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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Tree of Life Pendants on: May 07, 2010 11:01:34 AM
Did you get inspiration for the first one? Because I've seen a pendant that looks just like that before.. wish I could find the picture.. hang on.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My nifty little invention to make jump rings on: November 05, 2009 08:11:34 AM
So I couldn't sleep last night due to a tooth ache and to kill time I was trying to finish a bracelet I've been working on. I made some jump rings using pliers that weren't quite working out.
So I googled how to make jump rings and found this nifty website:
http://jewelrymaking.allinfoabout.com/features/makejriing.html
I tried using a nail in place of the "wig jig" but I had trouble holding onto the wire as I wrapped and getting it straight and tight. So I had this nifty idea:

I took a block of wood, a metal piece with three holes, and a nail with the desired size for the jump rings. I used the metal piece to secure the nail to the board, and dilled two holes in the block of wood and threaded the wire through it. For extra security, I also used the screws holding the metal piece to the wood and wrapped the wire around them. From there, I was able to coil up the nail really easily and quickly. I also switched the nail out for different sizes. See?


Here are the plier made jump rings:

And my new and improved ones:

Hope this helps other wire-wrapping challenged individuals Smiley
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: spoon pendants I made on: July 30, 2009 12:43:06 PM
GORGEOUS.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bezel Set Rings on: July 30, 2009 12:41:50 PM
love it.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: A few gifts I made. on: May 08, 2009 03:06:31 PM
Thank you! Smiley
6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Pot Mosaiced on: May 05, 2009 05:40:42 PM
Pst.. try this:
(url=http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=blue18)(img)http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/thumbs/blue18.jpg(/img)(/url)

But instead of using parentheses () use brackets []
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / A few gifts I made. on: May 05, 2009 05:20:08 PM
I made these gifts for a few great ladies in my life. I wish I photographed the personalized boxes I made them, too.. they were cute. I took these photos before putting the chains on them.





And do you guys remember this thread...
"It looks better IRL"
I made another one:
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first post! Several tops. on: May 02, 2009 04:18:00 PM
I love the shirt on the left in the 3rd picture.
9  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: some ad comments on: May 02, 2009 04:15:55 PM
I came to this board to report the Florida ad too - glad i'm not the only one who finds it extremely annoying. It makes it impossible for me to choose a community.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: It looks better IRL on: April 25, 2009 06:57:55 AM
its hard for me to believe that its nicer in person. Its so beautiful! One of the most stunning pendants i've ever seen!

Wow that's a fantastic compliment!! TYVM Smiley
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