If you're reading this blog, chances are you're already
pretty computer-savvy. Maybe you use You
Tube, Twitter, Facebook, and other electronic social media to keep up with
beading and jewelry-making trends. You
probably already know how easy it is to download projects and eBooks, but have
you ever tried to download a jewelry-making video?
For a limited time, you can download Mixed Media - Personalized Jewelry: Capturing Memories in Handmade
Details with Jean Campbell for ten cents! Who better to show you how to make your own
personalized pendants, charms, and jewelry than the fabulous Jean
Campbell? And getting an hour of
instruction for a dime? For me, that's a
deal too good to pass up. And unlike taking a class in person, you don't have to travel. You don't have to haul around your supplies, tools and materials. You can watch it in the comfort of your own home, anywhere you want.
I've done a little bit of mixed-media jewelry making in the
last few months, mostly making custom resin pendants and charms to hang from my
beadwoven necklaces and bracelets. It's
a wonderful way to add a special personal touch to your jewelry designs, and my
friends and customers are always thrilled when I present them with a piece of
jewelry that captures a favorite memory or tells a story that's special to
I first got into the idea of mixed media jewelry when I got this funky pendant from Andrew Thornton. I knew that I wanted to create a special necklace fro a close friend with it, but I had no idea where to start.
As I was sorting through my stash of metallic seed beads, I noticed that the color of these dark bronze beads perfectly matched the frame of the pendant! The little beady light bulb in my head went on, and I started working on a right-angle weave base that I embellished to within an inch of its life with an assortment of tiny glass beads that were leftovers from other projects. When I was finished, I decided to do an entire series of necklaces using pendants that were portraits of famous artists, and all of a sudden I couldn't think any further than learning how to use resin and found objects to make my own mixed media pendants
Now when I got started, I can tell you that I spent a whole lot more than ten cents for my first instruction book and video. I had to order it from a catalog and then wait for it to be delivered, which seemed to take forever. But with the ten cent download offer for Mixed
Media - Personalized Jewelry: Capturing Memories in Handmade Details, downloading the video is easy. It only takes a few minutes before your
content is playing on your computer, giving you inspiration and instruction for
taking your personal images and special objects (such as souvenirs from your
big vacation) and turning them into special jewelry that you can wear every day
to carry those memories with you. I
particularly liked the close-ups that showed me exactly how Jean was using the
tools to create each project, since I'm not particularly skilled at using those
kinds of tools (yet).
So if you've been thinking about taking the leap and
exploring a new set of jewelry-making skills to add something new to your
beading and jewelry-making projects, take advantage of this ten-cent download
and see what Jean Campbell has to offer in Mixed
Media - Personalized Jewelry: Capturing Memories in Handmade Details. It might take you in a whole new direction!