Welcome March

 

February has come and gone and it sure was a busy month. 

The Blessing of the month came on the 13th all cute and cuddly. 

My family and I welcomed my beautiful Grandson to the world. 

 

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Theodore James Kofroth 

Setting up for Metal Jewelry Tutorials

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Last month, I began my Series on Metalsmithing at Home to to introduce the Basic Tools and Set-ups.

My Metal Jewelry Tutorials are starting very soon and this series is designed to help you prepare in advance. 

There is such a wide variety of Tools and Techniques in Metalsmithing,  it can be very daunting to sort through all the info out there and to narrow down the basic tools you need to get started.

When I decided to branch out into Metalsmithing, I found it much simpler to grasp the basics, if I looked at it from a Task Based point of view. 

Metalsmithing Tasks

Series Wrap Up  in March 

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Finishing Part 1 - Hand Tools
Finishing Part 2 - Machine Finishing
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Beginner Metal Jewelry Projects for March

  • Perfecting the Simple Loop
  • The Wire Wrapped Loop
  • Make your Own Ear Wires

Beaded Jewelry Projects

The Sunburst Necklace Project spanned close to 5 weeks of Tutorials, Patterns and Videos but the results were Spectacular. 

I am currently setting up my Patreon account and will have the Pendant and Necklace Construction Patterns available to my Patrons soon.

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Got Leftover Beads from The Sunburst Necklace project?

The Valhalla Black Diamond Earrings Pattern uses many of the same materials. 

Pearls on the Halfshell Project ~ Beginning in March

In this month’s Bead Weaving  Project, we will explore the use of Tubular Herringbone Stitch to create a Bezel for a Bead. Or in this case, more like a half Bezel. 

I had to order the Pearls for this project and as soon as they arrive, we will get started on this pretty project. 

Make sure to Follow to my Blog and Subscribe to The Alluring Bead Boutique Design Channel on YouTube to work along with Pearls on the Halfshell.

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Tools and Materials List: 

  • 1 – 14 mm Swarovski Pearl
  • 2 – 12 mm Swarovski Pearls
  • 3-4 grams 8/0 Round Seed Beads
  • 3-4 grams 11/0 Round Seed Beads
  • 2-3 grams 15/0 Round Seed Beads
  • 3 – 11 mm Teardrop Beads
  • 3 or 4 – 4 mm Round Faceted Crystals 
  • 2-3 feet 22 Gauge Jewelry Wire
  • 5-6 feet Beading Thread of your Choice
  • 1 – Size 11 Beading Needle
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Flush Cutters
  • Scissors or Thread Burner
  • Optional – One Marquis or 6mm Crystal for the Pendant

Color Info coming soon!

Upcoming Back Office Post for Home Based Jewelry or other Craft Business. 

Read the Post later this week.  

 

 

The Trillium Earrings Pattern coming soon to my Shop. 

A Czech 2- hole Bead Project featuring Superduos and Diamond Duos.

I am very excited about the March Lineup.

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