Earrings · Jewelry

Crackled Earrings

I finally used a couple of lentil-shaped hollow beads from the bunch of items that I'd created almost a year ago using crackled veneer. And what a charming pair of earrings they make! For these earrings, I tied strips from two different fabrics to a large jump ring that I passed through the top of… Continue reading Crackled Earrings

Beads · Earrings · Jewelry

Kaleidoscopic Earrings

Sometimes, an idea strikes you, and regardless of whether you know how to execute it or not, it persists. That's just what happened this month when a concept for a pair of earrings popped into my mind, which would work for not one but two challenges! I didn't know if it would work out, but… Continue reading Kaleidoscopic Earrings

Cabochons · Jewelry · Pendants

More Mokume-Gane

Continuing with my trials and experiments, I thought of giving┬ámokume-gane another go, making sure I don't accidentally use Sculpey III like last time. ­čÖé I also thought I'd work in some foil with the clay. I layered sheets of green and black Premo clay, interspersed with a couple of sheets of silver foil, and pressed… Continue reading More Mokume-Gane

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Textures and Molds

Now that I have new clay, I went through my paltry stash of textures and molds, and wondered if the items in it work for the techniques that I see in jewelry tutorials and courses. I'll not be ordering internationally any time soon because of the recent tax restructuring we've had here, and it looks… Continue reading Textures and Molds

Beads · Jewelry · Pendants

Image Transfers and Hollow Bead Weaving

I squeezed in my second PCA-inspired project for the month just before this very hectic month ended. And I'm thrilled to bits with it! The course by Syndee Holt is all about image transfers, monoprinting, and coloring using alcohol pens. The image transfers were pretty frustrating in the beginning -- they'd turn out patchy and… Continue reading Image Transfers and Hollow Bead Weaving