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How to solder on copper

What I am calling New Relics. These are earrings but you can make all sizes of pendants and charms.
Components: Micro butane torch, silver bearing solder, flux, copper blank, steel wool, wire brush, baking soda, pliers with rubber grips, rubber stamp, safety glasses and bowl of water. The 2nd and 3rd photo are my work station outside and well ventilated, next tools from he plumbing section of a big box hardware store.

How To Make Your Own T Shirt Cord

I have gotten a couple of comments on my up cycled t shirt designs and want to share a how-to for it.
Components: Old t shirt

Blossoming Beaded Flower pendants or rings

I love beaded flowers they are my favorite thing to create. I've been looking for leaf and petal beads everywhere. Lima beads is the best place to...
Components: These are the different kinds of czech beads I used to make my flowers. Czech top drilled lentils 6mm 1 hole Czech tear drops 4x6mm Czech Teardrops 8mm or 6x9mm Czech Petal Shaped Beads 8x6mm Czech Pointy Droplets 11x8mm Czech Leaf Drop 8x12mm Czech top drilled lentils 13mm Czech daggers 3x11mm - small size Czech curved leaf 12x14mm-small petals Czech carved leaf drop 12x17mm

Fiesta Earrings

Inspired by my love of the tropics and my annual Bead Cruise! I'm smitten with pineapple images and had to make my own pineapple charms! Charms can...
Components: Pineapple Charms, Czech glass flowers, 6mm Czech glass rondelles, copper flower spacers, gunmetal earwires, 22 gauge steel wire (use gunmetal color wire if you don't have steel.)

string of pearls

saw a similar picture on a resort ad
Components: beading wire 3mm silver balls silver bicones white potato pearls black agate 6mm balls silver crimps magnetic clasp

The Lavender Bouquet Necklace

How I do love the color of lavender! This necklace was inspired by the wonderful look and smell of fresh spring lavender, which is known for its...
Components: Czech bellflower beads, Czech maple leaf beads, Swarovski 10mm crystals, Swarovski 6mm and 4mm bicones, Czech 9mm flat flower beads, Swarovski 5mm pearls, Czech 12mm button flower beads, 9x6mm faceted aqua quartz rondelles, Czech 8X5mm rondelles, 6mm green Jade beads... etc.

New Raku

I went to my local library and picked up more than needed. Included was a book on jewelry clays. They used old eyeshadow on certain projects, but I...
Components: Old Eyeshadow and P.C. or other jewelry clays.

Summer Days Triple Wrap Bracelet

This bracelet started out with the Sunshine & Sand Woven Cord. It reminds me of a top thats sun-bleached from wearing it all summer long. I...

Textile & Metal Bangle

Now that fewer layers of clothing are being worn and the sun us shining more, I feel the need to layer my wrists with bracelets. I had an idea in...

Enjoy the Journey Tassel Necklace

"Enjoy the journey" seems to be my new mantra. I feel like days go by so quickly... especially when we have a ton of things going on with the kids...

The Hidden Door Necklace

Sooner or later each of us has the choice, the chance of taking a risk and entering into a mystery, an unknown. We come upon a hidden door and it...
Components: czech cognac crystal beads, 11X13mm Czech maple leaf beads, antique gold beadcaps and findings, 9mm Czech irregular round Topaz/gold beads, 6mm Swarovski crystals, 6, topaz cathedral beads

Your World Stacked Bracelets

This set of bracelets was inspired by TierraCast's Your World line of buttons and charms. They pair very naturally with our woven cotton cord,...

Strapping Zig Zag Bracelet

I was in the shop pulling some lengths of ribbon and leather for designs over the next couple weeks when an idea struck. Typically to roll up...

Funky Ohm Bracelet

The large hole size in the Czech glass rondelles is so big it allows you to think outside the box. I knew that I wanted to go with 2 different...

"Freewire" Embossing

I'd always figured you needed a rolling mill to do texture, or stamps or texturing hammers... Not so! I don't think I'm the first one embossing...
Components: Leather strap 2 cm wide, copper sheet 0, 7 mm, 1.5 mm copper wire for the rivets, magatama glass beads, waxed linen.

The Lily Pond Necklace

My palette for this beautiful necklace revolves around what I would describe as the peacock colors – vibrant violets, acid yellow, watery celery...
Components: 10mm Swarovski Aquamarine Satin beads, 10X13mm Czech maple leaf beads, ultra violet bellflower beads, 10mm metallic yellow faceted beads, 10mm lavender melon beads, gold plated embellished pewter findings, 8mm gunmetal and crystal rondelles, blue iris saturn beads, 8mm cathedral beads, 4mm Swarovski crystals, 11 0 Myuki seed beads, Czech faceted rondelles, 8mm trans blue druk beads

Fairy Nugget Earrings

I love making my fairy wing pieces even though they are time consuming to draw and embellish. Once they shrink though, the gel pen sparkles and...

Bird in a Tree Woven Cotton Bracelet

Design by Tracy Gonzales.

