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Nicole Preston
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  • Milwaukee, WI
  • United States
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Nicole Preston replied to John Carter's discussion arrowhead and sea shell help
"A small hand drill would work nicely on the shells or a small round metal file. (you go slow, but it helps prevent breaking and chipping) As far as wrapping the arrow heads you probably want to use a nice metal like gold or silver, and in not to…"
Jun 30, 2012
Nicole Preston replied to David Urrutia's discussion Another Newbie?
"well it really depends on what you're looking to make as far as a pendant design. But my first suggestion would be to look into an alchemy request on Etsy.com Many artist look into doing custom designs, they'll be better able to tell you…"
Jun 30, 2012
Nicole Preston replied to Janelle Millington's discussion Bracelet wire pulling through crimp bead :(
"Make sure the crimp beads you are using are the right size for the wire. The beadalon package should say right on the front what size bead you need. Also, check if you are crimping properly. It is easy at first to make a mistake with the technique…"
Jun 30, 2012
Nicole Preston replied to Laura Jane Roberts's discussion Wire Work
"When I started I also had this problem a couple times, you could be using too soft a wire BUT it is important to remember that work hardening your pieces can really make a difference. By using a jewelry hammer and a bench block or anvil you can take…"
Jun 30, 2012
Nicole Preston replied to John Carter's discussion sources?
"Well when I pick things up in person, I go to Michael's, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Joanne's, and many other places. Hardware stores even (things like wire, and fishing bits (dunno what they are called but make great chain) and other odd ball…"
Jun 30, 2012
Nicole Preston replied to Linda Marie Owens's discussion Looking for help with a men's style ring
"I found celtic knotting to be the way to go when I did a piece for my father. I used round leather cord, and ceramic beads (the big holes are necessary, and the glazing is a bit more masculine) and I tied Josephine knots and between those I put the…"
Jun 30, 2012
Nicole Preston replied to fox loves angel's discussion Pearl Ring- What ought to you know about
"thanks for sharing."
Jun 30, 2012
Nicole Preston replied to Hannah's discussion Sold my first piece!
"Congrats! Selling your first piece is always a thrill. Keep up the good work."
Jun 30, 2012
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Been working on quite a lot of new stuff lately. I can't wait to get it all up and ready for sale. The hold up has been due to the lower quality of pictures I've been managing to get lately. But working with a friend, we are hoping to correct that problem. I've gotten some sample pics, and recently posted a few as sneak peaks on my Facebook page. I'm looking forward to the next beading night I can have with that friend. Our nights together really keep us both focused and productive. Powering…See More
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I enjoy jewelry making in the following areas:
Bead Stringing, Wirework, Wire Wrapping
About Me - Tell us a little about yourself and your area of expertise
I'm an artist of many interests. Currently I've been working on jewelry, which I've been doing for 5 years now. I love to draw, paint, sculpt, and just about anything you can think of. I also crochet and do a few other, slightly random, crafts.
Website
http://www.candyzombie.etsy.com
Twitter
http://www.twiter.com/candyzombie
Other Website or Social Network
http://canzi777.deviantart.com

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Friends and Fun

Been working on quite a lot of new stuff lately. I can't wait to get it all up and ready for sale. The hold up has been due to the lower quality of pictures I've been managing to get lately. But working with a friend, we are hoping to correct that problem. I've gotten some sample pics, and recently posted a few as sneak peaks on my Facebook page. I'm looking forward to the next beading night I can have with that friend. Our nights together really keep us both focused and productive. Powering…

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