Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Finally! A New Tutorial! Woven Band Ring

Available in my Tutorial Shop on Etsy!

This tutorial teaches you to make a simple looking woven band ring that can be altered to make many other designs.

Adding small beads to the weave gives this ring a wonderfully textured look. You can also change the spiral design, making them go in different directions than suggested, or making them larger or smaller, to create many different designs.

Skill Level:


* 9 1/2" of 18 ga Round Half Hard or Dead Soft Wire
* 6’ 28 ga Round Dead Soft Wire


* Chain nose pliers
* Round nose pliers
* Wire cutters
* Flat nose pliers
* Metal Ring Mandrel (or other round metal object that can be hammered on)
* Hammer
* File

© Donna Spadafore, Gailavira Jewelry
You may use this tutorial to make jewelry for sale. If you do so, please link back to Gailavira Jewelry ( or ) in the item description.

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year Everyone! (sorry I'm a bit late)

Ok, so I'm a few days late. I do have a tendency to never quite be on-time, so this really shouldn't surprise anyone. But hey, Happy New Year!

Once these e-mail forwards have gotten around to entering my inbox they've usually been seen by just about everyone else on the planet. But my mother sent one to me this morning that I just want to share with everyone anyway. Usually, I hate these things, which is precisely why I like this one so much. It expresses my feelings towards pretty much every other e-mail forward I've ever received.

In my case, just send cash and chocolate. I don't need the rest. *s*