille transitioned to european 3 in 1 weave with a square flap and cold connections for godseye and lemon quartz. There are raccoon claws with sterling silver accents. This took 84 hours of work to complete. The bag is large enough to hold a computer mouse. Jan C Aynes … [Read more...] about Men’s Stainless Steel Medicine Bag
by Jan C Aynes. Copper jump rings, roundmaille chain transitioned to european 2 in 1 bag with angled flap. Probably 100 hours total for chainmaille weave, adding decorations. The pouch is large enough to hold a computer mouse. Jan C Aynes Organically Us … [Read more...] about Copper Medicine Bag
by Christine Yuss. (Ventura, CA) What could I do to set myself apart from other jewelry makers who are all competing for the same spots in holiday craft fairs this season? I trolled Pinterest to find items I could make with gemstones/wire etc that weren't necessarily wearable jewelry but that I could add to my list of items for sale. Something extra to set myself … [Read more...] about Purse Charms
by Tamara Summers. (Sarnia, Ontario, Canada) I created a few of my denim pocket purses, and used a couple of other non-jewellery items in these pieces. I made a purse incorporating some fun, fall-inspired colourful buttons and vintage earrings. A bit of lace, a bit of chain, some bling, and a leather cord for the handle, and the purse was done. I had one more vintage … [Read more...] about Jewelled Denim Pocket Purses
by Debra Foltz. (Central Oregon USA) First, I am afraid of spiders so why on earth would I make beaded spiders? Well, the short answer is to help overcome some of those fears. Let me tell you the legs were a challenge because they were - well very real-life spidery. But when I combined the components I was amazed at how beautiful they could be and that I could … [Read more...] about Beaded Christmas Spiders
by Debra Foltz. (Central Oregon USA) I started making beaded cake testers as a way to bring fun and a little bling into the kitchen. I love the different beads and designs that can be achieved. Each cake tester is wire-worked into a different pattern and hand-formed by me. The beads are chosen carefully for contrast and/or compliment to the main focal … [Read more...] about Beaded Cake Testers
by Mark turnbull. (Scotland) I have a silver ring stamped 626 and it has a weird design on it. I can't find out what kind of ring it is. Could anyone help with this? Kind regards, Mark Turnbull … [Read more...] about What Kind of Ring is This?
by Sylvia. (Muskegon, Michigan USA ) I have been making Steampunk Jewelry for a few years, mostly necklaces. A friend asked me to make something for her sister's birthday. Her sister is really into the Steampunk Scene. She wanted something she could wear, so I decided to try my hand at a headpiece. I love how it turned out. I used a black headband, watch parts and … [Read more...] about Steampunk Headband