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  • Almond Ear Wires Tutorial By: Myléne Hillam

     Earrings are one of the quickest jewelry items to make and I often start out my jewelry making sessions making them because they seem to kick start my creativity before I launch into a more complex piece.  But just because they are quick and easy to make doesn’t mean they can’t be high impact.

    Whilst there are many earring findings to choose from these days, earring wires are by far the most popular choice.  But if you want a really up-to-the-minute look for your earrings, why not consider making your own almond or elfin shaped earring wires.  They add ...

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  • Where There's A Will, There's A Way



    By: Nicole Riches

    Peyote was the first stitch I chose as it required nothing more than a needle and thread, besides the beads, of course.  Using this stitch, a simple one colored serviette ring was made, followed by a couple more.  Loving the sparkle created by the light reflecting off the beads, I found myself wondering how I could cover an entire lampshade frame in a sheet of these glass seed beads.

    A taut, even, stylish look is what I was after and knew, after paging through numerous beading books, loom beading would be the stitch required.  It ...

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  • Top Five Tips for Better Jewelry Photography


    Carol Heppner has over 15 years experience as a professional craft designer and consultant.  She is an author, mixed-media artist, and photographer. 


    Her work has appeared in national publications, on product packaging and websites.   Carol’s artwork and photographs have appeared in national art shows, galleries, magazines, books, products, trade show booths and advertisements.  Her countless articles have been published in over 20 national craft magazines.

    Carol is co-owner of Bella Crafts Quarterly™, a free-online craft magazine and on the Editorial Advisory Board of Scrap and Stamp Arts.  Carol is an active member of the Craft and ...

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Jewelry Techniques: Split Rings

In this video you'll see how easy it is to utilize split rings in your jewelry making!