Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Cleaning Sale!



I think Spring has finally Sprung! To celebrate, I'm offering a 50% coupon code til Saturday April 12.  Use coupon code SPRINGCLEANUP  to get 50% off any selection of COLOR MIXES - (not valid for single cord purchases.)

Coupon expires Saturday April 12.

Happy Spring!

HAPPY SHOPPING!  www.jewelryaccord.etsy.com

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Call for Submissions for 101 Bracelets Necklaces and Earrings Magazine


How could I not be inspired by the 8 four color palettes for the upcoming issue of 101 BNE!? I put together these 8 combinations for the Jewelry Accord shop! Whether you are inspired to purchase these for your upcoming submissions to the magazine, or just like the colors for your own projects- these create a fun and easy jumping off point for your designs!

If you would like to submit work to this great publication, click here to be redirected to the details!









Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fiber Findings and Finishing Techniques for Jewelry WEBINAR Today!!!

 Hello! Today is the day! Please join me LIVE today at 12:30 p.m. EDT for my webinar presentation, Fiber Findings and Finishing Techniques for Jewelry. Find out about all my favorite tools and findings and learn my favorite techniques for finishing off leather, ribbon and cords in your jewelry. You will be able to ask me ANY QUESTIONS you like throughout the entire 60 minute presentation. In fact, I won't even know who is attending the webinar, unless you ask a question during the session, so ask away. Let me know you are there!

If you can't make it to the live webinar event, no worries. You can still download the fully recorded session and watch it at your leisure as many times as you want! The same goes for when you attend the live event, too. You will receive a link to the recorded session to watch again and again.

With Fiber Findings and Finishing Techniques for Jewelry, you will...
  • Get a list of essential tools for making jewelry with fibers including an explanation of each tool, what I use it for and why I like it.
  •  Take a close look at my favorite findings to use with fibers. Get an explanation of each one, the types to buy and why I like them. Get my suggestions for which fibers to use with which findings and learn how to properly use each one with clear, step-by-step photo tutorials.
  • Learn my favorite wire-working and knotting techniques to finish off fibers with step-by-step photos and detailed instructions.
  •  Get answers to any questions you have on the subject.  
 See you there!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Color Mixes at Jewelry Accord the Store

Be sure to check out the new color mixes now available at the Jewelry Accord Store!!


 This one is great for those of you who want to try out a few colors but are wanting cording that goes with any beads! These neutrals are great for that, includes Black, Chocolate brown, Walnut brown, and Neutral ivory!


 Inspired by a recent vacation to Cape Cod!


For the GREEN lover, like myself!

AND!! how bout some new GREEK LEATHER CORDING!  I have 4 great colors, Salmon, Green, Olive, and Navy!





Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Winter Jewelry Stringing Magazine Guidelines

Thinking of submitting work for the next deadline for the Winter issue of Stringing magazine? I went online and found the new guidelines for this issue. It's nice that they give designers a color palette to work with so I figured I would correlate some new color mixes in the Jewelry Accord store with the new color palettes!

These colors will be Limited Edition and will retire after Submission deadline June 17th! If you'd like to read more about these guidelines, click here. And then click the guidelines link for the PDF.




 Inspired by styles from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s- a fun and colorful pastel palette of Salmon, Yellow, Sage, Fuchsia and Teal!




 Sparkle, Dazzle, and Shine  is a glamorous and playful collection of colors in Rosy pinks, icy blues, and minty green.  Unfortunately I only had one form of the pale pink in my color stash, so this set is just 4 colors.



 Days of Kings and Queens is inpsired by the popular tv shows, Game of Thrones, and the Borgias. Beautiful jewel tones and regal colors in Red, gold, purple, blue and black.



 Chain Meets Fiber is a mix of saturated colors that should inspire you to use fibers such as ribbon, thread, yard, twine, linen, fabric etc. THAT IS RIGHT UP OUR ALLEY, eh!?  Pull out your fibers and mix them with different metals, such as wire, or chain!


All of these new color mixes are now available for sale at Jewelry Accord!


Monday, May 13, 2013

Fortuneteller's Bracelet by Erin Siegel

 Erin Siegel, my friend and Co-Author of Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry has submitted a great tutorial for a bead and Linen cord bracelet with a button clasp. This is a great project that can utilize my color mixes of Linen cording from the Jewelry Accord store!  In this project, Erin used Sage, Fuchsia, Red and Plum cording which I've listed in the shop and called the Fortuneteller's Mix.








Fortuneteller’s Bracelet
Erin Siegel

Sodalite is said to be the stone of “insight”. The bright, colorful threads of waxed linen cord
remind me of a long, flowing gypsy skirt that a fortuneteller might wear.

Materials
72 Sodalite 6mm rounds
1 copper 20mm artisan button by Second Surf Studio
4’feet EACH of 4ply Irish waxed linen cord in the following colors: Plum, Fuchsia, Red and
Sage

Tools
Scissors
Ruler

Finished size: 7 ½”

1: Hold the four pieces of linen cord together at their centers. Tightly twist the centers of the 4
cords together for 2”. Fold the cords in half and form an overhand knot, leaving a ¾” loop of
twisted cord.


2: Separate 2 cords. Use 1 cord to string 1 Sodalite round. Use both cords to form an overhand
knot after the bead. Repeat 17 times. Repeat entire step for remaining cords.


3: Use all 8 cords to form an overhand knot. Separate cords in half and form 3 square knots.


4: Use 4 cords to string one buttonhole. Repeat for the other buttonhole. Form a square knot on
top of the button. Trim cords to ¼”.




Resources:

Sodalite rounds: Fire Mountain Gems. Waxed linen cord: Jewelry Accord. Copper button:
Second Surf Studio on Etsy.