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Mixed Media Tutorials (11/19/2014)

2014 November 19

Today I’ve got some great Mixed Media tutorials and inspiration. I love the first DIY Beaded Necklace – so cute!! I sure wish I had more time to experiment with Mixed Media, but I’m just so in love with seed beads and beadweaving, I’m not sure I can give any of that time up for something else. So many choices makes it too hard to decide what to do.

DIY Beaded Necklace

DIY Beaded Necklace

DIY Beaded Necklace: Mixed Materials Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:15 -0700

Necklaces are my weak spot. I have SO many necklaces, most of which I’ve made myself. The necklace is my favorite accessory and I love being able to say, “I made it!” when someone compliments my jewelry. With this DIY beaded necklace tutorial, you can proudly say, “I made this!” because you’re sure to get compliments on this bold necklace. This DIY beaded necklace necklace is called ‘mixed materials’ because that is the main technique/style – it mixes fabric, metal, acrylic and stone. I love mixing materials for any project because it adds texture and depth.

Mixed-Media Jewelry Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:32:00 -0700

After watching her Mixed-Media Etched Jewelry video I raced home to start working on a bracelet. One of the great things about Ruth’s videos is that she makes every technique look incredibly easy, taking all the fear away and replacing it with confidence. With step-by-step instructions that she explains so well, there’s really no way you can go wrong. For this piece I learned bead crochet, just from watching the video. Another great thing about her videos is that you can try all of the techniques or just some, incorporating what you like into your art.

Stamped and Riveted Metal and Leather

Stamped and Riveted Metal and Leather

Mixed Media Bracelet Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:56:53 -0700

If you read here often, you know I love working with metal.  I layered a bunch of pieces together to make today’s bracelet design, and it’s a really awesome piece (if I do say so myself).  There’s a few different metal and jewelry techniques in this piece so I’m going to call it an intermediate piece, but in all honesty, once you learn how to set rivets, how to stamp metal, how to punch holes, and how to assemble leather jewelry, you would actually find this to be a very simple project.  I know, I know – says the girl who does it all the time.  But that’s why I’m going to walk you through most of the different techniques today, and you can pick and choose which things you would like to try on your own mixed media jewelry piece!

Finding My Mixed Media Mojo Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:14:00 -0700

Metal working was one of my first jewellery making passions but I’ve never really felt the urge to get into polymer clay until I saw how well they worked together in this layered approach. This is the piece I made in the workshop and though not perfect I was pretty pleased with it. Needless to say as soon as I got home I ordered myself some supplies and set to work at having a go on my own and this was my first piece using a ceramic cabochon…

Resin Jewelry 101

Resin Jewelry 101

5 Basic Resin Steps for Mixed-Media Jewelry Fri, 25 Oct 2013 02:17:00 -0700

Well, one product and technique I have somehow resisted is making mixed-media jewelry with resin. I’m not sure what my resistance has been–goodness knows I have a ton of jewelry findings and fabrics to work with. And I adore those bezels filled with tiny paper collages and found objects. I think I just have a fear of processing the resin. But my colleague, Jewelry Making Daily Online Editor Tammy Jones says not to worry. Anyone can whip up a mixed-media necklace or bracelet with resin and collage if they just follow the manufacturer’s instructions and these five basic steps.

Easy Way to Alter Metal for Mixed Media Jewelry Sat, 12 Mar 2011 16:00:00 -0800

There are lots of metal findings out there. Some people prefer shiny metals. Others like the look of vintage brass or copper where the metal is deliberately patinaed to give it the appearance of age. The mixed media route is yet another option. Shown here is a very easy way to alter metal. Jenn Mason, the editor of demonstrates the use of sanding and permanent alcohol based Adirondack paints in this video tutorial. Notice how she starts with very dark colored metal pieces. These are Arte metal from Vintaj.

More Mini Assemblage Jewelry With B’sue Boutiques

Mini assemblage jewelry is collage jewelry done on a smaller scale. Here at B’sue Boutiques we have all the little extra things to make it fun and easy, as well…

Mixed-Media Etched Jewelry with Ruth Rae

Create a piece of modern romantic mixed-media jewelry with artist and author Ruth Rae. See More at:…

Vintage Style Jewelry, Hollow-Backed Stampings,Polymer Clay, Making Hanging Holes

Vintage style jewelry making techniques with using unique historical brass stampings made in the United States. Many of these st…

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