One of the best things about polymer clay is its versatility. In the right colors, blends, and textures, clay can “become” gemstones, pebbles, glass, leather, wood, various fabrics, paper, and more. It can mimic jewelry-making and other creative supplies that are sometimes difficult to source, like wings, flowers, creatures, and leaves. Polymer clay can look […]

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Rose gold jewelry continues to be a popular jewelry trend. But the pretty pinkish hue of rose gold makes it timeless, too. It’s hard being a girl in a modern world! Fortunately, we can be modern and trendy while being classic and timeless with the Rosy Posies rose gold vermeil jewelry project. This pretty pendant, […]

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Can You Name This Hot New Gemstone?

Have you seen this hot new gemstone? More importantly, can you venture a guess as to what kind of gem it is? An agate or jasper, perhaps–those are usually good guesses when trying to identify an unknown gemstone. Name That Gemstone Found in New Zealand, this stone is related to emerald and emerald plays a […]

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Add dimension, color, and lots of life to earrings by doming the metal and adding faceted gems. Prong setting gemstones is easy using a versatile new gem setting system from Sam Patania. Sparkling in 3D: Prong Setting Gemstones on Domed Earrings By Sam Patania from the January/February issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Opening photo […]

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I love Instagram. I’m relatively new to it, but I find myself spending more time on Instagram than any other social media platform. Spending all this time on Instagram got me to thinking about photography, specifically jewelry photography and how to take photos that look great on my phone’s little screen. Should they be simple […]

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Spring is here! And along with Easter and Mother’s Day, spring brings blooming trees and flowers with it. That means one thing for my studio. Spring cleaning? Nope! Flower jewelry! I come by my flower passion honestly. Both of my grandmothers loved flowers and had them all over their houses, clothes, and yards. I grew […]

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We say it every year: This year’s Tucson shows were the best! When the Jewelry team is in Tucson for the gem, jewelry, mineral, and fossil (etc.) shows, we have incredibly long days, very tired feet, shockingly little sleep, and ridiculous amounts of fun. We also work really hard, really long hours to see as […]

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During studio spring cleaning, I find all kinds of fun things I forgot I had. I also uncover plenty of things I probably shouldn’t have–you know how that is, UFOs (unfinished objects) that you’ll probably never finish or that you love too much to toss but you don’t know how you should finish them, or […]

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Sometimes I surprise myself by finding jewelry-making projects in our store that I’ve never seen. Then I want to reach out to you, readers, and say, “Hey, have you guys seen this?” But it’s no surprise that I find something new all the time. The Interweave Store has over 1,000 jewelry-making projects (plus over 1,600 […]

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When I think back to the jewelry-making techniques and other crafts I’ve been taught to do–those I’ve taken a class on or learned through lessons with an expert, as opposed to finding my own way through trial and error, three techniques stand out: knitting, soldering, and lampwork glass. I learned to knit on the set […]

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