How to Make an Eye Pin for Jewelry

Making Your Own Eye Pin for Jewelry:

When creating your jewelry there are times when you can’t find the eye pin that you need. In these cases I make my own, getting a custom size without extra waste. In this photo tutorial I will show you how to make an eye pin for jewelry.

*This post has been sponsored by Beadalon*

Making an Eye Pin for Jewelry

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Coffee With Candie in Milwaukee

I will be attending Bead & Button Milwaukee in June and I’m hosting a quick meet and greet. Join me at Bead and Button Milwaukee from 9-10AM in the upper lobby of the Hyatt on June 9th for Coffee with Candie. Bring your coffee, your camera and your favorite jewelry piece you have made and join us for an hour of fun.

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Crystal and Beadalon Flat Memory Wire

Beadalon Flat Memory Wire BraceletReading through your messages on Facebook there are often questions about Beadalon memory wire. I thought that I would put together a little project for you to try with Beadalon’s FLAT memory wire. [Read more…]

How to Make Eye Pin Loops

Making simple loop eye pinsOne of the jewelry supplies you might have are eye pin wires. You can purchase these in different colors and lengths or you could make your own. Today I want to share with you how to make your own simple loop eye pin wires for your next project.
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Mod Podge Cuff Bracelet

Belt buckle cuffs continue to pop up around the Pinterest-sphere.  I’ve had a rack of them hanging in my studio for too long.  When Plaid asked me if I’d like to make a Mod Podged jewelry project to celebrate Mod Podge day, I jumped right in.  You should know, Plaid is sponsoring this post, but Mod Podge is key to creating mixed media jewelry.  All opinions here are my own.  Here’s a  close up of the belt cuff.  It’s been Mod Podged, along with the fabric beneath it.  I’ll show you how in a second, but first,materials…. [Read more…]

How to use crimp beads

This post is sponsored by Beadalon.  All opinions are my own.  I’ve been making jewelry since sixth grade though.  I’d be writing this post whether they are sponsoring me or not.  It just helps to keep the lights on when they do. Beadalon provided me with the supplies to make this crimp beads (crimp tubes) tutorial.Crimp bead tutorial with Candie Cooper

Sometimes the best things are simple.  Real simple.  Like this beaded bracelet made with gems, beautiful clasps and links.

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Making Souvenir Jewelry with Smashed Pennies

Smashed Pennies Necklace and BraceletRecently I was in Knoxville for work but was able to do some sight seeing and picked up a few smashed pennies to remember my adventures. I am sure most of you have a pile of smashed pennies from all of the different places you have gone. They are a great idea when you are on your adventures but then what do you do with them when you get home?

I will show you how to make a necklace and bracelet out of smashed pennies so that you can always remember your fun adventures. By turning these pennies into jewelry you can remember the adventures you had while working your day job. It may help you to work harder to get to your next vacation!

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