Monday, November 10, 2014

Part 2: Shopping at Auntie's Beads

Hey everyone,

We were pretty busy last week so I didn't get a chance to post on the blog.

This week I wanted to share a few designs that I put together using gemstones from Auntie's Beads. They recently offered me another opportunity to shop on their website so of course I jumped right on it. Seriously, you only have to ask me once! :-)

They have a very nice selection of gemstones so make sure to check them out. I chose a strand of Faceted Pyrite Rondelles, which I love and this gorgeous Druzy Pendant!



Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Perfect Mix Earrings

This pair of earrings truly has all my favorite things; leather, Swarovski crystals, brass & pewter. I  just love mixing metals!
The Perfect Mix Earrings

How about you? Do you mix metals in your designs? Or, do you stick with just one?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Jewelry Tutorial: 2 Broke Girls Pearl Necklace

2 Broke Girls Necklace Tutorial

One look at this gorgeous necklace and it electrifies me with inspiration! Well, who wouldn't be inspired by this necklace? Are you a 2 Broke Girls Fan?


This is not an exact replicateion of the necklace but merely my own version. Have fun!

Supplies:
Thirty 10mm pearls
Twenty-two  gold eyepins
Eight gold headpins
Thirty-five inches of gold chain
One gold clasp
Fifty-two small (4mm) gold jump rings
Six medium (6mm) gold jump rings

Tools:
Chain Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Wire Cutters

Instructions:
1. You will begin this project by cutting three lengths of chain; 16”, 9", & 8”
2. Next, you will make the pearl connectors using the gold eyepins; place one pearl on an eyepin             and make a simple loop.
3. Repeat step two twenty-one more times so that you have a total of twenty-two pearl connectors           all together.
4. Count down seventeen links on 16" chain and attach a pearl connector with the small jump ring.
5. Repeat step four until you have twelve pearls attached to the 16" chain; skipping a link in                     between.
6. Attach the end of the 9" chain right above the top pearl connector with the medium jump ring             (counting down on 16" length chain it would be the sixteenth link.)
7.     Count down six links on 9" chain and attach the bottom loop of pearl connector to chain link.
8.     Repeat step seven nine more times skipping a link in between.
9.     Attach the end of the 9" chain to link above the last pearl connector with medium jump ring                 (counting down on 16" it would be the sixteenth link.)
10.   Take the 8” piece of chain and attach to the sixth link on 9" chain using the medium jump ring.
11.   Attach the bottom of pearl connectors to chain.
12.   Attach the end of the 8" chain to the sixth link on 9" chain with medium jump ring.
13. Next, you will make the pearl dangles; place one pearl on a headpin and make a wrapped loop.
14. Repeat step thirteen seven more times.
15. Attach the pearl dangles to the bottom of 8" chain with small jump rings.
16. Attach a medium jump ring to both ends of 16" chain and attach the clasp.