If you’ve been here before and have seen my pins on Pinterest in the sidebar lately, you already know I have a thing for stick pins. In fact, I recently posted a tutorial on making a pin cushion. What does a jewelry maker need a pin cushion for? Stick pins, of course! So today’s tutorial is all about making stick pins. We’re going make them two different ways, easy and really easy.
Eiffel Tower heart ring
It started with this ring. No, actually it started before this, with a request for an anchor ring. Wait, it started a long time ago, when I first learned how to make button rings. But we’ll start with this past week. A call to make a birthday present. A heart ring and an Eiffel Tower glass tile pendant. I suggested why not just an Eiffel Tower heart ring, because I had done that before. Then I found out I didn’t have any more flat Eiffel Towers. So this is what I made. Continue reading
Memories Map Bracelet
I’ve been working on this Memories Map Bracelet post since Monday night, and it’s now Thursday afternoon. It took a long enough, didn’t it? Actually, here is how it goes: I read on Tip Junkie that they want to feature projects involving maps, on Monday night. I think to myself, I love maps, and remember that I wanted to make a map bracelet. So Monday night I gathered my supplies. And fell asleep. Continue reading
Today’s tutorial involves using plastics.
Assorted shapes and colors
I used to think that plastic was not a material I wanted to use in my jewelry. That was, until I started seeing these little flowers. Call them plastic, lucite, resin, whatever; they are so lightweight and come in a wide range of colors and shapes. Today’s tutorial is about how to utilize production line techniques to create a seemingly complicated pair of earrings in a short period of time. I call them garden party earrings. Continue reading