06NOV 2018
Jewelry making ideas Necklaces

Jewelry making ideas Necklaces

As you know, we love making our own jewelry. It s fun to buy special pieces from time to time, but handmade jewelry has a certain sentimental value, and let s face it, making something for yourself, a friend, or a loved one is the best feeling. If you re looking for some inspiring ideas, we ve compiled 12 of our favorites. Let s start with these personalized leather phrase bracelets…

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07OCT 2018
Soldering irons for Jewelry making

Soldering irons for Jewelry making

This post is inspired by reader Peggy Barnette who emailed me ages ago asking if I had done any research on the cordless (butane powered) Dremel Versatip. The promo video certainly shows a very versatile 6 in 1 tool with many applications including soldering. solder wire, liquid flux, soldering iron…

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07SEP 2018
Creative Jewelry making ideas

Creative Jewelry making ideas

If basic necklaces, earrings, and bracelets aren t exciting anymore, it s time to think outside the box. Making jewelry for a hobby means that there are no limitations as to what can be made. Here are a few creative jewelry ideas that will help anyone get started on fun and unique projects. 1. A Harness Harnesses show up on the fashion runways with regularity, so why not interpret…

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08AUG 2018
Making Beaded earrings for Beginners

Making Beaded earrings for Beginners

Earrings are a beautiful addition to any outfit — you can glam up jeans, add something sophisticated to your little black dress, or be as subtle and dainty as you wish. But where to start? Don’t worry — we’ve curated a list of beginner-friendly earrings tutorials, plus some helpful tips on how to make earrings — most of which can be completed in less than an hour! 1) Wire earrings…

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09JUL 2018
Handmade glass beads

Handmade glass beads

Online Gallery Market Place! A new way to buy my one-of-a-kind pieces online. It s in early development but I thought I d share it with you here. I have a great selection of earrings available. New Tribal Necklaces at my Holiday Shows! I have a busy holiday show season ahead and wanted to share one of my new pieces with you - the Tribal Necklace. Shown below are the Brights &…

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09JUN 2018
Making Jewelry from recycled materials

Making Jewelry from recycled materials

Use food packaging to make colorful jewelry. Many consumers reduce their household waste by recycling; some items, such as ceramics and scratched DVDs, are not recyclable into new material. Instead of throwing out your non-recyclable items, turn them into creative handmade pieces of jewelry. Whether you are looking to add to your stash of accessories or start a green business, recycled…

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10MAY 2018
What to make with beads and string?

What to make with beads and string?

Step 1. Gather your supplies. Step 2. Cut Braiding Cord to 48 inches. Stiffen both ends by rolling it between your finger with a dab of craft glue. Allow glue to dry. This will help when threading the beads. Step 3. Create a lark knot on the key ring. To learn how to create a lark knot, click here. To create Row 1, thread (1) black Pony Bead onto the left hand string. Note: this…

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