Monday, February 28, 2011

Jewelry Photo Editing Tips for Professional Results

Photographically challenged? Don't worry, you're not alone! Here are a few tips on how to photo edit your shots and some suggested freeware to help you do it. Got this from


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sell Your Jewelry and Make Money at Craft Shows

Craft shows are an excellent venue for selling handmade jewelry. Here's a few tips on how to make a craft show more profitable from


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Taking Photos Getting You Down? Try Scanning!

It's no secret, I can't take a photo for love nor money. But here's a little trick I'm going to try and you can, too.  Got this from


Monday, February 21, 2011

Rock Candy Decor: Rock Around the Clock!

Is this not the most fun clock you have ever seen? I love the recycle/reuse vibe, totally! And it's BLUE! Rock Candy Decor is officially on my favorites list! What about you?


Friday, February 18, 2011

Steam Punk Workshop = Inspiration!

I'm really a fan of steam punk style. I'll be starting my own line of steam punk themed jewelry later this year. Been a big sci-fi fan since I was 10 (that's a l-o-o-ng time, trust me!) Love Jules Verne and H. G. Wells as well as E.A. Poe! The entire turn of the century era was a time of innovation and creation and steam punk reflects that. So here's a little steam punk inspiration for you to enjoy from!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Grmeemaw: Shhh... the Baby's Sleeping

For the first couple of moments, I thought this was a picture of a sleeping infant. Then I thought it was one of those expensive, life-like soft rubber baby dolls. Well I was wrong on both counts, it's a life-like, life-sized sculpture called "reborn!" The work is amazing, see for yourself! Grmeemaw, bravo!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

How to Make Paper Jewelry

Making paper jewelry is a really fun, simple way to make striking designs easily and inexpensively. I like this article on the process I found on and thought I'd share it.

See you later!


Monday, February 14, 2011

New Etsian!: Ajae McCain

I SO wish I could draw! Never quite got the hang of making things look anything like they should! But this newcomer shows extraordinary potential. Her artwork is sweet, beautiful, whimsical and colorful, of course! Just look:

See more at


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Amethyst Purple for February

 I actually named this piece Grape Soda because that's exactly what it looks like. Makes me thirsty! It's also the perfect color for February! And its on sale, 15% off!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Use Liver-of-Sulphur to Oxidize Metal

Hey There!

When you're working with metals, it's often a great idea to put a patina on your finished piece. A patina adds interest and depth, especially to patterned pieces. I ran across this article on using liver-of-sulphur on Hope this helps you make beautiful art!


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Product Review: Poly Bonder by Lisa Pavelka

 Hi There!

I know many jewelry artists just love polymer clay, it's SO versatile! So I thought I'd share this product review on Poly Bonder adhesive for polymer clay I found on Happy creating!