Make Your Own Simple Folded End Cones

I love strung and knotted pieces, and it always requires a lot of head-scratching to decide the best way to finish off the ends. Most of the time, I prefer to hide my "dirty work"--all the knots, crimps, etc.--involved in…
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Seven Day Giveaway – Day 7

Welcome to day 7, the final day, of our Seven-Day Giveaway! This week Art Jewelry Elements is celebrating a little milestone for our Facebook page--1000 Facebook "likes"! (If you haven't visited us there, swing by and stay awhile!) We wanted…
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More Fun With Chain

I've wanted to make some elongated chain for a while. I finally sucked up my nerve and gave it a shot: I hadn't soldered in a while. I had a new torch this time, a propane EZ Torch. This one…
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Rolo-Chain-Style Links for Larger Holed Beads

Sometimes beads with large holes are a challenge--lampwork beads, crow beads, recycled glass beads. If I'm wire linking them, I usually just do wrapped loops with heavy gauge wire, but sometimes I don't want all the wire wrapping (it's too…
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Making Your Own Texture Plates for Metal Embossing

I'm sure this has been done, but I'm all excited about it so I'm going to tell you about it. You might already know I like metal, and that I really enjoy both etching and embossing metal with a hammer…
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Finding Space to Make Jewelry in a Tiny Home

My boyfriend and I live in a 625 sq. ft. house. (Some may consider it a shack, but it has forced air natural gas heat and picture windows, which I think qualifies it as a house.) It is a perfect…
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