Category Archives: Pendants

Creating Jewelry Objects Composed with Concentric Rectangles

The two pairs of earrings on the right side show rice paper beads framed within a series of concentric rectangular forms, and the pair of earrings on the left represents small watercolor on paper paintings framed by concentric rectangular forms. … Continue reading

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Creating an Adjustable Length Necklace

  The image on the right illustrates a traditional sliding knot clasp. When using a sliding knot,  I like to resolve the ends of the cord with beads. The sliding knot clasp is one of the most efficient and economical … Continue reading

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Watercolor Paper Pendant: Creating a Flat Channel Without Wax

The Watercolor Paper Pendant that you see illustrated in the photograph floats on a cord that passes through a channel built into the piece. A channel is a beautifully functional way to mount a pendant, and is my preferred method … 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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Neutral pH Adhesives versus Elmer’s Glue-All

     I use Elmer’s Glue All primarily in the classroom because my students prefer it over the archival brands. The reason for this is its low odor. When using archival, neutral pH adhesive, students will often complain to me about the glue’s smell. … Continue reading

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How to Make the Toggle Clasp – a great clasp for Watercolor Paper Pendants!

The toggle clasp, a combination of a strong paper hoop and a short length of bamboo is very simple to make. This is an excellent clasp to use on watercolor paper pendants. Made from watercolor paper and hand painted with watercolors, … Continue reading

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A few words about the paper used to construct Watercolor Paper Jewelry

I have experimented with many different types of paper and have found that 100% cotton rag, 140lb, cold pressed watercolor paper is the best paper to use for forming jewelry pieces. The structural integrity of the piece is achieved by … Continue reading

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