One of My Ornate Works of Wearable Art

One of My Ornate Works of Wearable Art by Patricia C Vener - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Patricia C Vener. (Connecticut USA) I wanted to build something around the unakite (stone) beads and at the same time I wanted to experiment with the flat spiral weave. Very specifically, I wanted to see if I could make it branch. And of course I wanted to make it a major work of art […]

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Crystal Sun Catchers

Crystal Sun Catchers by Lynda Carson - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Lynda Carson. (Spring Valley, CA) Need an easy project to use up orphan beads? These crystal sun catchers are great! You need to know how to make a simple wire loop to connect the components and you’re good to go. (See Rena’s tutorial for How to Make a Simple Wire Loop.) I purchased a […]

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Galaxy of Stars Pendant

Galaxy of Stars Pendant by Louise Roberts - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Louise Roberts. (Cape Town South Africa) I love working with nail polish and creating designs on glass cabs, which I then wrap with wire. This pendant is a creation I made for a lady who loves anything galaxy related. Louise Roberts Lulu’s Loot

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Copper and Pearls Wedding Tiara

Copper and Pearls Wedding Tiara by Cathy Stewart - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Cathy Stewart. (Madras, OR) I sell homes and ask what my client would like for a gift. She is getting married and she has fairies as part of her theme. She requested a wedding tiara or a fairy princess crown. She wanted the freshwater pearls and crystals incorporated into the crown. The copper wire […]

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Adjustable Beaded Bracelet

Adjustable Beaded Bracelet by Kathy Zee - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) I am starting to make some bracelets for my fall and Christmas shows. This is one of the newest ones I made. It has a ‘opal’ Swarovski faceted pendant in the center with glass beads, metal spacers and a chain on the end. Length is 7 1/2″ but it is […]

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Another Use for Memory Wire

Another Use for Memory Wire by Nancy Vaughan - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Nancy Vaughan. (San Diego, CA) I have some coated quartz crystals I wanted to use to make necklaces. Unfortunately they were to heavy to string on beading wire. When I tried stringing them the crystals bunched up in a cluster. Not the look I wanted. Plan B: While I was going through my box […]

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Tropical Treasure Necklaces

Tropical Treasure Necklaces by Chris Rehkop - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Chris Rehkop. (Ashland, MO) The first necklace features beautiful colored shells that ‘spoke’ to me; they made me think of treasure found on a tropical island. The 2nd necklace speaks of ancient times. I used vintage Peruvian beads, bamboo coral, turquoise howlite and silver beads, and added a Mayan calendar pendant to complete the […]

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