Archive for the ‘Creativity’ Category
More New Natural Gemstones are here!
This release includes Spider web Jasper, Butterfly Agate, Pink Tourmaline, Cripple Creek, Red Zebra and Carrasite and Spider web Jasper. Choose from earring sets, freeform, drilled pendants and more! Each image is the individual stone you will receive. Pick the perfect gem for your next project! SHOP NOW! http://ow.ly/XhINb
New Larger Sizes! Hundreds of Cubic Zirconias!
We have expanded our collection of beautiful cubic zirconia to include larger sizes. Whether you are working in metal clay or using traditional fabrication or casting methods, we have what you need. Featuring Pears up to 15mm x 18mm, Round 10mm – 16mm and Triangle up to 14mm’s. These stunning gemstones will make any creation sparkle. The possibilities are endless!
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Larimar, Pietersite, Blue Tiger Eye…New Gemstones! This release includes beautiful Larimar, Labradorite, Apatite, Pietersite, Blue Tiger Eye and Tiger Eye with Hematite. Choose from earring sets, freeform cabs and drilled pendants! Each image is the individual stone you will receive. Pick the perfect gem for your next project!
When making jewelry, it’s always a good idea to have jump rings at the ready. Having a tool to easily manufacture your own can not only save you time, but save you money. In this tool demo, learn to make any size jump rings with the easy-to-use jump ring kit.
Custom designs engraved into metal produces some of the most unique and personalized pieces. Having a tool to quickly design, mark, or sign your pieces, can be quite helpful. In this tool demo, learn to use the new micro engraver to add your own personal touch to your next project.
If you’re looking for a beautiful natural texture, nothing can beat designing with a leaf. Organic objects often make the most unique and stunning patterns. In this technique video, learn to use a leaf to make beautiful, textured jewelry.
We sent another batch of Patterned Wire to Jan Harrell for some enameling classes she was teaching. We got back a mountain of photos! Her and her students were able to incorporate a bunch of the wire into their enameling projects!
Each of these creations is a perfect example of thinking “outside the box” with this unique wire. Enamels and Patterned Wire work perfectly together, and open up a world of exciting design possibilities. Try out our Enamels and Patterned Wire today to make your own unique creations. Enjoy!
We sent some Patterned Wire we had sitting around the studio to our friend Terri McCarthy at Terri McCarthy Studios in Grafton, WI. Jan Harrell, an excellent enameling artist and metalsmith, was teaching an enameling class. Jan’s work is an exploration of textures and shapes, enamel and metal finishes, shiny and dull surfaces, as well as solid and see-through forms. Her and her students were able to incorporate some of the wire into their enameling projects!
The first two pieces were designed by Scott Boyd, a student in Jan’s class. Scott was able to use our 20 gauge “Maze” Copper Patterned Wire in the first piece. This piece works great with the wire, and has just the right amount of detail. His second piece features the “Leaves” Copper Wire. This piece is simple and refined and shows how versatile the Copper Wire can be.
The bottom two pieces were created by Jan. The piece on the left uses a Copper Bezel Wire in a unique way! She even was able to add a little color in the circles of the wire for a little something extra. The last piece uses our “Round Stud” Copper Wire. Not only was she able to incorporate the wire in her piece, but she even added texture using the wire to tie it all together.