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How to transform gemstone donuts into simple earrings and necklaces!


I love gemstones in all shapes, sizes and colors! But recently, I have been having fun with one shape in particular, gemstone donuts. They are round, washer-shaped gemstones, with a hole in the center. They come in a variety of sizes, from dime sized, to palm sized! They also come in a variety of stones. One nice thing about the...

Simple Swarovski Crystal Pendant Earrings


  Swarovski crystal pendants are the perfect way to sparkle up any holiday outfit! And they are so easy to transform into pretty earrings! There are so many different shapes and colors to choose from, you may have trouble deciding which ones to get! You can literally make any of these earrings in under 5 minutes!  All that is needed...

Make Sparkling Wine Charms with Swarovski Beads


Holiday season is fast approaching, and with the holidays comes holiday parties … And of course wine, lots of wine! If you’re like me, this can lead to a common problem: wine glass confusion. Whose glass is whose? Well, don’t fret! There is a simple and shimmering solution: Swarovski wine charms! And whether you want to make a set for...

How to Make a Beaded Yoga Bracelet


    If you are looking for a tranquil jewelry-making project, the stretchy yoga bracelet is perfect.  It is easy to make and takes very few tools (this also makes it perfect for beginning jewelry makers!). Our design incorporates Mala prayer beads and 8mm round gemstone beads, plus we’ve personalized the bracelet with a Nina Designs charm.  Whether you make...

How to make crystal angel earrings


When I first saw the cool shape of Swarovski’s crystal dome beads (from their Fall/Winter 2014/15 Innovations), two thoughts immediately came to my mind – bell and angel skirt.   This tutorial shows you how to use these sparkling faceted beads to make angel skirts for earring designs.  The exact same combinations can also be used to make single angels...

12 Days of Christmas DIY Charm Bracelet


“On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me a Partridge in a Pear Tree.” Here’s a fun way to remember the rest of the gifts in the “12 Days of Christmas” song: Make yourself a bracelet with a charm representing each gift. 1. Gather Supplies and Tools: 1 Set of Charms: 12 Days of Christmas 12-25: Jump Rings, Assorted...

How to Use Center Crimp Cord Ends


When you’re making jewelry, center crimp cord ends are an easy way to cleanly finish the ends of a wide variety of jewelry cord including but not limited to leather, silk ribbon, and chain. You can finish your necklace or bracelet with a loop and a hook: Or, use two loops and the clasp of your choice (shown here is...

Polymer Clay Sunset Ombre Pendants


I must admit, polymer clay is a material I rarely think of using when creating jewelry designs. But lately, I have seen some jewelry on etsy and pinterest that have made me second guess this almost forgotten medium. I mean it is very versatile. It allows you to create simple, yet modern and edgy designs.  So when I was faced...

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