Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
BEAD MEETS METAL Easy metalwork techniques to showcase gemstone beads and other treasures by KAY RASHKA
BEADS MEET METAL by Kay Rashka About the Author: Kay is a scientist in the Biotech industry by day and a jewelry artist and instructor by night. Kay loves helping people realize their potential and be creative every day. Kay has been creating jewelry for 25 years. She works primarily in sterling silver and semi precious gemstones. Her work has been featured on the cover of Art Jewelry Magazine in September 2011. To learn more about Kay and her designs go to kayrashka.com , kayrashka.blogspot.com and you can also find her on facebook: Kay Rashka Jewelry Page. Before you get to all the brilliant projects in this book Kay covers: Materials used, Work space safety, and Fabrication tools and techniques such as: sawing, filing, drilling, forming and forging, hands on texturing, finishing, forming spirals, making earring wires, antiquing , etching, tube riveting, making jump rings, torchwork, balling wire, annealing, and soldering. Then the fun and very creative projects begin. There are 16 projects for you to pick from. I was totally and completely blown away by the wealth of information and things Kay takes the time to teach us all before she even starts the projects. The step by step written instructions covers every single detail. To top that off the written instructions are accompanied by pictures of the different steps. I have been making Jewelry for 13 years now. But I have yet to solder or saw metal or etch metal. This book has inspired me to try all the things I have yet to do. This book has given me the confidence to go for it. Thank you Kay and Kalmbach for writing and publishing this book. I am so thrilled to have this book. I have learned so much from just reading it my brain was like a sponge absorbing all the information. I can't wait to start on the projects and expand my jewelry designs. You will see what I mean when you pick up your own copy of this book. You can get this book at your favorite book store or at www.KalmbachStore.com or call 1-800-533-6644
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Check out This blog before you set up at your next craft show. She has some brilliant ideas .
Check out This blog before you set up at your next craft show. She has some brilliant ideas .
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Well I finally got an etsy shop opened have only a few items listed to sell. I do however have tons to list just have to get pictures taken...So this will be a busy work week for me. Please if ya have time check out my shop and I welcome your suggestions and feedback... http://www.etsy.com/shop/FiddledeedeeBling ... Bye for now and Thanks for stopping by my blog
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I received a phone call this afternoon from my sister Tammy Stevens telling me to get on my computer and go to facebook. She said you have been featured by Mark Montano. Well I was shocked I couldn't move at first but then ran to computer and sure enough there it was Mark Montano taking time out of his extremely busy schedule to feature my jewelry and blog. Well I was plum flabbergasted . I feel so very honored. Let me tell you a little bit about Mr. Montano....He is an author of 10 craft books. He has starred in several television shows. He started his career in fashion as an intern for OSCAR DE LA RENTA. He then branched out on his own with a collection of his own. His clothes were carried by Patricia Field the costume designer for Sex and the City. Mark has designed for many well known celebrities. Then Mark found a calling in interior design. Mark wrote a monthly article called Cool Room for Cosmo Girl Magazine for ten years . From there Mark wrote a book and then landed on television. During the past ten years he has hosted and co hosted 5 t.v. shows, written 10 books and he has worked really hard to become a celebrity in the world of crafts and DIY. You can see some of his work on TLC"S WHILE YOU WERE OUT...just to mention one of many shows he has been a part of. Please check out Mr. Montano's tons of you tube crafting videos and his website.... markmontanoblogs.blogspot.com. As for me today I am basking in the glow of amazement. Look Out Etsy here I come to open my own jewelry shop. Thank you MARK MONTANO a kind down to earth person of genius...
