One of the main reasons I wanted Jackie Truty to shoot online courses for us was her knack for combining techniques. One of the more popular jewelry-making techniques these days is metal clay jewelry. It’s no surprise–the options are endless and you don’t need a ton of expensive tools to create a masterpiece! Once you […]

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Paper quilling has an interesting history and has recently reemerged as a mindful craft. We love a good trend at Interweave and hopped on board with Ann Martin’s book, The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry. This delightful book pairs well with our new metal clay paper quilling online course, Quilling Jewelry Using Art Clay. The […]

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Metal clay jewelry making has been my favorite jewelry technique since I first did it almost 15 years ago. Torch-fired and kiln-fired; silver, copper and bronze; paper, syringe, powdered, and traditional metal clay . . . I’ve tried it all and loved every bit of it. But at BeadFest in August, I did an hour-long […]

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Metal clay jewelry making is my favorite, due partly to the versatility of the different metal clay types. But mostly, I love it because of the magic of starting with clay and ending with metal! So I’m always encouraging friends and family to try metal clay jewelry making. Now that I’ve mastered torch-firing metal clay, […]

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Inspiration: Where does it come from? Where can you get some? What is it? This is one of the hot topics of conversation for artists all over the world. For jewelry makers there are certainly times of “designers block” when nothing, I mean NOTHING is coming out of your little noggin! My fave fix for […]

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Darlene Armstrong teaches you how to make jewelry, including these earrings which include torch fired metal clay components. I first met Darlene Armstrong at the Tucson “gem” (and bead, mineral, fossil, jewelry, etc.) shows years ago. We’d been e-mailing about some projects for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist. Then, as the calendar rolled around toward year’s […]

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While my BFF and I were riding to dinner the other night with the top down on the car, the surprisingly cool wind blowing all the cobwebs out of our minds, when I was overcome with a feeling of great fortune (and not just for the comfortable evening during a string of 90+ degree days). […]

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