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
Fun, flirty, and easy to make set that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day! Basic wire-working skills are needed, otherwise it’s easy to put together. Materials 1 pkg. Heart Shaped Beads 2 x Arrow Connectors 2 x Arrow Charms 6 x Eye Pins (1 pkg) 18 x 2mm Beads (1 pkg) 3 x 4mm Beads (1 strand)… Continue reading Heart Throb Set
Fun and flirty, this necklace is casual and artistic, but pretty easy to put together. You can use beads of your choice for the embellishments, bicones, fire polished, Czech glass, or even pearls to give it a more stylish feel. TierraCast Parts 1 Link Flora 1/2″ Ring 94-3198-27 4 Charm Flora 94-2493-27 4 Charm Jardin… Continue reading Make the Delicato Necklace
Another beautiful bracelet using the Dolce Vida components. TierraCast Parts 1 Clasp Set Jardin 94-6226-40 2 Link Beaded 5-1 94-3056-12 7 Link Jardin 1/2″ Square 94-3204-40 8 Link Flora 5/8″ Ring 94-3199-40 8 Link Small Jardin Rectangle 94-3203-40 5 Link Jardin 5/8″ Square 94-3201-40 2 Link Flora 1/2″ Ring 94-3198-40 35 Jumpring 5mm Round 01-0020-61… Continue reading Abundance Bracelet
These earrings were designed by TierraCast to show off their lovely components. There are no specific directions, the set on the left has the GemDuos attached to the components with 26ga wire, and the dangles are made on the eye pins. The set on the right has a bit of chain attaching the main component… Continue reading Splendor Earrings
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!
Leather cord is the new go-to for making fun and casual earrings. This design uses 2mm round leather cord but often 1.5mm works too. The really good thing is if you have purchased some leather to make a bracelet with often there are scraps leftover that are perfect for earring making.
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
Halloween is creeping up on us, and admittedly, we’re pretty excited. We’re ready for all things spooky, and we’re excited to bust out all of the fun Halloween-themed pendants and components. This earring tutorial is just in time to get you in the Halloween spirit, and have a nice casual vibe that is great… Continue reading Leather & Howlite Skull Earrings