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Saturday, March 30, 2013
Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. Come on in sit a spell and have a look around. My name is Jacqueline Marchant but all my fam. and friends call me Jackie. I have been designing jewelry for a little over ten years. I don't consider myself an expert I still have so much I want to learn. Seems like I learn new things everyday. This is my first Bead Soup Blog Party to be a part of thanks to Lori Anderson. My partners name is Linda Anderson. Linda is very passionate about making her handmade one of a kind jewelry. She loves to work with Swarovski, Peciosa, Pearls, Mookaite and Filigree. Linda does sell her Jewelry on Etsy at the following link, Linda is a very kind hearted and giving person. She donates a portion of her sells to charities. So be sure to check her shop out. As for the soup I sent to Linda , well my goofy self forgot to take pictures of it before I mailed it so you will have to go to Linda's blog to see what I sent. But I did however take pictures of the amazing Bead Soup Linda sent me and . In this soup you see white mother of pearl curly beads, Satiny Purple acrylic beads, a Beautiful 32 X 24 faceted Oval Pendant. a very pretty silver toggle clasp, and some very sparkly round glitzy glamorous beads. All of this combined made a very colorful soup. I had the best time creating my pieces . I added some of my own stash with the soup and this is what I came up with. I however am not a great photographer hince the repetitive pics . Hope you liked what I came up with I had a blast doing it all....bye for now and Happy beading to you one and all
Friday, March 29, 2013
First and Last Name Blog URL Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca/ Amber Dawn Goldish www.InventiveSoul.blogspot.com Barb Solem http://www.vivimagoopresents.com Bev Breisinger http://countryfrogcreations.blogspot.com Birgitta Lejonklou www.lejonklou.blogspot.se Breana Fry www.vault31.blogspot.com Brenda Sue Lansdowne http://www.bsueboutiques.typepad.com/ Bridget Torres www.Shears58.com Carol Dee Myers http://caroldeezigns.blogspot.com/ Carolyn Chenault www.carolynchenault.wordpress.com Cassi Paslick http://cassisbeads.blogspot.com/ Cece Cormier Http://www.thebeadingyogini.com Cheryl McCloud www.cherylmccloud.blogspot.com Cindy Wilson www.itsmyseaofdreams.blogspot.com Crystal Thain http://beaddragons.blogspot.com/ Cynthia Riggs http://cynthsblog.blogspot.com/ Dana Hickey http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com/ Dana James http://danasjewelrydesign.blogspot.com Darlene Fortier www.darliciousrejuvenations.blogspot.com Deana Hager http://justdeesarts.blogspot.com/ Deanna Cox www.deannaaki.wordpress.com Deb Brooks http://www.fromtheheartcreations.blogspot.com/ Debra Behrends http://www.hopefuljourneys.blogspot.com/ Denielle Hagerman http://www.somebeadsandotherthings.blogspot.com/ Denise McCabe www.cabewoman.blogspot.com Diana Frey www.dianafrey.blogspot.com Diana Welte http://lilyweeds.blogspot.com Dini Bruinsma http://angazabychanges.blogspot.nl DiYana Alcalde http://agapecreationsjewelry.blogspot.com/ Dolores Raml http://craftydscreations.wordpress.com/ Donna Millard http://fyrebeadz.blogspot.com/ Dot Lewallwn http://speediebeadie.blogspot.com/ Duane Clark http://biz-e-bead.blogspot.com/ Dyanne Cantrell http://deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com/ Eleanor Burian-Mohr http://cornerstoregoddessjewelry.blogspot.com/ Elisabeth Auld www.beadsforbusygals.com Elizabeth Owens Dwy www.1996shabbylane.blogspot.com Emily Greer http://www.gaiacopia.com/blog-2/ Enikö Fabian http://perleni.blogspot.co.at/ Erin Grant http://ErinsJewelryCreations.blogspot.com Eva Kovacs http://ewagyongyosvilaga.blogspot.hu/ Eva Sherman http://evashermandesigns.blogspot.com/ Gina Hockett www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com Grace Rotenberg http://rivkasmomcom.blogspot.com/ Gretchen Nation www.artfoodlodging.blogspot.com Hannah Rosner http://goodrivergallery.wordpress.com Heather Davis http://www.blissfulgardenbeads.com/ Heather Marston http://www.cswdesignsbyhehe.blogspot.com/ Heather Powers http://www.humblebeads.blogspot.com Ingrid McCue www.wrappedinsilver.com Jacqueline Marchant http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/ Jan Petek www.janpetek.com Janeen Sorensen http://wildvanilladesigns.com/ Jane-Michael Stallings http://www.craftvacuum.blogspot.com Jasvanti Patel www.Jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com Jayashree Paramesh www.nchantme.com Jayne Capps http://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com Jean Yates http://prettykittydogmoonjewelry.blogspot.com/ Jennifer Cameron http://glassaddictions.com Jennifer LaVite http://www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com Joan Williams www.lilrubyjewelry.com Jodie Marshall