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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3 Jewelry-Making Books I Love

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

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Jewelry-Making Projects to Love and Make Today

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Hearts, flowers, cupids. And my favorite Valentine’s Day gift — jewelry. Lots of jewelry! But you don’t have to wait for someone to give you the jewelry. You can follow your heart along your own jewelry-making path and make your own gifts. There are scores of jewelry-making projects available […]

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Free Projects Using Different Techniques

I love being able to share my passion for jewelry making with other makers, especially ones who are learning new-to-them jewelry-making techniques such as wirework, metal clay, chain maille, and even metalsmithing, including fun techniques like texturing, doming, and soldering metal, bezel making, and other metal fabrication techniques. Whatever the technique is, it’s usually easier […]

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3 Free Bracelet-Making Projects

Click on the Download Now button or link below and download one of our newest free eBooks on making bracelets—it contains one of my favorite jewelry-making projects ever: the Paper Dolls Cuff Bracelet! I love the design and I love the idea, which sparks other design options for it. There’s no limit to the fun […]

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When you think of wedding jewelry or handmade bridal jewelry, what comes to mind first? Pearls and diamonds, I bet—classic creamy white pearls that look stunning with wedding gowns and diamonds or diamond-like crystals that sparkle and shine for the big day. In our free eBook, Handmade Wedding Jewelry: Patterns and Projects to Inspire Beautiful […]

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What is steampunk? Search for Steampunk on Etsy and you’ll find over 215,000 results … and 35 million on Google. About two years ago, it was only 70,000 on Etsy and 6.5 million on Google. Wow. Needless to say, Steampunk is not going away anytime soon. But what is Steampunk, anyway? Steampunk gets its name […]

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5 Free Cold Connection Jewelry Projects

Click on the Download Now button or link below and start using cold connections in your jewelry projects! We just released of our newest free eBook, 5 Free Cold Connection Jewelry Projects: How to Rivet Jewelry and More. What’s been on my mind about cold connections is that they’re not just for folks who don’t […]

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“Where did you come up with the idea for that piece of beaded jewelry?” I hear that all the time when I’m showing someone a piece of my handmade beaded jewelry. And really, if you know where to look, you’ll find ideas for beaded jewelry designs all around you. Coming up with beaded jewelry design […]

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