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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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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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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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Constructing Unit Form Necklaces

   The example illustrated here was inspired by my “Greek Link.” To see the original  design, please watch my video on “How to Create the Greek Link.” The Unit Form Necklace illustrated here evolved from my experiments with pendants that combined … 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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