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dinsdag 30 mei 2017

Tutorials - JAC Blog Carnival


Post one, review one, or tell us if and why or why not you like them

It is Blog Carnival time again at the Jewelry Artisans Community and this is the topic we have to write about for this month.
I can be very short about it, I love using them as starting point but mostly I change directions half way down.
I have made several jewelry pieces with the help of YouTube tutorials and for my paper craft I love using them as a starting point too.
I remember the early years when I started beading. There was no YouTube and all the creations I made I had to learn by trail and error.
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Tutorials - JAC Blog Carnival

dinsdag 25 april 2017

My other hobby - Papercraft!

My other hobby – Papercraft!

For his months blog carnival for the Jewelry Artisans Community I can finally write about my other new found hobby. Papercraft!
I discovered it by accident. I saw a you tube a while ago and there was a lady from England making boxes from card stock.
But I already told you guys this story in a previous blogpost.
I started with making boxes but slowly also started to make greeting cards.
It is nice to give a handmade thank you card with a sale.
And it is easy for me now that when I need a greeting card I just take one out of my box, make an enveloppe that matches it and I’m done.  🙂
In this post I want to show you a few of the creations I made with paper for fun.
Some I custom made for a jewelry piece I sold or gave as a gift.
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My Other Hobby - Papercraft!

dinsdag 28 maart 2017

Collaborations with other artists

Collaborations with other artists

Is this months blog carnival theme for the Jewelry Artisans Community and I have been breaking my head all month what to write.
I thought I never had collaborations with other crafters but I was wrong.
How could I forget about it.
The story is this: A few years ago my sister asked me if I could make some items related to Basset Hounds. I looked in my usual places for pendants or charms but couldn’t find any at that time.
Back then I was a member of a Dutch beading forum (which sadly doesn’t exist anymore) and on that forum was a lady (Biebs) who made little animal figurines from glass. So I ask ........

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dinsdag 28 februari 2017

Project I like to try this year

Project I like to try this year

For this months blog Carnival from the Jewelry Artisans Community we need to write about projects we like to try this year.
Well that’s a difficult one, because there are so many things I still have to learn and want to learn too.

I already started with one of them. Branding my jewelry designs and website. 😀
I always wanted to make my own packaging materials and it never was more then a nice piece of paper and ribbon as a gift wrap.

In December I saw a youtube channel  and blog from a lady in England who makes the cutest boxes and envelopes you can imagine.
So I tried to make some of the boxes........................  

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donderdag 2 februari 2017

Christmas Earrings - JAC December Challenge

Christmas Earrings
JAC December Challenge

It was challenge time again at the Jewelry Artisans Community and this is what we came up with.
To make something with Christmas colors and a design of your choice – you can go as simple or as complicated as you wish.
I first decided to make some christmas earrings. Now usually when ........... (read more at the link below)

Christmas Earrings - JAC December Challenge