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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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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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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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