DIY Game Day Earrings

August 27, 2015
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Football season has begun and whether you live in New Orleans, San Francisco, Denver, or elsewhere, we have beads to match your teams colors! I happen to live in Seattle, so I support a particular football team who’s colors are green and blue and who’s mascot is member of the hawk family. I just had to make some earrings for game day to show my pride! These are really easy to make, and have lots of bling for the lady football fan! Continue Reading…

Metal Etching for Jewelry Makers: a step-by-step guide

August 24, 2015
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Learning a new jewelry-making skill expands your creative options! Metal etching is a fairly simple technique that offers endless possibilities! With just a little experimenting, you’ll be creating unique and personalized components you can add to all sorts of DIY jewelry! Read on to find out more. Continue Reading…

Easy Breezy Sterling Silver Earrings

August 17, 2015
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I love sterling silver! And sterling silver and gemstones are like a match made in heaven. Sterling silver can be quite spendy, but with these thin sterling silver blanks, you can make a pair of sterling silver earrings quite affordably.  I have paired these sterling silver hoops with African jade and peridot for an earthy green look. See how easy they are to make below! Continue Reading…

Dripping in Gold Earrings Project

August 10, 2015
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I love the idea of long, dramatic earrings for a night out on the town – the kind of earrings that really make people stop and look! I decided to make a pair of earrings like this that would shimmer and sparkle with gold! These earrings are a little time consuming to create, but are worth it! Plus the supplies are very inexpensive. Find out how to recreate this look below. Continue Reading…

DIY Wire Wrapped Briolette Earrings

July 31, 2015
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Want a simple and versatile earring design that you can replicate over and over again? This wire-wrapped briolette earring design can be used for any tip-drilled teardrop beads or briolettes. That’s what makes these some of my favorite earrings to make! The result is simple yet can look dramatically different depending on what colors and gemstone beads you choose.  Continue Reading…

Easy DIY Long Bohemian Gemstone Necklace

July 29, 2015
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Long pendant necklaces have been very in style the last couple of years.  Whenever I go into a trendy boutique, the displays always have several of these necklaces layered over bohemian chic clothing. I decided I had better make one myself! You can use any large gemstone, your choice of chain and charm. I like the antique brass finish the best. This project is really quick and easy, but turns out very elegant! Continue Reading…

Green Patina Floral Copper Cuff

July 21, 2015
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I love making my own cuff bracelets. It is really quite easy and there are so many option! The copper strips come in a package of six and are 6 inches by 1 inch, the perfect size. You can hammer them, stamp them, rivet on them, patina them. The possibilities are endless! I decided I wanted to make some that had a country chic look, floral and green. It was really fun, and quite easy! See below how. Continue Reading…

Swarovski Crystal Prism Necklace

July 7, 2015
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I recently discovered these Swarovski prisms! We have carried them at Rings & Things for years, but somehow I overlooked them. They are leaded glass crystal, so they are very sparkly and pick up all the colors of the rainbow! And, they are safe to wear in jewelry. This necklace combines 3 sizes of Swarovski prism spears on long antique brass chain. While it is a very simple project to recreate, the final result is anything but simple! It is quite fancy indeed! See how to make this project below! Continue Reading…