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  • Celebrate your Mentors this Mother's Day

     Mother's Day Mug

     Mug available at:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/PictureInADream


    It's difficult to say where we'd be without strong female mentors. Mother's Day, for me, is a celebration for moms, grandmothers, aunts, foster moms and other strong women in our lives. This is the occasion to show your appreciation with a kind gesture or unexpected display of gratitude. Take the opportunity to create something genuinely personal for the motherly figure in your life. This May 11th, have something memorable for those women who have inspired you to take your talents and release them onto the world.

     Children's Flower Card

    Here you'll find some imaginative ideas to assist ...

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  • Satin Cord Designs; Perfect for Easter or Mother's Day

     Satin Celtic Knot Necklace

    Photo credit: Etsy.com/ShopPretties


    Here we feature a collection of brilliantly colored designs using beautiful satin cording as a key component. Satin cording is an excellent material for jewelry making since it has both shine and color, creating a feminine daytime look. The big upcoming spring holidays, Easter and Mother's Day, provide the perfect reason to whip up some of these fun creations. Any of these designs would look great worn to a church function, bar-b-que or enjoying a bandshell concert in the park. The eggs don't have to be the most colorful designs of the season, now your accessories ...

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  • Celebrate Earth Day With Newly Repurposed Projects

     

    Take a look around you (or your garage, attic or craft closet) and get ready to flex your creativity in support of Earth Day 2014. Earth Day is officially Tuesday, April 22nd, but raising awareness for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and ecosystem lasts all month long. We searched high and low for some projects that will inspire you to find new uses for non-jewelry related items and turn them into fabulous accessories. You'll be surprised how an ordinary object can be transformed into a striking work of art with a little imagination and an eco-friendly attitude. There's something here ...

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  • Creative Ideas For Colorful Spring Accessories

     Dawn Doucette Cousin Ambassador

     Photo Credit: http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com/

    Spring is finally here, and rich, bright-hued colors begin to appear in nature along with bright pastels and neon returning into fashion. There's always a way to add some immediate flair to your jewelry designs with the addition of color. This blog will discuss three easy ways to incorporate colorful shamballa pave beads, seed beads and paracord into looks that are perfect for Spring. We will start with the easiest color pairing technique and advance to the more challenging knotting technique.

    1.) Colorful Shamballa Beads

     

     

    Shamballa beads are one of our favorite jewelry supplies ...

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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!

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