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
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.
It all started with the plan to make a quick and simple bracelet featuring a component from the new Nunn Design Winter 2017 line. That idea blossomed into a gorgeous necklace that is something I will treasure for the rest of my life! This is the first time I have tried out the technique of… Continue reading Love Is in the Air – A Valentine’s Day Necklace
I am in love with the new Nunn Design charms and pendants. Beautifully made, and a bit of patina added to bring up the design worked well for this set. So much fun putting this together, you could easily adapt this design to fit what you have in your stash. I love the puffy ovals… Continue reading North Coast Necklace & Earring Set
These necklaces are more than Vintaj components put together, they are the coordinates of the first kiss my fiancee and I shared. We were outside after our first date, my 30th birthday, under the moonlight and stars… It really could not have been more idyllic! The image is forever burned in my memory and now… Continue reading His and Hers “First Kiss” Necklaces
The inspiration for this piece started when I saw the new Vintaj component called Waterlily Base. It’s an evocative piece, made me think a bit of Monet’s Waterlily paintings, and once I found the red woman collage piece I knew it was the perfect one for this component, and once patinaed it developed into the… Continue reading The Red Woman at the Lily Pond
Here at Bello Modo, we’ve been trying to think of fun, new, and creative ways to use the huge array of supplies we have in stock. Jewelry is the obvious answer, but we like to think a little out of the box. The sun has been out, the birds have been chirping, and that’s got… Continue reading Vintaj and Patina Birdhouses | DIY Tutorial
Vintaj Natural Brass is one of my most favorite components to work with. They are the original, and still the best patina brass components on the market in terms of quality and patina. They just came out with a new introduction of some cool components, including 1″ Paddle Headpins, very cool! I sat and played… Continue reading Focus on Vintaj Natural Brass
These Vintaj Vogue components are layered and antiqued to echo the look of old Byzantine goldwork.
I recently watched the mini-series War and Peace, and am feeling heavily influenced by the lavish costumes and jewelry displayed on the show. This filigree is one of the newest introductions to the Designers Collection from Vintaj Natural Brass. When I saw it I ran to get a pair of Swarovski #6106 Pear Pendants and… Continue reading Natasha Earrings | DIY Tutorial