Articles tagged #CRYSTAL
Gemstone Index: Quartz
Quartz gemstone beads and pendants from Rings & Things include multicolor rutilated quartz, clear rock crystal quartz, rose quartz, smoky quartz, tourmalated quartz, druzy quartz and more. Members of this semiprecious gemstone family share the same chemical composition (silicon dioxide) and similar physical properties. All semiprecious beads described here are types of macrocrystalline quartz (crystals recognizable with the naked eye), just like citrine and amethyst. Quartz is said to be the universal healing stone. Quartz crystals are believed to promote...
Some birth months and Zodiac signs have a dizzying variety of jewelry-making options to choose from; others just have one classic birthstone / color. To keep it (relatively) simple, we're sticking with the most-popular traditional birthstones in the US & the UK. January: Garnet (Red) | February: Amethyst (Purple) | March: Aquamarine (Light Blue) & Bloodstone | April: Diamond & Rock Crystal Quartz (Clear) | May: Emerald (Green) & Chrysoprase | June: Alexandrite, Pearl, & Moonstone | July: Ruby & Carnelian | August: Peridot & Sardonyx | September: Sapphire & Lapis Lazuli | October: Rose Zircon, Opal & Pink Tourmaline | November: Golden Topaz & Citrine | December: Blue Zircon, Tanzanite & Turquoise
April Love - Bracelet Tutorial
How can I customize thee? Let me count the ways....... Your favorite style of chain, a customized heart tag and a touch of rivoli sparkle are all you need for this bracelet that's perfect for any palette or personality. Makes for a great April birthday gift!
Blue Valentines Earrings Tutorial
Place a Swarovski square cushion stone in the bezel setting. Firmly hold the bezel setting (or work on a rubber block). Use the burnisher to carefully push the first bezel prong until it is set against the stone. Rotate the bezel setting so the second prong you set is opposite the first one. Then set the final two prongs in the same manner. Repeat these steps with the second stone and setting.