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The 15-Minute Earring Tutorial

May 3, 2019

Do you have 15 extra minutes? Then you have time to make a new pair of earrings! Just combine your favorite decorative connector links with Swarovski crystal pendants to create these fast and easy earrings.

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Jewelry Tutorial – Curved Bead-Bar Necklace

April 23, 2019

Simplicity and elegance combine in this April-themed necklace.  Sparkling Swarovski Crystal briolette beads, like drops of rain, line a hand-formed curved bead bar.  The red brass wire glows from inside the briolette beads, and pairs with the sterling necklace for a mixed-metal effect. Best of all, this is the perfect project for using the 1-Step Looper pliers (one of my favorite things).

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Jewelry Design Ideas for Endless Hoop Style Ear Wires

March 22, 2019

This new product is a bit curious; though named “endless” hoop earring findings, these clearly have two ends (they are really more of a C-shape). One end of the ear wire inserts into your ear piercing, and the other is a decorative stopping point for whatever adornment you add. This raised a few design questions — What is the best way to use these? And how do you keep the added adornment from just sliding off? Read on for our solutions to these important design questions.

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Birthstone Bangle Bracelet Tutorial

February 7, 2019

TierraCast’s ready-to-use birthstone charms could not be any sweeter (sparkle joy)! I love them so much I designed a charming bangle bracelet to share the joy. Just follow these step-by-step instructions to create your own bracelet.

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"Blue Valentines" – A Free Earring-Making Tutorial

January 24, 2019


Are you new to making jewelry? If so, here is a beginning earring-making project that will make you look like a seasoned professional. The prong-style bezel settings are quick and easy to use. From setting the stone to assembling the components takes about 20 minutes.

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DIY 4th of July Jewelry

June 18, 2018
It’s fun to wear something colorful and patriotic for Independence Day, but it’s hard to find good red, white and blue jewelry that isn’t tacky or cheaply made.

So … make your own! The key is to start with quality components, in nice, bright colors. Swarovski makes some of the purest and most reliable reds and blues, and has set the benchmark for sparkling crystal for over a century. The catch? They don’t always have the names you’d expect. Here are my favorites for the 4th of July:

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How to Make Leverback Earrings featuring Swarovski Crystal Rivoli Stones

June 10, 2016
These eye-catching earrings have a lot going on visually, but really it takes just three jewelry parts and a little glue to make them. And if you have never explored the use of glue in jewelry making, now is your chance. Follow these steps to make a pair of sparkly earrings featuring Swarovski Crystal rivoli stones and glue-on leverback earring findings.

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DIY Aromatherapy Tassel Bracelet Tutorial

April 28, 2016

How-to Create a Custom Essential Oil Infused, Gemstone & Crystal Tassel Bracelet

Bracelet

This bracelet can be customized to include personal elements, represented by:

  • Gemstones and their properties (chakra, metaphysical, healing…)
  • Aromatherapy/essential oil blends and their uses (mosquito repellent, stress-relief, calming…)
  • Color intention and symbolism (harmony, strength, stability…)

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