A big thank-you to Iris Weiss of Polyform Products for sharing this free polymer clay bead making tutorial with us, and thank you to Suzanne Anderson of Yikes Studio for creating this tutorial! If you've made some of the big hole polymer clay beads from yesterday's Beading Daily blog, here are...
On my recent trip to Bead Fest Philadelphia, I made a trip across the river to southern New Jersey, where I got to meet up with the fabulous Amy Blevins and see her gorgeous bead shop, Bead & Glass Boutique . When I travel, I like to seek out small, independent bead shops and do a little shopping...
Aug 27, 2012
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I am quite happy to report that I had so much fun with my last polymer clay bead making project, it appears that I have overcome my fear of bead making using polymer clay! I've been playing with all kinds of tools and techniques for bead making using polymer clay, and thanks to the tips and advice...
Ok, so this may require that you dabble in a medium you have never thought about before, but if you're willing to try your hand at a little polymer clay to make your own large-hole beads, it looks like Sculpey--one of the authorities in polymer clay--is about to make it easy! The Premo Bead Cores...
Beautiful Bangles and Cuffs Before I learned to make my own jewelry, I almost never wore bracelets because my wrist wasn't the "normal" size carried in stores. Wire bangles and cuffs, with their one-size-fits-many styling, were the exception. Even though my jewelry skills mean that I'm...
Jun 19, 2009
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The Sparkle of Silver (And Other Favorite Metals) Rectangle Bangle by Stephanie Everett features silver wire. Who doesn't love silver? Apparently, not many! More than 1,000 readers voted in the latest poll ("What's your favorite metal?"). As I expected, silver was the clear favorite...
Oct 9, 2007
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Happy Labor Day! If you have the day off, I hope you're enjoying yourself! Traditionally, Labor Day has marked the end of summer and the beginning of fall in the U.S., even though summer officially does not end until September 22. I always find this an awkward time of the year, wardrobe-wise. Stores...