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Winner of the Modahaus $116 Steady Stand SS300/Tabletop Studio TS400 Bundle Giveaway
Modahaus giveaways like the one last week are always popular as so many of you struggle with jewelry photography. Making the jewelry is the easy part.  Good pictures do justice to your hard work and talent.  Some readers said they were tired of their homema...
Modahaus giveaways like the one last week are always popular as so many of you struggle with jewelry photography. Making the jewelry is the easy part. Good pictures do justice to your hard work and talent. Some readers said they were tired of their homemade set ups and want to move on to ...
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Invitation to The Beading Gem's How to Photograph Jewelry Webinar Series
After my last announcement for a local presentation on How to Photograph Jewelry , I received a number of pleas from readers further afield to do this online so they can attend. The ability to take good photos of jewelry designs is a necessary one and a sk...
After my last announcement for a local presentation on How to Photograph Jewelry, I received a number of pleas from readers further afield to do this online so they can attend. The ability to take good photos of jewelry designs is a necessary one and a skill which many, many artisans struggle ...
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More Tips on How to Pack Jewelry for Travel
Planning your summer vacation? It's important to properly pack jewelry for travel. It's not only to save space but also to organize and protect the pieces from entanglement, damage or loss. There are a number of great ideas, some of which I have covered b...
Planning your summer vacation? It's important to properly pack jewelry for travel. It's not only to save space but also to organize and protect the pieces from entanglement, damage or loss. There are a number of great ideas, some of which I have covered before like sewing your own jewelry bags ...
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Beautiful Wire Wrapped Stud Earrings and Dangle Tutorial
I don't often come across stud earrings tutorials let alone one that has beautiful wire wrapped dangles! So the tutorial by Hungarian artist, Erika Schneide r, is a real gem and perfect for those who like elegant wire designs.  Erika has a website called Cl...
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Game Inspired Polymer Clay Jewelry by LizGlizz
You can't really say playing graphic adventure games is a total waste of time.  For some, like Liz, it is well worth her time.  Check out her   LizGlizz Etsy store for a whole bunch of game inspired polymer clay jewelry. A popular store, her fun creations r...
You can't really say playing graphic adventure games is a total waste of time. For some, like Liz, it is well worth her time. Check out her LizGlizz Etsy store for a whole bunch of game inspired polymer clay jewelry. A popular store, her fun creations reaches out to legions of fans who remember ...
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Modahaus' $116 Steady Stand SS300 Kit/Tabletop Studio TS400 Bundle Giveaway!
Photography has to be the biggest stumbling block for many an artisan.  We did not bargain on having to learn this skill when we starting selling online. But learn we must. Just like many of you, I  have struggled with photography.  I have shared my photogr...
Photography has to be the biggest stumbling block for many an artisan. We did not bargain on having to learn this skill when we starting selling online. But learn we must. Just like many of you, I have struggled with photography. I have shared my photography adventures - and misadventures - over ...
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Use an Electric Toothbrush for Easy Polymer Clay Sanding!
Sanding down polymer clay pieces after baking can be a tedious task.   It is unavoidable unless you want to see the flaws! A small sander is required since the pieces are small. One great tip shared by Linda, is to use an electric toothbrush for easy polyme...
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Charlotte Beaded Rivoli Earrings Tutorial
Charlotte seed beads are special.  They are cut seed beads i.e. they each have one facet.  This gives the beads more reflective quality than ordinary seed beads.  Once you have used them, they become hard to resist.  The  available colors and finishes are f...
Charlotte seed beads are special. They are cut seed beads i.e. they each have one facet. This gives the beads more reflective quality than ordinary seed beads. Once you have used them, they become hard to resist. The available colors and finishes are fantastic. I love the iris ones because of ...
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The Beading Gem Featured in Just Jewelry Magazine!
Remember the Kazuri ceramic and Samunnat Nepal polymer clay bead bracelets I made some time ago?  They just got featured in a double spread in Just Jewelry! Volume 2.   Just Jewelry! is the newest addition  to Scott Publications .  This magazine is simply f...
Remember the Kazuri ceramic and Samunnat Nepal polymer clay bead bracelets I made some time ago? They just got featured in a double spread in Just Jewelry! Volume 2. Just Jewelry! is the newest addition to Scott Publications. This magazine is simply full of all kinds of handmade jewelry designs ...
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Paracord and Leather Wrap Rhinestone Bracelet Tutorial
Paracord is no longer considered just for the guys. You know, as in survival bracelets. There are smaller sizes and they come in a whole range of colors and patterns these days.  But have you ever considered stripping out the inner core of paracord so it ...
Paracord is no longer considered just for the guys. You know, as in survival bracelets. There are smaller sizes and they come in a whole range of colors and patterns these days. But have you ever considered stripping out the inner core of paracord so it becomes a fabulous flat wrapping material?
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Winner of the $59 International Gem Society Annual Membership Giveaway
Not all readers are into gemstones but it was fun to see who were when they entered for the Internation Gem Society Annual Membership giveaway .  A couple of readers are into lapidary, others espressed a wish to educate their customers so the kind of inform...
Not all readers are into gemstones but it was fun to see who were when they entered for the Internation Gem Society Annual Membership giveaway. A couple of readers are into lapidary, others espressed a wish to educate their customers so the kind of information from the pro membership account ...
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How to Make Matching Macrame Leaf Jewelry Tutorials
Micro macrame jewelry making is not that difficult.  It helps to be neat and to work on a cork board or a small well stuffed pillow shaped base. Another alternative is to use a small commercial macrame board like this one.  There are thread grips at the edg...
Micro macrame jewelry making is not that difficult. It helps to be neat and to work on a cork board or a small well stuffed pillow shaped base. Another alternative is to use a small commercial macrame board like this one. There are thread grips at the edges of the board which is useful.
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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!