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by Marcus Osbourne. (Birmingham UK) My background is in lost wax casting of precious metals, particularly platinum. But having to adapt various customers’ waxes along the way I found a passion for wax carving. I now create bespoke wax jewellery models for customers at special request and enjoy turning there ideas into reality. This ring […]
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by Helen M. (UK) I make simple-style handmade jewellery, using sterling silver, gold filled or silver plated findings. The main components are semi-precious stone beads, crystal or glass beads, shell or freshwater pearls, depending on the item. I focus on earrings and pendants. I only sell on ebay – “the biggest shopping window” (in theory […]
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by Julie Leake. (Salt lake City, Utah) I have a disability. To help me distract from my pain I play with mud! Well, rather I play with clay! It is very calming. I draw my design, then make it from clay, bisque fire it, then glaze for final firing of cone 6 or cone 10. […]
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by Pam Williams. I happened upon your blog via pinterest. I am just beginning stamping and need to know how to remove the oil from new stamps and bench block. Any tips? Thanks Pam Williams by Pam Williams. I happened upon your blog via pinterest. I am just beginning stamping and need to know how […]
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by Kim Pernia. (Maryland) This is an original design that shows off my new soldering skills. It has three silver daisies captured in a silver cuff. The wire is argentium so it does not tarnish. It’s fun and goes with everything. Kim Pernia Kimmings Jewelry by Kim Pernia. (Maryland) This is an original design that […]
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by Barbara Jacquin. (South of France) I’m always ready to learn a new technique…and combine it with a vacation – Mendocino Art Center north of San Francisco! We were told to choose an image to be etched onto silver. Totally taken by the beautiful scenery along that coast, I chose this postcard. The result was […]
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by Rena Klingenberg. Which type of jewelry do you sell the most of . . . ? – Bracelets – Brooches / Pins – Earrings – Ear Cuffs – Foot / Ankle Jewelry – Necklaces – Rings – Watches – Other Thank you for sharing your answers below! Rena Klingenberg by Rena Klingenberg. Which type […]
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by Diana White. (United States) It has been quite some time since I posted here to JMJ, not because I haven’t been making, but because I’ve been so busy between working my full-time career and handling custom orders through my shop, that I’ve had less time than I’d like to make new designs. A couple […]
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by Linda Rakestraw. I will be teaching basic jewelry making soon for ages 18 and over. What would be the best way: Should I have students buy tools and supplies? Or should I buy tools and supplies and then add that into the charge for the class? Thank you. Linda Rakestraw by Linda Rakestraw. I […]
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by Bernard Silverman. (Houston,TX) As a maker of art pedants and a person doing the work on a commercial basis, I also make other items like bookmarks and key chains. The last two show I exhibited, my first customers at both shows, comes up and says that “People don’t read books any more and you […]
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