www.Marshalljodie.blogspot.com Judy Riggs www.rigglettes.blogspot.com Julie Anne Leggett www.thepeacefulbead.com Kat Barron Miller http://mkpbeadart.blogspot.com/ Kathy Lindemer http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/ Kim Hora www.kimmykats.com Kim Houston http://thepinkmartiniboutique.blogspot.com Kim Sparks http://beadabunch.blogspot.com Krafty Max http://kraftymax.blogspot.com Kris Lanae Binsfeld www.cherishdesigns.wordpress.com Krista French http://expressyourfaith.webs.com/apps/blog/ Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com/ Kristi Harrison http://kristibasket-itsanewday.blogspot.com Kumi Fisher http://maliekaidesigns.blogspot.com Laren Dee Barton www.larendeedesigns.blogspot.com Laura Bracken http://laurabrackenblog.blogspot.com/ Laura Demoya www.Thebeadtherapist.blogspot.com Laurie Hanna http://jewelrybylh.blogspot.com/ Laurie Keefe-Cecere http://treeofliferootedinmysoul.blogspot.com/ Lea Avroch 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http://maddy-moo.blogspot.com Magdalena Sikora http://porannagazeta.blogspot.com/ Mallory Hoffman http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com/ Marcella Austenfeld www.goodtogojewelry.blogspot.com Marcy Lamberson http://www.StudioMarcy.blogspot.com Maria Clark http://sweetwillowdesigns.blogspot.com/ Maria Rosa Sharrow www.willowstreetshops.blogspot.com Marianna Boylan www.stargirlshop.blogspot.com Marie Covert http://thistledown-and-swaddlings.blogspot.com/ Marti Conrad www.marticsclay.blogspot.com Mary Ellen Merrigan http://www.MaryEllenBeads.com Mary Harding www.maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com Molly Alexander http://beautifullybrokenme.blogspot.com Nan Emmett http://spiritrattles.blogspot.com/ Niky Sayers http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk Pam Chesbro http://afortunatesoul.blogspot.com/ Pam Farren http://www.re-maker.blogspot.com Pam Sandy http://pamseclecticstuff.blogspot.com/ Pam Traub http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com Pamela Gangler http://shealwayslovedpink.blogspot.com/ Patricia Buchanan http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog/braceletstoo Patricia Johnson http://patricialjohnsonglassart.blogspot.com Patty Miller http://cabaribeads.blogspot.com/ Paula Hisel http://simplybeadiful.weebly.com/simply-stated.html Peggy Gabrielson http://georgiamountainarts.blogspot.com Perri Jackson http://shaktipajdesigns.com/blog/ Rachel Baron http://www.rbarondesigns.blogspot.com Rachel Stanley http://2catchahummingbird.blogspot.com Rain Hannah http://honeyandollie.com Rana Wilson http://ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com/ Renetha Stanziano www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com Robin Reed www.willowdragon.blogspot.com Rochelle Brisson http://www.acreativechelle.blogspot.com Rose Rushbrooke www.roserushbrooke.com/blog/ Ruth Szapa www.trudicrufus.blogspot.com Sally Russick http://thestudiosublime.com Sandi Volpe www.sandivolpe.com Sandra Pendragon http://sandrapendragon.blogspot.com/ Sandy Richardson www.SandyColoringBox.blogspot.com Sarah Small http://bysalla.blogspot.com Shannon Hicks http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com/ Shari Replogle www.playswithpaper.blogspot.com Sheila Daniels http://www.cheekymagpie.com Sheila Davis http://www.stonedesignsbysheila.blogspot.com/ Shiraz Biggie www.secretsongdesigns.blogspot.com Shirley Moore www.beadsandbread.blogspot.com Skylar Bre'z http://brisingbeads.blogspot.com/ Staci Smith www.stacilouiseoriginals.com Stacie Florer http://www.soultosubstance.com Stacy Pomerleau www.craftenvilleblog.com Stephanie Weiss www.uniquelymebwd.blogspot.com Sumi Rani www.HundredColors.blogspot.com Susan Sheehan http://susanasheehan.blogspot.com/ Suzette Bentley http://elliesbijoux.blogspot.com Tamera Norris www.beadsinspireme.com Tracy Choy www.bumblebeadsdesigns.Blogspot.com Tracy Stillman www.tracystillmandesigns.com Valerie Norton www.hot-fused-glass.com Vicki Holliday http://flopcatdesign.blogspot.com/
Thursday, March 28, 2013
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nancy Zellers designs easy to stitch beadwork. She loves to teach beadwork classes. Nancy has taught at the Bead and Button Show, The Pugent Sound Society Bead Bazaar. Her work is also featured in many magazines and beading books, including her first book BEAD TUBE JEWELRY. You can find her publications at KALMBACK BOOKS...................................................... "Metallic Seed Bead Splendor", 29 Timeless Jewelry Pieces in Gold Bronze and Pewter, by Nancy Zellers.......................... If you are an expert at using seed beads or a beginner you will find several projects in this book that excite you and get your creativity flowing. The Jewelry in this book is stunning. Talk about get your bling on, the projects in this book will do