Beaded Hoop Earrings with Czech Beads

Beaded Hoop Earrings with Czech Beads by Kathy Zee

by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) I just received these beautiful fire polished Czech beads and they called out “Make hoops!” so that’s what I did. I used Artistic 20G wire. I love the shimmer that are on these beads. Because they are glass beads I didn’t want to make them too heavy so only used […]

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Belt Shortage…

Belt Shortage by Lynda Carson - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Lynda Carson. (Spring Valley) Do you have old belts hanging in your closet that no long fit today’s styles? This happened to me…my old belts were made to buckle at my waist, but today’s pants’ styles button well below my waist, so the belts are too short to buckle!! What to do?? Turn them […]

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Tree of Life Designs

Tree of Life Designs by Michelle Maple - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Michelle Maple. (Dover NH USA) Several years ago I was asked to teach a class on making tree of life pendants. I had never made one so did some research. I have enjoyed teaching and making trees of life since then!! Michelle Maple Ladybug Jewelry

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Vintage Style Necklaces

Vintage Style Necklaces by Denise Bellinger - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Denise Bellinger. (Riverside, Ca.) I love the vintage look of these crochet necklaces. I took 4mm bronze metal beads and had so much fun watching them come to life on these beautiful colors of S-Lon nylon cord. These necklaces are lightweight, very versatile, and can be worn many ways. You can wear it as […]

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Making a Bold Statement with Handmade Jewelry

Making a Bold Statement with Handmade Jewelry by Sherry Day - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Sherry Day. (Pointe aux Barques, Michigan) I love chunky but not heavy jewelry! Larger pieces are more in proportion for my 5’11” frame. Once I discovered porcelain beads, I could create the perfect pieces of jewelry. Porcelain is a very strong ceramic material. The first items were necklaces (which were featured here earlier – […]

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Please Help with Casting Jewelry

Please Help with Casting Jewelry - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

by Tj. Help please – I have done casting once in someone else’s shop with no problem. Now that I have my own equipment I have not been able to do one good cast. I’m using the same methods and equipment but with terrible results. If you have any idea of what I’m doing wrong, […]

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The Brass Dragonfly Necklace

The Brass Dragonfly Necklace by Denise Bellinger - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

by Denise Bellinger. (Riverside, Ca) I love adding Agate slices to my jewelry to give it that extra eye appeal. I had so much fun creating this lovely necklace. I took black S-Lon nylon cord and used 4mm green Hematite beads on this long necklace. So I was wondering what can I do to really […]

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Brooch Bezel with Echoes of Monet

by Elizabeth Reid. (Rockville, MD) I wanted to learn a new bezel setting technique, i.e., back-setting. I looked through my stones appropriate for this process, and chose a Unakaite stone. It reminded me of an impressionist spring water lily painting. Thus the name “Monet”. The stone is set from behind on sterling silver. The cut […]

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