Ha! I’ve just discovered where most of my favorite wire tutorial authors are hiding! I’ve been too busy to look there, but, today, I put in a serious hour of browsing at Craftsy.com, and there they were!
I’m not signed up to be an affiliate, or whatever they are calling it, but I just wanted to share the good news. There are all sorts of printable jewelry tutorials there, at all sorts of prices, including FREE! They also have video tutorials.
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Allfreejewelrymaking.com is a pretty massive site, with lots of tutorials of all different sorts. At last, I have learned that they do have some search facilitators to get through to what you might be looking for. Go to their search tutorial and learn how to find what you want.
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It’s snowing to beat the band! Not big pretty fluffy snow, just relentless little bitty snowflakes. My New York City street is covered. Just as well! I want to make something today.
I got Abby Hook’s book Wire Jewelry Master Class in the mail yesterday. Stayed up looking through it, reading the really clear instructions, thinking about what I’m willing to do, what I might do right away, and what I’ll probably never do, even though I wish I could bring myself to do it. Then, of course, thinking about how I could get away with not doing what she says to do and still get a similar look. Then thinking about what she shows, and what I probably will actually do. Woo! Tired myself out just looking! Then woke up this morning and started again.
I’m very happy with this book, excited to have it. The only thing that could have made it better would have been if the book included the two tutorials (KrissKross ring and Kriss Kross bracelet) I had bought from Abby back when jewelrylessons.com was in business and before my computer crashed and died, taking with it my precious hoard of tutorials. I bought several of Abby’s tutorials, but these are the ones I’d really like to have back. The book does have another tutorial that I had bought, which now looks like something I might like to do. Oh well. Never mind! There is so much information in this book! Then, there are all the pretty pictures. This may be the best jewelry-making book I’ve ever bought.
I actually saw my prehnite/amethyst/silver bracelet in bright sunlight yesterday. I hadn’t realized that the colors were actually so brilliant! Now, I want to make a similar necklace with the prehnite and amethyst left over from the bracelet. I haven’t had a new necklace in quite some time. This will be simple. I think I’ll make some figure eight connectors, as I’m out of jump rings, and I’ll make a stab at making my own S-hook clasp, to jazz it up a little.
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I found this Blue Dragon Chain Maille necklace through AllFreeJewelryMaking.com, at Jewelry and Polymer Clay Tutorial Heaven.
In addition, there are quite a few other free tutorials on this site. I am quite fascinated with the clasp tutorials.
Do check out this site for free tutorials that might show you a few new tricks.
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Allfreejewelrymaking.com pointed me to beadinggem.com’s lovely beaded toggle clasp
I also found this Garden Gate Clasp from artbeadscene
This S-Clasp tutorial was right there on the allfreejewelrymaking.com website