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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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Bellomodo Team Posts · Czech Glass · Holiday · Holiday Ideas · How to... · Metal Stamping · Necklaces · Nunn Design · Patina · Product Focus · Seed Beads · Stringing · Swarovski · Techniques · TierraCast

Love Is in the Air – A Valentine’s Day Necklace

It all started with the plan to make a quick and simple bracelet featuring a component from the new Nunn Design Winter 2017 line.  That idea blossomed into a gorgeous necklace that is something I will treasure for the rest of my life!  This is the first time I have tried out the technique of… Continue reading Love Is in the Air – A Valentine’s Day Necklace

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Bellomodo Team Posts · Birthstone · Bracelets · Holiday Ideas · How to... · Swarovski · TierraCast

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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Wire Wrapped Bangle Bracelet with Chaton Crystals

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

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Bellomodo Team Posts · Earrings · Swarovski

Swarovski Deco Drop Earrings

We love these earrings for their innovative use of the TierraCast sliders. We don’t normally look at a slider and think that would make a great earring!, but we’re glad someone did! These earrings are eye-catching and flashy, and these crystals catch light and glimmer at almost every angle. This tutorial is written for the Blue/Silver color… Continue reading Swarovski Deco Drop Earrings

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Happy Birthday to Us!

I can hardly believe its been ten years but then when I start looking back, I can see and feel it more. Thinking back about all the people who have worked with me, some still in my life and in the shop, some friends that have remained close, and some who have gone on to… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Us!

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Swarovski Chain Mail Necklace | DIY Tutorial

This Swarovski necklace is simple, elegant, and fun. It’s easy to switch up with your choice of pendant, cord color, or cord texture, and you can choose textured jumprings if you want to switch it up even more. We love this tutorial because it makes use of supplies that most of us jewelry makers &… Continue reading Swarovski Chain Mail Necklace | DIY Tutorial

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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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Nunn Design Components and Crystal Clay, a Perfect Marriage

                        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

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Palace Steps Earrings Tutorial | Swarovski Crystal & Antique Copper

The angle of these earrings reminds me of sweeping palace steps, hence the name. Two shades of copper all-metal seed beads set off the smoky emerald green crystal, and are echoed by the Nunn Design fine faceted ball chain and crimp ends. They are seriously luxurious and feel as good to wear as they look. Keep reading for instructions!

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