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Custom Collectible Guitar Picks

  The 14 Year Old Me Every time I'm making one of these custom collectible guitar picks, it brings back memories from my childhood. Like a typical teenager, I was in the process of discovering myself. Grunge style was in, MTV was cool, so naturally, my sister and I wanted to learn how to play guitar. Of course, back then I only had a plastic guitar pick though I actually preferred to use my fingers to pick the…

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How Chasing the Moon Lifted Up My Spirits

  Have you ever looked back and thought that you’ve grown so much as a person and/or as a designer? That’s exactly what I thought when I viewed my Copper Pipe Cuff Bracelet video again. Although this video is only 3.5 years old, I've been practicing air chasing for about 6 years now. It feels like I’ve learned a lot since then. One of my first air chasing designs. It was quite popular back in the day.…

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How to Bezel Set a Sharp Corner

Bezel setting a sharp corner is a challenge for a lot of jewelers. Through my learning and experimentations, I found a method that works for me. Today, I'm sharing this method with you. I hope you can learn something from this bezel setting tutorial. Leave me a comment or questions and I'll do my best to answer it if it's within my knowledge limit :) Here is the list of tools needed to bezel set a sharp…

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Mini Drill Press Demonstration

A mini drill press demonstration. This was a request from Jackie Nolan. She saw that I owned a mini drill press during my live studio tour and asked me to show how to use it. A mini drill press is an essential tool for me. I do a lot of piercings and having a mini drill press is a lifesaver. For some reason drilling with a flex shaft seems dodgy to me. I was always haunted by…

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Popnicute Jewelry Studio Tour

Yesterday, I talked about storing cabochons and pendant beads. Today, I'm bringing you to a virtual tour of the inside of my studio, live from Quincy, IL. You get to see the inside of my studio, the latest layout of my studio, which currently I'm quite happy with the flow. Everything is pushed to the side so I have a lot of free space in the middle. My photography station used to be in the middle of…

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