Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I wanted to share my work in progress that I started on a little while ago. The sparkly component bracelet is not turning out at all as I expected, but I'm warming up to it. :) I do have a soft spot for a crystally right angle weave!
Friday, October 28, 2011
Heather helps us look ahead to the holiday season with some great inspiration for seasonal jewelry
Wonderful, really exciting giveaway from Beaducation! Read all about it and sign up on Jean's blog!
This week we have a nice series showing you how to use an ice tray to make fun skull and bone cast pieces.
This week's Tuesday Tangle features handmade earrings of metal clay and wire.
Carmi has a cute fabric brooch idea for Halloween.
How long does it really take you to make a piece of jewelry? Michelle shares the long process behind a simple pair of earrings.
Polymer clay + greeting cards = a fun mixed media necklace!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Get a jump start on your holiday gifts with these fun zipper pulls - they are perfect for gift exchanges, teacher's gifts, secret Santa surprises or tucked away in stockings.
Supplies Needed for Flower Pull:
1 flower bead
4 assorted accent beads
2 silver inch silver headpin
10mm silver spring ring
1 lobster claw clasp
1. String a small bead onto the headpin followed by the flower bead.
2. Just above the flower make a simple wire loop. Trim any excess wire.
3. String the remaining accent beads in desired order and make a simple wire loop at the top. Trim excess wire.
4. Slide both loops of the charms you just made onto the spring ring. Note* If you use jump rings when you pull the zipper, it will most likely open, spring rings will stay closed.
5. Slide the clasp onto the jump ring as well.
6. Clip the clasp onto your zipper and enjoy!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Art Bead Scene
Jennifer shares a free tutorial on making adorable bead zipper pulls, perfect to spruce up a fall jacket!
About.com Jewelry Making
You will fall in love with this new necklace tutorial, or at the very least follow your heart.
The Bead Dreamer
Charlene reviews the book Color, Texture and Casting for Jewelers
Cyndi explains how to turn a cabochon into a simple bead embroidered pendant!
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie shows off her holiday packaging and questions photography in another Etsy Boot Camp post
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reviews the beautiful new book by Heather Powers, Jewelry Designs from Nature
Beads & Books
See the fun earrings Michelle made with sari ribbon and get inspired to work with this popular material.
Cindy Gimbrone Beads
Cindy's back from her class with Hadar Jacobson. Take a look at the mokume gane pieces she made from metal clay.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Barbara's artistic flair and eye for color and shapes are the things that stand out for me. I wanted to get a couple other opinions too so I asked one beader and one non-beader to take a few minutes to look through it. Here is what they said:
1. Leave a comment on this post within the next 24 hrs and become a follower = 1 chance.
2. Tweet, facebook or blog about the giveaway and leave a comment at this post: the original Virtual Book Tour post = 1 additional chance.
3. While you're at Barbara's Blog, if you become a follower or say that you're already a follower in your comment = 1 additional chance.
October 25, Sharilyn Miller, http://www.sharilynmiller.blogspot.com/To thank you for following along, we will have a BONUS PRIZE at the end of the book tour! All of the entries will be included in the drawing for a kit containing all the elements of "Floral Cascade," one of the projects in the book. You'll receive everything you need to make the necklace, including the chain, jump rings, clasp, enamel beads, and head pins!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
They hollered out to me for some reason. I am often drawn to vintage style pieces, but usually kitschy vintage.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
"The newly released 21st Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500 Series collects 500 of the best images from a decade of 500 Series gallery books dedicated to leading contemporary art jewelry.
To celebrate, we’re giving away a copy of the new book signed by series editor Marthe Le Van, along with a complete set of all 10 500 Series art jewelry books that preceded it—for a bundle of 11 books in all."
Friday, October 14, 2011
Check out this silver leaf and paint over polymer clay, so COOL!
A bit of silver leaf, a bit of acrylic paint, and some polymer clay...beautiful results!
October's jewelry designer interview includes some interesting ideas from Lorelei Eurto.
Heather shares a free project that tells a little story of her recent move back to Michigan
Melanie shares another week of Etsy Boot Camp goals
This week Carmi demos several layers of resin in a small tin.
A little Apoxie Clay goes a long way when you have time to play in the studio.
Jean reminisces about the lovely book which she and Melanie of Earthenwood were in. She used Melanie's knockout components and they look just as fab today as they did then!
Charlene shares how life seems to be crowding out jewelry making! Sometimes that's just how it is...