Jewelry Stringing

Jewelry Stringing Summer 2016

Explore Stringing’s amazing designs and be inspired to make your own creative jewelry. With each issue you’ll find projects galore, discover the hottest bead trends, learn the latest tips and tricks from the pros, exclusive money-saving design tips, and get step-by-step instructions for every skill level.

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get ready for summer!

Who doesn’t love summer—three glorious months of seemingly endless days and abundant sunshine! Time to put away the tights and sweaters, don a sundress, and pull up our hair! To help you make the most of the season, we’ve packed this issue with dozens of fun, flirty, colorful projects. Plus, we explore easy techniques that will help you customize your handmade jewelry with a special focus on mixed media. For the epitome of relaxed summer style, turn to our Vintage Summer collection on page 45, where seven designers have crafted charming pieces with vintage details and soft washed-out palettes. Then flip to page 33, where you’ll find six juicy designs featuring the season’s hottest color trend—papaya! If bright, bold colors are more your style, you’ll love the Carnival collection of projects…

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what we love for summer

For a super-accessible way to create beautiful enameled effects on metal without using a torch or kiln, pick up this kit by our friends at ICE Resin. Experiment with the colorful enamel powder on the included bezels and blanks, then simply fuse with a craft heat gun. Shop today at www.bit.ly/iced-enamels-kit. Looking to start your own jewelry business? Join longtime Jewelry Stringing contributor and business owner Nina Cooper as she delves into what it takes to start a successful jewelry business in this online course through Craft University. For information, visit www.bit.ly/jewelry-business-power-session.…

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bead beat

Leather Unlimited Illuminate and explore the boundless potential of leather with Linda Peterson’s Leather Jewelry (CICO Books, 2015). Colorful and easy to follow, this step-by-step guide will demystify the process of working with leather while exciting your creativity with unique pieces such as a fun cuff made from an upcycled baseball or a steampunk corset bracelet made with scraps of leather, lace, and watch parts. Purchase for $19.95 at your local bookstore. Beading for Body and Soul For sixteen years, The Portable Playhouse has brought the relaxing and rejuvenating qualities of beading to the bedsides of ailing women and children across the East Coast. They have worked with over 180,000 patients in 22 hospitals and cancer centers and have found that, no matter the patient’s age or condition, their worries seem to disappear…

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tamara honaman

Before her recent position as the editor of BeadingDaily.com, Tamara Honaman was already a well-known jewelry artist working in a variety of mediums, including metal clay, polymer clay, wire, sheet metal, glass, and beads. She has authored numerous articles and books and has filmed dozens of how-to videos that teach the art of jewelry making. We recently asked Tamara about the inspiration behind her designs. Q&A Q: How would you describe your design style? A: My typical design style is colorful, classic, and easy to wear. Q: What was the inspiration for your Premade Filigree video? A: The filigree collection is a trend-inspired design series. I was seeing a lot of feminine accents in fashion, with lace being very prominent among many designers. Filigree captures that feminine, lacy look perfectly. Q: What do you love about…

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how to add premade filigree to your jewelry with cold connections

Filigree can add a touch of femininity to any jewelry design. Join Tamara to discover the different types of filigree components that are available, including various shapes, sizes, metals, and finishes, as well as filigree that incorporates a setting. Learn cold connection techniques for incorporating premade filigree into your jewelry designs to give your projects additional style and flair. Get tips for joining filigree to leather or other filigree pieces, forming bezels, adding patinas, and more! Download this video at www.bit.ly/add-premade-filigree.…

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all dressed up

MATERIALS Brass pair: 2 brass ox-plated 18×14mm fan-shaped filigree earring settings 2 aquamarine AB 8.5mm crystal chatons 2 chrysolite opal 15×7mm crystal navettes Silver pair: 2 silver ox-plated 20×35mm filigree drop-shaped earring settings 2 cyclamen opal 8.5mm crystal chatons 2 black Tahiti 11mm faux pearl cabochon rounds Copper pair: 2 copper ox 18mm diamond-shaped filigree earring settings 2 aquamarine 12mm cushion-cut crystal squares TOOLS Cup-chain hand tool Flat-nose pliers Rubber block FINISHED SIZE: 1/4" (brass and copper pairs); 2" (silver pair) Tip: The rubber block is used to help stabilize the findings while you set the crystals. 1 ] Set 1 crystal into the appropriately sized earring setting and ensure that the crystal is level. Place the setting on the rubber block. Set the cup-chain tool over the prongs and push down. Remove the tool to check the prongs and ensure they are pressed completely against the surface of…