Thursday, July 28, 2011

Video Tutorial - Boho Hoop Earrings from Memory Wire



Hey There!

Here's a simple tutorial for making Bohemian style hoop earrings. What's different about this one for me is I always try to get the hoops already made up, memory wire wasn't on the radar. Sure would've saved me money and time! Enjoy!




Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Product Review: EuroTool Dual Crimp Pliers

Hey There!

Welcome to another Product review! Today we have a great, indispensable tool for any jewelry maker, Dual Euro Crimpers. These crimpers are made to fit smaller crimp bead sizes! Check it out!
 



 http://jewelrymaking.about.com/od/toolequipmentreviews/a/dual-eurocrimpers.htm


Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Video Tutorial - Intro to Metalworking

Hey There!

Welcome to my Thursday Video Tutorial!

This is a simple metal project that illustrates a few different metal working techniques. I thought this was a novel project idea, but obviously it can be modified for a jewelry design. Pretty cool, huh?



Enjoy!

Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Product Review: Weldbond- Much More Than Great Glue

 Hi There,

Okay, this is one of my single most favorite craft products, Weldbond. It's like Elmer's on steroids! I use it as a glue and a decoupage medium. But see what a fellow Etsian has to say here as well!



 http://www.crafttestdummies.com/craft-product-reviews/guest-post-introduction-to-weldbond-adhesive/

Enjoy!

Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Video Tutorial: Make Metal Clay Earrings

Hey There!

Glad to see you back to the Thursday Video Tutorials!

I've learned the basics of making metal clay jewelry, and i just love it! Now, I need a good place to work!

I found this great little video for an easy pair of metal clay earrings. I'm going to try these myself, but I thought I'd share this with you and maybe give you some inspiration!



Enjoy!

Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Product Review: Olfa Rotary Circle Cutter

Hi There!

I've been cleaning out my mother's house after she entered an assisted living facility this month. I was worried but the place is very nice and all the residents seem healthy and happy. Mom is handling it pretty well, despite my initial misgivings. She's got company and someone to look after her since I'm 800+ miles away. Anyway, she was seamstress/dressmaker for 50 + years and had a ton of fabric (literally). It got me to thinking about the fabric arts. So when I ran across this Olfa Rotary Circle Cutter review I knew it was destiny! Check it out! 






 http://www.craftcritique.com/2011/07/vendor-spotlight-and-giveaway-olfa_9329.html

Enjoy!

Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Video Tutorial - Wire Wrapped Bracelet

Hi There!

Okay, here's this great little video on making a simple wire wrapped bracelet. The beads really make or break this design. I made this with group of 6 - 3/4' disks in different colors instead of the beads and it came out great! Don't be afraid to try your own variation! Enjoy!





Patrice
http://www.designsbymayanna.etsy.com