Profile

Cover photo
Pearl Blay (BeadingGem)
862 followers|99,484,919 views
AboutPostsPhotos

Stream

Pearl Blay (BeadingGem)

Shared publicly  - 
 
Winner of Nunn Design's $60 Giveaway of the Summer 2015 Collection
Thanks so much for the kind comments and interest in my resin designs for last week's Nunn Design giveaway of the Summer 2015 Collection .  Divya said, "I love how you have altered the blanks with resin and added beads and wire. It gives these blanks a new ...
Thanks so much for the kind comments and interest in my resin designs for last week's Nunn Design giveaway of the Summer 2015 Collection. Divya said, "I love how you have altered the blanks with resin and added beads and wire. It gives these blanks a new use, something which many of us might not ...
1
Add a comment...

Pearl Blay (BeadingGem)

Shared publicly  - 
 
Nelson Beads $40 Gift Certificate Giveaway for Gemstones Beads
Have you ever been disappointed when your gemstone order arrived looking rather different from the online pictures?  I have.  The use of stock photos is the cause.  So it was such a refreshing find with Joanne Nelson's exceptional and forthright service for...
Have you ever been disappointed when your gemstone order arrived looking rather different from the online pictures? I have. The use of stock photos is the cause. So it was such a refreshing find with Joanne Nelson's exceptional and forthright service for Nelson Beads. I had previously reviewed ...
1
Add a comment...

Pearl Blay (BeadingGem)

Shared publicly  - 
 
3 Gorgeous Wire Woven Heart Jewelry Tutorials
I didn't want to wait until the next Valentine's Day or Mother's Day because these 3 gorgeous wire woven heart pendant tutorials deserve to be featured NOW!  The design will make a wonderful gift for a special person too.  They are all video tutorials. The ...
1
Pinter Gems's profile photo
Add a comment...

Pearl Blay (BeadingGem)

Shared publicly  - 
 
Twisted Wire and Resin Flower Pendant Tutorial
Some of you guessed from the post earlier this week that the faux solder was actually resin.  And maybe you are now wondering why didn't I use just glue.  Well, glue is kind of messy and you'd need a fair amount to get a twisted wire creation with Swarovski...
Some of you guessed from the post earlier this week that the faux solder was actually resin. And maybe you are now wondering why didn't I use just glue. Well, glue is kind of messy and you'd need a fair amount to get a twisted wire creation with Swarovski crystal flowers to stay on.
2
Add a comment...

Pearl Blay (BeadingGem)

Shared publicly  - 
 
Update on my How to Photograph Jewelry Webinar
The trial run last month for my How to Photograph Jewelry Webinar was a success.  You can read some of the feedback I received below. These lovely readers clearly learned from the webinar and found taking good pictures isn't such a big deal after all. Indee...
2
Add a comment...

Pearl Blay (BeadingGem)

Shared publicly  - 
 
How to Color Resin for Making Pendants and other Jewelry
My first attempt at coloring resin was a dismal failure. I had bought some art chalk pastels and shaved off some little pieces.  But it didn`t color the resin - the little bits just sat there.  I realised I had to really grind those up if it were to work.  ...
1
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
862 people
‫רות לימור‬‎'s profile photo
Barbara Sims's profile photo
Irish Carter's profile photo
Debbie Rodgers's profile photo
Phoenix Smiles's profile photo
Jane Reinecke's profile photo
Agnes BeaderBubbe's profile photo
Topenk Davick's profile photo
Oksana M's profile photo

Pearl Blay (BeadingGem)

Shared publicly  - 
 
Need a gift idea for someone older?  Custom an eyeglass holder necklace!  Check out the #tutorials here! http://www.beadinggem.com/2011/08/how-to-make-eye-glass-necklace-holder.html
1
Add a comment...

Pearl Blay (BeadingGem)

Shared publicly  - 
 
I am constantly amazed at the different ways zippers can be made into jewelry as shown by these inspirational designers!  http://www.beadinggem.com/2009/12/zipper-bling-more-amazing-zipper.html #jewelry #handmade
1
Add a comment...

Pearl Blay (BeadingGem)

Shared publicly  - 
 
Easy Wire Wrapped Baubles Leather Cord Necklace Tutorial
I really like Katie Hacker's Bubbly Baubles necklace tutorial over on Artbeads for several reasons. First of all, it is easy for beginners and gives plenty of practice making many, many wire wrapped loops. Usually this style of necklace involves a base chai...
I really like Katie Hacker's Bubbly Baubles necklace tutorial over on Artbeads for several reasons. First of all, it is easy for beginners and gives plenty of practice making many, many wire wrapped loops. Usually this style of necklace involves a base chain or strung on beading cord but I like ...
3
Pearl Blay (BeadingGem)'s profile photoMelanie McBride's profile photo
3 comments
 
I have all the components except the thick leather so I am definitely on the lookout!
Add a comment...

Pearl Blay (BeadingGem)

Shared publicly  - 
 
Two Pearl and Safety Pin Necklace Tutorials
Punk rockers in the 1970's were responsible for turning the safety pin from being utilitarian fastener to a fashion accessory.   Tom Binns is by far the best known top designer who introduced it into his signature designs.  Here are two fun pearls and safet...
Punk rockers in the 1970's were responsible for turning the safety pin from being utilitarian fastener to a fashion accessory. Tom Binns is by far the best known top designer who introduced it into his signature designs. Here are two fun pearls and safety pin necklace tutorials to help inspire ...
2
Add a comment...

Pearl Blay (BeadingGem)

Shared publicly  - 
 
How to Use Hardware Hinges for a Polymer Clay Bracelet
You know how I trawl the internet looking for innovative jewelry making ideas to inspire us.  Occasionally I come across absolute gems using unusual components   like this tutorial by the Domestic Diva Online . The instructor shows how you can use small har...
2
Add a comment...

Pearl Blay (BeadingGem)

Shared publicly  - 
 
Metal Work Rosette Jewelry by Linda Threadgill
The very best jewelry designers are those who can combine artistic talent and creativity with the precision and skill of a master craftsman or craftswoman.  Master metal smith,   Linda Threadgill  is one of those inspirational creators.  Her breathtaking wo...
The very best jewelry designers are those who can combine artistic talent and creativity with the precision and skill of a master craftsman or craftswoman. Master metal smith, Linda Threadgill is one of those inspirational creators. Her breathtaking work includes not just jewelry but metal ...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
862 people
‫רות לימור‬‎'s profile photo
Barbara Sims's profile photo
Irish Carter's profile photo
Debbie Rodgers's profile photo
Phoenix Smiles's profile photo
Jane Reinecke's profile photo
Agnes BeaderBubbe's profile photo
Topenk Davick's profile photo
Oksana M's profile photo
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Story
Tagline
Jewelry Expressions in Bloom
Introduction
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!
Bragging rights
Lived in 3 continents!