I don’t get a lot of bench time at this point in my life due to many factors and so it can be frustrating sometimes when I DO get bench time and then am ‘stuck’ – not knowing what to make, feeling sort of uninspired. Sometimes after a hiatus I tear right into a good [...]
I ran across this cool little item a while back and put it on my Amazon wishlist. When I needed to order a few things the other day, I popped this little cutey into my cart. I love a tool that does double duty and this little Xyron sticker maker has such potential, it was [...]
Websites, online shops, blogs, pinterest – we all love looking at the eye candy that can be found online. So often I wish I could pick up a piece and turn it over to examine the back – especially on a brooch or pin. Right?!? What kind of catch was made? What is the pinstem [...]
The TENTH annual Jewelry Artists Network Retreat is officially scheduled! For more information, please see the following links: Retreat basics 2014 Information 2014 Interest Form You can see photos from some past years here, here, and here .
If you enjoy etching but have trouble with resists coming off (and who hasn’t been there – right?) Markers and paint pens and stickers – dissolving, peeling, and flaking – oh my! It’s enough to bring a metalsmith to their knees ! Well, the wonderful Dana Evans gave some GREAT instructions in her article in [...]
I’m crazy about texture and I use my hammer handpiece a LOT. But I’ve been a texture girl from WAY back, long prior to owning my hammer handpiece. There is a lot you can do by hand with various stamps, chasing tools, makeshift items you have at home, etc. I did [...]