Monday, November 14, 2011

Blue Medallian, Brass, and Swarovski layered earrings


These earrings were so fun to make and look interesting and unique.

  • Materials List2 Large flat beads (blue shell discs are pictures)
  • 2 Brass Bead Cap (flattened and slightly smaller than the flat bead)
  • 2 small round beads
  • 2 Swarovski Crystals
  • E6000 Glue
  • 2 Heads pins
  • 2 Ear wires (leverback)
Put a small amount of glue (while in a well ventilated area) between the flat bead at the back and the flattened brass bead cap. Add another small amount of glue to the center of the bead cap and center a crystal on top. Let dry flat for 24 hours.

String the bead on the headpin and small a small hoop at the top. Open the look on the ear wire, add the looped piece you just made, and close the ear wire loop.

There are lots of possibilities with this design, different colors, different styles.

This last picture has an extra layer of brass filigree on the back. Have fun and experiment with different styles.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Amber's Notebook: Things I love: Rings and Things

Amber's Notebook: Things I love: Rings and Things: "One my vanity/desk I have a jar full of rings that I like to grab and add to any outfit, it always seems to make whatever I wear feel put t..."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Non Traditional Valentines Jewelry


Instead of the traditional Valentines Day jewelry in red and silver, how about a necklace like this? Made with faux turquoise, chain, and a locket.

This bib necklace is very easy to make. You need about 18 inches of chain, (longer or shorter depending on your preference), a locket, and a 5 inch chain of beads. Find the center of the chain and the center of the chain of beads. Lay them out straight next to each other. Move the beaded chain in towards the center by 1/2 to 3/4 an inch on each side and attach to the chain on each side. Use a jump ring and attached the locket just above where the chain and beads come together on one side.

Easy and fun to make, try using some of your broken or vintage bits of jewelry at the bottom of your jewelry box.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Jewelry on Etsy Continues Etsy Birthday Celebration



Many of the Jewelry on Etsy Team members are having a sale this weekend as we continue to honor Etsy's 5th Birthday. Below are a list of members and links to their shops. Each member has put details of their sale in their shop announcement. Thanks for shopping in our stores and supporting the handmade movement!


AdroitJewelers
Angelene
ArtMadebyTammy
AbacusBeadCreations
BeadsMe
CapitalCityCrafts
DBVictoria
Designs by Cher
Foret
FuchsiaBloomStudio
JudesJujus
Malves1009
OliviasGarden
Palomina
Radical Glass
SatinDollCo
SendingLoveGallery
Shazzabath
SilverSmack
StoutDG2
TheBeadGirl
TheBrassHussy
Vandiva

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday Etsy!


June 18, 2010 is a special day. It’s ETSY’s fifth birthday. The JETTEAM (Jewelry on ETSY) is celebrating this great event ALL weekend long.

There will be sales in some of the JET shops during the weekend of June 18th – 20th. Search jetteam in the tag section and look at the shops’ announcement for more details.

A virtual chat room has been set up by the JET team, for 9pm EST on Friday, June 18, 2010. Come join in the fun with us and share a success story, photo or other momentous event.

There are a number of treasuries that have been created by members of the team. Be sure to visit them all to see the great items for sale by many of the fabulous shops on ETSY.

3Squares http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c1522f7f43a8eef700c9abe/happy-birthday-in-black-and-white
AbacusBeadCreations http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c1624a7f43a8eef1d22b0be/happy-birthday-etsy-from-the-jet-team
AdriotJewelers http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c163e85f43a8eefa18cb2be/happy-happy-birthday-etsy
Beadsme http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c11f4be264b8eef4cda7a41/its-birthday-time
Beadznbling http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c16d0fafaec8eef7b70029b/h-b-t-e-happy-birthday-to-etsy
CoolJewelryDesign http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c11ab8d0a5a6d9166e36d2e/etsy-birthday-vibes
FuchsiaBloomStudio http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c154619f43a8eefc6af9ebe/just-a-little-birthday-wish-for-etsy
JemsbyJBand Company http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c167ff2f43a8eef8cddbabe/everybody-loves-a-party
LotusStone http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c17d4454a9f8eef8b856e82/tea-party-for-your-birthday
MadebyTammy http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c143bf9f43a8eef209589be/happy-birthday-etsy
Malves1009 http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c165a1ef43a8eef78dab5be/happy-birthday-etsy
Metalicious http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c199b7acb686d91f6086295/happy-birthday-etsy
NightSkyJewelry http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c1964b1cb686d91bf825a95/i-love-birthdays
OliviasGarden http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c181902d10a6d91a84182ee/happy-birthday-etsy-a-red-hot-present-to
PeacesofIndigo http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c140aedf43a8eef7d8784be/happy-bday-etsy-baby
SilverCanyons http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c16b91dfaec8eefe4a0ff9a/birthday-wishes
SilverSmack http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c13f022f43a8eefb9b881be/you-say-its-your-birthday-etsy-well
TheBeadGirl http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c1a1fe60cfd8eefd4b0fd8e/todays-your-birthday-happy-birthday-to
TheBrassHussy http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c18434c80368eef86d7db26/happy-birthday-etsy-champagne-wishes

Best wishes to ETSY for many more years of success!!!