Faux Black Opal Cast Resin Heart Post Earrings - How Did You Make Those?!

"Since I work mostly with natural gemstones, realism is important to me, and I wanted to make an earring that wouldn't fool a jeweler, but still have the character and beauty of the real gem."

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Amazing Faux Amber Beads! How to Cast Resin Beads that Look Like Real Amber

"Amber naturally has bubbles, specs of dirt, and sometimes insects. As such, imperfection is perfection."

Amber naturally has bubbles, specs of dirt, and sometimes insects. As such, imperfection is perfection.


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New Wire Wrapping Tutorial! Wire Weaving Jewelry Lessons...Make this Great Pendant:

Weaving wire is a basic part of making wire jewelry. It requires few materials and tools, and uses no heat or glue. In my new: Wire Weaving Pendant Tutorial, I'll show you how to use weaving techniques to make pieces that are both beautiful and sturdy like this beautiful pendant.  My detailed tutorial has 16 pages of clear, easy-to-follow instructions. It includes material lists, tool lists, illustrated diagrams, lots of tips, and many large, beautiful photographs. This tutorial is intended for beginner to intermediate wire wrappers, though it is appropriate for all levels. Click here for more details.

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Wire Wrapped Jewelry at Art Under the Oaks 2016 - Outdoor Art Show

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It's that time of year again! I'll be bringing new pendants, bracelets, earrings, and plenty of other handmade jewelry to Art Under the Oaks on July 16 & 17. This year I'm showing my work with another artist, Caryne Mount, who creates fabulous textile pieces including scarves and bags. I'll have my elaborate signature wire wrapped pieces, as well as simpler handmade jewelry in the $15 - $40 range. Perfect for gift giving. Art Under the Oaks is one of my very favorite art shows, featuring many wonderful local artists in a beautiful garden setting. If you can make it, come say...

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Give Mom a Ring on Mother's Day. And Get Her Some Beautiful Jewelry, Too!

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I have lots of great handmade OOAK jewelry just waiting to become the perfect Mother's Day gift. There are over 100 items listed on my website and about 50 on Handmade on Amazon. And if you want something you don't see, send me a message - my studio has dozens and dozens of pendants, necklaces, bracelets and earrings that I haven't had time to list yet. If you order soon, there's still time for regular US shipping, which is free when you spend $25.  Add to that my free gift packaging and you're all ready for next Sunday! And call your...

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