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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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Our version of the lovely ‘Joana Ring’

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’

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Wedding or Prom Set made with Nunn Design & Crystal Clay

Nunn Design findings and Crystal Clay are a match made in heaven, and perfect to make your wedding day or prom jewelry.  The tiny little 2mm pearls are just the size for this project but you could string any size 11/0 seed bead to use or consider using ball chain or Rhinestone Chain. Lots of… Continue reading Wedding or Prom Set made with Nunn Design & Crystal Clay

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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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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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Christmas Tree and other Earrings: Blingy and Easy!

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.

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How to... · Necklaces · Nunn Design · Swarovski · TierraCast

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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Czech Glass · Earrings · How to... · TierraCast

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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