Articles tagged #CRYSTAL
Articles tagged
#CRYSTAL

Summer Rain Bracelet Tutorial

Place a wire guard on the round link and crimp a 10-inch piece of flex wire through the wire guard (see Jewelry Basics 101 - PDF).

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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...

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Fit for a Queen Ring Tutorial

This simple project features Swarovski crystal rivoli stones and 1-time adjustable ring blanks with a bezel setting. Created by: Amy Mickelson 1. Place the correct size of rivoli stone in the corresponding size of ring bezel setting.

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Celebrations Day of the Dead Tutorial

Celebrations Day of the Dead bracelet depicts the musical side of this holiday. The beautiful TierraCast musical charms nicely offset the Swarovski Crystal Mystic Black pearls.

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Fade To Black Crystal Pendant Tutorial

Arrange stones from lightest to darkest. Set first rivoli in top setting, pressing the bezel into place to hold the stone firm.

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Candy Corn All Dressed Up - Earrings Tutorial

These earrings were inspired by the Swarovski crystal candy corn earrings. Janet used a decreasing brick stitch to create the candy corn.

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Chainmaille-Style Earrings Tutorial

This project has step-by-step illustrated instructions in our blog: How To Make Chainmaille-Style Earrings at blog.rings-things.com.

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Birthstone Options

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

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12th Man Earrings Tutorial

Create a pair of sparkling earrings for your favorite football fan! These take just 5 minutes, and a few basic jewelry tools. No glue required, either!

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Becoming One Necklace Tutorial

To make the fingerprint heart pendant, form the desired pendant shape in silver metal clay. Allow it to dry, and pre-finish, then spritz thoroughly with distilled water.

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Tamed Urchin Ring Tutorial

Center the stone in the ring setting and gently squeeze in prongs (with your hands or pliers) working from opposite sides to keep the stone centered.

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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!

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Bead Curtain Earrings Tutorial

Learn to make unusual chain fringe earrings with ball chain and just a dash of crystal. FREE Jewelry Tutorials. No blinkin ads. No login required.

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Blooming Lotus Earrings Tutorial

Post earrings can be fun... and floral! This is a great pair of earrings to make for an April birthday or for anyone who loves diamond shine!

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Botanical Bird Necklace Tutorial

Follow wire-wrapped loop instructions in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF) to create wire-wrapped link sections with the crystal beads.

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Briolette and Vine Earrings Tutorial

Pretty prehnite finds the spotlight in these easy to make earrings.

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Aqua Flower Crystal Earrings Tutorial

Learn to make these sweet gold-filled chain tassel and link/hoop earrings, featuring Swarovski Edelweiss pendants, with parts that have been tested to work together!

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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.

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Cardio Amour Wire Necklace Tutorial

For illustrated step-by-step instructions for this necklace, please see the full Heartbeat Necklace Tutorial in our blog.

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Chasing the Golden Moon Earrings Tutorial

Cut 2 lengths of wire, each about 30"" long. You want enough to lash all the crystals, but not so much that the wire is in the way.

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