Jewelry and the Japanese Art of Kintsugi

Jewelry and the Japanese Art of Kintsugi by Lynda Carson - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Lynda Carson. (Spring Valley, CA) Kintsugi, also known as Kintsukuroi, is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than […]

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Citrine, Two Ways for Twins

Citrine, Two Ways for Twins by Melissa - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Melissa. (Annapolis, MD) My twin nieces turn 18 soon and I decided to make them gifts using citrine, the birthstone for November. One is a soccer player/wrestler and gifted photographer – it was a challenge to come up with a design that would appeal to both parts of her personality. This leather wrap bracelet […]

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My Hands R Full

My Hands R Full by Gale Wilson-Broady - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Gale Wilson-Broady. (Nevada) “My Hands R Full” became my anthem. The sounds of determination and courage. Determine to create something within the day with my hands. The courage to push through the pain. A survivor of accidents and illness. Creating with my hands feels like peace. Gale Wilson-Broady Adaya210 LLC

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Working with Enamels

Enamel Jewelry by Dianne Jacques - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Dianne Jacques. (Springfield, Vermont) I live in Vermont so naturally I am in love with this time of year. Mother Nature’s palette in Autumn is my favorite with the deep oranges, yellows and reds. The maple leaves have become a favorite with the locals and tourists alike and they dangles are great for those […]

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Necklaces – Southwest Style & Key Question

Necklaces - Southwest Style & Key Question by Chris Rehkop - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Chris Rehkop. (Ashland, MO) I was thinking of a way to use some cute cowboy boot clasps that I’d found a while ago, and finally put one to use on this Southwest Style necklace (1st photo). I used aqua stripe jasper, ceramic dagger beads, silver spacer beads and Czech glass, and strung it on […]

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Venetian Classic Jewelry

Venetian Classic Jewelry by Patti Pojer - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Patti Pojer. (Somers, NY) This project was just so exciting. For those who know me, I love working with glass,especially Murano Glass. How fortunate I was to find Janelle at Speciality Beads..she carries the Titanium Mesh I so longed to work with and design a Murano Pendant to hang on this mesh. Such a […]

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Shimmery Bracelets for Holiday Gifts

Shimmery Bracelets for Holiday Gifts by Kathy Zee - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) I bought these shimmery beads and at the time had no idea what to make with them. But I liked the glitzy look of them. The larger ones are from Etsy and smaller ones are from JoAnn’s. I have decided to make holiday bracelets with them. This is a good […]

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