Creating Birthstone Jewelry Family Tree Necklaces

April 8, 2016
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Personalized jewelry has always been popular and this “family tree” necklace with birthstone charms representing each member of the family is sure to please. Creating the tree pendant with the BIGkick embossing machine could not be easier and then its just a matter of attaching all the components; that makes this fun project perfect for both beginner and advanced jewelry makers.  This would make a great group activity to share with family or friends–making memories together while making a memorable piece of jewelry.

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DIY Make a Gemstone Points Necklace

March 18, 2016
DIY gemstone points necklace project

It is easy to create a unique necklace with tip-drilled gemstone  rectangles or points because no two stones are identical.  The stones can be wire wrapped, strung directly on cording, or strung on wire to make a bead-bar necklace.  So get your jewelry-making tools out and follow these directions to make your own one-of-a-kind necklace.

 

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Stampable Bar and Bead Jewelry Project

March 9, 2016
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Custom jewelry is always in style. And with Mothers Day around the corner it can be a great way to make personalized gifts. Impress Art came out with awesome stampable bars and metal beads and I just love the way they look! They really give you so many possibilities! See how easy they are to use below! Continue Reading…

Chain Tassel and Hammered Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings

February 14, 2016
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I love the combination of sterling silver hammered hoops and chain tassels. These new hammered sterling silver links are the perfect size to hang delicate silver plated chain from them. And because I used plated chain, instead of sterling chain, the project is fairly reasonably priced. See how to recreate these earrings below! Continue Reading…

Sweet Sterling Silver Infinity Bracelet

February 9, 2016
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I love sweet, simple jewelry. Dainty little bracelets and necklaces. This project is just that! It features a delicate sterling silver infinity connector and Swarovski crystal accents. See how to make this bracelet below! Continue Reading…

BIGkick Embossable Aluminum Blanks – Get the Look of Silver without the Cost

February 3, 2016
"February Frozen" Necklace

It may not come as a surprise that the BIGkick tool is one of my favorite jewelry-making tools.  And what is not to love?  It is compact, affordable, and effortless to use–and the results are almost always perfection.  So when I saw the new embossable, 30-gauge aluminum blanks on the “NEW shelf” I was ready to try them; finally, an affordable silver-toned alternative to sterling silver.

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