Monthly Archives: August 2011

Making a Jewelry Photography Prop

I’ve been working on my photos, trying to make them better and trying to create a more cohesive look for my shop. It’s a struggle many of us grapple with at times. I need to acquire a relative or close … Continue reading

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Denim Lapis and Coin Bracelet

I think I’ve finally broken out of my single strand bead bracelet mode. Seriously, that was where my natural tendencies leaned, but I got to where I wanted to stretch and enhance what I was doing. A single strand can … Continue reading

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Stacked Bracelets and Beady Links

Source: etsy.com via Marley on Pinterest Source: thecraftsdept.marthastewart.com via HH on Pinterest . Stacked or wrapped bracelets are all the rage right now. And I can see why, they are just so gosh darn pretty. I’ve seen many examples like … Continue reading

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Jewelry Repairs

Do you do them or do you say – no way. Some people have found jewelry repair to bring in a nice little income on the side. Other people think repairs are the devil and won’t touch them. I do … Continue reading

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Splendid Bead Soup Ingredients

This is what I received from my partner Amanda and did she do right be me? I’m saying – yes she did! I’ve been seeing filigree components like the one she sent but have never used one. I’ve also never … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ring A Day

The Ring a Day challenge was simply an amazing, heroic feat pulled off by a group of jewelry artists. I admire each and every person who participated. I followed a few of the blogs, like Thomasin Durgin’s, but it really … Continue reading

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Making Little Tweaks

I’ve been wanting to make these earrings for a while now. Basically because I wanted to use the finding. I just thought it was so pretty. But no beads wanted to cooperate with it. Goes that way sometimes. So I … Continue reading

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