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How to Make Thread Wrapped Thick Cord or Rope Jewelry Tutorials
This wonderful colorful hand wrapped thread on paracord necklace tutorial from Refinery 29 is similar in some ways to those I featured before. The finish is better with end caps than Ariane's tutorial. However, Ariane's method of starting with all the color...
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Winner of Patrik Kusek's Metal Clay Online Workshop Giveaway
I was pleasantly surprised with the turnout for last week's giveaway class .  I was unsure if many would be interested in doing metal clay. It turns out quite a number of you do and actually confessed to buying metal clay but leaving untouched at home! One ...
I was pleasantly surprised with the turnout for last week's giveaway class. I was unsure if many would be interested in doing metal clay. It turns out quite a number of you do and actually confessed to buying metal clay but leaving untouched at home! One reader, Linnyt said, "I have a packet of ...
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2 Ways to Wire Wrap Irregular Gemstone Nuggets
I sometimes cannot resist a bargain at gem shows.  Some years ago I bought some lovely polished irregular gemstone nuggets because they were a steal.  So how did I manage wire wrapping these into pendants back then?  They have to be secure, mind so the nugg...
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Clever Basket Weave Wire Tutorial Uses Loom Weaving Action
Using techniques from other crafts is a sure fire way of coming up with innovative designs.  Lisa Claxton of Beaducation demonstrates this with her stunning and clever basket weave wire design video tutorial .  She applies a number of the loom weaving techn...
Using techniques from other crafts is a sure fire way of coming up with innovative designs. Lisa Claxton of Beaducation demonstrates this with her stunning and clever basket weave wire design video tutorial. She applies a number of the loom weaving techniques to her design.
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Gorgeous Shibori Ribbon Beaded Jewelry by Perline e Bijoux
Japanese shibori (tie dyed) ribbon is simply lovely.  The most common application in jewelry design is to use it to hang pendants from. But truly innovative designers will do something totally different. Italian designer, Simona Svezia, uses it to create go...
Japanese shibori (tie dyed) ribbon is simply lovely. The most common application in jewelry design is to use it to hang pendants from. But truly innovative designers will do something totally different. Italian designer, Simona Svezia, uses it to create gorgeous shibori ribbon beaded jewelry for ...
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Winner of The Best Beads Shop's $50 Giveaway for Czech Beads
Thanks to the readers who pointed out that the alternative name for the dia beads featured in last week's The Best Beads Shop giveaway is silky beads. No matter what they are called, these diagonally drilled two hole beads as with so many Czech bead types a...
Thanks to the readers who pointed out that the alternative name for the dia beads featured in last week's The Best Beads Shop giveaway is silky beads. No matter what they are called, these diagonally drilled two hole beads as with so many Czech bead types are simply gorgeous.
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Pretty Bugle Bead Jewelry Beading Tutorials
Bugles are fantastic for beadwork. Pity they aren't used more. Here are some lovely bugle bead jewelry beading tutorials to try.  You won't be disappointed!  The first one is a pretty butterfly inspired necklace was posted by Elena Tvetkova over on biser.if...
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Leather Feather and Cuff Jewelry by Love at First Blush
Sabrina Chin of Love at First Blush is a fellow Canadian with a studio in Kensington Market, Toronto. It's easy to see why her leather feather and cuff jewelry collection has been featured in several magazines, fashion editorials, tv and even a Paramount mo...
Sabrina Chin of Love at First Blush is a fellow Canadian with a studio in Kensington Market, Toronto. It's easy to see why her leather feather and cuff jewelry collection has been featured in several magazines, fashion editorials, tv and even a Paramount movie in 2013. The edgy handmade brand is ...
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Parawire's $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway | Silver Plated Jewelry Making Wire Feature
Wire work is my favorite technique. So I have a lot of wire.  I use all kinds including the silver plated variety.  They are cost effective especially when wire wrapping as that uses up a lot of wire.  Silver plated wire is best for earring dangles and neck...
Wire work is my favorite technique. So I have a lot of wire. I use all kinds including the silver plated variety. They are cost effective especially when wire wrapping as that uses up a lot of wire. Silver plated wire is best for earring dangles and necklaces where the wear is far less than ...
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That's too bad! Hopefully you will be able to try for an international one.
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Easy Peasy Wood Monogram Wire Bangle Tutorial
Like the minimalist style? Maybe with a bit of warm wood thrown in?  Then check out this easy peasy wood monogram wire bangle tutorial by Kim over on Made in a Day . This Mod Podge decoupage tutorial not only suits those who don't like elaborate designs but...
Like the minimalist style? Maybe with a bit of warm wood thrown in? Then check out this easy peasy wood monogram wire bangle tutorial by Kim over on Made in a Day. This Mod Podge decoupage tutorial not only suits those who don't like elaborate designs but it also offers all sorts of potential ...
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Fun Wire Wrapped Owl Jewelry Tutorials
Creating wire animals is a lot of fun. Not only that, there are many ways to go about doing so. Adding beads certainly adds color.  Here are some fun wire wrapped owl jewelry tutorials to try!   The first one is delightlful and is by Poe Pearls.  It is not ...
Creating wire animals is a lot of fun. Not only that, there are many ways to go about doing so. Adding beads certainly adds color. Here are some fun wire wrapped owl jewelry tutorials to try! The first one is delightlful and is by Poe Pearls. It is not really much of a tutorial as there is only ...
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Cute ! Thank you !
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Review & Giveaway : Patrik Kusek's $40 Silver Metal Clay Online Workshop
Don't get me wrong.  Metal smith techniques - especially the basic ones are very useful skills to have. But metal clay is a fantastic alternative to get more complex metal jewelry designs without having to deal with cutting and forming metal sheets.  Patric...
Don't get me wrong. Metal smith techniques - especially the basic ones are very useful skills to have. But metal clay is a fantastic alternative to get more complex metal jewelry designs without having to deal with cutting and forming metal sheets. Patrick Kusek's Silver Metal Clay: Adding ...
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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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