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Posts Tagged 'steampunk'

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Airship Isabella at the Houston bead show

Some neat new friends, met at our Houston bead show (we got the best photo we could with our camera) Steampunk in person The crew of the Airship Isabella paid us a visit! We love meeting our Bead Fans at our bead shows, and seeing how creative you all are. Come see us this spring, we’re on the road to...

For new ideas

This idea-ology™ just might change your thinking! Whether you do mixed metals or mixed media, these new Tim Holtz® components blend in beautifully. Fuse the charms of old ideas with new styles. This super-fun line of trinkets started out in the scrapbooking world, then successfully made the leap to jewelry-making! Let us know what you create with Tim Holtz idea-ology...

Featured bead: washers

Washers may be a new term to some of you…but check out how useful these are! When you hear about washers in connection with jewelry making, it doesn’t usually mean those flat, round donuts of metal that the hardware store can sell you. ‘Washers’ usually means heishi beads. Rings & Things’ enjoyable Bead Shapes Glossary gives this definition: heishi: a...

shhh…lower case metal stamps

BIG L, little l, what begins with L? you may be pounding metal — but you don’t have to shout… new lower-case metal stamps add whisper to your jewelry. just a hammer tap is all it takes… in other words, these new ‘little-letter’ metal stamps are a trend you can capitalize on. between our typewriter-key charms & these babies, you’re...

Stringing it, together

There’s quite a community of jewelry designers showing off Rings & Things beads and components. Here’s the latest 3 sightings, in Stringing magazine‘s Winter 2009 issue: Michelle Mach’s “Jazz Baby” necklace appears on page 64, riffing on the gunmetal theme with eye pins, jump rings, lobster clasp, and figaro and ’round/oval’ ring chains. Accenting these are size 6 seed beads...

Featured bead: orchids (or propellers)

The featured bead this week is the CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements #6906 orchid pendant.  Here’s why: The crystal orchid pendant is lovely to start with.  But you can get more for your money, and so can your customers, if you multi-purpose this bead into fashionable steampunk designs. Given the steampunk affection for making things industrial look pretty, how about a...

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