Color Trends 2018

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Spring 2018 Color Palette The Spring 2018 palette encourages a sense of fun and playful release. With an air of complexity and distinctiveness, it has a feel of a sanctuary of color that is ideal for some more unique and dramatic color mixing. A lovely blue color “Little Boy Blue” makes you see the sky […]

How To Choose The Best Earrings For Your Face Shape

how to choose the best earring shape

You are created with unique and different features. This is what makes you a very special person in this great world.  There are a variety of face shapes and each one can be complemented with different accessories and wardrobes. You probably already know that earrings are truly an excellent way to complement any wardrobe. However, […]

How to Flame Paint Copper

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Flame painting copper is a real art form, but you can get nice results even as a beginner. It is a great way to create something beautiful in a very short time and get a feeling of accomplishment.  Clean Your Copper Start your experiment with clean copper. You will get better color results on “new” […]

How to Cut Copper Sheet with Simple Tools

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Cutting your own copper shapes can be easier than you think. For higher gauges (meaning thinner copper) you can easily do it with standard hardware store metal snips. They look like big scissors and work the same way. For thicker copper sheet you would want to use a jewelry saw, it’s a bit slower, but […]

How to Make the Easiest Hook Clasp

Hook Clasp Tutorial

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 […]

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 […]

Adjustable Leather Cord Bracelet Tutorial

Leather as an ingredient is very popular right now. Check out this tutorial by Pearl at 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 […]

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 […]

27 Facts You Might Not Know about Copper

What is copper - history, uses, properties

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 […]

Ginkgo Leaf Pendant Tutorial

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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 […]