10 Zip Jewelry Designs

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Amazing what you can do with old zippers. The contemporary handmade jewelry trend with vintage zippers has been a craze for years now. Still, I do spot new jewelry designs still today. Sure you’ve seen our ‘Zipper Jewelry’ -tutorial before. It was simple back then. Today I want to show you the added sophistication that […]

Turquoise Owl Earrings Tutorial

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Made a pair of New Age owl earrings: gold-colored owl pendants with turquoise beads.   Turquoise Beads These beads are ordinary turquoise-dyed beads, but the real deal: semi-precious turquoise. Real turquoise is typically a little less vibrant in color as their dyed substitutes, so that’s how you know the difference. Also real turquoise beads are […]

Fortune Teller Beads Necklace

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Tons of Wonderful Free Jewelry Patterns

  : free project of a beautiful designer necklace with laced beads by world-renowned beadwork designer Diane Fitzgerald. While the beads remind her of fortunetellers and gypsies, the necklace is actually tasteful ‘bling’ that has never been more fun to make.   Pin It You can download this free project here, or sign up for […]

Wool Felt Ring DIY

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I did discovered something new, that’s just so cool that I wanted to share it with you: Did you know that if you take a bit of (your favorite) mohair wool yarn and you wrap it loosely around your finger 2-3 times, and you go about your business of cooking and cleaning, along with usual […]

Tribal Jewelry: Get Creative with Bungy Cord

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Oh, we all crave creativity. But sometimes copycat-designs are ‘just the thing’ to shave off time of making something ‘unique’. Here’s a novel idea that looks so ‘belonging’, that could be made with recycled items.   I’d long to make it one day:   a tribal necklace a la designer Proenza Schouler’s Resort Collection 2011. […]

Recycled Jewelry :: Credit Card = Personalized Necklace

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I had a golden name necklace when I was about four years old. Did you too??!! (Am I giving my age away now??? Yes, it was long time ago.) ;Well, these old fashioned name necklaces are back. Big time!! How so? New York Celebrities are wearing these instead of the LA glam girls’ beaded leather […]

DIY Personalized Bookmarks w Beads & Jewels

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Step-by-Step Instructions 1. Collect materials: string, or strip of leather, or yarn or jewerly wire coverd in fabric,….. ~ or equivalent.. + pretty beads + tools to attach beads. 2. String them together, creating a long beaded jewel for the book bottom end, and a tiny beaded end-jewel to be topping out of the closed […]

Creative Linky Party

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Linky Party-time. Last week, I contributed a day’s worth of lessons from my jewelry repair workshop. Today, my Linky Party contribution is an overview of all 50 jewelry articles we have on this site, many of which I bet you’ve never seen before. Bookmark this page for future reference, and  link up your own party […]

How to Make Beaded Necklaces

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This jewelry-making tutorial features the necklace-making basics. You can find the basic beading instructions on how to make a necklace in this video.

How-to: Handmade Fashion Jewelry

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Now with your kids at home who want something fun to do, I thought to show our series of handmade jewelry tutorials and ideas.   HANDMADE FASHION JEWELRY: BRACELETS & NECKLACES   Fine Craft Guild’s Handmade Jewelry Directory Ideas & Tutorials for Unique Jewelry Projects Beaded jewelry Barbie Doll Jewelry Crochet jeweler Cheap but fun […]

How To Bead Bracelets

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Friday already… One day left to prep for Mothers’ Day….   Don’t panic. You still have enough time to make this lovely beaded bracelet as a Mothers Day gift.     How to Make a Simple Beaded Bracelet 1. Peek in your mom’s wardrobe and see which dress definitely needs some jewelry. 2. Go over […]

Beading Technique: How To Knot a Pearl Necklace

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  Last week, I went to the Saturday market in a little neighboring town called Civita Castellana, Besides being a hub for artisan ceramics, this town was actually founded on the fact that it was the perfect stop between Florence and Rome.   On the grounds of this ancient trading place, today is still a […]

Necklace w Peace Symbol & Ruffles :: Recycled Jewelry

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"It is amazing what you can do with an old curtain and a sewing machine." This, my dear friends, is Australian humor. My Aussie boyfriend at the time gave me a compliment on my dress. Yes, they may speak English downunder, but they sure speak another language than North Americans. Anyhow, the whimsy of the […]

Jewelry Making Contest Swarovski – Prizes!

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I am referring to the ‘be naturally inspired DESIGN CONTEST 2008 North & South America’ from Swarovski. As as impassioned environmentalist designer and as a leader in cut-crystals for over a century, Swarovski has created this contest around its important values of “a healthy environment * water”. Nature has also been an major inspiration into […]

How to Make Lampwork Beads – Video

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This craft video shows how to make lampwork beads, i.e. those popular jewelry beads you see everywhere. It shows, in particular, the making of a glass disc bead. It demonstrates how start with a base, shape the bead, add metal, add raised dots and more. I consider this to be a really clear demonstration, ideal […]