It's easy for me to get into a rut and use the same beads and materials over and over. Or worse, sometimes I feel paralyzed and unable to create anything at all. Do you ever feel that way, too? If so, you might want to enter a jewelry making contest or challenge. A contest, challenge, or blog hop...
Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine
Jan 22, 2014
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Asymmetrical Earrings by Bob Ebendorf I was digging through one of my earring boxes the other day, looking for the perfect set of pearl earrings to wear with a fancy outfit. I ran into a lovely pair I received as a gift from my friend Bob Ebendorf. He made them about eighteen years ago, and they still...
Daily Beading Blogs
May 25, 2011
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Inspired by Big, Bold Beads I was just paging through the wonderful new Spring issue of Stringing magazine and was floored when I came across Wendy Baker’s sumptuous necklaces and bracelets. They are made with new and vintage metal flowers, beads, fibers, chain, and are even peppered with little...
Beading Daily Challenge Winners Thirty-four brave beaders took the first Beading Daily challenge: It Takes Two. For this challenge, beaders had to choose two techniques and create an original pair of earrings. Wireworking was definitely the most popular technique used--and with good reason. It's...
Daily Beading Blogs
Nov 29, 2007
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I have mixed feelings about fashion trends. On the one hand, I get bored easily and I like to shake things up. On the other hand, I have a considerable collection of embarrassing photos of me wearing trends that, well, let's just say didn't hold up in the long run. In the jewelry world, if you're...