Sneak peek inside issue 71

Katie Holloway

Katie Holloway

19 August 2014

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With the inevitable approach of autumn, we’ve got a magazine packed full of projects to see you through the changing of seasons, into arguably the most fashionable time of year. From a polymer and wire showstopper to pyrography leaves, we’ve got every technique you can think of. We show you how to create a focal pendant from paper silver clay, how to link up a Alice in Wonderland-inspired necklace, how to weave strips of polymer clay and even how to create colourful pieces with torch-fireable enamel. Plus, with giveaway prizes to win, interviews with fascinating jewellers and advice on running your jewellery business, don’t miss your monthly fix of jewellery making inspiration!

City Links By Nina Fletcher

City Links by Nina Fletcher shows you how to create patterns in polymer clay and to combine with geometric wire.

Colourful Enamel By Tracy Smith

Colourful Enamel by Tracy Smith - learn how to torch fire enamel powder onto copper for a vibrant effect.

 Leaf Collage By Jayne Rimington

Jayne Rimington shows us how to decorate wooden leaves using pyrography and combines into this multi media necklace.

 Autumn Leaf Necklace By Sue Mason -Burns

Sue Mason-Burns combines her wire wearing technique with sparkling beads for a dazzling autumn necklace.

Falling Leaves By Kristin Smith

This simple necklace, Falling Leaves by Kristin Smith, is a really effective and wearable way to experiment with wirework.

Bake off!

Katie Holloway

Katie Holloway

7 August 2014

Bake Off (1)

(image: www.bbc.co.uk)

With the start of this year's Great British Bake Off, we in the Making Jewellery office are getting rather excited! We're not about to let go of our jewellery making entirely, however, to persue more culinary persuits, but there is definitely a space for jewellery AND cake in our lives!

With this in mind, we started thinking about foodie jewellery, and thought we'd share with you some of our favourites!

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This swiss roll would have got full marks on the first challenge! The necklace is from www.fatallyfeminine.etsy.com

Cherry Cake Hair Pin

And as for the cherry cake challenge? We loev this cherry cake hair slide from www.fiftieswedding.com

Cake Charm Bracelet

The final challenge of the evening is always a showstopper, and this time the bakers were given the task of creating 36 identical, beautiful miniature cakes! We love drooling over so many cakes all in one place, and so this charm bracelet from www.beyondhalf.com certainly hits the spot!

What about you? Do you like to create food-themed jewellery? We'd love to see! Email katie.holloway@thegmcgroup.com to send us pictures of your work!

 

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