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DIY Heart Friendship Bracelet As the month of love approaches, we thought we’d combine friendship and hearts into one Valentine’s Day themed tutorial: a heart patterned friendship bracelet! Using some candy-colored embroidery floss and your familiarity with the chevron friendship bracelet, you’ll be able to whip up one of these tokens of love in a heartbeat. You’ll need:2 colors of embroidery flossscissorstape or clipboard

Metalsmithing Specifics: 6 Tips for Sawing and Piercing Two Identical Metal Pieces - Jewelry Making Daily - Blogs - Jewelry Making Daily Pearls and jeans, burlap and silk, platinum and raw diamonds--I love a mix of "high" and "low" or rough and refined. It's more fashionable, more interesting, more creative. So I'm extra happy to see Fort Collins, Colorado artist Jennie Milner's new series of jewelry-making video tutorials. Paper Jewelry by Tia Kramer « PaperPhine Tia Kramer: Damsel bracelet (Sterling and Handmade Paper) and color samples The story behind Tia Kramer‘s paper jewelry is intriguing. Defining herself as a “multi-media, installation, sound, and adornment artist” her jewelry emerged directly from experiments with sulpture. When Tia was comissioned to create two huge, free-hanging sculptures in 2003 she decided to work with handmade paper. Small-scale samples to see how light would filter through the paper and details of Tia Kramer’s finished installation “Suspended Flight” (2003/2004) While working on the large commisson Tia made a lot of small samples to see how light would filter through the paper.

Paper Relish: Inspiration Monday: Paper Jewelry Monday, April 12, 2010 Inspiration Monday: Paper Jewelry We're doing some accessory overhauling over here at Farewell...While Lisa looks for jewelry and shoes for the perfect wedding day getup, I also decided it was time to fall in love with some new Spring earrings. Etsy, here I come. My search sent me on an online scavenger trail a mile long, and landed me where most of my online adventures do, to paper. Paper Jewelry by Nikoletta Andreadi Studio AN « PaperPhine A wonderful part of our job here at the studio is to get to know creative people worldwide who are paper lovers like us and who create stunning pieces out of this humble material. Nikoletta Andreadi, graduate of a graphic arts and interior decoration school, runs her Studio AN in Athens, Greece and she was so kind to talk to us about her passion. Nikoletta Andreadi: “Since I was a little girl, I loved handicraft. As I was growing up I started experimenting with different materials and I made various pieces of jewelry. (…) I had never thought about creating jewelry out of paper until one day while I was cooking, I took a piece of baking paper in my hands and started playing with it. I ended up holding paper beads in my hands.

Contemporary paper jewelry by Angela O’Kelly « PaperPhine Angela O’Kelly: “Tufty Necklaces”, hand dyed paper cord, felt, wire Ever since I came across Angela O Kelly’s work for the first time in Sarah Kelly’s book Paper Jewellery I’ve been a huge fan. Angela is a contemporary jeweller working with different mixed media materials – paper and even paper yarns are only two of the materials she uses but they do appear on a regular basis in her work. Angela’s homepage is full of wonderfully photographed pictures of her pieces. Angela O’Kelly: “Arm Pieces” and “Paper and Silver Neck Pieces and Bangle”, fabric paper, paper, silver, felt, elastic/steel wire Angela studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at the Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh and Arts Management and Cultural Policy in University College Dublin.

Anthony Foo: October 2010 I made test tiles from 4 different kinds of paper clay. From left, is Gault 10 paper clay, Southern Ice Porcelain paper clay, a red-bodied paper clay, and Black Mountain sculpture paper clay. All three paper clays except for the Black Mountain sculpture paper clay were commercially purchased.

5 Paper Jewelry Artists There's something so appealing about paper jewelry - its seemingly fragile nature draws people in for a closer look. Admirers are always curious - dare I say even suspicious - as to whether it will survive a wearing. With care and common sense, paper jewelry can be worn again and again. I've gathered images from a handful of my favorite paper jewelry artisans and will be featuring more in the future.

How to Make Adjustable Squiggle Rings - The Beading Gem's Journal Is making rings the final frontier for the beginner jewelry maker? The difficulty is often the sizing of the rings and perhaps the wire wrapping too. But it need not be a challenge. Gun Blue vs Liver of Sulfur Patination - The Beading Gem's Journal The Grand River Bead Society had a wire wrapping class last fall. What intrigued me was what the instructor used to patinate the final copper pieces. She didn't use liver of sulfur which is arguably the most common product used to darken the color of popular jewelry metals. She used Gun Blue which has one huge advantage over liver of sulfur - no stinky smell! What is Gun Blue? Gun Blue is used for "bluing" - anti-rust touch up on the finish of guns.