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Celebrations Starburst 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

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His and Hers “First Kiss” Necklaces

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

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Crystals & Crescents Set | DIY Tutorial

When I found these boomerang pendants in the shop, I was amazed that I hadn’t seen them on the blog yet. They make for the perfect statement accessory, and there are sooo many ways to style them! I decided not to toy with the boomerang’s shape or texture too much my first time using them… Continue reading Crystals & Crescents Set | DIY Tutorial

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Focus on Vintaj Natural Brass

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

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Bird in Flight Hoops | DIY Earring Tutorial

These Americana-style earrings remind me of old-school tattoos, spring outfits, and wispy clouds in a blue sky.

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Burnished Cicada Ring | DIY Tutorial

Sometimes necklace, bracelets, and earrings get all the glory. When I see a beautiful component, how to make it into a ring isn’t usually my first thought. But after my bug-loving friend pointed out how well these Vintaj cicadas fit along her finger, I’m going to try to keep my mind more open. I promised I’d… Continue reading Burnished Cicada Ring | DIY Tutorial

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Raw Crystal Hanger Necklace

I was wandering the aisles of the shop, petting beads (as one does), when I came across an item I’d never seen before: these raw crystal points. They are gorgeous! I love all stones, but there’s something especially wonderful about working with the jagged and organic shapes of unpolished crystal. Because we’re focusing on Vintaj this week,… Continue reading Raw Crystal Hanger Necklace

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Vintaj XL Jump Rings, Two Ways (All Vintaj 25% Off through 12/11)

Today we have two tutorials in one post, highlighting a simple but fantastic Vintaj component. The unremarkable name—Vintaj 20.5mm Smooth Jump Rings—doesn’t fully illustrate just how versatile and beautiful these extra-large jump rings are. As I spend more and more time poking around art bead blogs, I’ve noticed that large oxidized metal rings like this play… Continue reading Vintaj XL Jump Rings, Two Ways (All Vintaj 25% Off through 12/11)

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Tierracast Golden Layers Necklace

Layered necklaces—so hot right now (say that in your best Mugatu voice). I decided to jump on this delicate trend using the new line of gold Tierracast charms, which are part of our 25% off product focus this week. Faceted Nunn Design beads and dainty Swarovski pearls in an unexpected coral round out the other… Continue reading Tierracast Golden Layers Necklace

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Large Czech Button Filigree Wrap Necklace

Since I am so fond of the Czech Glass Buttons, I have found many ways to incorporate them into jewelry. This one is a favorite of mine. I really love the look of a little bit of Gold mixed in with the Vintaj Natural Brass. Add in the Gorgeous Red of this button, and I… Continue reading Large Czech Button Filigree Wrap Necklace

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