Links

Links of Interest
Sharing with you, some favourite websites.

Freeform Stone Cabochons, Dichroic Cabochons & Beads
In this category you will find websites that offer gorgeous components to include in your work. Several of these sites also include beautiful jewelry.

www.empirebeads.com.au
Empire Beads began life in 1975 as the Bead Company of Australia and has evolved to become one of Australia’s largest suppliers of beads and beading components. With a fabulous new user-friendly website they provide jewelry-makers and beaders with a convenient way to acquire all of the finest materials to create thoroughly unique designs. At Empire Beads, their vision "everybead for everybody" promises that they have the beads to awaken the artist in you - their use is limited only by your imagination.
www.bleilysgems.com
Our all-time favourite place to buy gorgeous high quality freeform designer cabochons. Bob Bleily has been cutting cabochons for millions of years and has a knack for cutting them just the way we jewelry artists love. Cut from quality materials, Bob creates cabochons so beautiful and highly polished it's enough to make your mother weep. Picasso cabochons depicting trees & lightening strikes,... awesome!.

<< Please note, this website is currently undergoing some changes so you might find some pages don't display yet. However, the Peanut Cabochons are back up and available again for purchase and for anything else, we find a quick email telling them what we need establishes a friendly professional dialog and ends with cabochons far superior in quality than I have purchased anywhere else in the past.
www.facetsoflight.com
Jewelry artist Linda Smith offers a wonderful variety of her gorgeous jewelry. You'll find anything from pendants to anklets, name writing to custom made wedding jewelry. For the jewelry maker,.. Linda's handcrafted freeform dichroic cabochons are a' must see', though even it you're not into making jewelry however, the Dichroic cabochon pages are worth looking at anyway mm mmmm. Perhaps you might find a dichroic cabochon you cannot live without. I'm sure you could arrange to have Linda wrap it for you,.. in gold or silver, for a truly personalized piece.
www.designercabs.biz
Clever glass artist Donna Garside-Cason offers and enormous range of handcrafted freeform dichroic cabochons, donuts, pendant beads and sets. Perfect for your wire-wrapping needs.
 
 
Jewelry Artists
This category features some of my favourite jewelry artists, others are listed above in the cabochon & bead category. More coming as time permits.


www.lowen56.blogspot.com
Lynette Owen's work with Dichroic glass is some of the best work I have ever seen. Her pendants are simply drop dead gorgeous. How she does them so perfectly and with so much detail is beyond my comprehension. But even more amazing is her sheer number of designs,..so many to choose from, and she just keeps coming up with new designs all the time, it is mind boggling. She sells her work on ebay with ID: silvermoonlyn and over at DeWanda with ID: DichroMania, so check them out if you're after an eye-popping pendant to wear on it's own,.. or to use as a stunning focal pendant to add to your own work. If you want to get an idea quickly of what I am talking about,...just have a look here at her enormous gallery of past work Lynette Owen. Warning: Get ready to pick up your jaw from the floor.

www.windysdesigns.com
Jewelry artist Lori Lort offers a large range of beautifully crafted jewelry. But my personal favourites are her Beach Glass jewelry and her pendants. I heard on the grapevine that Lori has been beavering away on a new line of pendants so I'll look forward to seeing these. <<Please note, this site will soon have a complete new look, same gorgeous jewelry, but a fresh new look site.>>
www.michondesign.com
Jewelry artist Leah Hitchcock Ybarra has a unique style of jewelry that is recognisably hers. If you're looking for something a little bit unusual, this is the site to visit. As a bonus she also displays Chris Ybarra's artwork and some of her jewelry is inspired by these.
www.esdesignsjewelry.com
Wire-wrapped jewelry and kits by Elizabeth Scott. A must see site full of gorgeous elegant style jewelry.
www.mariecristine.com
Jewelry artist Marie Cristine offers quality handcrafted jewelry. You will find handmade sterling silver, copper, goldfilled, 14k gold and gemstone jewelry. All of the handcrafted jewelry is made by Marie Cristine which includes cutting and polishing cabochons, silversmith work and wire work. Much of the jewelry is one of a kind.
Tanja Paulus - Handgefertiger Schmuck
Tanja Paulus

Tanja Paulus' website is a feast for the eyes. Her jewelry is absolutely stunning. It is a 'must see'.
Jewelry Making Forums
Great jewelry making information sites, too much to mention. Best to take a look and see for yourself
Creative Wire Jewelry
Hosted by Robbie Ward: A wonderful friendly forum. A place to learn new skills and share your jewelry making venture with other jewelry makers.
Jewelrymaking.about.com
Hosted by Tammy Powley: Another exciting site, jam packed with loads of jewelry making information.
 
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