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Archive for 'Tutorials'

Archive for 'Tutorials'

How to Make a Textured Copper Ear Cuff

Ear cuffs have been all the rage in the fashion world this past year, from free-form wire-wrapped ear vines to ornate over the ear styles. This tutorial shows you how to make a simple metal ear cuff in copper.  This simple design wraps around the outer cartilage of the ear and is a popular style for men.   It can be...

How To Make A Wire Bird Nest

It’s February, and snow and ice are covering every surface… which means I’d really like to fly away to someplace warm for the winter. But I don’t have wings, so the next best thing is having Kayla explain how she makes these adorable wire bird’s nests.  She made this sweet bracelet by creating 3 wrapped nests with different shades of...

How To Set Eyelets in Leather

Eyelets in leather jewelry can be both decorative and functional. Whether you want to add an industrial punk look to a leather bracelet, explore a new way to finish a choker, or find new alternatives to add embellishments, eyelets offer a clean and finished look to jewelry! With Rings & Things new EXCLUSIVE Leather Embellishing Kit, some leather and a...

Lariat Round Up

I have been more and more drawn to Lariat style necklaces lately, and seeing lots of them pinned on pinterest.  This inspired me to create several lariat necklace tutorials for the Rings & Things gallery and to look to our other designer’s past contributions to this jewelry style. What is a lariat necklace? It is an open-ended necklace with no clasp....

Get Your Margaritas Here

No, not that kind of margarita… These crystal charm designs are so easy to make! Grab a tasty beverage and a friend or two and have a good time making margarita trees all evening. So… why am I calling them margarita trees? The “branches” of these sweet tree designs are made with the Swarovski sew-on stone Article 3700, known as...

Embellish Jewelry Blanks with Crystal Chatons

It doesn’t matter if you’re a rhinestone cowgirl or an urban fashionista – dressing up belt buckles and other jewelry blanks with sparkling crystal chatons is just plain fun! Use the steps below to either recreate the Zen Yin belt buckle by Jan or to embed you own designs in a wide range of jewelry components including bezel cups, bottles...

How to Make a Metal Box

Make A Metal Box A small metal box was turned into a framed reliquary, containing an antiqued frozen Charlotte doll. Create your own metal box that can be transformed into memory jewelry, a tiny shrine or used for some other whimsical (or practical) purpose. To make a metal box, first decide on the type of metal, and the size of...

Make Fashionable Ear Cuff Jewelry

If you haven’t yet jumped on the ear cuff bandwagon, now’s your chance! Some ear cuff designs include an earring post to hold the design in place, but many of today’s styles work for both pierced and non-pierced ears, making them as versatile as they are trendy. Customer service rep Tracy and Gallery guru Amy made the following Five Ear...

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