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Step-by-Steps

DIY: Hammered Jump Ring Bracelet

Create this easy bracelet in no time! This simplistic design complements any wardrobe & can be worn everyday alone or layered with other bracelets… Technique: Hammered Jump Rings & Linking Tools & Supplies: rubber bench block steel bench block 4 … Continue reading

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DIY Basics ~ Rubber Stamping: Patina & Sealing

This technique was perfect to incorporate into some of our “Field Journal” inspired designs. It not only adds color, but also a beautiful graphic image or decorative text which can look handwritten like field notes. Betsy & I stamped with … Continue reading

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DIY Basics ~ Patina on DecoEtch

Create a beautiful intricate design on Vintaj natural brass, artisan copper or artisan pewter blanks with DecoEtch dies & patina. It’s a simple & quick technique that gives your designs big impact! Inspired by our Celtic Stone design theme, I … Continue reading

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DIY Basics ~ Patina: Blue Bronze Filigree

After you take advantage of our Filigree sale this weekend, you’ll need ideas on how to use it! Blue Bronze is a quick technique to create a rich, antique look on hammered filigree. We’ve created our Patina Color Mixing Chart … Continue reading

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Technique Video ~ DecoEtch & Filigree: Vintage Embroidery Jewelry Set

Want to know a secret? One of the keys to Vintaj style is the intricate DecoEtch details, mixed metals and ornate filigree which make this simple necklace & bracelet design stand out! You can view the technique video to see … Continue reading

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Step-by-Step Tutorial: Filigree Wrapped Bail Pendant

Learn how to filigree wrap a beveled glass pendant with a Natural Brass Passion Flower Filigree & create a wire wrapped pendant bail with 18gauge Vintaj Artisan Copper Wire! Open publication – Free publishing – More bail Click center of … Continue reading

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Step-by-Step Tutorial: Riveted Frame Pendant

Inspired by our April 2013 “Weeping Willow” Theme. Cut metal blanks to a custom shape with Vintaj Metal Shears & a Metal File! Add dimension with a beautifully detailed DecoEmboss design, blending a variety of patina colors with glaze & … Continue reading

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Tip: Layered Embellishments

Create beautiful and ornate focals by layering Vintaj natural brass embellishments! Rose created our Morning Mist homepage necklace by layering our P0039 Diving Sparrow with our F30 Etruscan Drop Filigree. You can use these easy steps to create this ornate, … Continue reading

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Step-by-Step Tutorial: Wire Wrapped Drops

Learn how to create wire wrapped drops with 22 gauge Vintaj Artisan Copper Wire & top-drilled Czech Pressed Glass Cone Spike Beads, as seen in Rose’s Dew Drops Earrings! Inspired by our March 2013 “Morning Mist” Theme. {Click above image … Continue reading

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Step-by-Step Tutorial: Embossed Dapped Ring

Emboss, relief, dap and rivet a 25mm Gear Altered Blank onto a Diamond Trellis Filigree to create a fun altered ring! {Click above image for product links} Try this technique in 14 easy steps! Simply change the design of embossed … Continue reading

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