Ruth Rae

Ruth Rae is a classically trained jeweler who has since discovered her passion for creating jewelry using her sewing machine. She is the co-author of A Charming Exchange with Kelly Snelling. Ruth Rae is also the author of Layered, Tattered and Stitched. This section has several step- by- step tutorials from Ruth Rae’s books including Fabric Cuff Bracelets, wall hangings, metal jewelry with a bird theme and more. You can even see one of our editor’s trying out a inkodye fabric dying process featured in Layered, Tattered and Stitched. Learn more about Ruth Rae’s personality, her favorite crafting tool, words of encouragement for any crafter and where she would love to travel in her author profile.

Book Notes: A Charming Exchange

Rice reviews the collaboration between Ruth Rae and Kelly Snelling for their book, A Charming Exchange. The 25 jewelry projects have variety for everyone.

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Inkodye: Review & Instructions

Tonia introduces you to a dye that develops in sunlight. Pull up a lawn chair next to the kiddie pool, dip in your feet to cool off and watch the fun begin!

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Book Notes: Layered, Tattered & Stitched

Fabric and wire and Ruth Rae! Oh, awesome! Ricë tells you all about Layered, Tattered & Stitched: A Fabric Art Workshop.

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Ruth Rae Altering Fabric and Metal

Ruth Rae, co-author of a Charming Exchange and author of Layered, Tattered and Stitched, demonstrates to the students in her workshop at Art Unraveled, multiple techniques for altering fabric. Here she plays with fire, burning and melting craft fabric in …

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Art on Your Wrist

Using a dazzling array of materials, including cast- off strips of fabric, ribbons, scraps of paper, buttons, beads, exotic threads, inks, fabrics and stamps, Ruth Rae, author of Layered, Tattered & Stitched, will lead you through a project that will have you creating wearable works of art in no time at all. You’ll be proud to say you made it yourself!

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Brave Heart Wall Hanging

Along this journey with Ruth Rae, author of Layered, Tattered & Stitched, you’ll sew, stitch, metal stamp and embroider. But you’ll also learn a whole host of other unique techniques—like bleaching, burning and bead wrapping—that will enable you to set your work apart from the rest.

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Making Swirl Clasps

When you’re creating jewelry, so many of those purchased findings seem not quite right. Learn to create your own swirl clasp finding with the help of Ruth  Rae and Kelly Snelling in A Charming Exchange. Click to download the Making …

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Creating a Bird’s Nest Charm

In five extremely easy steps, you’ll transform some garden-variety steel wire and a few beads into something incredibly, well, charming—this wire bird’s nest charm. Ruth Rae and Kelly Snelling, authors of A Charming Exchange, also include
instructions for attaching your charm to a larger piece.

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Creating a Mélange Journal

This project, courtesy of Ruth Rae, author of Layered, Tattered & Stitched, uses multiple techniques (all laid out for you step by step) and materials. You’ll sew, strip, dye and bind. And when you’re all done, you’ll be amazed at the work of art you’ve created!

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