Category Archives: Dazzle-it Aluminum Wire

Wired and Wild Beaded Nest!

  The fabulous wired nest was created by Nancy Donaldson.  It really is a shape that does not need a name.  It is all curves and twists and wild. It started out with some wire and beads.  What makes it unique … Continue reading

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Chain Necklace by Thanh Tran

This exquisite necklace by Thanh Tran brilliantly showcases our new aluminum chain in a high end designer sample. The chain is available in seven sizes and in ten colours.  Thanh choose the gold family including the new cut chain available … Continue reading

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Flat Leather and Beads

I wanted to lighten my mood with a pastel colour that reminds me of warmer days. There are so many pink czech beads to choose from.  I used a mixed bag as well as two sizes of round beads. I … Continue reading

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How To Showcase a Leather Crimp

I made this sweet choker over the weekend. I have been wanting to twist some wire flowers for a while and was not having much success with the final shapes.  Dazzle-It Aluminum wire is ideal for learning how to wire … Continue reading

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Crocheted Shells

I love the trend to crochet with wire and beads.  I have several pieces of crocheted jewelry.  I myself have not mastered the craft of crocheting…but Nancy Donaldson has! During our last visit to John Bead we were both attracted … Continue reading

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The One-Upped Bezel with Jewelry Resin

Last month I showed you what my friend Nancy did with a metal complex bezel I gave her.  She sure made that bezel look spectacular with her wire twisting skills! It challenged me to create a finished piece that was … Continue reading

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Goat Suede and Dazzle-It Aluminum Wire

The  goat suede at John Bead has me thinking of ways to incorporate this soft stringing material into my designs. These two goat suede colours were perfect to highlight the glass bead in this aluminum wire pendant designed by Nancy … Continue reading

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When a Washer Becomes Wearable

This post will have you wondering why you didn’t notice the new collection of Metal Blanks and Stamp Washers at John Bead.  Okay, maybe I didn’t notice them. I brought Nancy Donaldson to tour the John Bead warehouse and she … Continue reading

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The “One Upped” Metal Complex Bezel

Alright. Isn’t it enough that there are beautiful Metal Complex Bezels ready for you to use? These hand made bezels have this gorgeous lip detail.  Well for Nancy Donaldson, that is an invitation to add wire.  She even sent me … Continue reading

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Kumihimo Findings Tip

Yesterday’s post featured a beautiful copper pendant.  What I didn’t show you was the kumihimi end cords which I need to finish my necklace professionally.  I only have silver and gold end cords.  I never planned to make something with … Continue reading

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