It can be exciting to see what others are doing with their jewelry-making. I especially like to look at wire-wrapped and/or woven pieces, to see if there might be something I want to learn about.
Here is a list of Facebook groups which focus on making jewelry (as of 2/21/18). To find them, just key in the name in the Facebook Search. See you there!
JEWELRY IN GENERAL
Jewelry Making Love hosted by Linkouture
Lisa Yang’s Jewelry Group
WIRE-WRAPPED AND WOVEN-WIRE JEWELRY
Fantasy Wire Wrapped Jewelry
Wire Wrap Sculpted Jewelry Artists
Wire Wrap Jewelry Artists
Wire Wrap Tips & Tutorials
WireWork & Metal Jewelry Artisans
Wire wrapped jewelry
Wire Art & Wire Wrap Jewelry
Let’s Wire Wrap Jewelry
TUTORIALS FOR WIRE-WRAPPED JEWELRY
(some for free/some for fee)
Free Wire Wrap Tutorials
Wire Wrapping Jewelry Tutorials
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I do believed I’ve been playing too much on Facebook and Pinterest, although I am starting to get some ideas of what to make next.
I have found some cool beading groups on Facebook where people show their latest wire work creations. It’s fun to get to know the people and see what they are doing, even if I know I will probably never do anything like that. It does give me ideas of what I might do.
Pinterest…. oh, Pinterest! I love to see what new things Pinterest will show me in the way of beading, wiring, or any of my other interests.
To my credit, though, I do not look at Pinterest or Facebook when I could be making something. Oh no! I have other ways to waste my precious time.
Actually, recently, I’ve been going through all my files in Google Drive, and putting them into some kind of order, so that I might be able to find what I am looking for a little more easily. I’ve also updated a couple of the pages on this blog, with on-line places to buy, and places to find tutorials, as well as various other useful information.
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This is an elastic bracelet made with lapis, calcite, fluorite, amethyst, aventurine, moss agate, smokey quartz, pyrite, and copper. It is a Personal Bodyguard from my Bodyguard series.
This is Bodyguard Playing in the Dark. It is an elastic bracelet made with black agate, obsidian, black tourmaline, kyanite, amethyst, jade. aqua aura, lapis, pyrite, hematite, fluorite, black labradorite, and moss agate.
This another Personal Bodyguard, elastic bracelet with jade, moss agate, crystal quartz, aqua aura, tourmalinated quartz, pyrite, tiger eye, aventurine, aquamarine, lapis, amazonite, and copper.
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Tagged bodyguard, COPPER, crystals, elastic bracelet, elements, projects, stretch bracelet, TECHNIQUES
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 “knock-off” Maleficent necklace tutorial on allfreejewelrymaking.com. If I were to make it, I’d probably put in some bigger stones/beads, but it does look worthy all on its own.
Posted in JEWELRY LESSONS, jewelry pictures, necklaces, TECHNIQUES, TUTORIAL SOURCES, TUTORIALS
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Oh, I think I want to make this bracelet! I found it on JewelryLessons.com. The price for the tutorial is very reasonable (if you are not totally broke, but I am going to get this as soon as I can.
It comes with an interesting necklace tutorial, as well, but the bracelet is what has me entranced.
Check out other tutorials on JewelryLessons.com
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