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Thank you Jewels Community #1: Thank you Jewels Community

We were very glad to find out that the item from our store IDenteco “Turquoise dream” became Editor’s choice. (here is a link: http://jewelers.community/creations/4384-handmade-silver-ring-turquoise-dream) . Thank you for that :) The ring was...

Beadland Tutorials #5: DIY Crystal Bridal Necklace

Are you or someone you know getting married? Do you love the look of expensive bridal jewelry? Then this tutorial is for you! Here is a super sparkly bridal necklace that looks expensive but is easy and cost-effective to make. The gorgeous...

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...

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...

Coffee, Beads, and Blogging #6: Wire: Dead Soft, Half Hard, Medium, or Full Hard?

I do a good bit of wire work…..okay….A LOT of wire work. I have learned a lot as I was developing my skills. One of the best learned lessons was temper differences in wire. What is temper you ask? Temper refers to the hardness of the wire. ...

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

I took an interest in jewelry making when I was 19 years old. I began by stringing tortoise shell, mother of pearl, sea urchin spines and silver beads. I didn’t know the first thing about threads, jump rings, etc. but I made the few pieces for...

Learning Viking Weaving #4: Finished Piece:)

Finally! Took almost a week because life, and cats, said no. But just finished up the silver with amethyst chain. Ended up at exactly 20 with the addition of two jump rings on each end ;) This one is waaay thinner, but I was surprised by how...

How to Keep Track of Inventory #1: Numbering Your Inventory

I have a system that is used in many retail stores for my SKU’s, or stock keeping units. I use a three digit category number, followed by a four digit color number, followed by a four digit item number and ending with a two digit size...

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...