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Looking for help casting silver jewelry...

Hello all from Nashville, I am new here and I love this community! I have designed a silver and black pendant. I have one made. I broke my hand in a car accident. So I am looking at things a little differently. I would like to find someone to...

Staging

I have, finally, learned the value of staging jewelry. I always used to laugh at the tutorials that say place candy or flowers or something relevant to your piece in the picture. I thought the jewelry sells itself. So I took simple photographs...

Coffee, Beads, and Blogging #5: Protecting Copper and Brass Jewelry from Tarnish: Learning the Hard Way

I have been making copper and Brass jewelry now for about three years now and love the mediums. I love that super shiny color it has most of all. However, copper and brass have a very bad draw back, they turn at the drop of a hat. Breath on it...

Coffee, Beads, and Blogging #2: So You Think You Are Ready For a Craft Show?

Okay….so you have been crafting some time now and have like a ton of stuff made and you want to sell at an upcoming arts and crafts fair. Here are some tips that will majorly help you out! I am by no means an expert. I have however been doing...

Brandwife Creations blog #1: New Year - New Beginning

New Year – New Beginning I am taking Brandswife Creations in a new direction for 2016. After a very troubled 2015 I am looking to make 2016 much better. So I am creating my own blog. I will be posting blogs about my crafting journey. I...

Just some thoughts..

After being here for a few months, I just felt the need to share. This is such a wonderful group of people. I have met many nice, kind, caring people. They offer thoughtful comments, help with tips & tricks and just support each other. And...

Learning Viking Weaving #1: Today is THE DAY:)

So I thought I’d keep a little, mini blog going on while I begin to viking weave. Just a short bio, I stared working with metal and wire just a year ago. I wanted to jump into the viking knit stuff right away, but was beyond intimidated by it....

Jewelers.Community Interview: Brandswife Creations

This interview with Brandswife Creations is from May 2015. 1. Tell us a little about yourself I am a mum of three grown up children and one grandchild, with another due any time now. I work full time for the NHS as an administrator. I spend...

Stamping Journey: 1st try

My goal: to create a selection of pendants for some Gatherings I will be hosting. My inspiration: I had seen a necklace using “washers” and thought that would be a great idea. And so the journey began. First, I purchased a set of letter...

Interest to Hobby, Hobby to Passion, Passion to Profession #2: Hobby to Passion

So after doing simple wire wraps and twists, I began to get bored with what I was doing. I had made dozens of pieces and I had given just about everyone I knew something I had made. My mom was really into doing stained glass and had signed up for...