Showing posts with label jewelry supplies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jewelry supplies. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Five Free Beading Tutorials in Time for Spring

Spring is just around the corner and it's time to refresh our handmade jewelry stock!!  I'm sharing with you this amazing sale on Swarovski Crystal beads.

Swarovski Crystal jewelry is always a winner for any handmade jewelry design!

You will be excited to have these gorgeous Free tutorials as well!  Enjoy!

Create the following designs with Swarovski Bicone Beads, On Sale Now Here!

Butterfly Wings Double-Strand Bracelet
This is a very versatile bracelet that goes just as well with formal or casual wear. Its whimsical butterfly design captures the attention of everyone that sees it.
Triple Strand Necklace and Earring Set
This beautiful set utilizes three different colors of Swarovski bicone beads to create an eye-catching progression of color.
Collar-Style Chainmaille Necklace and Earring Set
Learn how to create this intricate chainmaille set utilizing Swarovski crystal and gold-plated brass paddle pins.
Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set
This stunning statement necklace features Swarovski bicone crystals and antiqued gold-plated steel focals.
Double-Strand Swarovski Crystal Necklace and Earring Set
Showcase the stunning sparkle of Swarovski crystal with this necklace and earring set.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Silent Auction Jewelry Supplies and More

Cleaning out my Studio and have lots and lots of goodies for sale.  I will be having a Silent Auction to rid all of the things I do not use.  I have jewelry supplies, gemstones, beads, arts and crafts supplies, plus some jewelry from my walk in store.  

Monday, April 13, 2015

It's All About Texture!

Adding texture to my metal work is an important part of my designs.  Texture head hammers are found in jewelry supplies stores, but you don't necessarily need them.  I learned to use whatever was around me to add interesting and unique patterns to my jewelry.  For example, you can use a piece of pipe (would make nice circular patterns); you could also use a piece of small, thick sheet metal not bigger than 2"x2" or less (use it to make lines - make it interesting by changing directions).  I sometimes use an old guitar string (especially the larger one) to add interesting patterns on my metal.  You can see an example of this on the Statement Cuff Bracelet in Copper and Silver-  I added texture to the silver part.  For my wide, Tree Bark Ring, I simply used a round nose hammer that I purchased from the local hardware store.  In the last photograph, the unisex, Sand Grain Ring, the texture was achieved with a hammer with texture pattern similar to little squares.  

Although you don't really need textured head hammers to add pattern to your metal work, it does make life a little easier, plus there are some pretty nifty patterns nowadays!


Friday, January 2, 2015

Copper with Patina Patterns - Beautiful!

If you love patina patterns that occur on copper with oxidization, then you will flip out when you see these beautiful patterns.  Browse the gallery by clicking the arrows.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Treasure Hunt Sale of the Day in my BaySupplies Store

I decided to extend my Treasure Hunt Sale of the Day to my BaySupplies Etsy Shop as well as my Bayside Wire Designs Shop.  Save up to 40% off in my Bayside Wire Designs Shop and save up to 20% my Bay Supplies Shop.  It's well worth the time to check out my great Treasure Hunt Sale on Etsy.  Go to my announcements to read all about it.  Here are some items you can start with from my baysupplies shop and my baysidewiredesigns shop: