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Live Design Challenge Replay With TierraCast

Hey friends, it is time for another Live Design Challenge on Facebook. This time, we are using a beading kit we are offering, rather than a mystery box from a bead store. This beading kit is comprised of our items and goodies from our friends at TierraCast. We have a limited quantity of TierraCast Western Winds Beading Kits available. Make sure to buy one while you can.Sara Oehler…

Intro to Wire Wrapping: Simple Wire Wrapped Stone

Wire wrapping is a fantastic way to enhance jewelry. Wire wrapping adds character and a personal touch to jewelry. A large gemstone can be a great focal bead, but imagine a sophisticated wrap on it; it would be even more elegant and eye-catching. Wire doesn’t have to be a complement, it can stand alone; a gifted wire artist can create jewelry with just the wire. Wire has ap…

Free Spirit Beading: Finishing Knitted Jewelry With Craft Wire Cones

Free spirited jewelry design is the order of the day! This video shows you how to finish your knitting spool jewelry with a fantastic hand wrapped Craft Wire cone. A unique finish is guaranteed. Jewelry designer and author, Kristen Fagan, shows us how to wire wrap a lovely cone. She shows how she takes a 'free spirited' approach to her jewelry and goes with the flow on the journey.…

Free Beading Project Idea: Beading Wire and Plazko Chain Earrings

We love earrings. Earrings are probably the most versatile piece of jewelry you can have in your wardrobe. Earrings can match necklaces or they can stand on their own merits. They can enhance an outfit or draw attention from an outfit. They can be slender dangles. They can be chunky affairs. Earrings can be a discrete post or a monster hoop. One fantastic thing about stringing y…