Jewelry Design Ideas
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Jewelry design ideas just fill my head all the time. I thought I would do a series of jewelry design articles and instructions. Maybe getting them out of my head and into the computer would help me sleep better at night!.
My Latest Idea Tutorial: The Necklace Finisher
I call this one "Seven at One Blow" because I show you how to make one necklace finisher that can finish any number of half finished projects. Or at least finish them enough that you can wear them one-at a time.
If you like to just see my seven finished projects, visit my "Seven at One Blow" Necklace Gallery.
Previous Jewelry Design Ideas:
Versatile Bead Link
See this bead link on the right? Guess what it can be? I'm thinking it can be a link in a chain. Maybe it can be an earring design component. Or maybe I could connect a whole bunch with jump rings and make a funky bracelet.
What can YOU make? Follw these instructions for making these beaded ring links yo' fine self...
Adding Color to MetalImagine injecting your metals with blue, red, or chartreuse. I'm not talking about beads or gemstones (although I looove those too…).
I can think of three intriguing but common materials that can be bonded, glued, or dripped onto metal to add colour. Click here to learn more about how to colorize the metal in your jewelry
Quick Jewelry Design Idea : Odds and Ends Charm Bracelet
I have a charm bracelet that always gets compliments whenever I wear it. I used up a lot of orphan beads, some wire wrapping experiments, the charms from matchless earrings, and a bunch of other odds and ends.
Here's how you can make your own.
(Almost) Free Pendant Idea:
Here's an easy way to make a pendant. And your main material is free!
What To Do:
Now you have a base to decorate! Try making a mini collage, use a vintage photograph, or glue down some buttons to make a funky mixed-media pendant.
Here's an example of a half-finished pendant I'm making. I glued down a leafy bit from a container of potpourri. I haven't yet decided what else to put on it.
Formica tags would make a nice base to make jewelry similar to Pattie Tierney's Storybook Earrings. Shhh! Don't tell her I told you...
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