When it comes to jewelry making, barring a few meager attempts at peyote-stitched bracelets, I am truly a stringer at heart. I can string beads, knot cords, and crank out wrapped loops like nobody's business. But, honestly, I'd like to think of myself as a bit of a mixed-media maven! My passions...
Brass beads painted with Vintaj Patina Inks I'll warn you right now: getting started with mixed media jewelry is a slippery slope. First you start with something easy like using patina inks to color vintage metal components and metal beads, and pretty soon, you're doing things like punching holes...
I can't be the only one out in Beadland who has been tempted by all those gorgeous resin jewelry-making projects out there, can I? One of the reasons I haven't done more with resin is because I just don't like those empty bezels staring back at me, and just filling the bezels with paper gets...
Daily Beading Blogs
Aug 8, 2013
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I have been wanting to learn how to do torch enameling for a long time, and luckily for me, working on a project for the upcoming issue of Handcrafted Jewelry was the perfect excuse to try it out! Note: Do not attempt enameling unless you have the proper tools and preparation. This post is an account...
The Tucson bead shows are always a blast. A nd this year was no exception. I attended the To Bead True Blue show, the Best Bead show, and the Whole Bead show--a mere sampling of the dozens of bead, gem, and fossil shows that occur every year at this time. I go to the Tucson shows for two main reasons...
Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine
Feb 6, 2012
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I love hooking up with other author/designers and chat about creativity. I really enjoyed my visit with Sharilyn about her new book/DVD set, Wire Art Jewelry Workshop . Here's more fun tidbits about wire jewelry from Sharilyn. " Everyone asks me how an artist comes up with her designs and the...
Daily Beading Blogs
Mar 28, 2011
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