Designing jewelry requires some knowledge of drawing. This is a book review on a great book, Draw Better, to help with basic drawing skills using a technical drawing approach.
A comprehensive book that is a must have for any metal clay artist who wishes to create rings. Beginner and advanced artists will benefit from the instruction and tips provided in this how-to book.
Artistic Pursuits is a great homeschool or self study course that is divided into age groups of k-3, grade 4-6, junior high, and high school. Each year of study consists of two books filled with fun!
A fun drawing resource that will have art students drawing on a daily basis and having fun doing it. Great for kids too in learning fine motor skills. Great for adults to doodle and relax.
Adding color to metal jewelry has never been easier. This article explains different ways that jewelry artists can bring color into their metal jewelry designs for some unique looks.
What are the "have to have" supplies for art journaling? Here are my top picks that I constantly use whenever I journal. This list would be a great basic supply list for those who are just starting!
I live in the heart of the beautiful prairies of Kansas. I'm Gayle Dowell and I design jewelry that uses the grasses and flowers of the prairie. My goal is for people to see the beauty of prairie.
Derwent Inktense blocks are a great artist medium. I use them for art, art journaling, and for art on fabric. It is a very versatile tool for artists of all skill levels. More information is listed.
Keeping an art journal can be a fun way to record life events and daily activities. This article gives ideas on what to write as well as how to write in an art journal. New ideas are added regularly.
Making your own glass cabochon by recycling glass and old glass beads can make way for new ideas and inspiration in making jewelry. Read my tutorial for more information.
When I first started watercolor painting, I got frustrated with my results. It was only after practice and some helpful tips from other artists that my love for watercolor grew along with my skills.
Making balled headpins and ear wires is a very easy jewelry-making technique. My tutorial will get you making your own in no time!
This is a review of molding compounds and how well they pick up detail in grasses and flowers. It also includes a tutorial on how to use these compounds to make molds that can be used for metal clay.
A tutorial on how to use a soldering iron to create soldered glass art pendants for jewelry making. An easy step-by-step guide that will get anyone making this type jewelry in no time.
Take this informative jewelry poll and discover today's trend in jewelry. Are you a jewelry designer? You may be interested in seeing these results.
Purchasing supplies for jewelry making can be a daunting task if you are not familiar with reputable online suppliers or tutorials. I share my experiences with both suppliers and tutorials here.
Need to paint a dark background in watercolor? Need help in achieving depth or luminosity in your painting? This tutorial is my step-by-step process for creating both dark and luminous backgrounds.
Altered books are a fun way to do art. I use them as art journals to record my thoughts, creative ideas, and daily events. This is a tutorial on how I use altered books for art journaling.