Make These Easy Custom Components
What do you do when you can’t find the perfect pendant for that necklace you are working on? Or your local bead shop is out of the finish of bead caps you need for your bracelet? Or you want to make your mom a necklace with a photo-locket to remember that trip you took last summer? There are some things you just cannot buy, and we often forget how fun and rewarding it is to make our own easy custom components.
Editor, Debbie Blair, and I had the chance to play around with some fun ideas for easy custom components when working on the Summer 2015 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine. Have you ever experimented with pretty paper-backed cabochons? Are you yet to heat things up with enameled charms? Please tell me you’ve made your own cool customized lockets! We fell in love with all of these techniques as well as the adorable loophole bead caps from Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson’s book Handcrafted Metal Findings.
If you’re intrigued by the idea of idea of making your own findings and components, learn how to make the following easy customized components in the Summer 2015 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine and check out the available kits!
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