Tag: Jewelry

Create Jewelry and More with Polymer Clay!

I love the versatility of polymer clay. If you blend the right colors in the right ways, clay can “be” wood, leather, gemstones, paper, pebbles, glass, fabric, and more. Clay can mimic supplies that aren’t always readily available or suitable for art and jewelry, like flowers, leaves, and wings. Polymer clay provides a lightweight substitute…

How to Make Inspirational Word Beads

Want to fashion a piece of jewelry out of metal? Kate Richbourg’s beginner-friendly tutorial for creating inspirational word beads is a great place to start. These beads are the perfect spot to stamp your Word of the Year or artful resolutions, and wearing the beads is bound to help you keep those intentions in mind…

A Beginner’s Guide to Quilling Jewelry

A revolution has been happening in paper quilling. Designs made from rolled paper strips are becoming more sophisticated, inspiring people to try this beautiful form of paper art. At the forefront of this movement is Ann Martin, author of The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry: Techniques & Projects for Metallic Earrings & Pendants from Interweave. Ann…

The Jewelry Box

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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…

Variations for Jen Cushman's Messy Bead

In the November/December issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, Jen Cushman’s Mixed-Media Metalsmith article featured a cool Messy Bead. Here Jen offers a couple of quick variations to have fun with. ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Cloth Paper Scissors web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely FREE—please register…

Make your own "S" clasp with Staci Smith.

Check out Staci Smith’s “Boldly Subtle” necklace in the January/February issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. And let Staci show you how to make this versatile “S” clasp.  ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Cloth Paper Scissors web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely FREE—please register or sign in.

Shrink Plastic Pin Brooch

So if you think Shrink Plastic (formerly known as Shrinky Dinks) is kid stuff — think again! The scraps from other projects can be cut in shapes of all sorts, colored, shrunk, embellishments added, and clued together for an abstract pin