Apr 032018

This necklace design is different from your usual chain and pendant.

In fact, to be honest, when I finished with it, I wasn’t quite sure that I even liked it!

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But then I tried it on, and that made all the difference. Suddenly, in spite of the smallish pendant, it felt like a piece with lot of presence.

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It sort of makes me think of the bib style necklaces that are popular these days.

It’s also interesting that the shapes change as you change the length at which you wear it. Lots of interesting options to pursue!

If you make your own version of this necklace, please feel free to share your results.

Tools and Materials:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Dragonfly Fields Necklace- Shaped Beaded Multi-Strand Jewelry Design Tutorial video at YouTube.

Jan 192018

When I opened this month’s Dollar Bead Box and started arranging and rearranging all of the goodies inside it got me to thinking about how my system of organizing keeps me from doing that sort of play at any other time.

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It also makes me think of stories I’ve heard about other artists who tend to leave things piled about their work desks and will often discover new and interesting combinations just because of the variety of things that end up in contact with each other.

Being a very organized person and someone regimented in my methods, the thought of doing this rather stresses me out!

In today’s video I consider a few different ways we can organize and sort collections in order to best make use of them.

Here are links to some of the items I showed in the video:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the How To Make the Most of Your Beads, Bead Boxes and Jewelry Stash-Friday Findings video at YouTube.