Archive for the ‘Handmade jewellery’ Category

How to Make Cord Necklace with Beads: Easy Tutorial

07 Jun 2012

As you could notice from numerous jewelry blog posts and Pinterest jewelry based on natural materials have become exceptionally popular in the last few years.

This post will provide very easy tutorial how to make light summer necklace with pearls.

Cord Necklace See tutorial

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How to Make Airy Crocheted Necklace with Beads

14 May 2012

Airy Crocketed NecklaceAiry necklace is a floaty necklace crocheted with fishing line and beads or stones. To make it you need such materials:

1. about 100-130 feet of soft fishing nylon (the thinner line the softer product is);
2. a 3 mm crochet;
3. two pins with a ring;
4. two bead caps;
5. a clasp (a carrot clasp is ok);
6. and of course beads. You can use round Czech beads of one or more colors, sizes and shapes, seed beads or even stones (or a stone crumb). Read more about How to Make Airy Crocheted Necklace: Easy Tutorial

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Jewelry Made from Unusual and Recycled Materials

19 Mar 2012

Kate Cusak zipper jewelryMany women think that for the jewelry making they should buy a great amount of beads, crimps, chains etc. Partially it’s true. So the majority of jewelry makers are becoming addicted to buying all that staff. Often it’s spilling into pretty penny. At this post I am going to show you how some jewelry makers solve that problem by using unusual and recycled materials. At the previous post we considered the ribbon as a material for broken beads decorating, but here is a question of more extreme way of the jewelry making with using of the very trivial staff.

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Tips for Ribbon Jewelry

02 Mar 2012

Have you ever stumbled upon a nice necklace or a bracelet in the favorite fashionable magazine with thoughts “Are you serious? $1000 for three beads and 20 inches of ribbon?” Brands like Lanvin sometimes overestimate their influence on women. I was recently browsing through an Elle magazine (2009) and saw this necklace.

Lanvin ribbon and pearl necklace

They offered  me spend $890 for some ribbon and faux pearls!  I immediately thought of how I could make something similiar. So I made my first beads for half an hour. Read more about Tips for Ribbon Jewelry »

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The Basic jewelry making techniques. Part 2

Posted in: Handmade jewellery
02 Aug 2011

Earrings "Red Berry"Everyone can learn to make handmade jewellery. It is incredible easy! You should just have a desire, time, and a little patience. Practice will allow you to master to perfection all possible techniques and cunnings. In the first article “The Basic jewelry making techniques” we have acquainted you with elementary methods, such as opened and closed threading, an interweaving, technique of using of stoppers and technique with using of knots.

Now we will pass to more difficult jewelry making methods.

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The Basic jewelry making techniques

Posted in: Handmade jewellery
18 Jul 2011

necklace "Lilac"For thousand and thousand years much things changed, but, there is something that remained invariable – a women’s desire to be beautiful. There is an opinion that the jewellery was invented even before clothes! At that time different plumelets, pebbles and leaflets have been used as jewelry. Jewelry in more habitual to us look, have appeared already at ancient Egyptians. Beads, coulombs, pectorals of that time amaze with a subtlety and skillfulness of the execution. They were considered as a wealth and prosperity symbol.
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Handmade Jewelry Care

17 Jun 2011

Necklace "Red flower"

Czech glass beads in the beaded jewelry is a popular fashion accessory, but like every piece of jewelry, they require a periodical care. It is recommended to protect the costume jewelry from water, chemical liquids, cosmetics, perfume, lotions and influence of high temperatures and sun rays. Handmade jewelry should be stored in a dark and dry place; tightly closing caskets are perfect for that purpose. Nevertheless the dust gets to the attaching points of beads and stones, and there is a dark deposit emerges on the metal findings. The metal jewelry is usually well cleaned by dry soft rag such as a microfiber cloth.  But some materials require execution of special recommendations. Read more about jewelry care

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Lampwork beads – beads for luxury bijou

04 May 2011

The name “lampwork beads” appeared long time ago when these beads were made at home at the table with the help of a lamp. Lampwork beads are unique among the glass beads thanks to their production method and technology. They are only handmade and because of that every bead is unique and can’t be exactly copied. Only the real master can change the glass rod to the real masterpiece. The difficulty of making and creative designs of the lamp beads are the reasons of a high price level. Read more about Lampwork Beads »

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Beads Shape, Colour And Coating Classification

11 Apr 2011

Czech Glass Bead - Spaghetti AmberThe basic types of beads are round, cylindrical and decorative beads  (tears, daggers, flowers, leaves, hearts, cubes, rectangles, drops, ovals etc.)  The beads can be made of opaque or transparent glass and may have brilliant or matt surface and various coatings: colors, rainbow, lustered, galvanized and other coatings. There are Czech glass beads with different holes treatment – the beads with round and square holes, silver and color lined beads. Read more about types of beads »

Czech Seed Glass Beads

08 Apr 2011

Beaded panelSeed beads are uniformly shaped  beads. Their  size varies from under a millimeter to several millimeters. Term “Seed Beads” is used for any small bead. They are generally used for embroidering on the cloth, braiding crochet with fiber or soft, flexible wire. They also may be used as spacers between other beads and natural stones in jewelry.

The most popular glass seed beads manufacturers are Czech Republic and Japan. The Japanese seed beads are more uniform in size, shape, and finish than Czech glass beads, but the Japanese make fewer styles. Read more about sead beads »