The three most important tools to own

April 9, 2015
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There are about a billion different pliers for jewelry making! But if you are just getting started, there are really three tools you need. I use these three tools for about 90% of all my jewelry making. You need round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, and flush cutters. So let me give you a little run down on the different uses of these three tools. Continue Reading…

Custom Mother’s Day Necklaces with Birthdays and Birthstones

April 7, 2015
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I’ve noticed lately that minimalist jewelry is really in style. I’ve also seen a lot people wearing three dainty necklaces together. What better way to show off these converging trends than a Mother’s Day project! I used sterling silver stamping blanks and stamped three children’s birthdays, then paired them with the coordinating Swarovski birthstone accents. I then hung them at slightly different lengths. I love the end result. Learn how to make this project below! Continue Reading…

5 Minute Earrings featuring Swarovski Urban Pendants

March 26, 2015
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I am kind of a nut for Swarovski crystals. I anxiously wait for new colors and styles of crystals to come out! When they recently came out with these amazing Urban Pendants I was ecstatic! They have lots of fun, geometrical faceting. They are so lovely, you really don’t have to do much to make them into fun earrings! Continue Reading…

Planet Earth Earrings

March 24, 2015
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Earth Day is just around the corner! And the timing couldn’t be better! We just got in the new TierraCast Earth Buttons and I thought some planet Earth earrings would be perfect! Check out below how easy these earrings are to make! Continue Reading…

Spring Bee Jewelry Set Featuring Swarovski Crystal Metallic Sunshine Briolettes

March 17, 2015
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When spring time comes, I always want to make bug and leaf and flowery jewelry. I am paticularily fond of bumble bees! I knew I would have to use these raw brass bees paired with some of the new Swarovski crystal color, Metallic Shine. It is a beautiful warm honey color, perfect for this project! To see how to make the set, read below. All the products to make these pieces have links so you can order them and recreate this jewelry! Continue Reading…

Mermaid Seashell Earrings Tutorial

March 1, 2015
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I love the beach, and anything ocean-inspired! I am constantly searching for new items that remind me of the sea. When I recently discovered these seashell brass charms, I knew they would look amazing paired with my favorite Swarovski Bermuda blue teardrops. ¬†These earrings are easy to make and all you need is some basic hand tools. See how below! Continue Reading…

Multichain Bracelet Project

February 24, 2015
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I love chain! The more the merrier! When I was assigned to make something new with chain recently, I had a project in mind instantly. I wanted to make a multichain bracelet, with several styles of chain in the same plating. You could certainly make this bracelet with all the same chain, or chains in different platings as well. It is also a great way to use up chain scraps, since you only need 6-7 inch segments of chain. To see how to make this bracelet, follow the easy instructions below. Continue Reading…