Friday, April 24, 2009

Eye Candies - Swarovski Crystal Jewelry

This is what I discovered today! Lots of eye candies! Simply click on the images to view the next image! There are thirty-three pictures in total! :) Which one is your favorite? I like no. 26, the pearl bracelet, it's so pretty and feminine!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Briolette Wire Wrapping Technique

A very nice and clear video tutorial on wire wrapping a briolette. Take a look, and see if you could follow this tutorial. Once you have learned this technique, you could start implementing this technique and adding any type of beads that have horizontal holes to your jewelry design.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bracelet 003

Level of difficulty: ♥♥

This is a great project for chainmail beginners. Below are the tools and supplies that you will need for this bracelet.

2x Chain-nose plier

1 x Lobster Claw Clasp
72 x 8mm silver jump rings
2 x 6mm silver jump rings
18 x 6mm round fresh-water pearls

I used 6mm fresh water pearls, and 8mm jump rings to create this chainmail bracelet. You can also try this project with larger round beads of any kind, with jump rings being 2mm larger than the size of the beads. I want a simple and elegant look, so I only used the pale green fresh water pearls that I have on hand. I think the even sized Swarovski crystal pearls or the round crystals will look very nice, too!

You can download the tutorial for this chainmail bracelet HERE.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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Jewelry Fashion, Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear, Paris

Found the Fall 2009 Ready-to-wear jewelry pictures on Facebook today, just want to share it with you all. Some of the jewelries are so out of ordinary, so be prepared!! :) I guess we all need to step out of our comfort zone sometimes, and look at jewelry as an art form. Hope we all get inspired one way or another!

Click HERE to view the pictures!! You can simply click on the picture to view the next picture. There are 48 pictures in total.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Seedbeads Bargains

Do you use seedbeads? I have accumulated so much seedbeads over the years for my own projects and beading classes, it's unbelievable!! I would like to get rid of some of them to free up more storage space at home. I have listed about 20 different colors of size 10 and 11 seedbeads on sale at my store, if you are interested, please feel free to take a look. They are only priced for US$1.50/10g packet, some of the colours I have a lot, but some I only have 2 or 3 packets left. So, take a look now while many choices are still available! Thanks!

Beaded Earring with crystal and glass beads

This is a pair of earrings that I made sometime ago using the double sided pendant technique that was posted yesterday. Unlike the tutorial, I have six beads in the center instead of five. Upon finishing the pendant, add four more seedbeads between the six outer swarovski crystals. You might also want to add the earring wires and any beads for extra dangles at this time.

Can you come up with anymore jewelry ideas with the double sided pendant?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Double Sided Beaded Pendant Video Tutorial

This is a more than 13 minutes long tutorial that is divided into two parts. I think you will find this video easy to follow by doing it with the video. Remember that you can pause it whenever you want! I will be posting some ideas of what you can do with this technique in a few weeks! :) Enjoy!!