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Gayle Dowell

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  • Improving Drawing Skills for Jewelry Designers
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    Improving Drawing Skills for Jewelry Designers

    24 months ago

    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.

  • Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, a Book Review
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    Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, a Book Review

    16 months ago

    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 High School Art Curriculum for Home School or Self Study
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    ARTistic Pursuits High School Art Curriculum for Home School or Self Study

    16 months ago

    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!

  • Zentangle in Art Class
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    Zentangle in Art Class

    16 months ago

    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 Patina to Metal Jewelry
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    Adding Patina to Metal Jewelry

    4 years ago

    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.

  • Best Supplies for Art Journals
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    Best Supplies for Art Journals

    21 months ago

    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!

  • Derwent Inktense Blocks for Paper or Fabric
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    Derwent Inktense Blocks for Paper or Fabric

    2 years ago

    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.

  • Art Journal Prompts
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    Art Journal Prompts

    11 days ago

    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.

  • Recycled Glass Earring Tutorial
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    Recycled Glass Earring Tutorial

    2 years ago

    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.

  • How to Make Jewelry Head Pins and Ear Wires
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    How to Make Jewelry Head Pins and Ear Wires

    15 months ago

    Making balled headpins and ear wires is a very easy jewelry-making technique. My tutorial will get you making your own in no time!

  • Making Molds from Nature
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    Making Molds from Nature

    4 years ago

    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.

  • How to Soldered Glass Art Jewelry
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    How to Soldered Glass Art Jewelry

    2 years ago

    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.

  • Jewelry Poll, Determining Jewelry Trends
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    Jewelry Poll, Determining Jewelry Trends

    22 months ago

    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.

  • Best Jewelry Making Suppliers and Tutorials
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    Best Jewelry Making Suppliers and Tutorials

    21 months ago

    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.

  • How to Paint Dark Watercolor Backgrounds
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    How to Paint Dark Watercolor Backgrounds

    19 months ago

    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.

  • How to Create Altered Books
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    How to Create Altered Books

    11 months ago

    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.

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