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June 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Light as a feather....

Ok, so today I got a little brave and wanted to try my hand at making feather earrings. I love the way feather earrings look and feel. I just never tried to make them before.

I watched a few tutorials that I found on you tube. Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKSP4zMTvLk

It is fairly easy....so I thought. Well, it was a little...until I thought I would get fancy and add some sparkles to my set of…

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Added by Linda Marie Owens on June 25, 2011 at 8:28pm — 3 Comments

Ugh.... "Off" Days.

Don’t you just hate it when you wake up inspired to do a project but when you get to the flame it just doesn’t turn out the way it looks in your head??



Well, welcome to the club…. because I am having one of those days. The dreaded “Off” day…ugh.



I awoke with an Idea to do a twisted color bead encased in clear glass. Well, let’s just say that it looked ALOT better in my mind than it did when I tried to make one. After three tries I succeeded but it is still not exactly…

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Added by Linda Marie Owens on June 16, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments

New Ways to Recycle Old Jewelry...

So, today I am researching new ways to reinvent old jewelry. I have found that I had tons of old jewelry laying in the bottom of my jewelry box. I figured I would break them down and then recreate new pieces recycling older one. So far I am liking the results and the idea of recycling because it costs next to nothing to create new pieces. WIN WIN!!

I have been going to thrift stores or second hand shops to dig in their jewelry bins. I have found some great finds lately. I design on a…

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Added by Linda Marie Owens on June 15, 2011 at 4:06pm — 3 Comments

Rosary Making

I have finished my first rosary by request from my Aunt. I 've never made one before but after making this one, I found that I love making them. It was really nice to see the finished product turn out so well. I used the advice of http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Rosary/step2/Gather-your-parts/

This is a great place for resources and I found alot of helpful information for rosary…

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Added by Linda Marie Owens on June 14, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Tip for Making Chainmaille Rings

If you use a Jump Ringer to make rings for chainmaille, here is a quick tip that will help to enhance the shine of your masterpieces. Right after I cut the coil I string a piece of thin copper wire through the rings leaving enough room to twist the two ends together. I then toss this ring of cut rings into the tumbler. This will help to clean and shine the rings before using… Continue

Added by Karen Ferrante on June 5, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Jewelry Making Ideas – Creative Color Design

Are you stuck when it comes to using color creatively to enhance your jewelry designs? The paint store or home improvement center is a great source for discovering new color schemes. Many paint companies will provide cards or brochures with recommended color combinations. They may even provide descriptions regarding the moods created by different colors. For example, warm colors… Continue

Added by Karen Ferrante on June 5, 2011 at 12:28am — 1 Comment

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