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How to Make a Beaded Yoga Bracelet

Oct
31

  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 one...


How to make crystal angel earrings

Oct
28

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

Oct
20

“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

Oct
14

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

Oct
06

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...


CzechMates Memory Wire Bracelet Tutorial

Sep
25

I love the Picasso finishes and and unusual colors of CzechMate 2-hole tile beads and other CzechMate 2-hole beads. But it’s hard to find a project with them that doesn’t involve needles and intricate beadweaving. So … here it is! When I discovered pliers designed for looping ends of memory wire, I decided on an ombre chevron cuff bracelet. This 4- to 6-row ombre chevron...


Easy to Make Leather and Trade Bead Wrap Bracelet

Sep
17

Making a wrapped-leather bracelet doesn’t have to be difficult or take a lot of time – this colorful African bead bracelet is proof of that. In fact, if you can string beads and tie a simple overhand knot, you can make the “Volta River” Wrap Bracelet.  It’s an easy afternoon project! First, gather your supplies: You’ll need the following components:...


Say it Your Way with Easy Metal Stamped Jewelry

Sep
10

You don’t have to be Frank Sinatra to do things your own way! That’s the beauty of metal stamping as a jewelry technique. Not only do you get to assemble components, you get to make your own components – and they can say whatever you want them to say!     Letter stamps are the perfect way to create monogram...


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