Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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Saturday, October 3, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
For those of you that had visited my studio in recent weeks since its opening, thank you! I am now trying to raise fund to purchase individual magnifying glass lamps for my students.
Above is the necklace that I had designed over the weekend for this cause.(Please click on the image to see the enlarged picture) This will also be a beautiful unique gift for friends and families. You are welcome to purchase directly here. All purchase will be shipped by October 8! Thank you for your support!!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
This show will include sewing, knitting, BEADING, stitching, quilting, scrapbooking and more.....
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
If you are interested in purchasing the supplies for this bracelet, it's US$15 (Plus $5.00 for shipping). Please leave me a comment for this post if you are interested!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
"We all get junk mail with the postage paid envelopes. Just send a flyer or your business card back to the company and use their return envelope. ;) " (from beadstashdestash.blogspot.com)
Do you have any other interesting marketing ideas? Lets share some of our awesome ideas here!!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
The total price for this bracelet is USD$25.00 (FREE shipping to U.S. and Canada)!! You may also select from three bracelet sizes to get your desired length.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Below are the pictures that I took, enjoy!!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
2x Chain-nose plier
1 x Lobster Claw Clasp
72 x 8mm silver jump rings
2 x 6mm silver jump rings
18 x 6mm round fresh-water pearls
I used 6mm fresh water pearls, and 8mm jump rings to create this chainmail bracelet. You can also try this project with larger round beads of any kind, with jump rings being 2mm larger than the size of the beads. I want a simple and elegant look, so I only used the pale green fresh water pearls that I have on hand. I think the even sized Swarovski crystal pearls or the round crystals will look very nice, too!
You can download the tutorial for this chainmail bracelet HERE.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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Click HERE to view the pictures!! You can simply click on the picture to view the next picture. There are 48 pictures in total.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Do you use seedbeads? I have accumulated so much seedbeads over the years for my own projects and beading classes, it's unbelievable!! I would like to get rid of some of them to free up more storage space at home. I have listed about 20 different colors of size 10 and 11 seedbeads on sale at my store, if you are interested, please feel free to take a look. They are only priced for US$1.50/10g packet, some of the colours I have a lot, but some I only have 2 or 3 packets left. So, take a look now while many choices are still available! Thanks!
Can you come up with anymore jewelry ideas with the double sided pendant?
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Have you ever consider holding a simple jewelry-making party for your girl? Try it, I think it would be a lot of fun!!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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small silver round beads
12x large glass bead nuggets
6x bead caps
3x 10mm glass pearls
2x crimp beads
2x bead tips
1. Arrange all the beads to your desired pattern.
2. You can use bead-tips to attach the stringing wire to the clasp before you start stringing the beads.
3. Add small silver round beads between all the larger beads to give the bracelet a nice accent of silver.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
If you are interested in making an identical necklace as shown in the picture, you may purchase the kit at my store.
7 x beads of one kind
6 x beads of one kind
16" metal chain
1 x clasp
2 x jump rings
13 x 1.5" ~2" headpins
1. Before you start, line your chain flat on the table, and place the beads in the order and position that you desire them to hang on the chain. If you prefer an even look, you might want to count how many links are between each bead to make sure they are evenly spaced out.
2. Using wire wrapping with headpins technique, add all the beads to your desired position on the chain. Remember that you need to attach your unfinished wire wrap at step 8, before you close your wrap.
3. After you have finished attaching all the beads, wrap it around your neck to see if it is your desired length. If not, cut off the excess chain from both side of your chain, so that you have equal length of empty chain on both side.
4. Attach the clasp to the chain by using jump rings.
Monday, April 6, 2009
You will need these tools:
It is important to pause here if you would like to attach any chain or components that has a closed or soldered loop. Simply take your half-finished wire wrap, and slide your desired chain or other jewelry component's ring through the pin, so that the link of your chain or a jewelry component's loop falls inside your half-finished wire-wrap loop.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
This is the shape of the tip of my side cutter. If possible, invest a little more on this irreplaceable tool. Depending on the thickness and hardness of the pins and wires that you use for your project, you might want to purchase different sizes of cutter for your job. Don't use a fine cutter to cut thick wires, as it will probably damage and destroy your cutter in no time! :) A good pair of cutter should be able to give you a crisp and quick cut without hurting your hand.
Pliers are absolutely essential in jewelry-making, and it would be especially worthwhile for you to get a good sturdy pair of pliers. If you are serious about learning this craft, do not settle for a set of pliers that seem almost too cheap to be true. During my early years of jewelry-making, I had bought some really cheap and crappy tools that seem almost useless now. In fact, I had put them away with all my other heavy-duty home-maintenance tools and pliers. Remember, if you want to make beautiful wire-work, you will need good tools to accomplish your goal.
When selecting your pliers, try holding them in your hand, and see if the handle feels comfortable in your palm. If you don't feel very comfortable holding the pliers, chances are when you are working on your project for several hours straight, your hand is going to feel very sore and tired.
One more important thing on pliers! I also prefer pliers that operate on regular springs rather than double-leaf springs. One thing I find about pliers that operate on double-leaf is that the leaf tend to lose its alignment and became quite annoying. Take a close look at the round-nose pliers that is shown in the picture above, notice the spring between the handles, try to pick a pair of pliers that operates on this kind of spring.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Do you have any other ideas? Please feel free to contribute on this thread!
Monday, March 30, 2009
5 x 10mm glass pearls
5 x 8mm glass pearls
12" 2mm thick leather cord
5 x jump rings
2 x cord tips
10 x 1.5" ~2" headpins
1 x lobster claw clasp
1. Take the leather cord, tie a simple regular knot 1.5" away from one side of the cord. Just before you tighten the knot, attach one jump ring to the loop of the card, then tighten the knot.
2. String the pearls onto the headpins, and make a loop with your round-nose plier.
3. Attache all of your pearls to the jump rings.
4. Once you finish adding all the pearls, wrap the leather cord around your wrist. Cut off excess cord so that the length of the cord is exactly your wrist size. Don't worry that this will be too tight for your wrist, because you have yet to add the end tips and the clasp.
5. Finish the bracelet by adding the end tips and the clasp, and the bracelet should be just the right size for your wrist!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Through out my teaching experience, I'd found it is faster and more rewarding for students to learn jewelry making by first choosing a simple project to start. Gradually, you can try more difficult jewelry projects that involve more advanced techniques. It’s more fun to learn this way, and you can feel very rewarding even after your very first simple project.
I would like to dedicate this blog to everyone who enjoys making jewelry on their own. I would also share what I have learned through out the years. If you have a new project idea, you are welcome to chip in and share your ideas here, too!
So, no more talking, let us start making some exciting jewelry together! Please check again in a few days, I’ll be posting my very first online jewelry tutorial here! If you would like to be informed of my new jewelry tutorial releases, please feel free to subscribe to this blog!!