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Easy Stone Setting and other Jewelry Design Ideas To Try plus Great Jewelry Designers/Websites To Learn From

I have recently bought a lot of loose faceted natural gemstones, all great clarity and color, and while I was in awe admiring them it dawned to me that I have never set stones before ( gasp! ) so I started looking up online easy stone setting methods for beginners, like me. And there it is, click on it...
Easy Stone Setting
Something like this looks easy and professional, of course you have to measure the stones first. I could try to make my own, perhaps I will one day, but for this price is it worth the time? And how do I place this text in the middle of the two pictures above, anyone knows?!? Ughhh....forget it. This blogging thing is Chinese to me.I have to bookmark this shop on Ebay, good prices and free shipping over $50

And, you know how you start looking up something and end up in a totally different place? Well, this is exactly what happened today, but instead of getting trapped for hours in some useless internet black hole like I usually do, I have actually discovered very us…

Merry Christmas!

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ” ― Norman Vincent Peale

“And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans--and all that lives and move upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused--and to save us from our foolishness, from all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself.” ― Sigrid Undset

                                                            Merry Christmas!

                                                              Love, Laura xo

Oxygen Red

A foggy morning you're back in the street and from nowhere a voice is bolstering you:

"This is your life why waste it with memories of the past and the questions about tomorrow?"
Ghost hate daylight so use the moment to leave them behind.
Set before you is a blessing and a curse,
Thoughts can heel you, thoughts can kill you.
Words can save you, words can break you.
Emotions may guide you or betray you.
Oxygen blue is salvation,
Oxygen red is poison.
As you think, so shall you be!
Don't eat the bread of the beast that have the evil eye.
And remember the old Indian warning:
that there's a good wolf and a bad wolf
fighting for your Soul be careful which you feed.
Don't let the air you breath become oxygen red.
As sure as day follows night there must be a way out of this mess.
Smile! It's not that bad.
Without struggle, there can be no progress.
Now is the right time for a new try to get on with life

Polymer Experiment Step by Step ~ Fragments of Time

Hi guys, how have you been? Finally, a new blog post, woho! 
 I have ordered some ceramic decals from Etsy ( something new for me to play with, yay ) so I was super excited to start working with them. I made many errors but have learned a few things as well, that I will share with you.
So, here is my little polymer experiment. What I tried to achieve were small tiles that would look as made of stone or wood, with art images that seem to have faded with time, like the ones below. 

Below are my results ~ they took me about five hours to finish because they have many layers of paint and glaze and I had to let each layer dry.
I'm going to try to explain the process in a few very simple steps, if you want to give it a try.

Start with a sheet of polymer clay, I have used white Sculpey, about 1/3 inch thick, bake it according to the instructions on the package and while the clay is still warm, apply a coat of this ceramic glaze that will act as a glue for your decals.

 When applying th…