|Simple Loop Ring Free Tutorial|
Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back?
Before I jump into the next set of projects with free tutorials, I thought I'd give you a little insight into the method to my madness with respect to my jewelry making and the projects on my blog this year.
Custom Made Just For Me
|Simple Loop Heart Ring Free Tutorial|
That makes perfect sense since we all like to make what we like to wear or buy. The problem though, is that I skipped over a lot of styles and techniques because they didn't fit into my style at the time.
I've worked with lots of gemstones and rosary wraps, making custom findings, metal clay, some forging, but that feels like it.
And there's soooooo much more to jewelry making.
Starting Over From the Beginning (Almost)
|Infinity Link Chain Free Tutorial|
All of the things I lacked the first time around.
My hope is that I can take some other jewelry making newbies on the trip with me and we can all learn something new together.
I started this year with the simplest wire technique I could think of, a simple wire loop.
Not even a centered loop, which takes a little extra effort and planning!
|Heart Clasp Free Tutorial|
The projects I published that fall into this group are shown on the right side of this post (click on the pictures to go to those posts).
Bring out the Hammer
It must have been the noise from all that pounding!
|Infinity Link with Beads Project|
I must admit, last month was very difficult personally - my mother-in-law got sick and passed away over a brief period, so that probably accounts for some of the manic approach of my projects.
You know, keep busy, don't think about it.
And it really did help me emotionally to keep focused on making my jewelry and updating my blog.
Take a Deep Breathe, and Exhale
|Horseshoe Link Chain Free Tutorial|
Ahhhhh. And that's where I am today.
This is by no means the post I intended to write, but it felt good and so I know it's right.
I needed to take a break, breath deep, focus and decide where to go next and what to do next.
What Goes Around, Comes Around
|Teardrop Link Chain/Clasp Free Tutorial|
And that is what today's post was meant to be about! What's coming up next!
Since I feel like I've been chasing my tail and going in circles, it seems appropriate to tackle spirals and swirls.
Spiral rings, spiral charms, spiral embellishments, Egyptian coils, more custom clasps, bracelet chains, and maybe some more hair jewelry if it fits the theme.
|Spiral Swirl Ring by Lisa Yang Jewelry|
I look forward to posting some great projects this month - like my fabulous spiral swirl ring that I wear every day.
Enjoy - today and every day!