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Archive for 'DIY Jewelry Projects'

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...

CzechMates Memory Wire Bracelet Tutorial

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

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

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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