Threads and Cords for Macramé and Laddering

  With so many threads and cords on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose; what thread or cord to use for what and when and even knowing what the difference is between a thread and a cord! (A thread is made up of fibers that are twisted and a cord is made of […]

Get Your Sparkle On Giveaway – 3 Copies {#diy #jewelry}

  We are giving away 3 copies of Get Your Sparkle On, a DIY guide to jewelry making. US eligible entries only.  Get Your Sparkle On

DIY Turquoise Statement Necklace with Matching Earrings {tutorial}


#DIY Statement Beaded Bib Necklace

I keep seeing beautiful beaded bib necklaces on jewelry sites and Pinterest. I knew I had to have one! They are so easy to make, you can have one in any color you want! This one is for sale in my Etsy shop, if you aren’t inclined to make one yourself. I am making a […]

Free eBook – How to Start a Home-Based Jewelry Making Business

How to Start a Home-Based Jewelry Making Business: *Turn your passion into profit *Develop a smart business plan *Set market-appropriate prices … on the Internet (Home-Based Business Series) [Kindle Edition] Maire Loughran (Author) 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews) Digital List Price: $14.99 What’s this?  Print List Price: $18.95 Kindle Price: $0.00 You Save: $18.95 […]

How to Choose Necklaces to Work with Your Neckline

Choosing Necklaces for Necklines by imogenl featuring chesca I found this awesome guide via Polyvore. It’s a great picture tutorial for what jewelry works with what shirts. Check out the link for specifics on the pieces or the clothes.

Quick Layered Necklace {DIY}

This is a quick tutorial on how to turn prestrung beads or a beaded necklace into a tiered necklace. Materials: Strung beads or old necklace folded in half or thirds jump rings chain clasp Decide how you want the necklace to lay and fold the beads. Use needle nosed pliers to add a jump ring to each end […]

Ombre Crochet Love Bracelet {diy}

I love the curved connector bracelets – words, crosses, evil eye, etc. I decided to try crocheting on in lieu of the popular macrame versions. The straps aren’t as stiff as I used cotton thread to make them. My thread created an ombre effect, but you could do stripes, solid colors, etc. Supplies: crochet thread or […]

DIY Basics: Guide to Types of Chain

Check out Design Thrift’s Guide to different types of chain!

Crochet Colorblock Rhinestone Bangle Tutorial

I recently posted a rhinestone bangle tutorial I crocheted with a promise of a tutorial to follow. Embroidery floss has become really popular in jewelry lately, but I love to add a crocheted twist to things as crochet was my first crafting love. Well here it is: All you need is some embroidery floss, the […]

Quick Earring Storage {DIY}

What do you get when you add pencils + a box + stud earrings? Perfect earring storage! I love this and am planning on doing this for my growing collection of bought and DIY earrings!

Jewelry Wire Straightening {tips}

Nylon-jaw pliers are great for straightening wire, but if you don’t have a pair handy, pinch the wire between your fingernail and the pad of your thumb. The gentle curve this creates is perfect for earring projects. PS – I party here.

The Ultimate Ear Wire Giveaway!

Fusion Beads is having a huge ear wire giveaway made from a variety of metals… even sterling silver! All you have to do is leave a comment telling them which kinds of ear wires you use in your jewelry making.   “A winner will be randomly selected on Friday, March 22, 2013, at 4 PM […]

30 Day Challenge For Craft Month – Day 1 Earrings

I have made a few pairs of earrings for my etsy shop. This pair is: These earrings feature four black glass rondelle shaped beads each on bronze wire hooks, hammer hardened for a rustic and simple design. Minimal and beautiful. Length is approximately 2 inches. You can find me here:  Desperate Houselife Blog with Free […]

Updating My Etsy Shop

I have been adding a ton of jewelry that I am proud to share to my Etsy shop. In addition, I have decided to open a separate jewelry supply shop, as I have SO many extra supplies that I hate to have lying around. After some vigorous research, I decided to give GoodSmiths a try […]

Color Theory 101

So you’re trying to decide what colors to make your next necklace, scarf or other creative and beautiful craft. If you’re like me, you follow popular color trends, but sometimes get stumped when it comes back to the basic color theory. Here is what I have made of it: Monochromatic Monochromatic is sort of like […]

How to Make Snow Man Earrings {diy}

  It’s that time of year! Nothing says winter wonderland like a cute pair of snowman earrings, right? Well, let’s get right to it then! Materials: 2 large white pearls 2 small pearls 2 rhinestone round spacers 2 black sequins 2 black square beads 2 ear wires 2 headpins round nosed pliers wire cutters (mine […]

How to Make Feather Shoulder Duster Earrings {diy}

  I was lucky enough to be given some beautifully colored feathers from a tutorial exchange with Abakhan, hosted by Totally Tutorials! Being that I am on a huge jewelry kick, I have decided to turn them into these feather shoulder duster earrings, which are wonderful Fall colors! Supplies: 6 feathers (2 of each color) […]

Tatted Mustache Necklace {diy}

I have become a little obsessed with Instructables lately, though not as badly as Pinterest, and I think this is just the cutest tatted mustache necklace! You will need: -Size 10 cotton thread in black or I suppose brown -Size 5 tatting needle or shuttle if you prefer -Scissors -Fabric Stiffener, starch or glue & […]

DIY Fancy Chandelier Earrings

Agape Love Designs just released a tutorial on how to make these Fancy Chandelier Earrings and I just HAD to try out the tutorial. I loved it. This is my version! You can buy a pair here if you aren’t craftily inclined!