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Searching for inspiration on the web this month, it's partly been an exercise in procrastination (see above re post-Christmas-lag) ... but if you also fancy a little break from your normal reads, then click on the links of some of my favourite finds this month (but not all from this month!)
Ever have trouble fixing posts to the back of earrings? Then check this post out, by Jibby & Juna
Beautiful earrings created from metal forged to look like birch bark. And a poem by Robert Frost thrown in for free.
A hint or two on where to find inspiration when it seems to have not only hidden but left the country ... I know that feeling!
Ethical Metalsmiths - this seems to be a US only site but it still makes fascinating reading when you care about where your materials come from.
Fancy having a go at Steampunk? Take a look at this tutorial. I've been collecting any and all broken watches for a while myself now ...
Beautiful and inspiring metal keys.
Fancy being adventurous this weekend? Make your own Shibuichi.
And a few non-jewellery items ...
In the middle of a fifteen piece series that aims to help you get organised - part three looks at organising your home HQ.
A beautiful new year resolution.
Cornwall in the snow - click on the images to make them bigger and enjoy the beauty.
Need inspiration for a gift for your loved one? Only just Remembered it's Valentine's Day very soon? Take a look at this.
Hope you've had a good month, snow or sun.