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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

Check Out the Facebook Fan Club Group

Hi everyone! I wanted to let you know that I just added the Facebook Fan Club group to this site. Facebook fan pages are rapidly becoming a key mechanism for reaching more people and for sharing our unique designs with the world! Let's help each other out by "liking" our friends Fan Pages and use this forum to share tips. To join, click on groups from the main menu and select Facebook Fan Club or click here…

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Added by Karen Ferrante on May 29, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Have You Seen the Square?

This gadget is great if you have an iPhone, Android, or iPad. Just plug it in and your device becomes a credit card scanner! Charges are deposited directly to your bank account. You can even add the tax rate to be automatically calculated. After scanning the credit card, the screen comes up to capture your customers signature - they simply sign with their finger. You can then send a receipt either via text or email. This is going to be great at craft shows! The device is free. The only charge… Continue

Added by Karen Ferrante on May 12, 2011 at 10:42pm — No Comments

Why is Aspect Ratio Important When Making Chainmaille Jewelry?

When I tried to make my first Byzantine chainmaille bracelet I had no idea how important aspect ratio was. It came out so loose the pattern wouldn't even stay together and I couldn't figure out what I did wrong. :-( Then I read about aspect ratio. Aspect Ratio or AR is how the diameter of wire in millimeters relates to the internal diameter of the ring.



AR = inside diameter divided by the wire diameter



An aspect ratio has already been determined by chainmaille artists for…

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Added by Karen Ferrante on May 8, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

What is Argentium™ Sterling Silver?

Argentium™ Sterling Silver wire is relatively new in the world of jewelry making. It is a highly tarnish resistant sterling silver that will keep its shine for years without any polishing. It was invented in 1996 by Peter Johns, a professor of silversmithing at Middlesex University in England. It is a patented and trademarked alloy that is at least 92.5% pure silver just like traditional sterling… Continue

Added by Karen Ferrante on May 7, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments

2011 Spring/Summer Color Report from Margie Deeb

Margie has done it again! This 2011 Spring/Summer Color Report is full of excellent information and ideas that are guaranteed to spark your creativity! Here are just a few things that you will get out of this report:

 

  • Seasonal inspiration for your contemporary designs
  • Forecast information designated by the individual PANTONE® Color #
  • Suggested…
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Added by Karen Ferrante on April 29, 2011 at 5:43pm — No Comments

How to Purchase Handmade Jewelry from Wholesale Jewelry Distributors

Jewelry is an obvious must have in the life of a woman. The sparkling glamour of handmade jewelry helps you flaunt your unique fashion sense and personal taste. An exquisite handcrafted jewelry piece can make the difference between standing out or blending in, or even in the worst case missing it altogether with an outdated look.



Most of us shop for jewelry the old fashioned way… Continue

Added by Handmade Jewelry Wholesale on April 28, 2011 at 8:43am — No Comments

I'm new...

Hi everyone!

I'm new to the site and just wanted to introduce myself. I live in Missouri with my husband and 2 kids, 5 1/2 and 14 months. I used to love making jewelry when I was younger and just slowly got out of it. (Too busy I guess) I would love to get back into it....I always had so much fun doing it. Any comments, feedback, or advice is greatly appreciated! I would love to sell my things on sites and in local shops. I will post pictures as soon as I start creating again! Anyone…

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Added by Megan Bondurant on April 8, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments

So much to learn, so much to create

I love making my own things, but I hate doing it alone. I love having the inspiration that others bring me.  I need to practice more on wire wrapping.  Maybe  a trip for some cheap wire, and just wrap on /wrap off.....practice makes perfect.

 

I have found some rings and bracelets that I love and want to emulate....but need to work on…

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Added by Katie Jacobson on March 28, 2011 at 3:56pm — 3 Comments

Handmade Jewelry Unique Bracelets Earrings Make Special Unique Gifts for Every Occasion

No matter what the occasion, a piece of handmade jewelry is always the perfect, lasting unique gift idea. Life is full of occasions. Whether it is something extravagant like a wedding or something simpler, like a birthday, the moments that make up our lives deserve to be commemorated. Finding the perfect unique gifts to symbolize the event is often a challenge.…
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Added by Handmade Jewelry Wholesale on March 26, 2011 at 4:58am — No Comments

Atlanta Classifieds

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Atlanta, Georgia, is a single of this most well-liked urban centers inside the US, and for countless decent reasons. a single of this good reasons that Atlanta is really well-liked will be the relieve by which the people today of Atlanta… Continue

Added by jewelora davos on January 6, 2011 at 2:06am — No Comments

Charlotte Classifieds

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Added by jewelora davos on January 6, 2011 at 2:04am — No Comments

ARRA Projects as Contributors to Desired Outcomes

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Added by jewelora davos on January 6, 2011 at 2:03am — No Comments

You know how to make Pandora Beads

These beads wholesale costume jewelry are dependent to the common items of daily regular life. they may be manufactured from sterling silver, Italian Murano glass, lamp fixture operate glass or valuable stones. They arrive in distinct signs, blossoms and copain imprints, symbols, zodiac signs, colors and ingredients that provide you countless selections and combinations, generating Pandora beads either extraordinary and… Continue

Added by jewelora davos on January 6, 2011 at 2:01am — No Comments

Cartier Roadster Replica Watch Style and Affluence at a Reasonable Price

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Added by jewelora davos on January 6, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Recommendations for Drafting Sustainable Building Ordinances

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Substantial administrative responsibilities, which consists of reporting requirements, are compulsory for ARRA fund recipients.… Continue

Added by jewelora davos on January 6, 2011 at 1:58am — No Comments

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