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Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy sh** - what a ride!"
Interests: travel, knitting, spinning, television, dyeing, weaving, jewelry, photography, movies, reading, scrapbooking, quilting
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by Tammy Jones Well, I finally did it. I finally sat down with pliers and a million little jump rings and did chain maille. And I survived! If you've been reading Jewelry Making Daily for awhile, you know that I've... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 2, 2011 at Unravelings
by Jean Campbell Perhaps it's my inner ADD child, or maybe it's just part of being a creative person, but I get sidetracked very easily. For example, I was tech editing Lynn Davy's project for the October/November 2011 issue of... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 22, 2011 at Unravelings
by Tammy Jones I got some great chain-maille tips watching Scott David Plumlee's Make Chain Maille Jewelry! DVD this weekend, and I had to share. There's so much, I don't want to overload you--so we'll just look at tools and... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 18, 2011 at Unravelings
This nifty little hole-making tool is just a few inches long, only weighs a couple ounces, and is very powerful. I like it because it uses no energy other than the light twist you expend from your fingers, and when... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 20, 2011 at Unravelings
by Tammy Jones Making your own findings is one of the easiest ways to add unique style to your jewelry-making designs, and for some reason, it's an idea that many jewelry makers often overlook. I was making earrings by the... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 12, 2011 at Unravelings
by Chelsea Clarey (TangoPig Jewelry Creations) When we sell through catalogues or online, we have a unique challenge to face. How to make up for the absent experience of touching and holding jewelry? How do we persuade people to connect... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 18, 2011 at Unravelings
Search for Steampunk on Etsy and you'll find almost 70,000 results . . . and 6.5 million on Google. To help put this cool trend in perspective, searches for "silver jewelry" net a little over 2,800 results on Etsy and... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 10, 2011 at Unravelings
Interweve Press has just published a new eBook called 10 Chain Maille Designs. The book features ten innovative designs from jewelry artists that have been featured in Interweave Press publications. I'm thrilled that my Three Sisters Set is included in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Unravelings
Steps of Silver Jewelry Making There are basically only five steps from the design in your mind to the ring on your finger—or whatever piece of jewelry you want to make. Many silver jewelry-making projects won't even require all five... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 7, 2011 at Unravelings
We're lucky - mailing jewelry is far easier and cheaper than mailing most other types of artwork! Most jewelry is small and lightweight enough to fit in the smallest size shipping box or bubble-padded envelope, and sent with a relatively... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 5, 2011 at Unravelings
A sunprint is a print made on special photographic paper that is sensitive to the sun. Unlike normal photo prints, these prints can be made quickly and without any photo chemicals at all. via Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 3, 2011 at Unravelings
Wire was hot, hot, HOT! The colored wire spools were delightful to drool over. Many of the booths had folks giving demos on creating your own wire masterpieces. Like potato chips, once you start, there's no stopping. Wireworking pajama parties... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 28, 2011 at Unravelings
Improve your skills as a jewelry making silversmith while you create an outstanding silver pendant, ring, and pin. In this new Jewelry Making Daily free eBook, available for download today, you will discover three silver jewelry making projects packed with... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 24, 2011 at Unravelings
by Jean Campbell I always get excited when Pantone releases their fashion color reports. These color-splot lists feature the shades top fashion designers are using on the runways for any given season. Spring 2011's report has an "exotic journey" theme,... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 23, 2011 at Unravelings
Marsupials are jerks. Look at ‘em, with their beady little eyes, lording it over us because they’ve got pouches. “Look at us,” they say, “our young don’t even have to walk because we’ve got these rad pouches.” We found the... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 17, 2011 at Unravelings
I just received a copy of Mixed Metal Mania for review and dove right in. Here's the scoop. Mixed Metal Mania makes metal jewelry accessible to a brand-new audience---those looking to include wire, metal and other materials in their work.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at Unravelings
Here are a couple of tricks to make swatching circular knitting easier. No longer do you have to make a hat to test your gauge for that new seamless sweater, or knit half a sock before discovering you're really making... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 5, 2011 at Unravelings
by Chelsea Clarey In this business, most of us serve as our own advertising department. What better reason to learn to be better copywriters? For this reason, it's wise to consider our language with care. Therefore in this multi-part series... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 2, 2011 at Unravelings
Every artist/designer I know finds beauty in nature. There's the most obvious beauty: a pristine Caribbean seashore, fall in New England, your local craft store. You expect to find beauty there. But what about the uncommon places? Sometimes you have... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 31, 2011 at Unravelings
Okay, I admit it: I love jewelry-making tools. Even if I don't use them all, I love having them in my studio. I'm perfectly happy hanging out with my steel and wooden buddies. Nothing upsets me more than to be... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 21, 2011 at Unravelings
There is only one way out of The Zone; you gotta dig deep and discover your mood…with photography! Get in some acting practice, snap some photos and make a handy magnetic go-to-guide of your emotions. You’ll be wearing your heart... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 20, 2011 at Unravelings
We've got a lot of red carpet, editorials and ad campaigns in the pipeline, but before we overwhelm you with all that, we thought we'd take a moment and highlight the work of jewelry artist Shingo Matsushita. Prior to venturing... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 13, 2011 at Unravelings
Over ten years ago, Spin-Off ran a series of articles about rare breeds of sheep and their wool and then hosted a contest called, "Save the Sheep." The contest was so overwhelmingly well-received by the Spin-Off readers that we had... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 12, 2011 at Unravelings
How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Were you hopeful to start a new project? Were you insanely hoping tackle one of those a-piece-of-art-a-day adventures? Did you get to the middle of the first week and wonder what you... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 10, 2011 at Unravelings