Review: Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance: 20 Beaded Jewelry Designs

March 6, 2012

Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance: 20 Beaded Jewelry Designsby Maggie MeisterFirst let me start out by saying that this book is one of a series of best sellers books from Lark Jewelry & Beading call the Beadweaving Master Class.  Every book …

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Crowd Jewel – Michelle Valentin "Crowd" WINNER!!!

February 25, 2012

I recently Sponsored a contest at the hottest Jewelry site on line!!!   CROWD Jewel!Check out their latest Contest Theme!The Theme for the Contest I Sponsored:  Valentine’s DayMichelle Valentin of Amodurn Vintage on Etsy was th…

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Enlightened Polymer: Artisan Jewelry Designs Inspired by Nature by Rie Nagumo

February 22, 2012

Enlightened Polymer: Artisan Jewelry Designs Inspired by Nature by Rie NagumoWhen the book, Enlightened Polymer: Artisan Jewelry Designs Inspired by Nature by Rie Nagumo arrived in my mail box I have to say I was a little worried about being able …

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Crowd Jewel – Chandelier Challenge

February 20, 2012

Crowd JewelChandelier ChallengeGivenchy’s Spring Couture collection and Beyonce serve as our inspiration for our next competition, the Chandelier Challenge! Bust out your biggest, baddest, and blingiest shoulder-grazers. We wanna see what you…

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Contemporary Copper Jewelry By Sharilyn Miller

February 4, 2012

Contemporary Copper JewelryStep – by – Step Techniques and ProjectsBy Sharilyn MillerSkill Level:  Intermediate (or an ambitious beginner) Ease to Follow:  Very easy to follow directions with an additional videoNumber of Projects:  22Pri…

Read the full article → Quarterly Magazine: Director’s Cut – Pre-Order NOW!

January 25, 2012

“ Quarterly Magazine: Director’s Cut” is an artfully designed, hardcover book measuring a generous 12 x 9 inches, with 324 full color pages reprinting the complete 16 issue print run of Quarterly Magazine. It also boasts bonus fe…

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West Coast Gem & Mineral Show – the Fall Edition!

November 16, 2011

So – just as I was getting excited about attending the Fall edition of the West Coast Gem & Mineral Show, I took a fall and was unable to attend!   However, I couldn’t let you down – so I got this quick report from Regina Aumente, As…

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New "Simply" Series from Lark Crafts! …and Giveaway!

September 26, 2011

I have to say I am “charmed” to review this fabulous group of fun, classy and economically priced books from Lark Crafts new “Simply” series…Each book (or pamphlet as Lark describes them) holds 20 jewelry making projects and the really nce thing is t…

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Downey, CA: 2011 Delvers Gem & Mineral Show

September 12, 2011

Delvers Gem & Mineral Society has been a constant in the Downey community for decades and the annual show has grown by leaps and bounds!  I was especially excited to see a cool spot with my friendthe Plant Lady – Nancy BirdThis year the club a…

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Better Know Your Hammer…Wendy Edsall-Kerwin

August 26, 2011

If you have been involved in the Metals scene, you have undoubtedly seen or heard of Wendy Edsall-Kerwin and her Hammermarks blog.”Wendy Edsall-Kerwin’s journey to become a full-time jewelry and metals artist. Here you can find my inspirations, mo…

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