Why Jo Jones Loves Flat Nose Pliers

Use flat nose pliersFlat nose? Needle nose? Betcha have both kinds of pliers on your workbench. Jo Jones shares 3 steps where she prefers flat nose. Hints: metal fibers, rings that don’t really jump and building with wire and things found.

Bailey tries to assist. “His favorite spot in the studio is wherever I don’t want him to be!”

Jo “JoMama” Jones

p.s. It’s a Double Tech Tuesday Contest! Want to see how Iced Enamels® and Glitz Powders heat up in a bezel? Click here.

Two random lucky followers of ICE Resin® on Pinterest by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013 will win a package of  ICE Resin and Industrial Chic products.

Winner will be announced on the ICE Queen Zine on Saturday, April 13. Winner will have until April 17 to respond. Open to US Residents only.

 

 

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Why the Euro Punch is One of My Go-to Tools

Tools. If you create jewelry, you need tools that a minimally stressful on your hands. One of Lesley Venable’s faves is a punch that works on metal. She likes it so much, she made a video:

Want to see more of Lesley’s designes? You can find her at Flatwoods Folk Art.

It is DOUBLE TECH TUESDAY. Comment on this blog and on Lexi’s post about Industrial Chic Chain as well by midnight tonight Mountain time and you could win.

Susan M. Walls Shares a Tip

Toothpicks, sandwich sticks, craft sticks, long flat sticks (cut in half) are Susan M. Walls’ favorite tools for placing, dripping and nudging ICE Resin exactly where she wants it to go in a bezel.

You can discover more about Susan on her Charming Trinkets blog.

Also, it is DOUBLE TECH TUESDAY! Post a comment on this post and here. We will randomly choose one lucky winner for a pair of bezels!

My Favorite Tool for Jewelry – Cindy Cima Edwards

Why round nose pliers are Cindy’s go-to jewelry tool–tiny round loops, large round loops and great connections.

Cindy’s blog is Live to Design!

Also, it is DOUBLE TECH TUESDAY! Post a comment below and then post a comment here.

One lucky, randomly chosen winner will be sent a pair of bezels!

ICE Resin + tissue paper with Thespa McLaughlin

Thespa shares how to make tissue paper translucent with ICE Resin®

You can learn more about Thespa on her Vintiquities Worshop blog.

It’s DOUBLE TECH TUESDAY! That means that one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post or ICE Resin + Belle Dames will win a cool package of Industrial Chic jewelry makings. Comments must be left by midnight mountain time October 31.

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