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    Dragon-eye Pendant with Flower

    I made a dragon eye pendant with a little flower detail, I thought I would share some pictures. I got into the habit of taking picture while pieces are still in works, everybody loves that! So, here is the pendant. I used natural copper wire, and a little flower bead, did you noticed it? The eye is hand painted on a glass cabochon. I also used 5 black tourmaline beads for added protection 🙂 … and here are some “work-in-progress” shots. I grouped them in collages, so this post doesn’t get too long. This pendant features a large bail, so it can be worn on any cord or chain. My…

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    Handmade Jewelry,  Tutorials

    How to Make Simple Charms

    In this photo tutorial I will show you how to make simple charms or pendants. Here are the charms, aren’t they cute? I used rose quarts nuggets, that’s what I had handy in my jewelry supplies box today. I like rose quartz, it is the crystal of LOVE 🙂 Here is what you need: stones or crystals (or anything that can be hung, preferably top drilled) wire, I used artistic wire 22 gauge assorted pliers First steps, please follow the numbered pictures. Cut the wire, you need approx 5″ to work with. Bend the wire and wrap as shown. Last steps, please follow the pictures. Cut extra wire and continue…

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    Recycled/Upcycled Art – How to Make Magnets from Soda Cans

    I love to recycle/upcycle, as much as possible. In this article I will show you how I am using soda cans to create beautiful fridge magnets. Enjoy! Ok… this is the magnet I made recently. The final product looks like this: … a cute lizard… These are the parts that form my magnet: a frame, a magnet and the foil. The frame is one of those ‘wedding favor’ frames, you can buy them in bulk online. The magnet? You buy in self-adhesive sheets. Measure, cut and glue the magnet on the back of the frame. The aluminum foil is the center of attraction. This particular one came from a Sprite…

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    Seaglass,  Tutorials

    Tutorial – Sea-glass Wire Wrapped Pendant

    In this tutorial I will show you how to make a sea-glass pendant using wire. This method will work for any un-drilled stone, any shape, and it will always come out good, trust me. All you need is to pre-made the wire wrapping, and you will learn how to do this right here, right now. Here is the sea-glass pendant that I made. Materials: a piece of seaglass, wire, pliers and cutters. I used a dark green piece of sea-glass from Nova Scotia and brass wire 22 gauge. First steps are to cut the wire and prepare the wrapping. You need to cut two pieces of wire, approx. 3 times…

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    Tree of Life,  Tutorials

    Tutorial – How To Make a Rose Quartz Tree of Life Pendant

    I will show you how to make a Rose Quartz Tree of Life pendant in 10 steps. This is our finished piece of jewelry. The materials that you need: rose quartz chips (sold in strings) artistic wire 24 gauge (silver colored copper) a fashion bangle 2.5″ diameter (sold in dollar stores) a cutter and a pair of pliers. Step 1 – Cut the wire. You need 10 pieces, each piece must be 20 inches long. Fold the wire in half, as below. Step 2 – Wrap the wires. One by one, wrap each wire twice on the bangle (2 loops), at the middle point. Make it neat, be nice with…