just that. The pictures in this book are breath taking. This book is all about creating that glitzy elegantly stunning look without emptying your bank account and wallet. You can achieve this glitzy look by using the glimmer and shimmer of metallic seed beads. As I turned the pages I was shocked by the depth and richness of the colors and the shine. Each piece of jewerly is utterly magnificent. I also noticed while reading this book that Nancy has tucked in helpful hints and tips for jewelry construction. Nancy also gives you a complete list of tools you will need to construct your project. She also goes that extra mile and gives you a very helpful section on the different stitches used in all her projects such as: flat peyote stitch, tubular peyote stitch, ladder stitch, brick stitch, tubular herringbone stitch, square stitch, right angle weave stitch, circular right angle weave stitch and St. Petersburg chain stitch. She also teaches you about the stop bead, beginning and ending threads and various knots. I found her step by step written instructions easy to follow. I am so very proud to have her book as part of my library and thank you ever so much Nancy for sharing your knowledge and creativity with us all. As mentioned before you can purchase this book at www. KalmbachStore.com or to order directly you can call (800) 533-6644 . Please enjoy the following pictures of a few of the projects in this book.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
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METAL JEWELRY IN BLOOM (Learn Metalworking Techniques by Making Lilies, Daffodils, Dahlias, and More) By MELISSA CABLE
MELISSA CABLE has been creating her jewelry for more than a dozen years. Melissa also runs her own bead store in Seattle, Washington. Melissa also teaches her students sound skills. She has taught around the world and is published in magazines and books. She also published the book, SPOTLIGHT ON WIRE in 2011. createrecklessly.blogspot.com and www.melissacable.com . What a beautiful glimpse into this amazingly brilliant artist's creativity. Not only do you get meticulously written guidance and instructions you also get step by step photographs. The photography is stunning. Melissa leads you through flower fundamentals and supplies you also with a list of tools and supplies to get you started. Then you will learn forming basic flowers in a chapter containing specifics and favorites Melissa uses. You will also glean from Melissa's vast knowledge the advanced techniques for flowers and foliage. You will receive several step by step projects to recreate, as you can see by the pictures I have included in this review. I am a jewelry artisan myself and have never delved into making my own metal jewelry, but after reading this book, I can honestly say, My interest has been peaked. I find myself eager to collect the needed supplies and tools to start my own adventure into metal jewelry.
About the Author: Patricia Kimle holds a PhD. in textiles and clothing from Iowa State University. She taught apparel design courses at the college level for seven years. She has been exploring Polymer Clay for over 20 years. She is also a certified instructor for metal clay. She combines metal clay with polymer clay. Patricia sells her jewelry to galleries and gift shops across the country. Patricia has written more than 30 project articles for jewelry and craft publications. Her first book, Polymer Clay Inspiration was published in 2005. In 2010 her book Perfectly Paired Designing Jewelry with polymer and metal clays was published. She teaches Polymer and Metal clay at events around the country, including the Bead and Button show. Patricia also has a video on you tube. Check her out at Kimledesigns.com Patricia Kimles book EXPLORING CANEWORK IN POLYMER CLAY is absolutely brilliant. She provides you with a thorough list of instructions. She covers tools, clay, conditioning, baking, finishing and polishing. She then covers colors the most important consideration in planning can work design. There are three basic properties of color: hue, saturation, and value. Patricia discusses all of these properties with you . She takes you through color schemes and skinner blends. Through out this book all her written instructions are accompanied with step by step stunning photographs. Patricia also tucks little tips into her instructions here and there. I learned so much from reading this book and I have been playing around with polymer clay for over 6 years. Patricia explains and teaches us the different types of canes also. There are simple canes and complex canes. Patricia give us the guidance we need to tackle and accomplish both. She is very meticulous, considerate, and giving in this publication. I highly recommend you take the time to check this publication out. You want be sorry you did. www.KalmbachBooks.com