Bracelets · Jewelry

Bargello Bracelet

It's time for a long-delayed Inspiration Station reveal! Here is where my sister and I throw themes at each other on a regular basis, try out our own creative takes on them, and share them with our blogging friends. Speaking of sharing, this is my 200th post on the blog, and though it's just a… Continue reading Bargello Bracelet

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)

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)

Earrings · Jewelry

Opposite Earrings

Another PCA-inspired project this time -- an earring pair with the stripes in one running in a direction opposite to the other. The course that inspired me is Embellished veneer cabochons by Debbie Crothers. Debbie teaches how to make cabochons by applying multiple veneers, created using various techniques, onto a surface. A key component in… Continue reading Opposite Earrings

Jewelry · Pendants

Textured pendant

Sometimes, ideas just grab hold of you, and you have to execute them, at least to see how they turn out. This was one such time, and the idea was to make a pendant with a lot of texture. This is how it turned out -- And this is how I made it -- Body… Continue reading Textured pendant