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…

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The-Vug.com Quarterly Magazine: Director’s Cut – Pre-Order NOW!

January 25, 2012

“The-Vug.com 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 The-Vug.com 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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Beading: 20 Great Weekend Projects & GIVEAWAY!

August 25, 2011

I recently received a really fun group of Lark Books – first up a re-release.The Weekend Crafter was a series that included everything from mosaics to basketry to stained glass the issue that we are looking at today is Beading: 20 Great Weekend Project…

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In My Mailbox: Jackpot or CraftPot!!!!

July 23, 2011

In My Mailbox is a book blog meme that was started a couple years ago by The Story Siren’s blog.  In her words:” What it all came down to was this: I get books to read and then ultimately share my thoughts about with my readers. As much as I …

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Best Show of the Season: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

May 22, 2011

Just got home from the West Coast Gem & Mineral Show – WOW!!! It is so good to see this show in SoCal again – thriving!This show has always been one of the most popular shows in SoCal.  The last couple years have seen it change locations,…

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