Saturday, December 27, 2008

What's up for 2009?

First up, is a decreased turnaround time for orders!! Many folks were very patient as I launched GoldenSupplyCo and continued to run my art store on etsy, johnwgolden. The demand for blank jewelry supplies was more than expected, and these orders take a good bit longer to prepare. Hopefully, in the early months of 2009, I can bring some extra help on board to make sure that orders get out of here quickly.

Next, is some new merchandise, some of which I have developed with my suppliers! I am very excited about some glass-tile solutions that I have developed. A new ring is already available, with a video tutorial for that underway. A couple of pendants are on the way as well.

Also, in early 2009, will launch. The entire product line will be available, with no registration required!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

New rings are here!!

Got some new rings in over at Golden Supply Co. I have square and circle in Sterling and Oxidized Silver finishes.

Monday, October 20, 2008

UV Resin Tutorial...

Another tutorial, this one on UV Resin! UV Resin is much easier to apply than 2-part resin, as you don't mix anything. It starts to cure once exposed UV light, so you can cure it in sunlight as an inexpensive solution, or using a UV lamp for more consistent results.

Has a nice window of workability in which you can deal with bubbles and such prior to exposing it. It sets very quickly though once exposed, so it is important to minimize bubbles and such as much as possible prior to exposure.

One of the best things about it is that the quick "setting" of the resin lets you see which pieces aren't coming out well, and the resin can often be popped out of your finding before it sets completely, giving you a do-over of sorts.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Halloween Pendant Graphics - A New Line Begins

Many folks ask where I get the art for my jewelry. I make it, but that is not an option for a lot of folks who want to enjoy the creative process. So... in the interest of those folks, I am creating a new line of graphics that can be trimmed down and used in the various findings I sell in Golden Supply Co.

First up is a set of 26 Halloween-themed graphics. With each release, I plan to offer a few select images as a free PDF, which you can download. If you buy a graphic sheet from me, the printed sheet needs no sealing before being used with DG3 Art Gel. That means you can skip the Mod Podge™ step. If you plan to use resin, or you are printing them from the PDF and using DG3, you gotta Mod Podge these first.

This first sheet is sized to fit the large (22mm) Silver-plated Pewter Circle Pendants. Psstt...they also fit the Deep-Welled Silver-Plated Circle Rings, the great shortage of which there has been lately is expected to soon be over. A 7/8" circle punch works great with this size graphic.

A Thanksgiving offering is in the works, but I expect the next set to become available will be some new geometric graphics (similar to the ones used in my resin video), but sized for a new line of rings I expect to start carrying next week.

Featured Product: DG3 Art Gel

Knowing that DG3 is a relatively new product, I wanted to be sure folks could get their hands on it with the release of my new tutorial. Hopefully, I have the best price on it as well, $7.95 for a 4oz bottle. I have it in the GSC Etsy shop for now.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Beyond Diamond Glaze : DG3 Art Gel Tutorial

Finally got this done. Lots of folks asked about an alternative to resin, and I think a good one is DG3 Art Gel. It's sort of the next generation of Diamond Glaze. It can go on thick and still stay clear. It's not as durable as resin, but it is much safer to work with. Watch the'll see :).

Halloween Project

It's finally done. This time around I am creating two versions of my newest tutorial, a version that is better suited to the formats of places like, so basically text and pictures, and a video version for places like YouTube and Howcast and Mindbites, etc.

I'll have the video available here soon.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Featured Item : Large Silver Plated Stamped Pendant Tray 15mm Square

I really like this little pendant tray with it's light weight and clean lines. Your artwork takes front and center as the tray itself will all but disappear under a good healthy dome of resin or dimensional adhesive. The shallow depth means you could probably get away with a single layer of resin.

Right now, this is only available on Etsy.

A preview of my upcoming Halloween Project

I've got some new findings I really want to highlight, and some new graphics created just for Halloween, so my next tutorial video will be for Halloween pendants.

In an effort to make it even easier for folks to make things, I decided to make some artwork available as printed sheets, that folks can purchase along with findings. Each time I introduce some of this artwork, I plan to make selected pieces of artwork available as printable downloads from the blog and the GSC page on So for those of you that want to get together with friends to make jewelry, or if you're a parent who wants to make some jewelry with your kid(s), these graphics sheets and/or downloadables can make that easier.

So what can I make with this stuff?

If you are interested in making jewelery that is very durable, you can use resin to protect it in any of GSC's metal findings. Resin can be intimidating, but is easier than you might think.

You have to be careful of fumes, etc. so resin may not be for you. I'll be adding some videos soon that show some less toxic and less complex solutions.

The rings and pendants pictured here are made with resin, which can be a good solution for deeper-welled findings. The pendants could have been done using other solutions which I will address more in-depth once I have a video or two to show.

Where do you get your rings and pendants?

I now offer the rings and pendants that I use in my video through my etsy store, If you're not a member of Etsy, you get some of these items on my personal webite at

Not that dang video again.....

Couldn't start this off without posting the video that made this all possible.

New videos are in the works. Got something boiling for a cool Halloween project that I can't wait to show you, but first I have to videotape myself. Well... that just sounds weird.

One thing that folks have been asking me is "Where do you get your art?" I make it, and soon I am going to offer it in formats that customers will be able to use in their own crafting projects. One less obstacle for you to overcome to enjoy making something.