Easy to Make Scrappy Bracelet

Some fun bracelets to make

Some fun bracelets to make

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I hope you are doing well. I’ve missed all of you. I was looking at my stash of stuff and thought I really had a lot of sari silk – I mean a lot. So I got my thinking cap on and purchased some inexpensive bracelets and began winding the sari silk strips over the bracelet. I then used embroidery thread and wrapped that over the sari silk to secure the silk wrap. The charms were made by rubber stamping in molten solder (thank you Terri Brush for a fabulous class). You can use other types of fabric to see what you can come up with. It’s fun and fast.

Sparkles,

Mary

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Touched by an Angel

Gifts from an Angel

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My sis invited me to an overnight girl’s trip to San Francisco and I had a blast. I also met a jewelry angel—seriously. Charna, the concierge at Nordstrom in SF gave me all those vintage little pieces that are just beautiful. Can you believe it—a complete stranger? I felt like I went to jewelry heaven.

I hated to come back to the 100+ degree temperatures but at least I had “creations” to look forward to. Here are some finished pieces and “work in progress” pieces. Charna of course is getting a special piece out of the deal. What an angel.

I’m blessed,

Mary

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Preparing for August Show

Some baubles!!!

Some baubles!!!

Incredible bottles!!! Some incredible bottles!!!

My friend Susan and I will be doing a show August 16th. We are teaming up as Baubles, Bottles and More. She is an incredible solder artist and I am in awe of her talent. I am super lucky to have her as a friend and teacher (I’m part of the “I suck at soldering club”–but practice makes perfect).

Beat the summer heat and join us. Hope to see you there. Here’s location information:

jenifer@furnitureaffair.com

Furniture Affair

The Model Home Furniture Outlet

15602 North 7th Street Phoenix Arizona 85022

602.547.6671

Sparkles,

Mary

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Published in Just Jewelry

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I have been recently published in Just Jewelry. It’s a brand-new publication that has some wonderful jewelry making ideas. I have three easy-to-make pieces in there. Check it out!!!

Joy and sparkles,

Mary

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I’m Back!!!

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Gosh I have been super bad at communicating. I am so sorry. So much to show and tell I’ll have to get everyone up to speed. I have been taking a few classes. One is Romancing the Bling with Debby Anderson. Love her. What a talent and inspiration ☺. I also have been published a few more times and will have to tell you about that.

Here’s a little something I put together the start of the year. I needed a little pick-me-up and chose “Believe in you”. I had this fabulous vintage rhinestone earring and didn’t know what to do with it. It finally called to me and I attached it to a bezel with a little bling and words. So if you have some resin, a bezel or two and some vintage jewelry you can get creative and make one of these necklaces. Believe me, it’s easy. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sparkles and sunshine,

Mary

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Easy Cross Earrings

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These cross earrings are so easy and fun to make. The inspiration came from Becky Nunn–the owner and creative wizard at Nunn Designs. I had the pleasure of meeting Becky when I was in Tucson and she is such a sweet, generous and humble spirit.

Supplies Needed:

• 2 earrings components
• 2 jump rings
• 2 Nunn Design crosses
• 2 Nunn Design end caps
• 2 Nunn Design Ornate Bezels (small)
• 2mm pearl chain
• 9mm crystal (two) – Dime Store Emporium (Etsy)
• Crystal Clay (black)

To make, work the clay according to the instructions and put on the bottom of the bezel so that it is flush. Then add the end cap and put a dab of clay on the bottom and attach the crystal. Put the chain around the side gently pressing to secure. Take the jump rings and secure the crosses. Attach earring component. Wear and enjoy!!! To get more inspiration check out Becky’s site http://www.nunndesign.com/.

Have fun and sparkle,

Mary

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Leftovers – An Easy Mother’s Day Gift

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Okay it’s not chocolate, but it is sparkly. I have so much leftover chain lying around that I decided I needed to put my addiction (some of you know what this means) to use. I love the look of chain in rows and found the perfect component by TierraCast®. It’s these 3 and 5 hole D rings. I made these different bezels and then attached the chains. The possibilities are endless and it’s a great way to get rid of some of your stash and maybe make something special for mom. I mean if you don’t have rhinestone chain, you can just link any of your favorite leftover beads. Enjoy the leftovers!!!

Sparkles,

Mary

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