We offer the free emailable tutorial in Patterns & Kits for the JOANA RING by Anick Puca. The pattern is in French but Leslie Rogalski kindly translated the instructions in a page attached at the end. When I first sat down to start to put one together it occurred to me that the Swarovski #2035… Continue reading Our version of the lovely ‘Joana Ring’
The 4th of July is right around the corner, so these fun, festive, and casual chic earrings are right in time! Most of the components are Vintaj Natural Brass, and the stars are patinaed with Vintaj Marble Patina and sanded to bring up the contrast, easy peasy! Components: 2 x Vintaj Star Charm #DP191 6… Continue reading Celebrations Starburst Earrings
Nunn Design findings and Crystal Clay are a match made in heaven, and perfect to make your wedding day or prom jewelry. The tiny little 2mm pearls are just the size for this project but you could string any size 11/0 seed bead to use or consider using ball chain or Rhinestone Chain. Lots of… Continue reading Wedding or Prom Set made with Nunn Design & Crystal Clay
Lovely, subtle tones give this set a deep and entrancing look. Designed for us by Lindsey Stockert. Necklace & Earrings: 2 ft. – Flexrite 49 strands .024 3 – Tree of Life Pendants – Antique Silver, ND-ctol-sb (also available in other finishes) 10 – Oval Jump Rings – Silver Plate, #01-0018-01 (8 for necklace and… Continue reading Tree of Life Necklace & Earrings
We played with Alcohol Inks and Lucite beads today, and got some great results with little time and effort. Here’s a quick recap:
Assorted White Lucite Beads
Alcohol Inks, lighter colors best
Cup or jar of water
baby wipes for clean up and Blending Solution
I like to set out 3 or 4 colors that coordinate, I used Pastel shades for a more watercolor look. So, used Peach Bellini, Cloudy Blue, Sandal, and Juniper. I laid out a small puddle of each color on my silicone sheet and with the brush randomly dipped in to a color and brushed it on the white lucite flowers, from both the inside and the outside, in strips, randomly applying color till it was what I wanted.
Lindsey made these lovely long and dangling earrings recently using a chain that makes this look so easy. The chain alternates between the larger flat links and the smaller grouped chains so you just need a section of chain to make this look work. The 3-Petal Bellflowers come in lots of lovely colors and finishes, but this color worked so nicely with the chain.
When I see these earrings the song ‘Tropical Heatwave’ starts playing in my head. They have a swaying movement to them, along with the glitter of the crystals, I just start thinking of the dance floor!