Year: 2017

Hook Clasp Tutorial

How to Make the Easiest Hook Clasp

Clasps can be expensive to buy, especially if they are pure metal (not plated). I like to use pure copper clasps in my copper based necklaces and bracelets, it just seems like the right thing to do. Here’s the simplest hook clasp tutorial, I use these all the time. Fast to make, and pure copper […]

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5 ways to find creativity

5 Ways to Find Creativity

How to find time to be creative and make the best of it? Time is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Every creative person needs time in order to come up with new ideas. You need to experiment and seek for inspiration. This should be done every single day, even if it’s just for a […]

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Adjustable Leather Cord Bracelet Tutorial

Leather as an ingredient is very popular right now. Check out this tutorial by Pearl at Beadinggem.com on how to make one for yourself! She uses Tierracast’s charms in her leather cord bracelet. Some basic jewelry making skills are required such as using pliers and coiling wire, but this is a great simple project for anybody […]

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Gemstones – Prehnite

The gemstone Prehnite was named for its discoverer, Colonel Hendrik von Prehn (1733-1785), a Dutch mineralogist and an early governor of the Cape of Good Hope colony. Prehnite’s minty green hue offers an intriguing luster, ranging from shiny to pearlescent, and sometimes seems to glow in the sun.  Prehnite most often occurs as rounded or […]

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What is copper - history, uses, properties

What is Copper?

Copper is an essential mineral found in plant life and in the human body and it is also a metal alloy with a reddish-orange color. The use of copper dates back over 10,000 years. Pure copper is very soft and malleable and is combined with other metals, such as brass and bronze, for use in […]

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ginkgo leaf necklace tutorial

Ginkgo Leaf Pendant Tutorial

Make an easy copper ginkgo leaf pendant that has a bit of rustic handmade quality! All you need to know is some basic jewelry making skills (like using pliers and a hammer).Supplies:copper sheet, 24 gauge (or, you can buy the plain copper ginkgo leaf from my shop)copper wire, 22 or 20 and 16 gauge (if […]

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3 Big Jewelry Trends You Must Know for 2017

Statement Necklaces There is a lot of big and bold going on in the jewelry arena! The first big one is Statement necklaces. Forget the small and simple pendants because it is time for those statement ones. Statement pendants are undoubtedly catchier than the tiny ones. You can try wearing those statement pendants and necklaces […]

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Greenery color of the year 2017 trends

Fashion Trends 2017

It seems that this year is all about green, because it is the selected Pantone color of the year, and also blues in various tones, and, continuing presence of pink (oh I love that!). Artistic patterns are in, as well as geometric, so anything using lots of color variation and random pattern, go for it! […]

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