Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I’m always excited to find new ways to use Crystal Clay and this week I decided to create a marbled effect by mixing two colors together!

Part of the fun of this trick is not knowing what your finished piece will look like. The colors and patterns in the marbling wind up being very organic. […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I enjoy using leather in my crafts, but I always wind up with scrap pieces that seem too small to use. This week I was inspired by our Straight to the Point Earrings to make a fun new pendant using leftover flat leather!

You’ll need your scrap leather, an adhesive, sharp scissors, and […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

It can be tempting to reach for the closest pliers or tube of adhesive when you’re rushing through a project. Instead take the time to make sure you’re using products that are designed for jewelry making. Using the right supplies for your project will help you have a successful and enjoyable experience from […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

So far I’ve set seed beads, gemstones, and Swarovski Crystal stones in Crystal Clay, but this week I found way to use this clay with one of my favorite things – charms! Crystal Clay and a bezel can become the perfect frame for a favorite charm and you can use today’s tips to […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

It’s inevitable – any piece of jewelry knotted on a silk or nylon cord will have to be remade as the cord stretches. I love this classic jewelry look, but who likes extra work? You can use today’s tips to help your knotted jewelry last longer!

Hanging pearl knotted jewelry speeds up that natural stretching […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

How many times have you wished for an extra set of hands? I wind up wanting at least one extra hand to hold the end of my project every time I work on a braiding, wrapping or knotting piece. In a pinch you can grab the end of a project between your knees, […]