Here’s a picture of the collage pendant necklace project I’m going to tackle.

It’s called “Beyond the Universe Necklace” (It’s the one on the left in the image below.)

The project comes from a wonderful book I bought recently.

The book is called “A String of Expression, Techniques for Transforming Art and Life into Jewelry” by June Roman.

This isn’t a beginners book. It’s more of a personal journey with some advanced techniques sprinkled in. I love it. It addresses some of my personal design challenges.

For example, I love assymetry, but I have trouble balancing my designs. June addresses it with some words of wisdom, some tips and advice that even my little pea-brain can understand.

June address lots of other interesting topics and techniques too:

  • Jumpstarting creativity
  • Translating the spritual into jewelry
  • Using resin to make collage pendants
  • Making something called an “infiinty twist”
  • Making molds and precious metal clay pendants
  • The aforementioned assymetry design tips

Gosh making this list makes it sound almost mundane! A String of Expression is anything but. It’s a really good solid book with beautiful picture and designs that are sure to spark hidden creativity and ideas buried within you.

Please, support June Roman, jewelry artist, who sounds so sweet and lovely, and get her book if you can.

Things I’ll Need for This Necklace:

And here’s what I’m shopping for today:


Everything else, I already have (I think!) Wish me luck!


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About the Author

Christine Gierer

I'm Christine Gierer and I'm obsessed with making jewelry and teaching others how to do it too. I've been a creative person all my life, and I've done all kinds of things like art, sociology, and counseling. But nothing makes me happier than playing with beads, wires, and tools and sharing my tips and tricks with you. I have two awesome websites where you can find tons of tutorials, courses, and workshops on how to make jewelry and how to sell it online.

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