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16-gauge s i6 ID yellow anodlzed aluminum jump rings, 68 16-gauge s ib ID blue anodized aluminum jump rings, 75 16-gauge V* ID green anodized aluminum jump rings, 104 18-gauge Vk ID blue anodized aluminum jump rings, 4 Silver-plated French hook earwires, 2 Extra large silver-plated lobster clasp Resources Colored Rings available from www.craftycatjumprings.com. Wis I tor this project are available at www.redeftshibori.com Bright and colorful chain maille weave.

By Angela Norsen

When I was in high school, one of my teachers always had metal disentanglement puzzles on hand for his students to solve if they had free time. I loved to solve these puzzles, so when I became a teacher 1 also purchased a set of the metal mindbenders. 1 tend to see everything I pick up as potential jewelry, so it wasn't surprising that the classic handcuffs puzzle ended up as a pair of earrings. The object of the puzzle is to free the large ring without forcing it off. Even in earring form, it...

By Jacqueline Trerise

When I first started to experiment with wire, I realized that I could create the parts in different shapes and connect them with bead links or jump rings. These earrings can go from casual chic to elegant depending on the beads you use. Experiment and have fun 20-gauge silver craft wire, 12 22-gauge silver craft wire, approximately 2W or spool 24-gauge silver craft wire, approximately 6 or spool 4mm-5mm freshwater pearls, 12 7mm x 9mm CRYSTALLIZED --Swarovski...

By Charlene Anderson

Palau is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the world's youngest and smallest nations, and is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Famous for its diving, Palau has unspoiled reefs, caves, and walls with the most amazing array of marine life you can ever imagine. It has been named one of the underwater wonders of the world. To memorialize my visit to these lovely islands, I've designed a simple, yet visually interesting three-piece set. This project is perfect for...

By Shelley Hubbs

Bright and colorful chain maille weave. BY AMANDA SHERO GRANSTROM Make a lightweight clasp using card making techniques. BY BRENDA MORRIS JARRETT Coiled wire frames freshwater pearls. BY CRISTINA AMADOR Sterling earrings with handmade earwires. BY LORI ANDERSON 441 disentanglement puzzle earrings Put the pieces together to make striking earrings. BY ANGELA NORSEN Coiled and wrapped links highlight a beautiful cabochon. BY DEBORAH GRAY-WURZ Loopy freeform pattern wrapped in a frame. BY STEPHANIE...

Graceful chandel

Trim any excess wire. Repeat Step 1. Gently press each component between the jaws of the nylon jaw pliers to flatten. O Place two of the smallest pegs side by side, and v' one slightly larger peg in the center above them to form a triangle shape. As in Step 1, make loops on the 2Vz pieces of wire. 4 Using five small pegs, form a V shape. Cut two 31 2 pieces and two 2Vz pieces of 20g wire, or work right from the spool. Grasp an end of a 3V2 wire about Va down, and make a...

By Brenda Morris Jarrett

Beading Rings

I was just recently introduced to card making, and was intrigued by their tools. I thought, why couldn't you use paper punches and embossers on metal sheet This is a simple lightweight clasp. Think of the possibilities with all those punch shapes, and embossing and die cutting plates. It's time to leave the jewelry-making aisles and go exploring. -i n Place the eyelet setter Into each eyelet, and lightly tap with the hammer three to four times to seal the ovals together and hold the rings in...

By Connie

Iconic voices in wire art jewelry BY RONNASARVASWELTMAN Woven treasures for your ears. BY KASKA FIROR Jig-formed wire with crystals and pearls. BY GIORGIA SCARDINI Jig looped earrings with dangles. BY JACQUELINE TRERISE Curved brass links with turquoise dangles. BY ELIZABETH GLASS GELTMAN i RACHEL GELTMAN Lush beaded and anodized jump ring suite. BY CHARLENE ANDERSON Colorful variation of Byzantine with niobium rings.