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03/26/2017 at 16:16. Facebook
Each Sunday for the next several weeks, we will be posting a different part of our series "How to use a flex shaft." Today is Part 3: Here’s the Drill…

How to use a flex shaft: Part 3 of 7

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03/25/2017 at 15:39. Facebook
FACET VIDEO: Learn how to make a pearl and mixed-bead dangle bracelet in this step-by-step video.

FACET VIDEO: How to make a pearl charm bracelet

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03/24/2017 at 21:24. Facebook
One of our February Design Challenge winners was Elena Vezyroglou, the creator behind @elenaVjewels. Her studio is based in the center of her hometown Thessaloniki, in northern Greece. Her winning entry was these delicate three-dimensional earrings, called FIGURES.

5 questions with Challenge winner Elena Vezyroglou

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03/24/2017 at 18:13. Facebook
“Whisper Wind” by Tatiana Konstantinova, BeadDreams 2016. LAST DAY TO ENTER BEADDREAMS! [ Bit.ly Link ]
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03/24/2017 at 16:07. Facebook
Oops! The link for the flex shaft article in yesterday’s Facet - Metal, Wire, & More newsletter actually went to a project. Sorry about that! Here is the link for the flex shaft article mentioned in the newsletter.

How to use a flex shaft: Part 2 of 7

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03/24/2017 at 14:19. Facebook
Today's free project on Facet: Corrugated knot chain bracelet by Howard Siegel combines basic wireworking skills with a traditional Byzantine chain mail pattern.

Corrugated knot chain bracelet

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03/23/2017 at 20:09. Facebook
“Five Elements” by Kieu Pham Gray, BeadDreams 2016. Tomorrow is the last day to enter BeadDreams! Visit [ Bit.ly Link ]
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03/23/2017 at 16:58. Facebook
Only 6 days left to enter this month's Facet Design Challenge! The theme is Celtic. What will you create for March?

March Design Challenge: CELTIC

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03/23/2017 at 13:15. Facebook
Today's free project on Facet: Combine two modern forms of silver—Argentium and metal clay—to make a floral pendant that plays to the strengths of each material in this project by Vickie Hallmark and Ronda Coryell.

Argentium Floral Pendant

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03/22/2017 at 23:30. Facebook
“Openwork Necklace” by Eugena Topina, BeadDreams 2015. Time is running out. Enter BeadDreams today! [ Bit.ly Link ]
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03/22/2017 at 17:59. Facebook
What if sterling silver didn’t develop ugly black firescale during soldering? What if it could be fused like fine silver or gold? What if it could be heat hardened? What if sterling silver jewelry took years to tarnish? That’s the reality of Argentium sterling silver, a relatively new, finer sterling silver alloy.

All about Argentium

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03/22/2017 at 13:13. Facebook
Today's free project on Facet: Substitute glass donuts for soldered jump rings to add a snap of color to this Celtic pendant by Kat Wisniewski. This quick and easy chain mail design can be made with aluminum, copper, niobium, or brass jump rings or in classic sterling silver.

Celtic diamond chain mail pendant

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03/22/2017 at 00:09. Facebook
“Bountiful Harvest Buttons” by Joan Miller, BeadDreams 2010. Hurry, it’s the last week to enter BeadDreams! Visit [ Bit.ly Link ]
Bead artist Mary Yaeger went to the Wearable Expressions exhibit at the Palos Verdes Art Center and blogged about it on her website. We are happy to welcome her as a guest blogger and share her experience on Facet Jewelry.

Wearable Expressions at the Palos Verdes Art Center

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FREE VIDEO: Missing chain mail month? Nanz Aalund demonstrates how to make jump rings using coiled wire and a jeweler’s saw.

FACET VIDEO: How to make jump rings

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Today's free project on Facet: Three rings enameled pendant by Leslie Perrino can be modified using different shapes and colors to create a variety of designs.

Three rings enameled pendant

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Facet Content Editor Kathryn Keil realized that she was in a rut. The biggest thing thing that really got her motivated again was to get into the studio and actually MAKE something. Working with a friend and using a brand-new Spring color palette kickstarted her creatively and got her interested in making her own jewelry again.

Shaking off the winter doldrums with Pantone Spring Colors

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One of the best ways to develop your creative potential is by learning new skills. Check out our Spring Classes & Workshop Resource Guide to find out about new jewelry-making experiences across the nation.

Classes & Workshops Resource Guide Spring 2017

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“Bronze and Blue” by Mee Omniobadiah, BeadDreams 2011 Enter BeadDreams today at [ Bit.ly Link ]