Handcrafted Jewelry Studio Review

Handcrafted Jewelry Studio

Handcrafted Jewelry Studio

Although I would not give up my “real” books and magazines, I really like some of these new emags. When I was given the opportunity to review this, I wasn’t sure. However, I really liked In Stitches emag, so I’d take a look at this one.

This emag focuses on mixed-media jewelry. There is over 40 minutes of videos, eight step-by-step projects, and a slideshow and inspiration gallery of ideas for jewelry.

Here is what is included in this emag:

  • Go inside the studio with Susan Lenart Kazmer.
  • Find out which resin is right for your next project with videos and a comparison chart.
  • Learn how to use image transfer papers with author and crafter Sherri Haab.
  • Discover cool new crafting products to incorporate into artistic projects.
  • Create fabric beads with video technique how-to’s from Beading Daily Editor Kristal Wick.
  • Watch a video with Ronna Sarvas Weltman on conditioning polymer clay by hand or with a pasta machine.
  • See jewelry pieces in a new way with slideshows and zoomable images, and more.
Make Fabric Beads

Basic Fabric Beads

This was one of my favorite articles and tutorials. I liked watching Kristal Wick make the fabric beads in front of me. I also liked that I could download the pdf of the tutorial so I can make them later when I’m on the other side of my studio – away from my computer.

I’ve made paper beads, but have never gotten around to making fabric ones. Fun! So I took a piece of the fabric that I had made earlier when I was playing with gelatin printing. I didn’t really like how it turned out – didn’t even take a picture of it. Anyway, I followed her directions. Here are my beads.

My new fabric beads

My new fabric beads

I was pretty happy with these. More of these are also in my future!

I also really enjoyed the article on the three types of resins. I’ve wanted to try making something with resin, but have hesitated because I didn’t want to use the toxic two-part kind. Now I know some options and it was nice seeing all three demonstrated by three different artists. There were also some other neat jewelry projects I really think I could make!

I’m not ready to give up my “real” magazines, but I do like these emags.

You can purchase this emag Here for both Mac or PC for $9.97.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this emag from the publisher for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review and received no monetary compensation.

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