Elegant Crystal Necklace Tutorial

Materials

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Wire Wrapped Bangle Tutorial

Materials (for one bangle)

  • STEP 1: Using your scissors, cut out the bottom of your paper cup. place your hand into the cup, and mark where your knuckles hit the bottom end of the cup. This will be your guide for creating the correct size bangle.
  • STEP 2: Using your 2 meter length of wire, begin wrapping your wire around the cup wire-wrapped-bangle-tutorial-step-2at the point yo
    u had marked in step one, making sure to leave an 16 inch tail of the other end of the wire. Wrap around the cup 4 times, making sure that the layers of wire stay stacked upon each other so that they are all the same length.
  • STEP 3: Carefully take the bangle off of the cup, making sure that you keep each of the wraps the same length. Using the short end of the wire, tightly wrap around the bangle three times, keeping each coil close to the other.wire-wrapped-bangle-tutorial-photo-step-3
  • STEP 4: String one bead on the short end of the wire, bend into place so that the bead is facing outwards and flush against the bangle. Tightly wrap the
    short end of the wire around the bangle one time, to secure the bead in place.
  • STEP 5: Using the same short piece of wire, wrap around the space between the bead and the bangle three tiwire-wrapped-bangle-close-upmes, or as many times needed to cover the wire beneath. Leave enough wire so that  you can wrap two more coils onto the bangle (on the side of the bead that on
    ly has one coil so far). Make sure the final coil has the end of the wire facing outwards, and is as flush as possible to the bangle to prevent snagging or scratching.
  • STEP 6: Keeping in mind that there should be three beads evenly distributed along the bangle, estimate where the next bead should be wrapped, and proceed to wrap three tight coils in that spot with the remaining length of wire.
  • STEP 7: Continue the same procedure until all of the beads have been wrapped onto the bangle.banglesdiy-wire-wrapped-bangles-promo-photo

Pumpkin Inspired Hoop Earrings

November has arrived, and so has a new fall inspired jewelry design! Create a festive pair of autumn earrings in just a few simple steps.

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Materials

  • STEP 1: Take one of your hoop earrings and hold the hoop with both hands, allowing the loop to face up towards the ceiling. Gently open the earring like a jump ring (DO NOT pull apart the hoop or you will risk destroying the circular shape of the earring) and slide one of your 5mm Margarita 3700 beads in Tabac onto the hoop with tpumpkin-hoop-earring-tutorial-2he UN-FOILED SIDE facing the loop end of the earring . Next, add the 14mm Swarovski Strass Octagon pendant in topaz. Now slide on another one of your 5mm Margarita 3700 beads in Tabac with the foiled side touching your octagon pendant.Repeat the same step with your other crystal pendant and earring hoop.
  • STEP 2: Now that your crystals are on the earring hoops, you need to bend the open end of the hoop up so that the earrings can close. To do this, grab your flat nose pliers and place them directly on the open end, and create a 90 degree angle with at least 5mm of the hoop.

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Try the same design with 8mm Swarovski Crystal Margarita 3700 beads in Crystal Volcano!

Two Step Crystal Drop Earrings

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Create a gorgeous pair of crystal drop earrings in just two simple steps!

Using add-a-bead sterling silver hoop earrings, we will create a simple yet stunning pair of earrings that you can customize with any other Swarovski Crystal® beads or pendants. Each package of earrings contains 20 hoops (10 pairs of earrings) so feel free to create a variety of different designs using this simple tutorial.

Materials

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Directions:

  • STEP 1: Take one of your hoop earrings and hold the hoop with both hands, allowing the loop to face up towards the ceiling. Gently open the earring like a jump ring (DO NOT pull apart the hoop or you will risk destroying the circular shape of the earring) and slide one of your crystal pendants onto the hoop, FOIL SIDE first. Repeat the same step with your other crystal pendant and earring hoop.
  • STEP 2: Now that your crystals are on the earring hoops, you need to bend the open end of the hoop up so that the earrings can close. To do this, grab your flat nose pliers and place them directly on the open end, and create a 90 degree angle with at least 5mm of hoop.

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DIY: Knotted Amazonite Necklace

DIY: Knotted Amazonite Necklace

 

Supplies

Directions:

  1.  Attaching the first ring – Cut 3 feet of the 1.5mm red brown leather cord. Double your 3 foot strand of cord by folding the cord in half. Attach one of the pewter rings to your now “doubled” cord by performing a Lark’s Head Knot (thread the loop end of your cord through the ring, then thread the two open ends through the loop & pull until the leather cord taught knot is secure.)
  2. Stringing & Knotting the beads – String one big hole amazonite gemstone bead (or big hole bead of your choice) through one of the strands of leather cord. Slide the bead ~0.25 inches away from the Lark’s Head Knot and perform an overhand knot with both strands of cord ~0.25 inches away from the bead. String a bead on the opposite strand of leather cord ~0.25 inches away from the previous knot. Perform another overhand knot, using both strands of leather cord, ~0.25 inches away from the bead. Repeat the procedure until you have one bead remaining.
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  3. Attaching the second ring – Attach the second pewter ring by performing an overhand knot with both strands of leather cord. Pull the remaining cord taught to secure the knot. Snip the remaining cord with sharp scissors or wire cutters, as close to the knot as possible. For added security, add a very small dab of gel super glue (or jewelry adhesive of your choice) onto the knot. Allow to air dry completely until moving on to step 4.
  4. Attaching the suede lace & creating the loop closure – Cut two 1.5 foot pieces of suede lace or equivalent. Pick up one piece of the cut suede lace and fold in half. Perform a Lark’s Head Knot onto one of the pewter rings. Perform an overhand knot with both strands of the now attached suede lace approximately 3 inches away from the end not attached to the ring. Perform a final over hand knot on the attached strand, allowing a one inch gap between the knot you just tied. This will be the loop end of the closure.
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  5.  Attaching the suede lace & creating the bead end of the closure – Using the second piece of the suede lace or equivalent, perform a Lark’s Head Knot to attach the second pewter ring. Perform an overhand knot using both ends of the suede lace cord approximately 3 inches away from the end not attached to the ring. String your last bead onto one of the two suede lace strands. Perform an overhand knot that secures the bead tightly between the two knots you have created. To ensure the bead is secure, add a small dab of glue onto each knot surrounding the bead. Do not place the glue onto the bead itself.

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