Saturday, October 24, 2009

The "O" Ring Jewelry Tutorial

And yes! Another new tutorial makes it's way out of the studio and into the jewelry tool boxes of many. :)

This lesson teaches you how to make a fun and easy "O" Ring...using a simple hardware component you might not have thought of. And if you or your better half is a "toolie" probably have hundreds of these laying around. :)

Read more about the O Ring Tutorial here and check out my rings page on my website for some finished rings.

We've also added a newsletter signup to the new website - each month, one lucky subscriber will win a free piece of handmade jewelry!

And because site traffic is expanding daily, we've added a way for you to advertise your website on our site as well - for a very inexpensive rate! Check out our advertising details here.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sword Pendant Wire Jewelry Tutorial

I've just finished my 3rd wire jewelry tutorial. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a woven wire sword pendant. Here's a description of this tutorial:

This lesson teaches you how to make a unique and powerful woven wire sword pendant. In this tutorial, I will demonstrate the making of the sword pendant in the center photo.

The sword developed from the dagger, when the construction of longer blades became possible, from the late 3rd millennium BC. Swords are very powerful and are symbolic of solidarity, defense, clarity, honor and force. The sword is mostly known for its symbolism of protection, with honor and justice embodied in the blade. Metaphysically speaking, the sword symbolizes the power of the mind, and encourages the wielding of trained intellect to bring about the results we seek in our life. I’ve always been attracted to the sword, and tend to be drawn to artwork which includes a sword. The sword is often seen in the work of many of my favorite fantasy artists.

Once you have completed the tutorial, you’ll have a unique design you can add to your wire jewelry offerings. The design can be adapted to include different types of bails (this tutorial shows you how to make a tornado bail topper for the sword), various beads and gemstones, and a mix of wire colors, making each one unique.

Get your copy of my woven wire sword jewelry tutorial here.

Woven Peapod Wire Jewelry Tutorial

Recently I became obsessed with learning how to make a woven peapod. I spent TWO MONTHS figuring out how to do this, and since I couldn't find any tutorials on the topic, I decided to write one myself!

You can get a copy of my woven peapod jewelry tutorial here.