jewelry making
DIY Turquoise Owl Earrings

DIY Turquoise Owl Earrings

Hi Lovelies. I just made a pair of DIY beaded turquoise earrings. They are just like Anthropologie, or what you would find in their shops. Don't you think?! They were so simple to make with a pair of gold-colored owl charms and turquoise beads. I'll show you how....

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How to Etch Lampwork Beads

How to Etch Lampwork Beads

A jewelry-making technique today: how to etch lampwork beads.  Glass beads are amongst the world’s most ancient forms of art, and the great Italian designers of Pandora, Chamilia, Troll and Biagi has really made them popular. (I am not really talking about the...

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Fortune Teller Beads Necklace

  : free project of a beautiful designer necklace with laced beads by world-renowned beadwork designer Diane Fitzgerald. While the beads remind her of fortunetellers and gypsies, the necklace is actually tasteful ‘bling’ that has never been more fun to make.     Pin...

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Wool Felt Ring DIY

I did discovered something new, that’s just so cool that I wanted to share it with you: Did you know that if you take a bit of (your favorite) mohair wool yarn and you wrap it loosely around your finger 2-3 times, and you go about your business of cooking and...

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Creative Linky Party

Linky Party-time. Last week, I contributed a day’s worth of lessons from my jewelry repair workshop. Today, my Linky Party contribution is an overview of all 50 jewelry articles we have on this site, many of which I bet you’ve never seen before. Bookmark this page for...

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How to Make Lampwork Beads – Video

How to Make Lampwork Beads – Video

This craft video shows how to make lampwork beads, i.e. those popular jewelry beads you see everywhere. It shows, in particular, the making of a glass disc bead. It demonstrates how start with a base, shape the bead, add metal, add raised dots and more. I consider...

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