Although I would not give up my “real” books and magazines, I really like some of these new emags. When I was given the opportunity to review this, I wasn’t sure. However, I really liked In Stitches emag, so I’d take a look at this one.
This emag focuses on mixed-media jewelry. There is over 40 minutes of videos, eight step-by-step projects, and a slideshow and inspiration gallery of ideas for jewelry.
Here is what is included in this emag:
- Go inside the studio with Susan Lenart Kazmer.
- Find out which resin is right for your next project with videos and a comparison chart.
- Learn how to use image transfer papers with author and crafter Sherri Haab.
- Discover cool new crafting products to incorporate into artistic projects.
- Create fabric beads with video technique how-to’s from Beading Daily Editor Kristal Wick.
- Watch a video with Ronna Sarvas Weltman on conditioning polymer clay by hand or with a pasta machine.
- See jewelry pieces in a new way with slideshows and zoomable images, and more.
This was one of my favorite articles and tutorials. I liked watching Kristal Wick make the fabric beads in front of me. I also liked that I could download the pdf of the tutorial so I can make them later when I’m on the other side of my studio – away from my computer.
I’ve made paper beads, but have never gotten around to making fabric ones. Fun! So I took a piece of the fabric that I had made earlier when I was playing with gelatin printing. I didn’t really like how it turned out – didn’t even take a picture of it. Anyway, I followed her directions. Here are my beads.
I was pretty happy with these. More of these are also in my future!
I also really enjoyed the article on the three types of resins. I’ve wanted to try making something with resin, but have hesitated because I didn’t want to use the toxic two-part kind. Now I know some options and it was nice seeing all three demonstrated by three different artists. There were also some other neat jewelry projects I really think I could make!
I’m not ready to give up my “real” magazines, but I do like these emags.
You can purchase this emag Here for both Mac or PC for $9.97.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this emag from the publisher for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review and received no monetary compensation.