Beaded Choker Tutorial

  I've not had much time for play in the last couple of weeks, so was wondering what to write about for my post today. I…
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The Problem With Not Buying Beads!

My jewellery making mojo has gone MIA since we are 1/4 of the way through the year and I have not brought a single artisan bead/treasure!…
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Making While on the Go – or How to Save your Sanity

2500. The average number of miles I drive every month. When I tell people I spend a LOT of time in my car, and I don't…
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An Idea That Worked! Then a Teaser

A thought came to me while taking a shower, my best place to think and come up with ideas. I wanted to make an amulet bag…
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Felting with Yarn

Last week, I took a day off and went off on an adventure to the NEC in Birmingham to meet up with fellow AE member Lesley…
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Book Review – Creative Strength Training

In recent months I have been attempting to extend my creative reach by working on more mixed media projects with a particular emphasis on textiles and…
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What New Project Keeps You Awake At Night?

Last fall I received an unexpected surprise in the mail-a box of components made by two of my friends, Lesley Watt and Jenny Davies-Reazor. They were made…
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Container Candles

As I said in my last post, I've been ignoring pretty much everything while practising hard on my wheel, and also working on developing new glazes.…
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Gorgeous Crustiness

I always loved organic surfaces and textures, the ones only nature can create. There is a wonderful beauty to it if this is combined with handmade…
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Mixed Media Mandalas

One of the lessons I really enjoyed from Life Book 2016 was week 8 - Finding Centre with Mandalas by Faith Evans, it was a really…
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Playing With Shibori Ribbon

If you're like me, you tend to spend way more time than you should looking at other people's creations. I justify my hours spent on Pinterest,…
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Card Board Loom Weaving

Weaving is one of the oldest art forms known. Myself, I love tapestry weaving and Navajo-style loom weaving using my own dyed and spun fibers. I…
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Bookbinding: Ideas for the Cover… and a Tiny Wee Book!

It seems that in the world of crafting and creating there are as many trends as in fashion, music and general designs. At the moment I…
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Mandalas in Metal

Mandalas in Metal. Making meaning... the Zen of stamping...  Mandala designs by Emma The inspiration: I have a teachers aide, a former…
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Let’s Make A Felted Vessel

I learned how to make a felted vessel about 5-6 years ago. It was my first experience ever in wet felting and I just fell in…
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Experimenting with Leather – Wet Molding for Jewelry

Since I've been experimenting with leather for the Component of the Month, I thought it might be fun to explore a basic leather working technique with…
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Whimsy dog head video tutorial.

I have been wanting to 'get to grips' with my YouTube account for over a year.. probably longer if the truth be told, but never found…
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Tutorial – Felted Wine Bottle Drip Collar

Have you ever been drinking a lovely bottle of red wine and even though it is so wonderful and the cheese and crackers are the perfect…
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Lunala Pendants: a Mixed Media Tutorial

In this most recent issue of Interweave's "Step by Step Wire" there was a polymer mixed media lunala pendant, by yours truly! I hadn't had anything…
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Melting Orphan Beads for Cabs

I have a *pile* of orphan beads - really.  And I have tried to sell them, in bigger sets, in smaller sets, for pretty great prices,…
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Making a Felted Stocking Ornament

Each year I try and make ornaments for my family members. I've done ceramic, hand-sewn and beaded ornaments before. This year, I'm working on needle-felted stocking…
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Wine Charm Tutorial – A Quick Gift Idea

If you're looking for a quick, easy, handmade gift for friends, hostesses, teachers, or anyone who loves wine (YOU!), these wine glass charms are really fun…
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Displaying Art Beads

So you've spent many hours at all times of the day and night stalking your favourite designer's auctions and trawling through bead shops and in the…
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Sculpting with Slip

Creating three dimensional beads in clay doesn't have to take hours of carving. I've been working on some raised designs using clay slip and for today's…
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Stocking Filler Earrings

Back in 2015 I posted a tutorial for soldering simple prong set studs well I was playing around with this idea for stocking filler gifts last weekend…
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Brooches – A Tutorial

I am currently obsessed with the idea of bringing brooches back, and I'm not the only one.  According to several articles, brooches started making a comeback…
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Felted Gourds

Fall is harvesting time for hard-shell gourds, usually after the first frost. I love gourds for all the possibilities they offer but most of all, I…
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Make Your Own Stamps

If you're a regular reader of the AE Blog, you'll know that I love experimenting with different ideas for creating your own stamps. Today, I'd like…
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Never Enough of Skulls and Flowers…

I want to stay true to my intention to give you a little bit insight into my creation process as my contribution to AE. The last…
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Lampwork Headpin Ring

I throughly LOVE lampwork headpins and I am some what addicted to our wonderful leader Jen Cameron's creations. There is something almost mesmerising about them, so…
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