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Clever Stylish Bracelet for Holding Hair Elastic by BitterSweet
I have come across a number of dual function bracelets (see links below) but BitterSweet has a cool design especially for long haired people.  The clever stylish bracelet was designed specially for holding hair elastic.  It removes the irritation of having ...
I have come across a number of dual function bracelets (see links below) but BitterSweet has a cool design especially for long haired people. The clever stylish bracelet was designed specially for holding hair elastic. It removes the irritation of having a tight and often uninspiring elastic ...
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Wire and Vase Necklace or Bracelet Display Tutorial
Are you getting ready for the coming fall season of jewelry booth selling?  Or simply want to organize your favorite necklaces or bracelets for easy reach each morning?  Either way, you might like to see this wire and vase jewelry display tutorial by Kriste...
Are you getting ready for the coming fall season of jewelry booth selling? Or simply want to organize your favorite necklaces or bracelets for easy reach each morning? Either way, you might like to see this wire and vase jewelry display tutorial by Kristenmarie over on See It and Create.
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How to Make Easy Macrame Earrings Tutorial
I don't know about you but I don't really have the patience to knot an entire macrame bracelet!  But I still like the pretty colors and the versatility of various friendship bracelet patterns.  So here is a fun tutorial by Daniela over on Curly Made on how ...
I don't know about you but I don't really have the patience to knot an entire macrame bracelet! But I still like the pretty colors and the versatility of various friendship bracelet patterns. So here is a fun tutorial by Daniela over on Curly Made on how to make macrame earrings with any short ...
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Winner of the Free Form Wire Art Jewelry Book Giveaway
I was a little surprised how many of you love the organic form of wire work.  The comments on last week's giveaway for Gayle Bird's Free Form Art Jewelry book were quite refreshing as they show how much people like the go with the flow when it comes to desi...
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Beaded Crystal Stud Earrings Tutorial by Bee Jang
#tutorial   #beading  #beadwork
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Win a $93 Yoola Design Wire Crochet Swarovski Earrings Kit
I love the look of knitted or crochet wire jewelry. My effort with small metal knitting needles was fine except I was gritting my teeth right through the entire project because of the metal against metal. Wire crochet is a safer bet and will save my teeth...
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Winner of Yoola Design's $93 Wire Crochet Crystal Earring Kit
Some of you are seasoned crocheters, some are into wire but all who left comments for last week's Yoola Design giveaway love the look of wire crochet!   Not only that, a number of you realize from experience, how difficult it is to crochet evenly with wire....
Some of you are seasoned crocheters, some are into wire but all who left comments for last week's Yoola Design giveaway love the look of wire crochet! Not only that, a number of you realize from experience, how difficult it is to crochet evenly with wire. Yael's innovative technique with the ...
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Sculptured Wire Wrapped Lampwork Bead Tutorial
Do you like the flowing, sculptured look in wire wrapped designs?  Where there is a 3D quality about them?  Then check out this wire wrapped lampwork bead tutorial by Carol Ladine Lagoski over on Beading Times . The key thing is to use square wire as the fl...
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Product Review - Nelson Beads' Madagascar Rose Quartz
I am sure most of you have experienced the surprise when the gemstones you ordered don't look like the online pictures you saw.  That's not surprising because the natural stones do vary and suppliers tend to use stock photos.  So I was intrigued by Pennsylv...
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Book Review and Giveaway - Decorative Wire Findings
There is nothing wrong with buying findings and components for jewelry making. There is something very gratifying to be able to put a design together quickly.  But if you really want to make your designs as handmade as possible, then you've got to consider ...
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The Ironmaster's Gem Jewelry by Larry Bruno
Just because a material happens to be manmade doesn't mean it has no beauty.  Jeweler Larry Bruno stumbled upon a gorgeous one - s lag which is a glasslike byproduct from the smelting process of raw metal ore .  The hidden beauty of the slag pieces is revea...
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Swarvoski Pearl Statement Bib Necklace Tutorial
Be still, my beating heart!  I had a little swoon when I saw this  Swarvoski pearl statement bib necklace tutorial over on their site, Create Your Style .  It is a fabulous yet easy design because it consists only of stringing with the addition of beaded he...
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Jewelry Expressions in Bloom
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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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Lived in 3 continents!