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Silver jewelry #1: Silver and cabochon

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...

Nature Jewelry – The Metals

Nature provides many raw materials in order to craft jewelry. Today, we look at the number of metal choices available to create your next piece. Platinum – Rare and precious, platinum is a bright white metal that is also durable and...

5 rules to consider while combining jewelry

Nowadays there are so many choices of jewelry. Very often we just want to buy them all. However, it is really important to learn to combine jewelry properly if you want to look elegant and stylish. Rule No 1: Know your limits Don’t wear all...

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. ...

Belleanna Rambles #1: Inspiration vs Time

Finding the time between my two little ones and my part time job is well- IMPOSSIBLE- no really I do find the time, but usually at the expense of sleep, a clean home etc. How about you? Where do you find the time? I find inspiration and ideas...

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...

The Top 5 Jewelry Designers You Must Know

There are a variety of jewelry designers around the world presenting us with their creations of metals and stones. Let’s take a look at five jewelry designers from different locations worldwide that you may not have heard of but you must know....

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...