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’
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.
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!
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
These earrings may be for Valentine’s Day, but today we celebrate an equally important holiday: the birthday of the one and only Mrs. Dolly Parton. Not only is she smart, funny, and talented, the Smoky Mountain Songbird is also an amazing lady when it comes to love (married 49 years!) and to the wearing of all things sparkly. I’d like… Continue reading A Very Dolly Valentine’s Day | DIY Earring Tutorial
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
Do you love Christmas themed earrings? Need a quick and inexpensive gift for a Secret Santa? Aunt Martha, Grandma? or your favorite niece? We have some fun solutions for you. These kits are so easy to put together, and really, so sweet! The Christmas Trees are sure to get you brownie points with your grandmother or even your mom! And for young ladies the Pearl Snowman earrings are very coveted. They all go together by stacking the components, and finishing off with a wrapped loop.
If you’re getting ready for the game on Sunday, you probably have time to make this Seahawks necklace. These new TierraCast 12th Man charms also come in gold, so choose your metallic and get going! Materials 1 TierraCast “12” Charm in Antique Silver 4 6mm Swarovski Bicones in Capri Blue 4 6mm SwarovskiBicones in Fern Green 2′ Nunn Design… Continue reading Go Hawks! 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