Bead Studio - Best Selection of Beads, Charms & Beading Supplies This may be the fastest and easiest beaded gift on the planet! Use up those leftover beads and charms to create a beautiful gift. Not only are they great for the reader in your family, you can also hang one from your rear view mirror! Style & Versatility! Materials:
Shop – Whole Lotta Whimsy Thank you for 10 fabulous years! We appreciate everyone who took advantage of our sale and got items at cost or below cost. We are currently processing the Last Call Sale and are projecting final shipments to go out before October 5th. We are working diligently to get them out as quickly as possible. Jewelry-Making Instructions – Fire Mountain Gems and Beads This resource page is home to hundreds of free projects, seed bead patterns, how-to videos and much more. Apply this information to your jewelry-making business and watch your potential grow. Instructional how-to videos on jewelry-making techniques from the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads studio. Follow along with printable step-by-step instructions. Lovely Wire Knot Ring Tutorial You can make this lovely ring (or a version of this design) yourself, using just some basic tools, wire and a lip balm! Yes, in this tutorial I am going to demonstrate that just basic beginner tools and a wire from Michael’s can go a long way! Wouldn’t this ring make a great present?? For the purpose of this tutorial I am going to be using the very basic, cheap tools that are available almost everywhere. Instead of a ring mandrel you can just use a tube of a lip balm, like I did. I chose to make my ring from a simple gold-plated wire (20 gauge) but you could also use 18-gauge wire, twisted wire (wouldn’t that be nice?)
Anthropologie Inspired DIY Keychain Would you believe that I don’t have a keychain? I mean, my keys are on a ring but I don’t have anything cute or decorative holding my keys. Well, I just changed all that! The Adventures of an Urban Socialite™ Top two images from Honestly… WTF (total cost about $5)/ Bottom image from Oak– retail $372.00 Love this clever project from Erica and Lauren of Honestly… WTF… so much so I might even attempt it– I love these bracelets! The best part is, there are tons of options in terms of hex nuts (they have bronze, steel, etc.) and twine color, size, etc. and the project is super straight-forward. Have fun! Via MCSpice
Woven Bracelet & Necklace I’ve been itching to make myself some jewelry inspired by Aurélie Bidermann’s “Do Brasil” line. Since I don’t have 300 Euros lying around, this looked like a design I could recreate on my own. I was primed to put together a DIY Tutorial for you all when I discovered that Honestly WTF had already done the honors. I picked up the gold necklace and the two bracelet chains from an antique shop for $5 a piece, and had the embroidery thread on hand. I only needed scissors and two bobby pins to see this project through. The Serenity Prayer of the Ephemeral and Imperfect Beauty (or . . . Sephie Beau) That’s the title of my newest piece. What a mouthful, right?! It’s one of the pieces I entered to Fire Mountain Gem ‘s Seed Bead Contest (you can read more about the contest here ). To be honest, I don’t think I’m going to win. The design isn’t very mainstream and the concept behind it is a bit bleak. But, I ended up owning something I’d want to wear very often, so it’s all good.
V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach...as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning...*sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home. *sigh*
washer necklaces We've been having a lot of fun this past year making these adorable washer necklaces. They are pretty inexpensive to make and you can make them to match any wardrobe. Supplies:WashersScrapbook paperE6000Diamond Glaze or Crystal Effects or similar productHole punch or Exacto KnifeLeather necklaceNail File or Emory Board If you have a hole punch the same size as your washer you can punch out the paper. Necklace I Primary Description Colorless non-lead glass, opaque red glass enamel, metallic bronze and silver, coral red; blown, tooled, enameled, assembled. Necklace comprised of twelve slightly flattened hemi-spherical bubbles of colorless (tooled holes on broad sides), third bubble from one end has been completely covered in red enamel mixed with sand; bubbles are strung together with four strands of silver wire, where wires passes through each bubble they are strung with bronze beads (with scattered beveled edges and sides) interspersed with coral beads; flattened silver bead spacer between each glass bead; both strand ends with round silver beads and double metal hook closure; engraved in block letters around the outside opening of final glass bead (at end with red bead): "MIEKE GROOT94".
DIY Woven Chain Bracelet – HonestlyWTF Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there. We adore Aurèlie Bidermann‘s Do Brazil bracelets and thought it was about time we graduate to the ultimate “grown-up” friendship bracelet. With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet. And one for your bestie too, of course. You’ll need:a curb link braceletembroidery threadtwo bobby pinsa pair of scissors