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Art Show Success: Tips to Help Make Your Show a Winner
Zeeta Body

There actually are hand-crafters who make their living doing art festivals and shows year-round. Then there are others who do a combination of online/in-person. Whether shows generate all or part of sales is up to each individual artist/crafter. But there are lots of them that make shows work, even under the most horrible conditions….rain, poor […]

Finishing a Bead Necklace
Finished Necklace

In the picture are the tools that I use to finish a necklace and make matching ear rings: crimping pliers, round nose pliers, two pair of flat nose pliers and wire cutters. These are available in a variety of makes and quality. 1. Place a crimp on the wire. I use 2 mm crimps so […]

Aquamarine
handmade aquamarine ring

Aquamarine is a beautiful blue to blue/green colored variety of the mineral Beryl. Beryl is a beryllium aluminum silicate (Be3Al2(Si6O18)) that occurs in pegmatite formations over a wide range of geography. The color of the mineral specimen determines the gem name. Probably the most famous of the beryl gemstones is the green variety with chrome […]

A Journey from Rock to Jewelry
finished-Piece

About two months ago, a man contacted a local brick and mortar jewelry store. He walked in with a 20 pound rock. He asked the bench jeweler what it was. The jeweler said, that he did not know how to identify a rock, but he knew someone who could help him. So I got a […]

Moisonite
what_is_moissanite

Among the many simulants manufactured to substitute for natural diamond, Moisonite is probably the most successful at duplicating the beauty of the diamond. Moisonite is a synthetic, lab created mineral (SiC) silicon carbide. This artificial gemstone is manufactured by Charles and Colvin. Its optical properties make it have greater brilliance than natural diamond.  When cut […]

Jewelry Network
Jewelry Designer Network

Handmade Artists is in the process of procuring the website Jewelry Network, the owner of the Jewelry Network, Michael, has been wonderful in the process. Michael, after tremendous thought, has decided to sell the Jewelry Network website and Kimberly and Andrew from Handmade Artists’ jumped at the idea of acquiring it. The domain transferring process […]

 

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