by Tammy Baalman. (Willis, Texas) Wanting to incorporate more etched components into some of my pieces, I created a pendant of a tribal turtle for myself and posted it online. The response was overwhelming, so I decided to create a line of cute critters. One of my favorite pieces is a baby sloth that I created. On paper I traced the outline of a sloth, imported … [Read more...] about Sid the Sloth – Etched Pendant
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by Joybelle Malcolm. (Atlanta, GA) I must admit this style of earrings are not mine; however, my twist is creating them with my paper beads and oh my, I love them. Hmmm...is there a pattern? No, I just crocheted and the hilarious part of it is I couldn't remember the number of stitches used in order to make the matching pair. Oh my, indeed! :) I also made the ear … [Read more...] about Fanred Earrings
by Sylvia. (Muskegon Michigan) One of my daughter's best friend's daughter passed away unexpectedly at the age of 27. They had her cremated, and my daughter wanted me to make something for her to put some ashes in that she could wear. I had made a few vessels for other friends, but I had only made larger vessels 3" to 4" in length. She wanted a very small vessel … [Read more...] about Polymer Clay Cremation Vessels
by Marci Gillett. (United States) This piece was a happy accident. While preparing my metal for acid etching I had all my favorite designs ready to make pendants. As I put the Crow outline down inspiration hit and all my favorites melded together in one piece. I then finished it up with Patina - or so I thought. Started playing with alcohol inks and here … [Read more...] about My Crow Speaks – Etched Metal
by LuElla Spears. (Toledo, Ohio) There’s just no end to the types of beads to be found! My favorites are semi-precious stone, Glass and metal. Most of my inspiration has come from a favorite movie I’ll play while I work. When I sit down at my design table, I never know what the end result will be, most of my designs have come from a ‘feeling’ that strikes … [Read more...] about It’s All About the Beads!
by Rhonda Grandee. (Blackfoot Idaho) I recently ran across some costume jewelry on sale, and thought it might be possible to turn them into steampunk pieces. Holes were drilled into the costume pendants, then watch gears and watch bodies were wired on. The octopus was also altered from a pendant to a brooch. The watch parts added up to about $2 per piece, … [Read more...] about Modified to Steampunk Costume Jewelry
by Hillary Flanders. (Warner, New Hampshire) Types of flower petal jewelry- sunflowers, black-eyed susans, pansies, rudbeckias, and more as I discover varieties that work with my methods. Each petal has three layers of different clear coats with the last being UV and water proof. Some petals are painted gold on the back. Lightweight earrings with bronze, … [Read more...] about Jewelry Made from Real Flower Petals
by Tamara Robertson. (Sarnia, Ontario, Canada) I've been ripping silk again! :) I had another scarf in my drawer that I love the colours of, the shape not so much. So I decided to rip it in half lengthways, then I tied two of the ends together in a pretty way. That gives me a long scarf that I can drape around myself in a number of ways. Because I had ripped … [Read more...] about Colourful Silk Cord Necklaces
by Shirin. (Boston, VA) I started as a wire wrapper and with time expanded on the techniques I now use in my jewelry making. No matter what new things I try, though, I always incorporate wire wrapping into most of my designs. I think it adds a certain curious element forcing people to have a second look. And I just love working with wire. Nothing really compares … [Read more...] about Add Some Wire to Your Life
by Elizabeth Reid. (Rockville, MD) In a recent issue of Lapidary artist Noel Y. had an article about making a copper pendant/framed/3D picture out of a single piece of copper. She demonstrated a dog and said she challenged her students to make other things in the frame using her 1 piece technique. So I did that making an elephant after I first made a modification … [Read more...] about Jewelry Frame Challenge Pendant
by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) Both of these necklaces are easy to make. I used Soft Flex beading wire which is my favorite as it drapes nicely and does not kink, and I like sterling silver crimps. Combination of teal shell beads, white carved pendant and designer blend seed beads from Artbeads.com. The orange necklace is glistening rondell glass beads, orange … [Read more...] about Summer Necklaces – Easy Stringing
by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) All of us have tons of beads just stashed away in boxes, bags etc. I had a request to make a zipper pull for a customer so I thought i would make more than one. I ended up making quite a few but here are some of my favorites. Kathy Zee ZeeBlings by Kathy Zee ZeeBlings by Kathy Zee on Facebook … [Read more...] about Zipper Pulls from Bead Stash