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Our versions of the Venezia Earrings

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

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New Nunn Design Open Back Bezels

Becky Nunn at Nunn Design, designed a new line of Open Back Bezels that work perfectly with Swarovski crystals.  Hand crafted by Beck Nunn, working first with polymer clay, to construct models in just the right size, width, and shape that would work fluently with the other findings within the Nunn Design product mix, they… Continue reading New Nunn Design Open Back Bezels

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Tropical Heatwave 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!

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Birthstone Bracelet for Mom

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

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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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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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Go Hawks! Necklace

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

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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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Bellflower Crystal Earrings Tutorial

When it comes to Swarovski colors, I love Indian Pink. That’s the great thing about these new Tierracast earring post bezels: you can pick your own color to match an accessory or a bead you already have. In this case, I chose Indian Pink to match these Pink Sherbert Czech glass bellflower beads. I think… Continue reading Bellflower Crystal Earrings Tutorial

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Halloween Skull Earrings

There are a few things in the shop that come to mind when I think about Halloween… the Lolita Cameos, Glow-In-The-Dark beads and the Howlite Skulls. Since I used the first two in our Halloween Earring Kits last year, I thought I would incorporate some Howlite Skulls this time around. I’ve also had my eye… Continue reading Halloween Skull Earrings

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