Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Handmade gemstone jewelry - jewelry made with waxed linen

Carnelian and waxed linen necklace

Coral and waxed linen bracelet

Turquoise and waxed linen bracelet

I discovered waxed linen many years ago, made a couple of things with it that I really liked, and put it on the back burner. Recently I've become like a person obsessed! I want to put everything on waxed linen. Fortunately there isn't enough time in the day to do that, but I have made several pieces and added them to my web site.

Waxed linen is used for many things, from bookbinding to scrapbook making, basket weaving, as well as jewelry making. It is amazingly strong, it drapes nicely yet holds its shape. It also holds knots extremely well, in ways that regular cotton, nylon and hemp cord do not. The more you wear it the better it gets! It's considerably less expensive than silver or gold fill and is a nice alternative to leather.

I love the effects that can be created with waxed linen. The possibilities are endless! Come check out the items already on our web site, and come back often to look for more.

2 comments:

  1. I love the turquoise bracelet! I am looking forward to a leather course I signed up for, hopefully I will become as good as you!


    - Dona

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  2. Hi Dona, Thank you for your kind words. Hope you have fun with your leather course!

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