My friend Tammy Powley, well-known author in the beading world and the guide at the About.com jewelry making site, has started on a brand new venture: producing wonderful jewelry kits. She sent me one to try and to critique for her before its release, and now I can tell you about it! Look at how cute the packaging is, and check out the pretty pair of earrings that I made from the materials and the instructions.
Tammy is selling her kits through her Etsy shop, and they are available as a full kit, just the supplies, or just the instructions. I made the earrings shown above, using the Lovin’ Rose Quartz Briolette Earrings kit. The instructions were very detailed and easy to follow, with excellent photos to accompany each step. There are a few extras in the kit in case this is the first time you've worked with wire...no worries if your first loop doesn't turn out perfect!
I would definitely recommend the kits to anyone who would like a nice gift for a beading friend, for anyone who would like to try a new jewelry making skill, or who prefers not to have the work space cluttered up with too many extras.
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