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Archive for January, 2012

Archive for January, 2012

Cloverleaf Connectors: My new favorite thing!

I am always looking for ways to incorporate messages or cute little phrases into my jewelry. I think a word or phase can change the whole meaning of a piece of jewelry. By adding words, you can add emotion to your designs. So when we added new stamp-able Cloverleaf Connectors to our inventory, I just couldn’t resist making a pair...

Sweet heart jewelry designs – for Valentine’s Day and more!

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away. How did that happen?!? But there is still plenty of time to make your own jewelry to wear, to gift, even to sell (how many men wait until the day before to purchase gifts, hmm?). Mollie made the above earrings with our brass fairy doors and the Vintaj BIGkick (tutorial coming soon!)....

DIY Shamballa style macrame bracelet tutorial

Square knot macrame bracelets have been given new life due to the influence of high end designers. I’ve got the “Circle of Life” from The Lion King playing in my head as I write this. How else to explain how a simple macrame bracelet design, which has spent years as a summer camp staple and a tourist shop standard, has...

Torch fired enamel jewelry ideas

Torch fired enameled metal is really (really!) quite beautiful! We recently added a selection of artisan copper components from C-Koop Beads. The colors are deep and lustrous due to the layers of glass fused to the surface of the metal, and since they are handmade, each one is slightly different. Here are a few of the mixed-media jewelry pieces our...

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