The TierraCast "you" line is the perfect pairing with these character-filled woven cords. This colorful woven cotton...

Etching tute

Here it is, showing several of my resist methods, including the laser printer ink.
Components: Copper blanks, ink jet sheets, etchant, tape.

Flamenco Bird Pendant

I love the way these tiny glass lentils and flowers dance under this trio of colorful birds. Free feel to make your own version of this fun pendant.
Components: 3 polymer clay birds, 5 8mm Czech glass lentil beads, 3 Czech glass flower beads, 4mm fire polished glass bead, 2 8mm copper spacers, 1 5mm copper spacer, 2 15mm Arte Metal jump rings, 5 7mm gunmetal jump rings, 2 4mm gunmetal jump rings, 26" gunmetal cable chain, 3 1" brass headpins, 8" 22 gauge steel wire.

Beaded Hemp Tassel Earrings

These earrings feel very beachy to me, like little bits of treasure that washed up on some sandy shore. This is the time of year, here in Michigan,...

Wrapped Arc Necklace

Color blocking and fibers in jewelry making is a trend that can be seen throughout Etsy & Pinterest. I wanted to create something earthy, yet tidy...

Fairy Gathering Necklace

designed by by Jess Italia Lincoln

Studio Artifacts Necklace

I began the design process with 2 goals: use the Tree Wing Studio leather feathers, and try our amazing new waxed nylon in a necklace. I love being...

Ivory Feather Earrings

I think that these earrings will go with almost every outfit in my closet :) The ivory color in the feather and waxed nylon combined with gold...

Charmed Christmas Bracelet

What says "I'm ready for a holiday party" more than a themed charm bracelet?! I selected some very Christmas-inspired charms from both Jangles and...

Frozen Drops Earrings

These earrings are so easy it's crazy. You can create any combination you want using the Unicorne Glass teardrops and a pair of 1-3 links. I have...

Star Adjustable Bracelet

These adjustable bangles are great as gifts for yourself as well as others. There are so many ways to personalize. For this particular one, I chose...

Sparkling Snowflake Ornaments

Making snowflake ornaments could not be easier using these great wire frames that come in 3 sizes. All you need to do is pick some fab sparkle and...

Perched Bird Tassel Necklace

Tassels are everywhere right now, why not dress one up and perch a bird on top? My inspiration for materials and colors comes from the festive...

Wooly Wire Wrapped Beads Necklace

I had seen Wooly Wire in jewelry designs for so long but didn't know what I was missing until I met the creator Nellie Thomas at BeadFest this year.
Components: 2.5" 18 gauge copper wire 4-6" sari silk ribbon 4-8" Wooly Wire

It's Hip to be Square

The chain, though advertised as diamond shapes, speaks for itself. Fun and easy!!
Components: 1 foot of Silver (plated) Diamond Drop Chain (5mm link-7mm diamond), ornate square/diamond clasp w/bar, 1 split ring and 3 silvertone jump rings.

Growing Garden Earring

I created these fun matchstick charms for a quick and easy earring option. What I didn't know when I made them is how adorable they are as flower...
Components: 2 matchstick charms 2 14mm Czech glass coin flowers 8" 20 gauge brass colored wire 2 brass kidney wires 10 2mm copper beads

Wire Oval Earrings

Need another earring inspiration? This one uses steel wire and a tiny spacer bead to create earrings that pack a punch!
Components: 8-10mm polymer clay spacer beads, 50" annealed steel wire, 2 gunmetal earwires, Steel wool and Renaissance Wax

Island Bracelet

This is a seed bead bracelet made while vacationing on the Isle of Springs in Boothbay, ME
Easy to make in a day.
Components: Goldish yellow leather cording, bronze Miyuki matte seed beads, yellow topaz Miyuki seed beads, Caramel Miyuki seed beads, and yellow C-Lon, with a flower button.

Momordica Leather Charm Bracelet

Designed By Rebecca Nunn

Charm bracelet using leather, metal beads and new 2014 Summer Collection Charms!

You see this charm holder...

True North Pendant

True North points to knowing what your guiding philosophies are and having a clear direction in life. It's your gut instinct, your guiding light....
Components: Feather pendant, 32 x 14mm Art Metal blank, 30mm brass ring, 15mm Art Metal jump ring, 7mm gunmetal jump ring, 1 6mm glass bead, 3" waxed linen, 2" 19 gauge steel wire, 18" gunmetal chain

Totem Earrings

I found Tari's Inside the Studio post on Friday super inspiring. She shared her pin board of ceramic totems and that got my brain whirling around...
Components: 4 polymer clay spacers, 2 pewter bird beads, 2 6mm pyrite beads, 2 faceted brass beads, 2 15mm brass jump rings, 2 brass earwires, 2 2" copper headpins, 6 11/0 copper seed beads

Summery Cork Bracelets

The great thing about this flat cork cord is that you can use it just like leather strap/lacing/flat cord. It glues, folds, knots, braids, punches...