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
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.
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!
This lovely bracelet has been a favorite of mine for awhile now. I love the Vintaj Lovebirds connector and the magnetic clasp on this bracelet makes it a breeze to put on and take off. The magnets are strong enough that if they get close to each other they quickly jump together, so slick! Also,… Continue reading Victorian Lovebirds Bracelet
Ashley & Lindsey teamed up to make this quick and simple, yet elegant jewelry to wear when you need a classic set to adorn yourself anytime of the year. Once the components have been gathered, the ring, bracelet, and earrings are finished in about thirty minutes. The red domes give this set it’s… Continue reading Holly Berry Holiday Set
This past week my 7 year old grandson came to spend some time with us, and among other things we made this set for his mom. She has always referred to him as her “Little Bean”, so the Green Girl Bean bead was the inspiration for the necklace. He was attracted to a strand… Continue reading Little Bean Necklace & Earrings
I was inspired to make these after seeing a tutorial post on Nunn Design by Becky Nunn (see tutorial on her site). I chose Antique Copper 20 gauge wire with Antique Copper Prong Settings and 3 different colors of the Baguette Chatons. I hammered mine at the end to give them a rustic appearance. It would be… Continue reading Wire Wrapped Bangle Bracelet with Chaton Crystals
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
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
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)