Showing posts with label diy jewelry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label diy jewelry. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Five Free Beading Tutorials in Time for Spring

Spring is just around the corner and it's time to refresh our handmade jewelry stock!!  I'm sharing with you this amazing sale on Swarovski Crystal beads.

Swarovski Crystal jewelry is always a winner for any handmade jewelry design!

You will be excited to have these gorgeous Free tutorials as well!  Enjoy!

Create the following designs with Swarovski Bicone Beads, On Sale Now Here!

Butterfly Wings Double-Strand Bracelet
This is a very versatile bracelet that goes just as well with formal or casual wear. Its whimsical butterfly design captures the attention of everyone that sees it.
Triple Strand Necklace and Earring Set
This beautiful set utilizes three different colors of Swarovski bicone beads to create an eye-catching progression of color.
Collar-Style Chainmaille Necklace and Earring Set
Learn how to create this intricate chainmaille set utilizing Swarovski crystal and gold-plated brass paddle pins.
Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set
This stunning statement necklace features Swarovski bicone crystals and antiqued gold-plated steel focals.
Double-Strand Swarovski Crystal Necklace and Earring Set
Showcase the stunning sparkle of Swarovski crystal with this necklace and earring set.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Vintage Beads For Your Beading

Did you ever think of going to an Antique Shop, a flea market or a yard sale to find old pieces of jewelry.  Sometimes, you can find a bag filled with all types of junk jewelry for a few dollars.  Why would you do this, you ask?  Because of the beads, of course!  That's right, I've come across some gorgeous beads by doing this.

The following heart necklace and earrings set is made of fine copper wire which was twisted, turned and linked, antiqued and polished.  The vintage crystals and creamy colored beads fit right in the antiqued copper finish design.

Let the beads talk to you... not in some weird way, lol!  I mean, the style of the beads will give you some direction as far as design goes... they'll definitely help you be inspired!  You'll have so much fun with vintage beads!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Tool I Cannot Live Without

The Flex Shaft tool is one of the most versatile tools a jeweler can have at his disposal.  It's super handy because it's pedal operated, leaving you in complete control!  As you can see in the photograph below, this tool can be used for many applications (not only metal work).  

There are many attachments, bits and accessories you can add to your Foredom Tool.    

In the past, I had purchased a drill press to drill holes in my fused glass pieces, but now with my Foredom flex shaft, I no longer need the drill press for this; I can perform all of my work from my work station.  This tool was the best purchase for my craft!  I could not live without it!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Only Beading Wire I Will Ever Use

I am meticulous and a bit of a perfectionist!  Therefore, every piece of jewelry I sell needs to be of the best quality possible, so this demands quality materials.  One day, I was showing a lovely watch with Tiger Eye and Black Agate beads, and while the customer was trying it on, the beading wire had pulled apart.  I felt embarrassed and a cold feeling ran through me...  I vowed for this never to happen again!!  In the handmade jewelry business, you need to make your mark and mine was uniqueness and quality.  Therefore, every piece of jewelry I design needs to be of very good quality!
I finally discovered Accu-Flex, I would not trust my beading work to any other beading wire!  Accu-Flex, gives me peace of mind; I can be confident that my jewelry will be sturdy and withstand daily use for years to come!  

If you're serious about your beading work, than you will not settle for anything less!  

Accu-Flex comes in a variety of colors, including the colors of metals (as you can see below).  It's also very flexible and you can also knot it.  I love this beading wire and cannot say enough about it!  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Genuine Pearls For Your Jewelry Creations

Ever wonder what you can do with pearls, 14-k gold filled wire and some imagination? Let yourself be inspired by pearls!  Pearls are a timeless and will bring your jewelry creations to a whole new level.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Making Your Own Jewelry: Why Not?

Everything you need to start a new venture: jewelry making! It's perfect for designing your own jewelry or to give away as gifts. You can even think about selling them at the Farmer's Market or local fairs... you never know where this craft can bring you!