DIY Rose Quartz Healing Necklace

February 6, 2015
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Rose quartz is a such a beautiful stone, pale pink and translucent. I have recently had customers for my personal business requesting more rose quartz jewelry due to the healing powers of this stone. When I looked into it, I discovered that rose quartz is a stone that promotes unconditional love and healing from emotional trauma (such as heartbreak). How perfect for Valentine’s Day! Continue Reading…

DIY: Funky Bohemian Turquoise Spike Jewelry Set

February 3, 2015
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I love the look of turquoise! I always have. It is very bohemian and hippie chic. Recently, while watching The Bachelor (we all have our guilty pleasures) I noticed that one of the girls was wearing jewelry containing the very turquoise magnesite spikes that we carry at Rings & Things! So I decided to make my own copycat version of her designer jewelry. It was super easy! Continue Reading…

Antique Leaf Rings featuring Swarovski Flat Back Crystals

January 30, 2015
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I have been eyeing these fun ring blanks for a while now. They come in several different styles and three finishes, antique copper, antique brass and antique silver. When we started carrying the Swarovski glue-on flatback crystals recently, a light went off in my head! They would be a great duo! And the combinations are endless! Continue Reading…

Victorian Blue Earrings Tutorial

January 23, 2015
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For a long time I have kept my favorite jewelry component a secret.  I didn’t want anyone to know about the magical crystal, the Bermuda Blue Teardrop.  It is by far, my favorite Swarovski crystal. It is gorgeous, with fading shades of blue. I love it paired with copper, brass or silver. Especially when these finishes are antiqued. The blue color just really pops! I have decided I have kept it a secret too long….so I have made these earrings to share with you! I love the way the vibrant crystal pairs with the antique brass elements.  To learn how to make these earrings, follow steps below!

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Hammered and Riveted Cuff Bracelet

January 20, 2015
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Last week I posted a blog about using the riveting tool. Well, I am back riveting again, and here to share! This time I have made a layered cuff, using both textured brass sheet metal and copper sheet metal. I love the combination of both textures and colors! This project is really easy with the help of a few of my favorite tools! To see how to create this bracelet, follow the instructions below!
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Busy Bee Earrings

January 16, 2015
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I think bees are so cute! I love to add them to my jewelry designs when I can. So when I discovered the Vintaj Bee Charms, my head went spinning with ideas! I really wanted to incorporate the phrase “busy bee” into the earrings, because that is often how I feel! Like a busy little bee flying around! I love how these turned out! To learn how to create your own pair follow the simple recipe below! 
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Cluster Shades of the Sea Mermaid Bracelet

January 13, 2015
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I love a beautiful cluster bracelet! I have been making this style of bracelet for years. The problem was they took me about 4 hours to complete from start to finish.  Well when BeadSmith came out with their 1-Step Looper Pliers, it cut the time of this project down to about an hour! For this cluster bracelet I was inspired by the beach, so I chose a turquoise color scheme. You could easily make this with any color palette in mind. This bracelet combines amazonite, Swarovski crystal pearls in cream, and our Swarovski Crystal Jam, Into the Ocean, that has several blue and green tone crystals. To see how easy this bracelet is, follow the steps below!
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