Etched Brass Earrings featuring Swarovski Crystals

December 29, 2015

Earrings. I love earrings! I also like etching with ferric chloride acid. So I decided to make some earrings combining these two passions of mine.  These earrings are easy to make, and have just the right amount of sparkle from the Swarovski crystals. See how to recreate them below!

Etched brass blanks with Swarovski crystals.

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DIY Multi Strand Leather Charm Bracelet

December 8, 2015

One of my favorite combinations when making bracelets is leather and charms! When deciding what color of leather to use, I chose turquoise because it’s a color that always calms me – plus it seems to work for all seasons. It reminds me of the beach where I would love to be! I decided to make this a multi strand bracelet because the stacked bracelet look is such a huge trend right now. To make your own version of this multi strand leather charm bracelet, read on. It’s easier than you think! Continue Reading…

Easy DIY Stackable Bracelets

November 30, 2015

Ever wonder how to fill your wrists with deliciously colorful and fun stackable bracelets? Well here’s a super trendy DIY bracelet design you can make in about 5 minutes! Best yet, you can customize each bracelet with charms that match your interests — or the interests of friends, family, and customers. This design works great for making Awareness jewelry and seasonal themes too. Since I made these in November, I was ready for some Christmas Cheer. Continue Reading…

Easy Elegant Chain Necklace with Swarovski Infinity Pendant

November 24, 2015

The holidays are just around the corner and homemade gifts are always so fun to give! If you aren’t sure of your creative abilities, this project is for you! This is a great project for a first-time-make-your-own-gifts person. Plus this project features Swarovski crystals plus sterling silver chain and still costs you less than $20.  Just think – you can make an item that would easily retail for $40 or more! Best part? You can make this necklace in under 5 minutes! Read on to see how! Continue Reading…

Make Metal Stamped Sports Team Necklaces

November 17, 2015

With fall comes pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters and boots. And if you’re the parent of a middle-school to college aged daughter, you know fall brings another thing too: extracurricular activities. I remember loving when school started back up so I could join the volleyball team! Whether your children are into volleyball, soccer, basketball or cheer squad, we have new metal stamps just for you! And the best part is, you can make necklaces at a reasonable cost for the entire team! See how I made these school spirited custom necklaces below! Continue Reading…

Make a Tassel Necklace with Prayer Beads

November 10, 2015

People use Mala necklaces for both spirituality and fashion, and making a Mala tassel necklace with prayer beads can be easy and fun! The use of Malas or “meditation garlands” in prayer dates back 3,000 years. Traditional Malas consist of 108 prayer beads, including “marker” beads, plus a larger “summit” or “guru” bead.  During meditation, a mantra or prayer is recited 108 times — once per bead. The marker beads serve as a point to re-focus, if necessary, and the summit bead is a beginning and ending point. When you make your own DIY Mala necklace, you can incorporate gemstone beads with properties that benefit you (or your family, friends, and customers). You can also use charms with symbols of your choice and colors with special meanings. Read on for full instructions. Continue Reading…