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Mixed Media Tutorials (8/24/2015)

2015 August 24

One of my favorite projects ever was a mixed media necklace I made to celebrate my favorite show ever, Farscape. (Yes I’m one of those scifi geeks!) A fellow Farscape fan made a lampwork bead with the “F” on it. I gathered variety of ribbons, etc., to represent the story lines. I used a round semi-precious stone to represent each character. I added charms that had words on them that were important in the show like one and hope. It’s much too fussy to wear, but I love looking at it.

Mixed Materials DIY Beaded Necklace

Mixed Materials DIY Beaded Necklace

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

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. That’s it for this DIY beaded necklace! Can you imagine the possibilities for this style of necklace? So many colors and materials!

Mixed Media And Recycled Jewelry Tutorials Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 -0700

You will find that there is some overlap between this list of mixed media and recycled jewelry and some of the tutorials that have been assigned to other categories.  If a project uses found objects and bead embroidery, it will inevitably show up on both the mixed media list and the seed bead list. 

Polymer Clay Metal And Ceramic Cabochons

Polymer Clay Metal And Ceramic Cabochons

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…

Creative Upcycling And Mixed Media: Sealing Paper Beads … Sun, 17 Jun 2012 13:58:00 -0700

A previous post described my new favorite tool for creating paper beads. The next step is to seal the beads with some kind of protective varnish. I tried 3 different sealants. Here’s what the beads look like. I’ve put them side by side, so you can decide for yourself which you look like best.

Mixed Media Art Charm Necklace

Mixed Media Art Charm Necklace

Forest Fantasy Mixed Media Art Charm Necklace Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:40:00 -0700

A couple of months ago, a dear family friend asked if I could please create an “over-the-top mixed media necklace with art charms, in forest green, deep blue, and plum purple.” Once I started placing components here and there, the necklace came together amazingly fast – it was one of those takes-forever-to-get-rolling/comes-together-at-light-speed things.

My Crochet And Chain Mixed Media Bracelet Tutorial Wed, 11 Jan 2012 04:00:00 -0800

A crochet and chain version is perhaps less awkward than the knitted one because the knitting needle has to be attached to the entire length of the chain.  Whereas all that is needed of the crochet hook is the right size to go through the links of the foundation chain.

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