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  • Show Your Passion Series: Ambassador Rebecca Utermohlen

    Easy Hammered Wire Earring Tutorial

    By: Rebecca Utermohlen

    Hello! Rebecca from My Girlish Whims here to talk about my jewelry making passion! I've been making jewelry ever since I was a kid and so jewelry making in general is truly a passion of mine. It's what I do to have fun and relax in my spare time.  I enjoy using a variety of techniques in my jewelry making but a current favorite is using an anvil and chasing hammer to hammer and texture wire. This is a really easy technique that can easily make your jewelry pieces look very professional!...

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  • Show Your Passion Series: Ambassador Molly Alexander

    Beads: Not Just For Jewelry!

    By: Molly Alexander

                                                                                              

    Of all the things I am passionate about, one of my most favorite things in the world is using something in a way that it was not designed to be used, and this is true in nearly every aspect of my artwork.  Whether finding an old rusty washer to incorporate into a necklace or using an old schoolhouse door as a towel rack in my guest bathroom (yes – this is true!), I like to see objects and materials from a unique perspective and stretch my creative comfort zone in utilizing ...

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  • Show Your Passion Series: Ambassador Rachel Nielsen

    Twisted Freshwater Pearl Bracelet

    By: Rachel Nielsen

    I love pearls. When I was 12 or 13 my mom took a trip to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. This was a big deal. She saved for two years to be able to go. When she came back she, of course, brought home souvenirs. One of the things she got for herself was a pearl bracelet. All the strands were twisted around each other. It was so pretty.  I loved it then and I still love it now. So I decided to try and re-create one for myself. The pearls on her ...

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  • Show Your Passion Series: Ambassador Shelly Owen

    That's My Jewelry Making Passion

    By: Shelly Owen

    So....what is that one technique that I always revert back to no matter what?  Can you guess?  No?  I think the one technique that I can't live without and am always incorporating into my designs in some way or another is wire wrapping.  Why?  It's a very versatile medium to work in and I find it very relaxing.  And without even knowing it, you probably have done a bit of it.  You might be thinking, "NO, I haven't!" Forming loops on head pins to make earrings sound familiar?  Yup, that was your ...

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  • Show Your Passion Series: Ambassador Lisa Crone

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    The Story of the MAGICAL 12-Bead Bauble

    By: Lisa Crone

    Once upon a time, on a Caribbean beading cruise many years ago, I noticed a sparkly crystal necklace worn by a fellow beader. After complimenting her on it, she kindly offered to show me how she made the sparkly bauble hanging from a chain around her neck.

    We met up later for a beading session. I vividly remember the sun shining through all the Swarovski crystals creating sparkles everywhere. A magical moment!

             

     

                      

                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Since I didn’t know the right ...

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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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