Recently my sister Belinda came to spend the weekend with me and as we often do, we beaded together, each of us making a version of a pattern designed by Nela Kabelova, ‘Venezia’, a lovely set of earrings using the new PaisleyDuo beads from Matubo. We had recently received a big shipment of them and… Continue reading Our versions of the Venezia Earrings
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’
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!
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
The jewelry I create is often due to a mood I am in or a feeling I want to cultivate in myself. Lately, I have been ruminating too often about the time I must spend away from my beautiful sons while I work and attend college rather than appreciating them and thinking of the good… Continue reading Birthstone Bracelet for Mom
We love these earrings for their innovative use of the TierraCast sliders. We don’t normally look at a slider and think that would make a great earring!, but we’re glad someone did! These earrings are eye-catching and flashy, and these crystals catch light and glimmer at almost every angle. This tutorial is written for the Blue/Silver color… Continue reading Swarovski Deco Drop Earrings
Nunn Design makes a lovely and very useful array of components, such as rings, cuff links, and bezels of all shapes. These durable, fashionable, lead and nickel free components, ( all made in the USA ), are heavily plated in precious metals, copper,… Continue reading Nunn Design Components and Crystal Clay, a Perfect Marriage