Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Video Tutorial: Take Your Creativity from "Cheap to Chic!"




Hey There!

If you like the idea of "upcycling," you are going to LOVE this video. This lady is so interesting and she really gives you a lesson in gem lore. But the best part is how to take inexpensive or old settings and remake them with better stones, upgrading both the look and the value! Super Cool!

Check this out! I got this little marvel from Liz Kreate.





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

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Video Tutorial: Simple Wire Wrapped Ring Technique






Hi There!

Well, I found this simple little video on making rings and thought I'd share it with you. I was always afraid to make rings, thinking my skills just weren't up to the challenge, but I got over that! LOL! Mainly because I found some simple techniques that were so easy to upgrade to something really impressive.

This is a technique I haven't tried yet, but I'll share the results when I do. Meantime, I hope this is helpful to you. And share your results with me when you try, okay?


I go this little gem from the Handmade Jewelry Club! Enjoy!







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

Friday, May 3, 2013

Video Tutorial: How to Make Beaded Chain Maille



Hi There!

I'm Baaaaack!

Never really went away, just overloaded!

I found a really cool chainmaille video for you. I love wire work, my wire stuff sells so fast in the consignment stores that it never makes it to my blog or the website. But i still find chainmaille to be a challenge. And because i like beads and color so much, i thought I'd share this simple technique with you.

Hope you like it!

Got this from www.beadaholique.com!




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