Cabochons · Jewelry

Finishing and Machines – DIY Sanding Drum

Encouraged by the success of my DIY buffing wheel, I've now made a DIY sanding drum, with sanding attachments! Okay, it's not exactly a drum proper, but it gets the sanding done. And that's what matters, right? At first, I tried to find stuff that could substitute as drums on drill bits, but without much… Continue reading Finishing and Machines – DIY Sanding Drum

Cabochons · Jewelry

Crackled Effect Cabochon (or DIY Buffing Wheel Results Part 2)

The gloss! Woah, the incredible gloss! I can almost see my reflection in here. 😛 You can't tell (or maybe you can), but I'm dancing a little jig right now. My DIY buffing wheel is definitely a superstar, isn't it? One of the items I'd made from the crackled effect veneer is this hollow cabochon,… Continue reading Crackled Effect Cabochon (or DIY Buffing Wheel Results Part 2)

Bracelets · Jewelry

Kumihimo’s Back!

I haven't had an opportunity to test my buffing wheel further, but I did get some time to work on Kumihimo. I haven't tried Kumihimo ever since I bought uniform Preciosa beads, so it was exciting to work on. And do uniform beads in bead-work make all the difference, or what! (Just look at my… Continue reading Kumihimo’s Back!

Cabochons · Earrings · Jewelry

DIY Buffing Wheel Results

I used the little slices from my earlier mokume gane attempt to make a veneer, and sat down for a session of testing my buffing wheel with pieces made from the veneer. Attempt #1 I made a hollow earring pair. Then I buffed and I buffed and I buffed for what seemed like ages, and...… Continue reading DIY Buffing Wheel Results

Miscellaneous

Finishing and Machines (and a DIY)

If there's one thing that makes a project go from good to great, it's the finishing. Not that all the processes preceding it are unimportant, but if one has worked really hard on everything but the finishing, don't you think they're limiting the potential of the project? 🙂 Having said that, the processes involved in… Continue reading Finishing and Machines (and a DIY)

Bracelets · Jewelry

Twisted Herringbone Bud Bracelet

I came across this herringbone bracelet video by Jennifer Biedermann recently, and since I wanted to try out Herringbone stitch anyway, I just *had* to make this! I don't have 15/0 beads that would match any of the 11/0 beads that I thought were suitable for this project, so I scrapped the 15/0's. Also, I… Continue reading Twisted Herringbone Bud Bracelet