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SIlver jewelry #1: What if you are allergic to silver jewellery?

Professionals say, that most of the time a silver jewelry allergy, in reality, is a nickel or copper allergy. As you might know from our previous posts, silver itself is very soft material and for the jewelry making it is being mixed with other...

Silver jewelry #1: Silver and cabochon

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...

Frustrated Jewelry Maker

I don’t know if any of the rest of you have this experience but It’s driving me nuts having to buy from several different vendors because not any one has what I need at the price I need it! So I get online to buy some French hook earring...

My Journey

Where to begin.. I began where everyone does I guess… an interest in all sorts of crafts at an early age. One night while watching late night TV I spied a show selling gemstones, that truly captured my fascination. I began thinking I’d just...

Craft Fairs: Do's and Don'ts #2: Tables Clothes

After we have your table and the ever important risers, we need to cover them. There arises the next problem, what color do you choose? Should I use green or blue or yellow, maybe brown? Have you taken a stroll down to the mall and window...

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...

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....

My Jewelry Making Journey

Back in the early 90s, one of my class projects was on recycling. I had no clue as what I was going to do. Then, I remembered an old leather purse from the 80s. You know the ones with the beaded fringes on the front, yeah…I had one of those. ...

My Journey

Well it began quite strangely really I was into Digital Scrap For Hire and was asked one day by a Young Woman from the UK if I could create her a Portfolio of her Reborn’s . I answered confidently sure!!! …. what’s a Reborn?? at which she showed...