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Jewelers.Community Theme: Fathers

June is all about honouring the special men in our lives – dads, grandfathers, male role models etc. Have you made jewelry for men? Share your creations here.   Your turn: Share your tips, strategies and stories here in...

Beading Retreat begins tomorrow!

So, it’s finally here! I’ll be leaving early tomorrow morning before dawn, to head out to the airport. I’ll be attending the beading retreat, “Beading In The Ozarks”, in Arkansas. I’ve mentioned it to some of you on this site, already. I’m so...

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...

Sacred Journey Bracelet

The other day I was facilitating a workshop with teen girls and as our “work while we chat” activity was to make a special bracelet. I went prepared to take photos through the entire process but forgot so there are no photos … but I thought I’d...

Jewelers.Community Gazette - Issue 1.08 (November 2015)

Hallowe’en: √ And now we head towards, do we dare mention the next biggie holiday? I think I’ll just leave it at that. But, regardless of the time of year, I know that your creative minds are busy envisioning and your hands are busy creating....

My Journey

As I have mentioned in my profile it was my kids who got me into making jewelry. As I think back to when I was a kid I was making friendship bracelets with embordery thread and putting beads on Safty pins to put on shoe laces when wareing safety...

Coffee, Beads, and Blogging #9: Artisan Group Open Call

Wanted to share with you this great opportunity! The Artisan Group is currently accepting applications. This is the group I am gifting to the press at the 2015 Emmys. When you apply, simply put Raziela Designs as your referral. ATTENTION!...

Is It Just Me?

Is it just me or do some of you jewelry makers that post on here, sometimes feel like your jewelry isn’t as good as everyone elses? I see some of the intricate creations so many of you post and I think to myself, not only would I not have the...

The perils of a creative mind

Sometimes I wish I could concentrate from start to finish on just one project, but I can’t I am always working on at least 4 things at the same time. It’s frustrating and overwhelming and exhilarating. Right now I am working on a gothic but...

Jewelers.Community Interview: Suzanne Metcalf

This interview, with Suzanne Metcalf, is from April 2016 1. Tell us a little about yourself About myself, My Name is Suzanne Metcalf I started making jewelry as a hobby about 8 1/2 years ago. I took one simple stringing class and was hooked....