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June Newsletter



Altered Metal Necklace

Stamping metals is one of my favorite techniques to use for making jewelry. I love making it with items from the hardware store.  These components are not difficult to find if you are just starting out.

The texture was applied using metal stamps and alphabets letters directly on the cooper pieces at inspirational messages.  Hammers and torch techniques were used to create raised or recessed surfaces.  I added a green patina paint to the copper and formed it into a personal bead.


Necktie Necklace

Find a few unusual ties. Make sure you put them against your skin, especially around your neck area. You want to make sure they are not scratchy or coarse because you might wear them against your skin or clothing. 

Get out your button collection. This might be your beads or polymer clay jewelry too. Sort them into different color schemes like blues or greens or winter and summer colors.

Match your thread collection with the ties’ background color. You almost want to make it look like they are floating on the tie. Or that there is some material back there, but it might be hard to see. 

That is fine, you want to showcase your fabulous collection of buttons and materials on the tie. 

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Art Elephant Sale

Find great deals for Artist/Designer: fabrics, trims, ribbons, buttons, textile dyes, beads, jewelry findings, scrapbooking supplies and much, much more.

A fun activity that can be calming, enjoyable, and uses your collections. 

I will be having some of my crafting collections at the
Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts on Saturday, June 26, from 10 am to 3 pm.

It is a fun bazaar where buyers and sellers meet, feature materials and tools for artists, crafters, and creative-minded people.

This link takes you to the Art Elephant Sale page. 

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Jewels & Fiber Art Studio
2438 Loma Vista Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95825