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 tutorial at For the Makers . (For the Makers is a subscription site that sends you a box with all the materials and instructions to make whatever they are offering. That’s pretty cool!) Meanwhile, I was just looking at free tutorials, and this one is right there, and really easy to do. Check it out.
I found this jumpring bracelet on Stripes and Sequins blog. It is cute and too easy, but… where do you get the rope? I guess I just don’t get out and about enough.
WOVEN LEATHER BRACELET
This comes from stylowi.pl via Fashion Diva Design, through Handmade Jewelry Club‘s newsletter.
The tutorial has no text, but the step-by-step instructions are very clear and easy to follow. The tutorial is the second of nine interesting ideas which follow one after the other with no announcement.
I just wonder where I might find a clasp like that one!
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By accident, I happened on Erin Siegel’s blog, and she had a section for tutorials, and I fell in love with this bracelet tutorial right away. Then, as I was making this blog post, I realized that I had seen this bracelet before, on Ornamentea’s site. So, I definitely like this bracelet, as well as Erin’s other work.
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