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  • Overcoming Challenges: Ambassador Lisa Crone

     

    When an intricate jewelry project comes together it’s a great feeling, especially when you allow it to tell you where it wants to go. It feels like there’s a story in the evolutionary process. From day to day as you sit down and look at the pieces on the beading table, you try different things, it’s like solving a puzzle. Once it begins to take a direction you feel good about, it seems to take on a personality, like a friend. You spend time with it, nurture it and sometimes you might even try to high five it.

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  • Show Your Passion Series: Ambassador Allison Cooling

     

    As part of Cousin Corporation's Show Your Passion series, I'm going to give you all a quick, easy, and very versatile wrapped gemstone DIY. My passion: gemstones. Gemstones of all kinds, of all colors, of all finishes, of all origins. I, along with my cousin Eric, tumble our own rocks- we'll buy large chunks of raw earth, tumble with different grits, and end up with polished stones at the end. It's like a surprise - the stones' colors, shapes, sizes and textures are all revealed at the very end!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Show Your Passion Series: Ambassador Dawn Doucette

    By: Dawn Doucette

                                                             

    When it comes to passion in my jewelry designs, those little seed beads speak to me. Why? Because it's like paint to an artist... you can start with a blank canvas and create anything at all you desire.

    With so many shapes, colors, textures and sizes of seed beads there are infinite possibilities to what you can design.  What I enjoy most about working with seed beads is that I can use beads that normally would be strung, or wire wrapped to make links in a way that's out of the norm.  I turn one bead ...

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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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