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Posts Tagged 'handmade jewelry'

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How to transform gemstone donuts into simple earrings and necklaces!

I love gemstones in all shapes, sizes and colors! But recently, I have been having fun with one shape in particular, gemstone donuts. They are round, washer-shaped gemstones, with a hole in the center. They come in a variety of sizes, from dime sized, to palm sized! They also come in a variety of stones. One nice thing about the...


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...


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...


How to Make a Glass Vial Necklace

  There is no denying that little glass bottle necklaces are adorable, and as keepsake jewelry they are easily adaptable for a multitude of themes.   Whether you want to make the featured “Beachcomber” Vial Necklace, or a variation–this style of jewelry is easy to make.  You might also consider filling your little bottle with dried flower petals, dandelion wishes, a...


Fast & Fun DIY Flower Cabochon Bobby Pins

Cabochon flowers are a super easy way to add a splash of color to your life! With flat backs for easy gluing, they’re a cinch to add to any number of craft projects. This tutorial shows you how to embellish the flowers then add them to bobby pins to make sparkling DIY hair accessories. It’s a great project for kids,...


Create a Charm Bracelet

 Charm Bracelet Create a beautiful, heirloom-quality charm bracelet using freshwater keishi pearls, Swarovski faceted crystal beads, and unique sterling silver bead caps,  charms, and findings. A four-piece jewelry making tool set and basic assembly techniques are all you need to create this stunning bracelet. I recommend using the Chain Stā tool which suspends the bracelet horizontally making it easier to see where you are placing charms. Create Eight Styles of Charms For...


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 Lashed Kidney Wire Earrings – Featuring SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

Learn this simple wire-wrapping technique and how to use pinch-style rivoli settings with this free jewelry-making tutorial from Rings & Things.       You will need the following tools and supplies: ruler nylon-jaw, flat-nose pliers round-nose pliers semi-flush side cutter sampler pack of 26ga silver-plated Artistic Wire® (use two 4 inch pieces) 14mm rivoli bezel with 1 Loop (use...


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