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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Holiday Projects, Free Shipping, and a Give Away!

If you're signed up for my newsletter you have been receiving my projects for the last ten weeks. All of these were focused on holiday jewelry to wear or great gifts for friends and family. If you didn't receive these projects then you're not getting my newsletter. I send out projects, show updates, etc usually once a month. Go to www.jangles.net and sign up now and don't miss a project.

Then ten projects of the Holidays have been so popular that I am posting all ten with the instructions here on my new blog. If you are signed up for my newsletter you have received notice of my giveaway and free shipping offer. Anyone who places an order between now and Monday December 3rd will receive free shipping. You are also entered in a drawing to win one of 5 great prizes. They are....

  • A Candy Cane Necklace and Earrings
  • A Set of Three Holiday Pins
  • A pair of Snowmen Earrings
  • A 25.00 Jangles Gift Certificate
  • A 10.00 Jangles Gift Certificate
Here are the projects, Happy Holidays!
Jennifer

Earrings, Project No.10

Earrings
Instructions for Holiday Earrings

Supplies needed:

  • 2 holiday charms
  • 2 seed Beads
  • 2 sterling silver ear hooks
  • 4" of 20 gauge sterling silver wire
  • round nose pliers
  • chain nose pliers
  • wire cutters
  1. Begin by making a wire loop on one end of the sterling silver wire. String on one of the seed beads.
  2. Right after the seed bead make an second wire loop. Before closing the wire string on one of the ceramic charms. Close the wire loop and trim the excess wire.
  3. Open the loop on the ear wire and slide it onto the first wire loop you made. Close the loop.
  4. Follow steps 1-3 again to make the second holiday earring.

Pins and Magnets, Project No. 9

Project Instructions
Supplies needed for magnet or pin

1 ceramic embellishment 1 flat backed magnet or pin

  1. Glue pin or magnet on back!
  2. I know I didn't really need instructions for that did I? There so easy you can make a ton for gifts, your holiday craft shows, and more. I like to use tie tacks for the pins and rare earth magnets work great for the magnets. Those are the really tiny super strong ones.

Memory Wire Bracelet, Project No. 8

Project Instructions
Supplies needed for bracelet
  • 3 Bright original ceramic beads
  • 1 Periwinkle 1/2" ceramic disc
  • 2 lime 1/1" ceramic disc
  • 1 turquoise 1/2" ceramic disc
  • 16 silver balls 4mm
  • Approximately 16" memory wire
  • Approximately 16" black rubber tubing
  1. To begin, grab the end of your memory wire at the tips of your round nose pliers. Turn the wire to make a loop. Trim any sharp wire ends.
  2. String on a silver ball.
  3. Cut the rubber tubing into 1 1/2" - 2" pieces. String a piece of tubing onto the memory wire.String a ceramic bead with a silver ball on each side. Continue to string a piece of tubing, ball, ceramic, ball, until the bracelet has all of the beads on it.
  4. Finish by stringing on one last silver ball. Trim the wire leaving approximately 1/2 inch of wire at the end.
  5. Create a loop just as you did in step one. Keep rolling up the wire until the beads are snug.

Candy Cane Necklace, Project No. 7

Project Instructions
Supplies needed for one ring
  • 1 large ceramic tree
  • 4 candy cane tube beads
  • 2 green and red glass beads
  • 8 silver 4mm balls
  • 26 lime green 6mm Czech rounds
  • sterling silver clasp
  • beading wire
  • 2 crimps
  1. Begin assembling your necklace by crimping one half of the clasp to the beading wire.
  2. String 9 Czech rounds, a silver ball, and another Czech round onto the wire.
  3. Next string a tube, a Czech, a silver ball, and a glass bead. Continue by stringing another silver ball, a Czech beads, and the second ceramic tube.
  4. String a Czech bead, a silver ball, and the tree bead.
  5. You have reached the center of the necklace and since it is symmetrical string the second half just as you did the first half.
  6. Crimp the end of the wire to the second half of the clasp.

Pin, Project No. 6

Project Instructions
Supplies needed for one pin
  • 1 large ceramic bead
  • 12 inches of 20 gauge sterling silver wire
  • 2 coordinating 10mm glass beads
  • 2 coordinating see beads
  • pin finding with flat back
  • jewelry glue
  • flat nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  1. Fold the wire in half. With the folded end in the tip of your round nose pliers and turn it to make a spiral.
  2. String one of the glass beads and the ceramic bead onto the two ends of wire.
  3. Now string a seed bead, a glass bead, and one more seed bead onto one of the ends of wire.
  4. Grab that same end of wire and twist into a tight spiral.
  5. With the remaining wire fold it in half and send the loose end into the ceramic bead.
  6. Fold the wire so it is flat. Grab the end in the tip of your round nose pliers and twist into a loose spiral.
  7. With jewelry glue, secure the pin to the back side of the large ceramic bead. Let it dry completely flat.

