Packaging Jewelry with a Poem

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by Rena Klingenberg. (Jewelry Making Journal) I think this is such a lovely idea for a special jewelry gift! You could have a variety of poems or snippets of verse printed on pretty paper notes, and let your customers choose one to include in their jewelry packaging when they’re purchasing a gift. And be sure […]

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Making Jewelry is Good for Your Health

by Joan Kaplan, MA, LMT. (Bodhi Jewels) Really? Now you’re probably scratching your head and wondering what I’m talking about. How can making jewelry be good for your health? Well, because I am a jewelry artisan as well as a healing coach and spiritual mentor, I have a real interest in creative expression and health. […]

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About Cabochon Carat Weight

by Millie from Gotrocks.   Since I’ve received more than a few questions about the carat weight of stones, I thought it might help to provide information about the subject. In general the question asked most often is: “How many carats is a 30mm x 22mm (for example) cabochon?” I assume that since there are […]

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A Shore Thing

by Kelly Godfrey. (Wilmington, North Carolina USA) A “Shore” Thing . . . is a “work of art” that can be worn casually or formally. This 16″ necklace is adjustable to 19″, and combines glass blown striped lentil beads with the elegance of clear glass and silver accented bead caps that create a wonderful backdrop […]

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3D Puffed Heart Necklace and Earrings

by Charles. (Las Vegas, NV) Being connected to the jewelry business in some form or another for over 40 years, I decided to re-enter the creative end after I have been retired for almost a year. The 3D puffed heart is hand made from artillery brass, by soldering 2 halves together. I then added a […]

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3 Tier Beaded Flower Tutorial

by Jenny Lawson. (Australia) Materials: 150cm fishing line 100 gold size 8/0 hex beads (also known as 2 cut beads) 200 red size 8/0 seed beads 35 black size 8/0 seed beads 1 ivory 6mm imitation pearl Techniques: Beadweaving, right angle weave. Difficulty: Medium, knowledge of right angle weave is required.   Step 1: Ball […]

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1980’s Inspired Barefoot Sandal

by Paula Hisel. (Nicholasville, KY)   Inspired by Bon Jovi’s “Diamond Ring” I joined a group called Beaders without Borders and periodically we have a jewelry swap. The theme of our current swap was barefoot sandals. It was inspired by 1980’s rock (Bon Jovi in particular). Each sandal has over 90 unique beads that are […]

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Forged In Fire

by Paul Mattson. (Reno , Nevada)   The Hand Formed beads on this Bracelet are created from Porcelain then glazed. They were then fired overnight at over 1,800 degrees in a Kiln. The colors exploded like a cosmic quasar. Hope you like it! Paul   Comments: Beautiful by: Leigh The cosmic colors on the Porcelain […]

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF DESIGN

by Paul Mattson. (Reno , Nevada U.S.A.)   So, I’m at my day job(on my day off !)attending a color and style conference. It was a good presentation of 2011 colors (Pinks, Purples, Greys, Greens and more – nothing really new . But, on the style portion – a chair flipped across and I loved […]

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