Dec 152012
 
Ever had the desire to make prongs? How about on a ring?
               

Then you’ve got to check out this Prong Ring Tutorial from renowned Wire Jewelry Artist Dianne Karg Baron, Wire Wrapture. You can view her other tutorials at Wrapture Tutorials
               
Dianne has been creating, innovating, and teaching for over 15 years. She has very graciously agreed to share her fabulous Two Tone Prong Ring Tutorial.
               
Download now: EXPIRED

               
Download link will be available for 48 hours
               
ENJOY!
               
Dianne’s websites:
Wrapture Tutorials
Wire Wrapture

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 Posted by at 12:01 am
Dec 142012
 

jewelry making tutorial
   
Flat is boring. 😉
                 

So today we have a FREE tutorial so you can add some dimension to your metal.
                 
This forging tutorial is offered FREE for 48 hours from Janice Fowler of Doxallo Designs Studio
                                



                                
DOWNLOAD NOW: EXPIRED
               

                

and keep in mind that this type of forging can be used on various shaped of metal and on single thicknesses of metal to add volume. EXPERIMENT!

                            
Enjoy – and HAPPY CREATING!!!!!!!!!

                                

Tutorial available for 48 hours only!

                                

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Dec 122012
 

Many of us have a foredom flexshaft in our studio – or a comparable piece of equipment. However, a lot of us don’t use our flexshafts up to their potential. More than that – even more of us don’t take proper care of our flexshafts. Well, here’s a resource that is just chock full of information:

Foredom Video Library

Oh yea, have fun. See you in a week or so. Don’t get lost in there now, ya’ hear?

And now a little detour. Because I think it helps keep us fresh and can spark creativity – here are some fun, NON-jewelry projects – some are ‘how-tos’ and some are ideas that could be homemade or are just good gift ideas.

                     
                     
I’ve always wanted to make my own soap – and I love coconut scented ANYthing – so this is a win-win
Coconut soap
                                          
Another Coconut ‘recipe’ – Lip Balm                     
                     

Not coconut, but equally soothing – a lavender infused healing (heating) bag                     
                     

                     
               
Another thing I have come to love, especially this time of year is peppermint. I always make peppermint cookies and now I just might have to try this:
Candy Cane Popcorn                     
                     
                     
                     
Easiest DIY cake stand evah!!!
                     
                     
I so totally need one of these. I am sure I can riff on this by combining some other items: boot tray
                     
                                          
                     
How to make a stamp for fabric (but why couldn’t you make small ones to use as a stamp for a resist with etching???)
                           
                     
ENJOY!!!
                           
                     

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 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!

ScenicPendantpdf

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

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 Posted by at 6:53 am

Test, Test, this is only a test

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Nov 132012
 

From time to time I attempt things in my studio that defy logic or good sense. Sometimes they are a success and other times, well, not so much.

I enjoy the freedom to play in the studio and so when I had a lot of holes to drill in some copper disks, I decided to break the rules and experiment.

From time to time I will share record these tests and share them here. Today’s test has to do with drilling. Take a look.

(In addition, at the end I added some commentary about lubrication and my drilling surfaces. )

I should add that this ‘worked’ only because the stack was round. Had it been another shape it would have been trash!

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 Posted by at 12:06 pm
Nov 122012
 

Although I am quite the tool junkie, I certainly don’t own them all. And although a quick change handpiece would be lovely, my current handpiece works quite well so I don’t see an upgrade in my near future.  For anyone else without a quick change, here is a quick tip showing how to use your flexshaft a little quicker.

Enjoy!

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 Posted by at 10:22 am