Hello: My name is Jacqueline Marchant. I am a Jewelry designer /creator and book reviewer for some very famous crafting publishing companies. When you check out my book reviews you will learn who they are. In these reviews you will receive loads of information and my feelings about the publication. I have learned an extraodinary amount about all the many facets and mediums in designing and creating jewelry from these books and I am over the moon that I have them to refer to , they have been a god send to me. IN THIS BLOG YOU WILL FIND TONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS I HAVE FOUND IN MY SEARCH FOR KNOWLEDGE,THESE VIDEOS HAVE BEEN GRACIOUSLY SUPPLIED ONLINE FOR US ALL TO LEARN FROM BY SOME VERY TALENTED, BRILLIANT ARTIST. i HAVE LEARNED FROM THESE VARIOUS VIDEOS FROM YOU TUBE AND OTHER PLACES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB AND PLACE THEM ON MY BLOG SO I CAN READLY REFER TO THEM FROM TIME TO TIME AND I HOPE YOU FIND THEM HELPFUL ALSO, I HOPE TO ONE DAY BE AS BRILLIANT AS THESE VIDEO TEACHERS.To learn more from these various artist just click on title of videos to link to all their other tutorials...thank you ... YOU WILL ALSO SEE SOME PICS OF MY WORK, AND SOME OF MY ADVENTURES. I ALSO LIKE INCLUDING OTHER ARTISANS SITES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE. I FIND THE MORE YOU EXPLORE THE MORE YOU LEARN AND BY DOING THIS YOU GET INSPIRATION TO CREATE YOUR VERY OWN ONE OF A KIND MASTERPIECE. HOPE YOU ENJOY MY BLOG AND COME BACK AGAIN . WHILE HERE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN MY BLOG.


Monday, April 30, 2012

All The Pretty Things Giveaway

Alicia a fellow blogger and jewelry artisan is hosting a fabtabulous jewelry giveaway on her blog so follow her url below to her blog and sign up for this very pretty necklace and earrings. www.allprettythings.ca

Sunday, April 29, 2012

This is one of my favoite necklaces I made. I made it using Gaspite, Crystals,Large mother of pearl teardrops, Lemon Quartz crystal and 9.25 sterling silver. It is a choker style necklace . I am pleased with the layout of the picture also and the lighting gives it that vintage look...

Saturday, April 28, 2012


MAKING WIRE & BEAD JEWELRY ARTFUL WIREWORK TECHNIQUES When I received this book, I thought to myself another one of those hard to understand wire wrapping books. Before I even cracked the cover open I had passed judgement. So I sat down with a cup of coffee and opened the book. I was very pleasantly surprised. The first twenty nine pages of this book teaches you so much before you even get to the projects. Did I mention that this book is full of projects. Each project is full of brilliant easy to follow instructional photographs. These photographs will literally guide you step by step through your project of choice. I am talking about 500 incredible How-To photos along with easy to follow written instructions. This 144 page book will not disappoint you at all. The first 27 pages covers the following three topic: Tools and Materials , Wire Techniques & finishing . When I say covers these three topics I mean they thoroughly cover them. You will learn exactly what tools you will need to do all the projects in the book. You will learn Wire Techniques such as making coils, head pins, forming spirals, how to make a single and double ended paddles, and making wrapped eye loops just to mention a few. Last but not least they teach you finishing techniques such as antiquing, using liver of sulfur, polishing and tumbling. The projects are good for beginners and intermediate jewelers. These Ladies don't miss a beat, they put their heart and soul into making sure their readers understand their clearly written instructions and can follow them easily. Janice Berkebile won first and second place in 2005, in the Beaded Inspirations Wirework category at the Pugent Sound Bead Festival. Janice also teaches at Fusion Beads. She also teaches in multiple States. Her very artistic work has been featured in several books, including Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet (Lark Jewelry & Beading); Stamped Metal Jewelry; and Metal Style. She also teaches online classes through Beaducation.com... Tracy Stanley has taught beading, wire and metal working for over 18 years. She has taught in bead stores all over the United States. She currently teaches at Fusion Beads and at shows around the country. Her work appears in several publications including, 500 Beaded Objects (Lark Beading & Jewelry); Make Stamped Metal Jewelry; and 101 Gorgeous Earrings just to mention a few. She has contributed articles to Bead&Button and Beadwork magazines. Tracy also has classes available online at Beaducation.com. These Ladies also own the business Wired Arts (www.Wiredarts.net). They teach wire work classes and sell materials from this site. Be sure to check them out. I absolutely love this book and Highly recommend it to all. Thank you Janice and Tracy and thank you Lark Jewelry & Beading.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Magpie Gemstones WIN A JAR OF BEADS - The beads are starting to go in the jar - three of these strands I already showed you pictures of last week but the carnelian on the bottom is extra. It is really sweet high qulaity carnelian but the strand broke so into the jar it went. I have had to move the promotion back a week since I can't find all the beads to go into the jar yet (you did see the picture of the almost ...See More

