Category Archives: Rice Paper Jewelry

Bridging Links: Combining Beads and Watercolor Paper Shapes into Unit Form Constructions

The necklace shown here is an example of a “Unit Form” watercolor paper necklace in which the individual unit forms are linked together using a bridging link. Both end loops of the bridging link are locked closed with tightly wrapped coils.  This type of … Continue reading

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Watercolor Paints – My Basic Color Palette for Watercolor Paper Jewelry & Painting

I receive many questions regarding the colors that I use for my watercolor paper jewelry and watercolor painting. In this article I will discuss the basic color palette that I employ for both jewelry and paintings. Over the many years … Continue reading

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Rectangular Coil Earrings Enclosing Translucent Rice Paper Tubes

     These translucent Rectangular Coil earrings are characterized by a delicate rice paper tube that is enclosed within a protective coil. The tube is only one layer of rice paper thick, and kept hollow to maximize its translucent quality. In creating these beautiful earrings, … Continue reading

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Tips on Preventing the S-Link Necklace from Coming Apart

  Having recently devoted a blog article to tips on constructing the “Egyptian Link Necklace,” it seemed like a good idea to also provide a few suggestions that will improve the look of the S-Link necklace and help to ensure … Continue reading

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Using a Jig to Reproduce a Specific Design

One of the most effective ways to reproduce a wire jewelry design that was originally created using free-hand techniques is to construct a wooden jig for that specific design. The jig provides the means to re-create each bend of the wire and … Continue reading

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More on Clasps

I have never run into any problems with the clasps that I’ve incorporated into my jewelry, and I’ve used a range of handmade, stylistically different types, some of which I have already discussed in my blog. After I resolve a … Continue reading

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