When I say I’m old school, I’m not kidding. I like books that were printed with hot type, meaning you can feel the impressions of the letters on the backs of the pages. But I also like convenience in technology, which is why I prefer video downloads to DVDs. I am tired of crawling around […]

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One of the things I love about the projects in New Stamped Metal Jewelry is the new ways to view basic shapes you use in everyday jewelry. Common blanks and components aren’t always used in the straightforward way they were intended. Instead, Lisa Niven Kelly and Taryn McCabe encourage you not to limit your designs […]

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I’ve applied for a $1,350 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs through Art in the Loft so I can take another class — this time in St. Louis. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes. But the course is the kind of thing that’s perfect for your own professional development […]

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We’re so excited about Ann Martin’s new book The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry, we just had to share a sneak peek at one of her projects. Abstract Flower Pendant By Ann Martin ABOVE: If you enjoy receiving admiring glances and surprising people, this lightweight, but sturdy necklace fills the bill on both counts. No […]

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I love a piece of jewelry that challenges my idea of jewelry construction; ones that make me ask, “How was that done?” are always my favorite. An artist that has me in constant awe of her techniques is Sarah Thompson. Her bracelet, All Knotted Up, featured in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of Step By […]

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I’m excited to announce a new eCourse series here in Interweave-land. All you jewelry peeps talked and we listened! Drum roll please…The Interweave Art Business Series! You asked for more on developing your jewelry style and how to sell it! Whether you come from a fine arts professional background or have simply made way more […]

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3 Jewelry-Making Books I Love

Oh, I definitely love books. My bookcases are overflowing, and there’s usually a stack or two on the floor. For jewelry-making books, as for most ideas in general, my feeling is the bigger, the better. ABOVE: Enameling with stencils, glass threads, and foil can all be done by sifting dry enamel powder into place; from […]

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