Sunday, August 17, 2008

Brand New Tutorial! Sensu - Adjustable Wire Ring Tutorial

Sensu
Adjustable Ring Tutorial



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This design got it's name from a contest held on the forum here at Etsy. All 6 of the winners mentioned fans. I really liked the idea of Japanese fans, so instead of using the English name, I decided to use the Japanese word for folding fan, "Sensu" (one of the words I found anyway... hopefully it's correct).

You can find this tutorial in the tutorials section of my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What I've Been Working On...

It's been awhile since I put out a new tutorial. Well, it's not that I'm not working on any. I was planning on doing one for the pendant in this photo:


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I just need to get some more of those kind of beads before I can actually do the tutorial for it. I like to practice on a few items before actually putting together the tutorial. I did find some on Etsy yesterday for a really good price. Soon as they get here I'll get to work on that tutorial.

I'm also trying to come up with some new designs for rings and bracelets to do tutorials for. I think I came up with a pretty neat freeform woven ring last night. If I can duplicate it, or at least figure out how to get it close enough to the first one, I'll definitely do a tutorial for it. I'll try to get some pictures taken soon so I can put it up in my Deviant Art Gallery so you all can get a good look at it.

Of course, school is starting soon too. So for the next couple of weeks things are going to be pretty crazy. My daughter had been accepted to a school specifically for children with Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD. It would have been great for her, but since the school is out of our school district transportation is a big problem. Which means she has to go back to the same school she was in last year. I was looking forward to not having to do any serious school shopping this year, but now it looks like I have to jump in there at the last minute to get everything she'll need. Really not looking forward to dealing with the crowds of last minute shoppers. I hate crowds. But at least once school starts I'll have a lot more time to work on more jewelry and tutorials.

Friday, August 8, 2008

New Business Card Design!

I finally got around to designing a new business card. My old design just seemed a little outdated, and I wanted something to match my website a little better.





I also has some earring cards printed up to match the business cards.



I think this design matches my current jewelry style much better than my old ones. These aren't quite as boring either.