Children's Necklace, Project No.5

Project Instructions
Supplies needed for a necklace
  • 1 small character ceramic focal bead
  • 2 round 8mm large hole silver plated beads
  • 1 spring ring clasp
  • 14" 2mm rubber cording
  • 2 2mm coild terminators
  • chain nose pliers
  • scissors
Instructions:
  1. Insert one end of the rubber cording into the coil terminator. Press the end of the coil into the rubboer cord with your pliers.
  2. String a silver ball, the focal, and another silver ball onto the cording.
  3. Determine what length of necklace you would like and trim the excess rubber cording.
  4. Attach the second terminator as you did the first, in step 1.
  5. Open the ring on the clasp and slide onto the terminator. Close the ring.

Bookmarks

Project Instructions
1 link bead, 1 2" headpin , 1 accent bead(I used a 6mm faceted czech bead), 1 silver plated bookmark, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers

  1. Begin by stringing your headpin with an accent bead.
  2. Make a simple wire loop and hook it onto one of the wire loops of the link bead. Close the loop and trim the excess wire.
  3. Open the jump ring included on your bookmark, string on the remaining loop of the ceramic link bead.

Bracelet, Project No. 3


Project Instructions
Supplies needed for Bracelet
  • 1 set of seaside originals
  • 21 avocado 6mm teardrop pearls
  • 1 sterling silver toggle
  • 2 2mm crimps
  • 9" beading wire
Instructions
  1. Crimp one end of the beading wire to one end of the toggle. Do this by threading the crimp onto the wire and follow it with the toggle. Next bring the wire back through the crimp. Pull snug and crimp with pliers.
  2. Start by stringing three of the pearls.
  3. Continue by stringing a ceramic bead followed by three pearls. Once all of the beads are strung, check the length of the bracelet to make sure it is the correct length for you.
  4. String on the second crimp and remaining half of the toggle. Bring the beading wire back through the crimp and a few of the pearls. Crimp the bead and trim the excess beading wire.

Ornaments, Project Number 2


Project Instructions
Supplies needed for an Ornament
  • 1 Large ceramic focal bead
  • 4-6 accent beads
  • 1 charm to coordinate
  • 12" 18 gauge sterling or aluminum wire
  • round nose pliers
  • chain nose pliers
  • wire cutters
Instructions:
  1. Begin by laying out the beads the way you would like them in the wire.
  2. Grab the end of the with in the tip of the round nose pliers. Turn the wire to make a small loop, keep turning the wire to make a large loop spiraling out. This will be the hook.
  3. String all of the beads onto the wire, excluding the charm. Remember to string the top bead first and continue down the beads you have laid out.
  4. Once the beads are strung, make a simple wire loop to finish of the wire. Before closing the loop string the charm onto the loop.
Go hang those ornaments, you're done!

Napkin Rings, Project Number 1

Project Instructions Instructions:
  1. To begin, grab the end of your memory wire at the tips of your round nose pliers. Turn the wire to make a loop. Trim any sharp wire ends.
  2. Estimate where the center of the memory wire. String the seed beads up to this point.
  3. Next, string the accent beads, the focal bead, and the remaining accent beads.
  4. Finish by stringing the remainder of the wire with seed beads, leaving approximately 1/2 inch of wire at the end.
  5. Create a loop just as you did in step one. Keep rolling up the wire until the beads are snug.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Holiday Projects

If you're signed up for my newsletter you have been receiving my projects for the last ten weeks. All of these were focused on holiday jewelry to wear or great gifts for friends and family. If you didn't receive these projects then you're not getting my newsletter. I send out projects, show updates, etc usually once a month. Go to www.jangles.net and sign up now and don't miss a project.

Then ten projects of the Holidays have been so popular that I am posting all ten with the instructions here on my new blog. If you are signed up for my newsletter you have received notice of my giveaway and free shipping offer. Anyone who places an order between now and Monday December 3rd will receive free shipping. You are also entered in a drawing to win one of 5 great prizes. They are....
  • A Candy Cane Necklace and Earrings
  • A Set of Three Holiday Pins
  • A pair of Snowmen Earrings
  • A 25.00 Jangles Gift Certificate
  • A 10.00 Jangles Gift Certificate
Here are the projects, Happy Holidays!
Jennifer

Happy Thanksgiving!


Okay I am little late on this one, I know. But anyway I wanted to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! I hope you got to spend it with loved ones. Stay tuned my ten projects for the Holidays are coming up next.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Bookmark Project


Supplies:
1 ceramic link bead
1 silver 2" headpin
1 accent bead
1 silver plated bookmark
round nose pliers
chain nose pliers
wire cutters


Instructions:
1. Begin by stringing your headpin with an accent bead.
2. Make a simple wire loop just above the bead. Before closing slide it onto one end of the link.
3. Open the jump ring and slide the remaining side of the link onto the bookmark.

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Last Class



So I am sad. I have been taking this great class at my ceramics studio by Annette Gates. It was so much fun but it is now over.

Annette's work is made from porcelain clay. She hand builds everything and has come up with a great and smart way of making feet by rolling the wet clay. Some of her pieces have rubies or glass inclusions. Her work is beautiful. You can see some here.

http://www.mudfire.com/annette-gates-workshop-20070825.htm

Here is a photo of what I made in her class. Not as nice, but still a lot of fun.
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