Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Tutorial: How to Create Realistic-Looking Jade From The Six Color Groups of Natural Jade: Black, Green, Lavender, Red, White and Yellow

If you have wondered why I haven't been posting regularly this past month, the reason is because I have been in the studio feverishly writing a new tutorial, and I am pleased to announce it will make its debut this coming Friday, February 25, 2011 in my Etsy shop!

This tutorial is one I have wanted to write for about a year, and it is the first in a series of tutorials on recreating gemstones.

Many of you have been asking for a new tutorial, and I have been planning to launch a series on faux gemstones. First up is "Realistic Faux Jade."

This js a very comprehensive tutorial. It contains 55 pages, almost 150 color photos, and 16 color recipes from the six color groups found in genuine jade: Red, Lavender, White, Yellow, Black and Green. Most of you have seen various shades of green, and white of course, but did you know there was also red and black jade?

The tutorial also contains six jewelry projects, ranging in skill level from easy to intermediate, a detailed list of tools, materials and supplies (including a source guide); and three mini-tutorials on sanding and finishing; how to make the perfect, and I mean PERFECT, wire wrap loop; and how to use a plexiglas sheet to contour curves, soften edges and refine shapes.

I am also thrilled, and very honored, to announce that the new tutorial will be featured at www.voila.eu.com by my friend, the fabulously talented polymer artist, Christine Dumont, AND you could win a copy free! The first three Voila members who ask Christine about the tutorial the day it first launches will receive a free copy, so don't forget the launch date: Friday, February 25, 2011 in my in my Etsy shop! Visit Voila today for details. THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHRISTINE!

If you have not registered at Voila, you will need to do so. It only takes a few minutes and does not cost you a dime. If you have not experienced the beauty of Voila, you don't know what you are missing! If you are a polymer artist, or have thought about working in the medium, Voila is a feast for the eyes and a fabulous resource for inspiration and learning.

I had a blast writing the tutorial and putting together the jewelry projects for you. I hope you love it, and thank you so much!

Next up: Fabulous Faux Ivory you will not believe! You won't be able to distinguish it from the real thing... coming soon!

Thanks, everyone!


matsorri said...

as I told you on the Flickr... I love all the pieces!!! they are great! thanks for making a tuto!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you Matsorri!

cookie said...

Hi Lynda! didn't even realize this was here..I'm not into blogging-cn you tell? but it sure sounds like your tutorial is way cool! i signed up on Viola so maybe..I'll get lucky! Red jade looks wonderful! And you know I love all your pieces!!

JuLee said...

I wondered where you were. Glad to hear you were not sick, but were busy writting what I am sure is a great tutorial. You are so talented!

Hopemore Studio said...

I am very excited about this, looking forward to trying something new!


Nerea said...

Great !!!

Angela said...

I know you'll do good with this one. It sounds very interesting. I have tried making regular green jade, but it never came out as good as yours. I think I will be splurging on this one :-)

artybecca said...

I was wondering where you'd been also! And correction, I don't think you wrote a tutorial...at 55 pages, I think you wrote a book!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you, everyone! I am so excited about this one. I really appreciate all your wonderful comments, support and encouragement!

webDzynz said...

Wow, can't wait to learn on how to made these :)

Pips said...

Wow Lynda - wishing you every success with this new tutorial! It sounds amazing and knowing you I should imagine that your heart and soul are in it. I am sure it will be hugely popular! x