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Posts Tagged 'memory jewelry'

Post Tagged 'memory jewelry'

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...


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...


Create a Hinged Metal Memory Journal

Use a hinge to turn shrine-shaped metal blanks into a journal! Decide on the layout, location of the hinge and other decorative elements. Using a checkered hammer, apply texture to the top and bottom panels of the journal. Patina, file rough edges and clean. Cut the hinges, which can be as wide or as narrow as you choose. For 3/32...


How to Create a Reliquary Pendant

I love keepsake jewelry, and this reliquary necklace is perfect for capturing mementos. You can adapt this pendant design to make your own personalized jewelry; encase a family photo, dried flower petals from a special event, or perhaps a lock of baby hair. The following is a DIY tutorial for making a glass bezel shrine necklace.   Here are the...


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...


Little House on the Pendant

Hi bloglandia! Today’s design question: What memories or images do you have that are worth framing? I just stumbled across this photo of some little house hinged pendants our design team made awhile back. It always amazes me how you can give people, in this case 9, the same jewelry component and end up with such completely different results! Our hinged...


Glass Bezels: Clearly show off your treasures!

Glass bezels are great! You can make your own by using a bottle cutting tool from Delphi. This tool is also pretty handy to convert old wine bottles and beer bottles into drinking glasses and votive holders. Check out this video from Six in the Suburbs Blog to see how easy it is to cut glass bottles. However, if you...


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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