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Dilutes
« on: April 09, 2009 06:35:29 PM »

Hi all

I am a newbie looking for some advice or tutorial reccomendations.

I've been playing around with plaiting and braiding and would like to turn some of my braids into braceleta or necklaces but have never attempted jewellery making before.

I was wondering whether anyone could reccomend some good books or sites I can go to which might point me in the right direction and get me started.

I thought I would start with something simple like this;

http://www.amazon.com/brown-braided-leather-bracelet-comfortable/dp/B001MEIQ6S/ref=sr_1_40?ie=UTF8&s=jewelry&qid=1239326935&sr=8-40

I also really like the design on this page called Logan - http://tartancandles.com/spirithorsedesigns/ but wondered whether how you do the big silver piece in the middle?

I think I need some pointers on how to work with findings (and even where to buy them!)

Thanks for any help that you might be able to offer (not sure my OH will agree  Grin  )
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jesseelin
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009 01:04:04 PM »

A great book for findings is "Findings & Finishings" by Sharon Bateman. I found this book at my local library and loved it so much I bought it.  It has a lot of great tips and how - to's. Good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2009 06:09:35 PM »

you can go to:
http://www.wigjig.com
they have a section with lots of clasps and findings instructions--you don't need a jig to do most of them

the 'logan' silver centerpiece is a tube bead--you can buy them and just string your cord/leather whatever through them---the other ones are beads also
theresa
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