I noticed an article a week or so back about the popularity of a colorway called Millennial Pink, a warm pink color apparently very much in vogue right now. We happen to have a Bead Soup called Bara that embodies all the qualities of this colorway, and Lindsey put this lovely set together using the… Continue reading Contemporary ‘Millennial Pink’ Necklace and Earrings
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.
So, you can see from these examples that the enameled charms are good go-to pieces for easy, quick, and meaningful designs. You can visit the Charms folder HERE for more inspiration!
And for the entire charms folder check HERE, lots more to choose from. Have you made a set of earrings with any of these charms? we’d love to hear what you think.
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.