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Making Jewelry 'Zine, July Jewelry Projects, Ideas and More
July 24, 2008

Hello, jewelry making friends.  It's summer time, and a good time of the year for fresh new inspiration.  While most of my time is spent outdoors this time of the year working in the yard, riding my bike, and other outdoor pursuits, I am also spending time outdoors on my deck under my patio umbrella making lots of jewelry.  

Chain link and leather pendant with topaz Coral and turquoise earrings Two birds necklaces

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  Come check it out.

These great new projects with step-by-step instructions are being featured on the blog this week.  Brand new projects are being added every single day this week, so please check back for more ideas and inspiration. 


Thanks for visiting the website, and I hope you enjoy it.  Happy jewelry making!

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