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Focus: Paper Palooza

Master sculptor Brian Dettmer is one of the pioneers in the paper book-sculpting movement. His work "Britannica Tower" features a hardcover book with acrylic varnish. It measures 89-1/2 by 15 by 15 inches. "This is a full set of Encyclopedia...

Cuff Bracelets: Great Gifts, Lots of Looks

The quest for "wow factor" gifts is amplified AND multiplied during the holiday season--and trendy cuff bracelets offer stylish eye candy that is easy to give and sure to please.

Lock of Hair Jewelry

Jewelry artists are discovering the curious history and modern-day style applications of hairwork and hair lock jewelry. Representing a fiercely personal statement, along with a meaningful message, incorporating a lock of one's hair into jewelry...

Bezels

or cabochon settings are a great finding to use when incorporating flat back, undrilled materials, like or into jewelry. These items are "set" into the bezel securely then the settingl incorporated into your design accordingly. There are a few...

A Dozen Ways to End a Necklace

You know the old saying, don't you? ''The best place to start is at the beginning.'' Well, sometimes those old sayings have it wrong. You don't want to start at the beginning--you want to start at the end and choose how you want to finish the...

Jewelry Curiosities Under Glass

Keep your treasures safely under glass with components. Use drop or focal components for stringing onto chain or have a ready-made piece of jewelry with the ring and bracelet bases. Try these fun ways to fill the dome with tiny trinkets for a...

The Art of Mixed Media Jewelry

The practice of altering an object by reworking it, repurposing it or giving it a renewed life is redefining traditional jewelry. This extraordinary art form, known simply as ''altered art,'' has grown wildly in the last ten years. Creative...

An Expert's Journey with Apoxie® Sculpt

A couple years ago, I had the opportunity to teach a class on how to use Apoxie Sculpt at the Bead and Button show in Milwaukee, WI. I was thrilled when Bead and Button accepted my pavé-style ring design as the class project. Apoxie Sculpt is one of...

Upcycled Jewelry

The revolutionary movement of embracing a greener lifestyle is quickly gaining momentum in the beading world as more people are becoming aware of environmental issues. Change is necessary to maintain our quality of life, such as growing food,...

Create Easy and Elegant Jewelry For Christmas Sales with Swarovski Fancy Stones and Plated Metal Settings

Right on trend and right in time for the holiday season! Plated metal Almost Instant Jewelry® settings (exclusively designed by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads) and corresponding faceted Swarovski® crystal fancy stones are an ideal pairing in...

10 Handcrafted Holiday Party Gifts

Hosting a holiday party doesn't need to be costly or overwhelming. Entertaining your close friends and family can be easy and enjoyable when you make handcrafted holiday party tableware and personalized DIY Christmas gifts. Here are a few ways to...

A Guide to Bails

What is the jewelry finding called a "bail"? It's a jewelry-making finding that transforms a bead, donut, flat-backed component and other pieces into a necklace pendant or drop. Jewelry bails expand design options without metalsmithing or soldering....

All About Jewelry-Making Wire

Wire is an integral component to jewelry. Whether you're wire-wrapping, creating coils, weaving or any other technique, the right wire choice will make your life easier. But, how do you know which wire to choose? In this article, learn about how...

Intro to Leather

Leather is back and all the rage with jewelry and fashion designers. Leather is one of the most flexible flat materials available. It is fibrous and allows water and air to pass through, making it a material that will last a long time. There are...

Thread, Cord and Wire Information

There are a lot of stringing materials out there. How do you know which beading thread, cord or wire to use for your jewelry-making projects? Learn what the best stringing supplies are made with and their intended uses to help ensure you're getting...

Make Your Own Wind Chimes with Jewelry Supplies

Why make DIY wind chimes with jewelry-making materials? Well, why not? Not only do handmade wind chimes provide a relaxing or melodious tune, they can also be an aesthetically pleasing addition to front or back yards and they make great gift items...

Tips and Tricks of Magic-Glos®

Have you tried yet? It not, you're missing out on a whole world of jewelry-making fun. A part of the Signature Series from --award-winning artist, designer and author--this dimensional gloss is ideal for polymer clay or mixed media artists. So,...
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