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Archive for 'Designer Spotlight'

Archive for 'Designer Spotlight'

New York Fashion Week from the perspective of a Jewelry Designer

Hi, my name is Tiffany White and I am the girl pictured on the very left of this photo. I am a jewelry designer, jewelry blogger, and jewelry making instructor.   My world pretty much revolves around jewelry! I have worked for Rings & Things, and if you follow this blog, you have probably seen some of my jewelry-making blogs...

Summer Road Trip part 3

Hi bloglandia! Today is the deadline for entering the Vintaj Summer Road Trip design challenge. Mollie was a little late in getting her inspiration piece completed…seems her idea of a summer road trip is wandering in the woods. There are no clocks or calendars in the wilderness! Her “Day in the Woods” necklace is well worth waiting for, however. She...

Vintaj Road Trip Design Challenge!

Hi bloglandia! We are really excited to be partnering with Vintaj for their Summer Road Trip design challenge this month. Visit their blog to see the great jewelry their designers created by pairing beads & components from Rings & Things with Vintaj products. The Vintaj blog also has all the details about how to enter the contest! Submissions are due...

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...

Turn it upside down!

What happens when you take the oh-so-popular Swarovski crystal tree charm pattern and turn it upside down? Beautiful, festive crystal earrings that can be worn year-round! The French clips are another nice touch. Melissa made these classic clear crystal margarita earrings while on vacation with her mom and I snatched them off her ears as soon as I saw them....

Twelve Days of Christmas Jewelry Designs: 6 – Family Keepsakes

Not all Christmas crafts or Christmas jewelry designs need to be Christmas-y. Sometimes the best jewelry presents are the ones with special meaning. Soldered and riveted necklace by designer Mollie Valente. Photo by her sister, Janet, of Pink Poppy Studio on Etsy. The photo inside the one of a kind pendant is of their mother. (I’ll be posting a tutorial...

How to make copper bangle bracelets with large hole beads

Hello, bloglandia! Our sales manager, Sondra, was fortunate enough to attend Tracy Stanley’s “Bangles with a Message” class at Bead & Button last month. We’ve been oohing and ahhing over her wristful of chunky metal, so yesterday we got together and made some of our own bracelets. For a sturdy yet slightly flexible bracelet base, we used 14 gauge copper...

Two ways to color metal using Image Transfer Solution

  Hi Bloglandia! Last weekend I did a demo in our Spokane showroom on how to use Sherri Haab’s Image Transfer Solution (ITS) and thought now would be a good time to share these techniques for colorizing metal with everyone. Image transfer is just that – transferring an image from the paper it is printed on to a different surface...

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