Jewelry Tips and Tutorials

Guardian Faeries or Angels, Wire Wrap Jewelry Tutorial

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Guardian Faeries or Angels, Wire Wrap Jewelry Tutorial
This is a cute quick little tutorial to make “Faerie” earrings or pendants. 'Dress' them up in holiday colors for Christmas, or in your favorite colors to wear year round.

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How to Make Stud Earrings

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How to Make Stud Earrings

Post or stud earrings are an important staple in any jewelry wardrobe. They can be dainty and understated for everyday wear, dazzling and glitzy for that special night on the town or anywhere in between. If you’ve hesitated  making your own because you thought they were too difficult, think again. Post/stud earrings are probably one of the easiest jewelry designs to make. With almost infinite design possibilities, it’ll be tough to run out of ideas. FOLLOW THIS STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE STUD EARRINGS!  STEP 1. Start with 2 straightened pieces of 22 or 20ga half hard round...

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Perfect Wrapped Loops

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Perfect Wrapped Loops

Wrapped loops - a secure loop for jewelry components - are an essential technique in making jewelry. Wrapped loops, unlike just a turned loop, can't come open by accident. Your dangly beads are far less likely to disappear without a trace. Learning to create them neatly, can be a bit tricky at first. The two biggest challenges I see my students struggle with, is creating wrapped loops, neatly and consistently. Step One - Invest in a decent pair of round nose pliers - half of the quality of your  work comes from the tools you use. You don't have to break the bank -...

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Eye of the Hurricane Wire Wrapped Pendant, NEW Tutorial Release

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Eye of the Hurricane Wire Wrapped Pendant, NEW Tutorial Release

New Tutorial Release - Eye of the Hurricane, wire wrapped pendant - reduced price for a limited time. If I had to pick one element predominant to Florida, I'd pick hurricanes. Though they can be devastating, their immense power displays incredible beauty with a mesmerizing swirlThe primary project uses a large crystal in a 'sew-on' type setting, but since not everyone has access to those; variations are included for using a coin bead or plain round beads. It's also easily adaptable from a vertical pendant, to a horizontal focal, and even to a focal/clasp on a bracelet  Eye of the...

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How to Price Handmade Jewelry to Sell Online

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How to Price Handmade Jewelry to Sell Online

So you’ve decided you’d like to sell your jewelry online? Notice I didn’t say "try." If you’re already thinking, "I’ll try... I’ll probably fail, but I’ll try," you’re setting yourself up for failure. Don’t do that to yourself!To quote Yoda, "Try not. Do or do not. There is no try." Now, granted you’re not going up against Darth Vader, but you still need the same positive mindset. There are hundreds of books on the subject, eBooks and blogs dedicated to ‘telling’ you how to sell online. The whole process can seem daunting at times, but taken one step at a...

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