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Focal Pendants
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Focal Pendants

Components can be glued, wired or soldered if you will be adding your own patina. Note that there are loops and several openings from which you can attach strands of beads and chain. Our items #CC69, #H116, #M66 and #B723 were used in this example but you could use this idea to create many more pendant styles. To fit a fully faceted stone into a flat back setting you can often set it pointed side out if it is unfoiled. This general idea can be used with many different elements to create different designs. Visit our store web site VintageJewelrySupplies.com to shop for these and thousands more items.(NOTE: our website best viewed on desktop or tablet)
My Creative Roots
Ideas, Inspiration

My Creative Roots

One of my favorite memories of childhood was sitting with my father as he drew pictures for me of the farm life we love. Through out my life he has fueled my creative energy, influenced and inspired me in so many ways. After all these years of seeing the jewelry I make and helping me to separate countless plating orders, he was inspired to create this special wood project. My father, Kenneth, built this wagon in the shape of a sled as a gift for my cousin's young son Max. Dad used scrapes of wood and bits and pieces left over from plating orders as well as items picked up at yard sales and flea markets to create this wonderful wagon which will be treasured by our family for generations. Thank you to both my parents for giving me all that I...
From the Bookcase
Ideas, Inspiration

From the Bookcase

Some helpful publications... I've been asked many times for a list of books and magazines I've found helpful or inspirational. Here are a few of the titles on my bookshelves. "Beading with Filigree" by Cynthia Deis - This is a great book for beginners. It explains the basics with beautiful pictures and easy to understand instructions on how to use simple beading techniques. Information about metal finishes and more advanced techniques are also mentioned. After you've practiced Cynthia's basic lessons, you can add your own creativity to take the examples to the next level and make them your own. "Links Inspired Beading and Wire Jewelry Creations" by Jean Yates "BeadStyle"A magazine published by Kalmbach Publishing Co. "Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine"Published by Stamping...