Monday, April 23, 2012

Showcase 500 Rings

This gallery book showcases 500 rings from many of the world's best contemporary art jewelers, Fabrizio Tridenti, Yong Joo Kim, and Doug Bucci just to mention a few. In this book the artisans communicate through their art, just as a painter communicates through their paintings and a sculptor communicates through their art. If you are an art Junkie or art connoisseur you will no doubt find this book intriguing, and shocking. You will absolutely love some of the designs and absolutely hate others but will appreciate the imagination in both. The Juror Bruce Metcalf, is a studio jeweler and writer. His work has been exhibited world wide. Senior content editor for Lark Jewelry & Beading, Marthe Le Van, has written, edited and curated more than 60 books . If you like the odd and unique, the shocking and weird , the fascinating and beautiful, and the imagination all rolled up together you will want to see this book. You will want to own this book...

Heat, Color, Set & Fire: grab a new necklace project PDF from Mary Hettmansperger! « Lark Crafts Lark Crafts

Heat, Color, Set & Fire: grab a new necklace project PDF from Mary Hettmansperger! « Lark Crafts Lark Crafts

HEAT, COLOR, SET & FIRE: SURFACE EFFECTS FOR METAL JEWELRY If you are a Jewelry Artisan and your niche is surface effects for metal jewelry this book is for you.  If you have always wanted to try your hand at metal jewelry but have been afraid you just couldn't do it, this is for you also.  This book is very educational and full of eye popping bling in all shades and colors . You will learn various approaches textures to metal jewelry including patinas, enameling, keumboo, copper etching, fusing, weaving, texturing with tools, and more. Twenty-one projects will help you give life to your jewelry and design.

The Author of this book , Mary Hettmansperger, takes you through many different techniques.& designs; Mary shows you just how to do it.  Mary teaches internationally in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Singapore and across the U.S. at various schools. Mary is one of Lark Jewelry & Beading's most popular authors, with more than 65,000 books in print. Fabulous Woven Jewelry (2006), Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet (2008), Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop (2010), and now this very important release, Heat , Color, Set & Fire.

I guarantee that after reading this book you will say to yourself I can do this or what was I so afraid of.
So take that first step and purchase this book you will be so glad you did....Thank you for stopping by


Heads up all you Beaders out there Beadwright is having a birthday giveaway so head on over to her blog and sign up for your chance....I did

Making Mini Books: Book & Project GIVEAWAY! « Lark Crafts Lark Crafts

Making Mini Books: Book & Project GIVEAWAY! « Lark Crafts Lark Crafts

Great giveaway of a bevy of beautiful bead books! ... (April alliterative awesomeness) « Lark Crafts Lark Crafts

Great giveaway of a bevy of beautiful bead books! ... (April alliterative awesomeness) « Lark Crafts Lark Crafts

Monday, April 16, 2012

Leslie Blackford's Chubby Little Bird Lamps

Leslie Blackford's Chubby Little Bird Lamps: Sculpt your own cheerful polymer clay night lights "chubby little birds" with artist Leslie Blackford. Add these charming home decor items to your own home.

Class includes pdf handout for you to print!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Taking Jewelry Pictures Like a Professional Without the Professional Equipment

Taking Jewelry Pictures Like a Professional Without the Professional Equipment

TWO photographerS who have helped me greatly are Lex (MODAHAUS)and Mariano (over at the Via U! blog who has a tutorial on how to take jewelry pictures with a common household lamp) . The instructions also cover how to build your own set up if you are up to it and have the space. If not Modahaus has several very pocket book friendly photography units and they are very customer friendly especially my buddy Lex...lol...
So check out Modahaus and Via U! you will get a major boost in your sells with their help ....