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.


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

Pretty Things - Bead Soup Blog Party: First Reveal List for the BSBP7

Pretty Things - Bead Soup Blog Party: First Reveal List for the BSBP7


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 http://www.LAJewelryDesign.blogspot.com Leanne Loftus Http://firstimpressiondesign.blogspot.com Lee Anne Messerschmidt http://wiredhammerednworn.wordpress.com Leslie Schenkel http://twistedchicken.wordpress.com/ Linda Anderson http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com/ Linda Djokic www.lutkaandco.com Linda Murphy www.bonitabead.blogspot.com Linda Sadler http://idalouisejewelry.blogspot.com/ Lisa Liddy http://lisaliddy.wordpress.com/ Lisa Suver http://fanceethat.blogspot.com/ Liz DeLuca http://www.creativeartyfacts.blogspot.com/ Liz Engriser http://www.beadcontagion.blogspot.com/ Lola Surwillo http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com Loretta Carstensen www.designsbyloretta.blogspot.com Lori Anderson www.PrettyThingsBlog.com Lori Bergmann www.LoriBergmann.blogspot.com Lori Bowring Michaud http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com Lori Poppe http://lorillijeanscreativecorner.blogspot.com/ Lori Schneider www.Beadaddicted.blogspot.com Lyn Foley www.lynfoleyblog.com Maddison Langford 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.

Monday, March 4, 2013

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

Making Natasha Beads From Polymer Cane End Pieces

Making Charm Jewelry: Kitchen Sink Style from B'sue Boutiques

Friday, March 1, 2013

How to Crimp Beads

Well I just wanted to add a note to this as I have now had time to try these and I have to say I must be a dunce cause I can't get them to work properly. I think I like my old crimpers better. But please don't take my word for it because I am not the sharpest tool in the shed if ya get my meaning. So if you get a chance to try these please do and let me know what you think. I will keep practicing with these from time to time to see if I can't figure them out but as for now I don't see how they are easier than the old crimpers.