Dec 102012

Today we’ve compiled a list of stone setting “tutorials” for you!

Bezel – stamped and stepped


Another look at flush setting

Tube Setting – a quick look

Another “tube setting” tutorial – not what you think!

Bead Setting


Pure inspiration
Pendant in the making – with Hans

Oh and a few more, different topic –

more cuttle fish casting:

Someone asked about using tap and dies – I located a nice little tutorial which may be found here


 Posted by at 12:01 am
Dec 092012

I stumbled on this fabulous step by step tutorial the other day and thought it would be great to share the link for the Advent Calendar.


This has no expiration date unless the artist – the lovely Catherine Chandler – should move or delete the files.


Cuttlefish (Bone) Casting


 Posted by at 12:01 am
Dec 082012

Again, apologies are needed, we’re late!

Hopefully you will accept our apologies (again) and bear with us as we run through the first year of this calendar!!

Today is another educational offering  – perfect for a Saturday – so download the Scenic Pendant Tutorial and find permission to experiment!!

Now get  in your studios and play!


Offered free, today through Monday Dec 10th – From Janice of Doxallo Designs 🙂

 Posted by at 6:53 am
Dec 072012

It has come to our attention that not everyone has been able to access all the Advent Calendar offerings. 🙁

When thinking about aligning this project with an Advent Calendar, a ‘real’ 24 hour day was used, and to create deals that were ‘flash’ style offerings, a 24 hour expiration was set for almost all of the deals.
Unfortunately this has created some situations where folks in different time zones have been unable to access the offerings with everyone’s schedules being what they are…..and oh my goodness it was never our intent for this to be restrictive according to locale. Our apologies!!

Moving forward we will try to revise everything to be available for an additional 24 hours. And next year we will be more aware of the intricacies associated with worldwide calendars/clocks !


 Posted by at 9:57 am
Dec 072012

Our facet-nation with stones continues!
Gem Resources International features quality stones at great prices.

Whether you are looking for faceted stones or cabs, lab grown or natural, Gem Resources has it.

Now offering 30% everything on their website in a special 24 hour flash sale.

Sale starts now, hurry over: http://www.gemresources.com

Enter ‘holiday2012’ in comments at check out and the discount will be applied manually prior to order processing.

DEAL IS OVER. Check the Advent Calendar for current deals

 Posted by at 12:01 am
Dec 062012

Today the amazing Perri Jackson is offering us her heart.

Her tangled love heart pendant tutorial that is….

It’s truly a thing of beauty. Perri has created a download page just for you, but just for today…….so hop on over and grab the download. And be sure to check out Perri’s other tutorials.
Perri’s Advent offering:
More from Perri can be seen at her Etsy shop:



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