A Study of Vessels: Vessel Number Two

by Delia Stone. (Pensacola, FL)   I spent a little time coiling on this one, unlike my first one. The coiling isn’t perfect but I learned a few things in the process so that’s a good thing. I wanted to see if I could round the lid off this time – which I managed to […]

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Violet Pearls Ring

by THEjeweller (by Giulia). (Transylvania, Romania) This ring was made of irregular shaped violet freshwater pearls and silver plated wire. No additional findings were used in handcrafting this ring but raw materials (silver plated wire and freshwater pearls). This piece of jewelry was made in Romania. Giulia (THEjeweller) http://www.thejeweller-by-giulia.blogspot.com THEjeweller on Etsy THEjeweller on Breslo […]

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by Oxana Saveleva. (Moscow, Russia) A Summertime bracelet made with polymer clay. Oxana Saveleva Comments: Great job by: Leigh Very summery and fun. The colors and detail are great. Yummy! by: Patricia C Vener What lovely polymer beads! Pretty by: Irene Very pretty and I like the added butterfly. Violets by: Tricia – Bead Booty […]

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by Patricia C Vener. (Hamden CT USA ) I’m not really sure where to put this commanding piece. It’s not exactly a necklace, more a neckpiece. Indeed it is an earlier work of mine that does not fit on my scanner so had to wait until I obtained a digital camera. It is wearable art […]

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Wake Up! Pendant

by Line Labrecque. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) I created this piece as a comment on women’s tendency to sleep through most of their lives. We rarely assert our own identities and in doing so can be taken over by all the demands on our lives. What we become is not always what we set out for. […]

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Warm Hearts

by Michelle Buettner. (Glendale, AZ ) 14K Gold Filled wire and little faceted garnets were used to create these wire wrapped earrings for my niece as a ‘First Mother’s Day’ gift for her in celebration for her. Michelle Buettner MiShel Designs Comments: Lucky niece! by: Rena What a thoughtful gift and perfect pair of earrings. […]

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Warm Summer

by Abigail Robichon. (Johannesburg, South Africa) My original necklace like this one was 45cm long, laying on the collar bone. I shortened it and made it a choker. The beads are foil beads and I used copper wire. These ladies from Morocco requested I added the centre piece. It made the piece look worlds apart. […]

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Water Lillies

by Kelly Godfrey. (North Carolina) I was in a “pink and green” mood and found these awesome green carved flower mother of pearl beads and combined them with some fushia pink pearls to give it a real tropical feel. For filler beads I used smaller white pearls, small Swarovrski bicone crystals and some beige chunkier […]

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Acid Etching Metal Jewelry, Part 4b

by Virginia Vivier. (Esprit Mystique Jewelry) Acid Etching Metal Jewelry Part 4b: Etching on Silver Using Ferric Nitrate . . . Continued from Part 4a HERE IS WHERE I BLEW IT! A 50/50 solution of ferric nitrate takes twice as long to etch silver as ferric chloride does to etch copper and brass. CAUTION: Don’t […]

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Acid Etching Metal Jewelry, Part 4a

by Virginia Vivier. (Esprit Mystique Jewelry) Acid Etching Metal Jewelry Part 4a: Etching on Silver Using Ferric Nitrate Part 1 of this Acid Etching Metal Jewelry series covered how to transfer designs on metal. Part 2 and Part 3 covered how to prepare an acid etch bath for copper and brass. Here in Part 4, […]

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