Mixed-Media Jewelry

If you love mixed-media jewelry, you’ve come to the right place! Learn how to make resin jewelry, and be inspired with designs for earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.

Day of the Dead Necklace Tutorial

Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a day that celebrates deceased friends and family members through prayers, remembrances, and shrines decorated in their honor. Our September/October 2014 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine featured a number of projects inspired by the festive holiday, including this textured metal sugar skull necklace designed by artist…

Studio Saturday: Shrink Plastic Jewelry for Grown-Ups

I say shrink plastic, you say…been there, done that? I’ll bet you haven’t seen shrink plastic turned into this: fun, whimsical, and sophisticated beads that will completely change your mind about what shrink plastic can be. This isn’t kid stuff—it’s shrink plastic for grown-ups. When I was at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show…

Make the Perfect ‘Game of Thrones’ Accessory

Still reeling from Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” finale? Wondering how you’re going to wait for the season 8 premiere? Well, my mixed-media friends, I have the perfect project for you. These dragon egg beads designed by Rachel Stewart were first featured in our September/October 2016 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors — and they’re perfect for any…

Studio Saturdays: Metal Patina

I love feeling like a creative scientist in my studio. Trying new image transfer techniques, making sun prints, experimenting with different dyeing methods—the processes are so satisfying. Creating metal patina ranks high on my alchemy list, and that’s why I love the Jewelry Box column in the May/June 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors—it’s all…

Make Waves with Leather and Metal By Melissa Cable

Technique Tuesday: Make Waves with this Leather and Metal Bracelet

Leather has been popping up in mixed-media jewelry everywhere, from wrap bracelets to custom jewelry. This leather bracelet was inspired by a particular product, a stretch jewelry cord called Fashion Stretch from Beadsmith®. Combine this wondrous chord with supple leather and voila, a wave effect you will absolutely love. This technique might not be one…

Studio Saturdays: Mixed media jewelry

Making mixed media jewelry is supremely satisfying on two levels: You can combine a number of your favorite techniques into one project, and you can wear what you’ve made. You can also design something perfectly suited to your and your wardrobe, and change it up at a moment’s notice. I used several of my favorite…

Announcing the finalist for our Doodle Jewelry reader challenge

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Doodle Jewelry reader challenge.  We would like those listed below to send their Jewelry to us for consideration for publication in the September/October 2015 issue. Your artwork must arrive in our Sudbury office by June 12. Fernanda Gueded • Brazil Virginia Everett • Norfolk, VA Harmony Eisenhuth •…

Metals for Mixed Media by a "Fabricationista"

I am an art school graduate, educated as a metalsmith via the “academic track” rather than the “hobbyist track” and have spent countless off-the-clock hours pursuing my passion for making 3D objects. Professionally, I’ve worked in many media, and was formally trained as a visual artist; earning my salary for many years as an award-winning…

Finding Inspiration: Vintage Jewelry Design

The evolution of a jewelry artist emerges over time and with experience. Inspired by all things artistic and creative, as a young art student beginning at the age of five, and in the many years to follow, I discovered the art of jewelry design. As I continued to explore the craft of making my own…