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How to Make Adorable Beaded Sheep Tutorial
I've covered a number of beaded creatures before, but surely this Preciosa-Ornela tutorial for beaded sheep is one of the most adorable!  The designer is Helena Chmelikova.  The tutorial will need a careful read before any work begins just so you understand...
I've covered a number of beaded creatures before, but surely this Preciosa-Ornela tutorial for beaded sheep is one of the most adorable! The designer is Helena Chmelikova. The tutorial will need a careful read before any work begins just so you understand how the sheep is constructed.
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Use a Tube Wringer for DIY Pattern Wire | Kazuri Sautoir Necklace Tutorial
Sometimes plain wire is too boring.  So we can use pattern wire or even twisted wire to make the design pop a little more.  You can buy patterned wire.  But here is an easy way to DIY patterned wire using a tube wringer.  This is a device used to wring out ...
Sometimes plain wire is too boring. So we can use pattern wire or even twisted wire to make the design pop a little more. You can buy patterned wire. But here is an easy way to DIY patterned wire using a tube wringer. This is a device used to wring out the contents of paint tubes, adhesives and ...
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Pretty Crescent Bead Flower Bracelet Tutorial
Two hole Czech beads are simply one of the best types of beads to have around.  The crescent bead ones can be a bit challenging to use. But Kristen Steven's pretty crescent bead flower bracelet tutorial over on   Art Jewelry Elements  makes use of the shape...
Two hole Czech beads are simply one of the best types of beads to have around. The crescent bead ones can be a bit challenging to use. But Kristen Steven's pretty crescent bead flower bracelet tutorial over on Art Jewelry Elements makes use of the shape in a clever way!
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Winner of Natali Baird's $35 Art Glass Giveaway
The special feature on Natali's art glass especially her hearts certainly brought out a lot of love for last week's giveaway !  It was perfect timing as Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  But hearts aren't the only things she makes. Windbent said, ...
The special feature on Natali's art glass especially her hearts certainly brought out a lot of love for last week's giveaway! It was perfect timing as Valentine's Day is just around the corner. But hearts aren't the only things she makes. Windbent said, "It's always fun to be introduced to ...
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Great Riveting Tutorials for Jewelry Making!
Learn how to rivet and you`ll be able to connect metal pieces together without having to use a torch! There are now all kinds of simple ready to use rivets one can buy (see tutorial links below).  But these great riveting tutorials show how you can advance ...
Learn how to rivet and you`ll be able to connect metal pieces together without having to use a torch! There are now all kinds of simple ready to use rivets one can buy (see tutorial links below). But these great riveting tutorials show how you can advance to making your own.
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How an Intricate Wire Prong Set Ring is Made
One of the more challenging wire wrapped projects has to be a prong set ring. Jeannie Harwell of Slightly Twisted Studios shared the design considerations and and tips when she made this wire work prong set ring. It is not a full tutorial per se as gemstone...
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Simple Wire Work Flower Earrings Tutorial
Center holed beads require a little more thought to use in jewelry designs.  Here is a simple wire work  flower earrings tutorial by Lesley Watt of THEA Jewelry.   A sweet design with little wire tendrils.    You will have to scroll down a little to find th...
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DIY : Simple Bracelet MeasuringTool
Bracelets are sometimes tricky to measure well - particularly bangles and cuffs which cannot be laid out flat.   This tutorial for a simple bracelet measuring tool by HoneyBeads1 does a quick job of determining the inside circumference. It is best made from...
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Embroidery Art Jewelry by Kathy Halper
Kathy Halper is an American artist who has been painting for a long time.  But she made a switch to drawing not with paint but with embroidery threads.  One of her specialties is custom pet (and human) portraiture working from photos. The smaller works are ...
Kathy Halper is an American artist who has been painting for a long time. But she made a switch to drawing not with paint but with embroidery threads. One of her specialties is custom pet (and human) portraiture working from photos. The smaller works are pendants or brooches.
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Kazuri West's $75 Kazuri Beads Giveaway
Ceramic beads by Kazuri in Kenya are handmade by probably one of the oldest craft collectives in Africa. The fledgling business began in 1975 - an idea of Lady Susan Wood. She had started a coffee plantation on what was once Danish author Karen Blixen's (Ou...
Ceramic beads by Kazuri in Kenya are handmade by probably one of the oldest craft collectives in Africa. The fledgling business began in 1975 - an idea of Lady Susan Wood. She had started a coffee plantation on what was once Danish author Karen Blixen's (Out of Africa) land.
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Super Headpin Tip on Beaded Pendants
How do you hang a beaded pendant or even earrings?  I am not fond of the beaded loop. So whenever possible, I try and add a jump ring somewhere if I am attaching the beaded pendant to a chain.  But Lisa Yang's super headpin tip is another alternative. If th...
How do you hang a beaded pendant or even earrings? I am not fond of the beaded loop. So whenever possible, I try and add a jump ring somewhere if I am attaching the beaded pendant to a chain. But Lisa Yang's super headpin tip is another alternative. If the pattern you are using is suitable for ...
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Amazing Wire Statement Necklace Tutorial
This amazing wire statement necklace tutorial  by Alana Fire over on livemaster.ru is a must see! It is not a full tutorial but one which covers the key steps.  The tutorial is in Russian so you will need to translate it.  My favorite way is to use the Chro...
This amazing wire statement necklace tutorial by Alana Fire over on livemaster.ru is a must see! It is not a full tutorial but one which covers the key steps. The tutorial is in Russian so you will need to translate it. My favorite way is to use the Chrome browser. Just right click anywhere on ...
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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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