onsdag den 31. august 2011

10% discount for my friends on supplies from JustWire

Yesterday I wrote about  JustWires one day discount. 

Today I'm aloud to give you a private discount from the same store!!

As many of you might know, I always do my wire wrapping in pre-oxidized copper wire. 
I do this, because it saves time, money and it's better for the environment.
This wire I always buy from JustWire on Etsy. 
Because I mentioned his sale yesterday here on the blog, JustWire has decided to extend the 10% discount for all of my friends until til end of September. YAY!

All you have to do is use the code; FRIENDSOFCAMILLA when you make your purchase.

If you haven't tried oxidized wire before I suggest buying one of the "oxidized copper sampler" as pictured above, to get a nice selection of the different wire gauges.

A big thank you goes out to  JustWire for the offer.

mandag den 29. august 2011

Ssshh... A little tip!!!

My favourite wire merchant Dave, is having a 10% off sale today and only today...

This is where I buy my pre-oxidized copper wire, and copper bezel wire. 

So go and check it out!!

lørdag den 20. august 2011

Marie Antoinette...

I love this movie!!
Not so much for the story, I'm not certain it's actually historically correct, but for the costumes and beautiful colours. 
I can watch it again and again and feel inspired.
I've long wanted to make a piece inspired by the movie, and this weekend I did.

Available in my Danish online store HERE

The jewelry in the movie is actually a bit boring, so I didn't copy those.
Instead I was inspired by the colours and abundance in the movie.

For those who haven't seen the movie, here's the trailer:

fredag den 19. august 2011

New FREE tutorial!!

I've been updating all of my old tutorials, adding a few new tips and pictures.
As I got through them all, I decided that my very first tutorial should be offered to you all for free from now on.

So here it is; my Rose Pendant Tutorial

I hope you'll enjoy it :-)

søndag den 14. august 2011

Proud of myself...

I'm actually pretty proud of my newest piece. I wanted to use a briolet turned upside down, and I wanted the back of the piece, to be just as interesting as the front. With those two criteria for the design in mind, I created my newest design: Stormy Weather. 

 It took a lot of time to finish and get it just right, but I think it was worth it...

I will try to pay more attention to the back in my next pieces as well. I think it adds a nice finish.

I may turn this one into a tutorial. I'm testing it on JL, so if you want me to do it, please go VOTE!
I also put it up for sale in my Danish webshop, I'm currently not selling finished jewelry on any international sites, but I am working on a new artfire shop...

onsdag den 10. august 2011

Jewelry making tip: Chains!

I'm a student, so I don't always have a lot of money to spend on jewelry supplies, so whenever I can find some way of spending a little less money on materials, I'm a happy girl (And so is my husband)
One thing I hate spending money on, is chain. It's a big part of the piece, but I don't get to have a lot of fun with it. It's mostly just practical. But I was out shopping the other day at my local flower shop, and saw they had a bunch of gorgeous ribbons, and some of it was pretty cheap. So I took home a small selection and started playing with it, and I have to tell you I'm in love!!

Not only is it less expensive than metal chain (especially silver) but it also adds colour and texture to your piece.

Here's the latest piece I did with ribbon instead of chain. I love this leaf ribbon - it's perfect for my fairy pieces. I use the same method for attaching the ribbon as I do for leather cord. You can find my tutorial here!

So next time your out shopping keep an eye out for ribbons. I've found them in flower shops, grocery stores, craft stores and at fabric shops. I also tend to look for them whenever I'm travelling, it's a great souvenir and it doesn't take up much space in the suitcase.