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 [...]
The Artists Synchroblog is a group of bloggers who post on the same topic on odd months and on even months we take on a Pinterest Challenge where we each take inspiration from a Pinterest picture, creating something (art, a meal, a DIY project, etc) and then posting about it. You can read more about [...]
The Artists Synchroblog is a group of bloggers who post every other month on the same topic, sharing our experience or perspective. On alternate months we undertake a Pinterest Project where we each take inspiration from a pinterest picture, create something (art, a meal, a DIY project, etc) and then post about it. (full details [...]