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Making Jewelry 'Zine, August Jewelry Projects, Ideas and More
August 03, 2008

Hello, jewelry making friends.  I've been busy adding lots of new projects to my blog on the website.  Each day this week, I've added more great jewelry project ideas that you can make.  Just follow my easy step by step jewelry making instructions with photos, and in no time you can have some lovely new jewelry.  It's easy!  See my photos and click the links below - these are just some of the projects I have added to the site.  New beading projects are being posted every day on the blog.  Also, please come join us on the new networking pages where you can make beading friends, share your own ideas, ask questions, and more.  It's so great to see the faces and read the profiles of all my new on-line friends.  If you haven't visited the new pages yet, I hope you will drop in and say "hello", we would love to meet you!  I am also posting the latest jewelry and beading supplies sales and coupons on the site.

And, starting this week--I'll be offering jewelry making videos!  That's right, I finally got myself a camcorder so I can create easy on-line jewelry making courses and share them with you.  So, check back this week to watch some of my brand new jewelry making and beading videos.  More courses and advanced jewelry techniques will be coming soon, in fact, I just ordered a slew of metal smithing supplies so I can start to do some more advanced projects.  Several people have asked about beadweaving, so once I get the hang of it myself, I will put up some courses and instructions.    I know it's only August, but I am thinking ahead about great gifts to make this autumn and for the upcoming holiday season.  Start making jewelry now for holiday sales and craft fairs, and you could have a very successful year selling your jewelry.  In fact, if you're interested in starting a jewelry business, and you haven't already purchased my informative eBook, now is a great time to start turning your jewelry hobby into some income.

Here are some fun new beaded jewelry projects, I hope you enjoy them and find some inspiration!

As I mentioned last week, I'm very excited to announce the "re-launch" of a fresh new look on There are some exciting new features on the site that you will want to check out.  A brand new beader's on-line network has been added to the website, where you can do all of the following (and more):

  • Get great new jewelry projects and ideas - there are fresh new ones added on the blog every single day this week.
  • Find the very latest bead and jewelry supplies discounts and beading coupons in the Jewelry Supplies group
  • Tell us about yourself - create your own member profile, and meet other jewelry making friends and beaders from all over the world.  Invite your friends, too.
  • Chat in the Jewelry Forum - ask questions and share ideas
  • Browse for ideas, and upload your own Jewelry Photos to the website - you can now add yourself to the jewelry designer's gallery and share your creations with the world.
  • Read my daily blog for jewelry ideas and inspiration, and even write your own blog and post it on the site instantly.  This is a great way to get the word out about yourself, your jewelry, and your jewelry business or website.  Just write a blog that shares your beading ideas, jewelry projects, or other helpful information, and at the bottom of your posting include a tag line and link back to your own website.
  • Join an interest group, or even create your own.  If you love collecting vintage beads, or perhaps are a lampwork glass bead artist, or love bead weaving--you can now create a group and invite like-minded friends.
  • Get help and support from the beading community - Just as one example, if you've purchased my helpful eBook on how to run your own jewelry party business, now you've got support on the Home Jewelry Business Group!  Post your questions and comments to the website and get helpful input from others.
  • Find out where the latest bead shows and events are happening on the new Events Calendar
  • And, even more features are coming soon (like on-line chat and videos), so you will definitely want to check this out.

AND, as an incentive to get new members to visit the site, there are two "new member" contests running right now, so come visit to have your chance at a little something from  Our member Patti Ann won the July prize, and got a gift certificate to could be next!  Come check it out.  

Have a great week, and have fun beading and making jewelry.  Thanks for visiting the site!

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