Monday, January 6, 2014

Boot Camp a Look Back

by Staci L. Smith

Many of us here at LMAJ are still welcoming in the New Year.......we are organizing, applying to shows, packing the holidays up, and just getting ready to take on 2014.
 
In light of that fact, we are not going to have Boot Camp this month.  We should be back on track for February.  We also like to add some pages and links to the blog to make it easier to access boot camp tutorials and information- anytime of the year.  So please bear with us as we organize and edit.
 
I thought I'd do a little ode to last years Boot Camps.
Each Monday this month I will post links to a Boot Camp from last year, while at the same time, making an easy to access record of them (on a yet to be determined page).

Our first Boot Camp was Balled / Art Headpins

Jan / Feb 2013 Balled / Art Head Pins

tutorial on traditional balled head pins
http://www.lovemyartjewelry.blogspot.com/2013/01/art-jewelry-challenge-balled-headpins.html

double balled headpin earrings
http://www.lovemyartjewelry.blogspot.com/2013/01/art-jewelry-boot-camp-balled-headpins_28.html

rosy headpins
http://www.lovemyartjewelry.blogspot.com/2013/01/art-jewelry-boot-camp-balled-headpins.html

head pin charm tutorial
http://www.lovemyartjewelry.blogspot.com/2013/01/balled-headpin-charm.html

about wire / gauge and hardness
http://www.lovemyartjewelry.blogspot.com/2013/02/wired.html

nichrome wire for ceramic headpins
http://www.lovemyartjewelry.blogspot.com/2013/02/nichrome-wire-in-ceramic-beads.html

headpins as cold connections
http://www.lovemyartjewelry.blogspot.com/2013/02/art-jewelry-boot-camp-balled-head-pin.html

And here are some of the wonderful things that our readers made while following along!
 Lampwork headpins by Labelleperle

 Earrings by Silver NikNats

 Necklace with balled headpin links by Libellula Jewelry

organic polymer clay headpins by Gaia Copia

I hope our boot camps inspire you, and help you all to grow in your jewelry skills.  We are very excited for a new year of them in 2014!
 


2 comments:

Kristen said...

What a great look back

Ramzan Ali said...

I'm looking for a item of details, and I discovered here a lot of it. Awesome Jewelry content and exactly what I need. Most of all I like the design. Excellent job, thanks.

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