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How to Make a Wire and Bead Chandelier
Being able to work with wire doesn't mean you are confined to just jewelry making.  Those skills can be put into good use around the house.  I just love Amanda Risius of Hammer and Heels'  wonderful tutorial which shows how to make a bead and wire chandelie...
Being able to work with wire doesn't mean you are confined to just jewelry making. Those skills can be put into good use around the house. I just love Amanda Risius of Hammer and Heels' wonderful tutorial which shows how to make a bead and wire chandelier. She dresses up a plain light fixture ...
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Book Review and Giveaway : Soldered Alchemy
Many jewelry makers avoid using heat and rely on cold connection techniques to join together different components.  But the ability to use a hot connection method like soldering would greatly increase design possibilities.  Soft soldering, which uses just a...
Many jewelry makers avoid using heat and rely on cold connection techniques to join together different components. But the ability to use a hot connection method like soldering would greatly increase design possibilities. Soft soldering, which uses just a soldering iron, does not involve an ...
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Rosalie McMillan Makes Jewelry from Recycled Coffee Grounds!
So many of us cannot start our day without coffee.  That cup of java is a vital pick-me-upper.  But did you know it can be recycled into jewelry?  UK metal smith  Rosalie McMillan   shows how something we view as fit for only the compost heap can be turned ...
So many of us cannot start our day without coffee. That cup of java is a vital pick-me-upper. But did you know it can be recycled into jewelry? UK metal smith Rosalie McMillan shows how something we view as fit for only the compost heap can be turned into something beautiful.
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How to Make Wire Looped Flower Jewelry Tutorials
It's been a while since I have come across a wonderful wire and bead flower tutorial.   This one for  a wire looped flower is very clever too!  It was written by Olga from the Pezotka blog.  The best and easiest way to translate the page is to use the Chrom...
It's been a while since I have come across a wonderful wire and bead flower tutorial. This one for a wire looped flower is very clever too! It was written by Olga from the Pezotka blog. The best and easiest way to translate the page is to use the Chrome browser, right click and select Translate ...
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6 Tips on How to Start a (Vintage) Jewelry Collection
I make jewelry.  But I also collect jewelry.  It is a modest collection but one which gives me pleasure as I am able to admire other designers both far away and from the past.  Some were gifts, others have been handed down to me or were bought in different ...
I make jewelry. But I also collect jewelry. It is a modest collection but one which gives me pleasure as I am able to admire other designers both far away and from the past. Some were gifts, others have been handed down to me or were bought in different places. Some are vintage and some are not.
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Amazing Tree of Life Jewelry Designs by CSL Designs
I've been so bowled over by Christina Larsen of CSL Design's work as you can see from the feature I did on her. She is also a superb teacher. These two amazing tree of life jewelry designs should remove all doubt! Both are for advanced wire or macrame worke...
I've been so bowled over by Christina Larsen of CSL Design's work as you can see from the feature I did on her. She is also a superb teacher. These two amazing tree of life jewelry designs should remove all doubt! Both are for advanced wire or macrame workers. The first one is a truly unique ...
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Art Jewelry Element's Farthing Coin Clasp Giveaway and Is it Legal to Use Coins in Jewelry?
The UK decimalized their currency in 1971 so old farthings were no longer legal tender after that year. This month, artisan Nicky Sayers of Art Jewelry Elements is doing a giveaway of 3 of her farthing coin clasps to some lucky beaders. These farthings were...
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How to Wind Cord, Thread or Make Tassels for Jewelry Making the Easy Way
My mother loves to bead but Fireline is expensive where she is.  So I bought her some from a local fishing shop (Kingsway Fishing Tackle, Guelph). They sell Fireline in 100 m lots for a lot cheaper than if you bought it in a store and definitely far less th...
My mother loves to bead but Fireline is expensive where she is. So I bought her some from a local fishing shop (Kingsway Fishing Tackle, Guelph). They sell Fireline in 100 m lots for a lot cheaper than if you bought it in a store and definitely far less than from a jewelry supplier.
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Jet Beads' $25 Giveaway for Jewelry Supplies and How You can Great Discounts from Fire Mountain Gems
Have you drooled over the discounted prices over on Fire Mountain Gem s and wish you could buy enough so you qualify? Not everyone needs to or can afford to purchase 200 items to get the lowest price.  But there are ways to get round this.  I for one belong...
Have you drooled over the discounted prices over on Fire Mountain Gems and wish you could buy enough so you qualify? Not everyone needs to or can afford to purchase 200 items to get the lowest price. But there are ways to get round this. I for one belong to a buying group of friends so we do get ...
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How to Grow Your Own Crystal Jewelry Tutorial
Talk about coincidences.  I was just looking at possible glass globe supplies when my friend Aims called my attention to this fun video tutorial by Mark Montano .  She knew I would love it as I do have a background in science.  But really, anyone can learn ...
Talk about coincidences. I was just looking at possible glass globe supplies when my friend Aims called my attention to this fun video tutorial by Mark Montano. She knew I would love it as I do have a background in science. But really, anyone can learn to grow your own crystal jewelry!
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Tired of the Same Old Earrings Style? These Hoop Tutorials will Change Things Up!
It's always fun to change things up if you are tired of the same old earrings style.  I've written and featured many tutorials for different types (see below) before.  I do like the rectangular hoop ones though.  Donatella's tutorial over on her blog, Inspi...
It's always fun to change things up if you are tired of the same old earrings style. I've written and featured many tutorials for different types (see below) before. I do like the rectangular hoop ones though. Donatella's tutorial over on her blog, Inspiration and Realisation is great because ...
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Wire and Micro Macrame Jewelry by CSL Designs
Were you amazed by yesterday's braided wire micro macrame bracelet tutorial?  You should because Christina Larsen of CSL Design  is a wonderfully talented British designer.  Her inspirational work using varied techniques definitely encourages one to try dif...
Were you amazed by yesterday's braided wire micro macrame bracelet tutorial? You should because Christina Larsen of CSL Design is a wonderfully talented British designer. Her inspirational work using varied techniques definitely encourages one to try different techniques.
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Pearl Blay is the author of The Beading Gem's Journal, a different kind of jewelry blog. It's the place for free jewelry making tutorials, tips, trends, inspirations and much more. Expressions as a writer and as a jewelry artisan in full bloom!
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