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Here’s another roundup of things I’ve made recently:

Pearls pod

Pearls pod with beads for Feb, Aug, and Sept.

Pearls tree

Pearls tree with beads for April. March, and June.

Pearls pod

Pearls pod with royal blue and silver beads (to match school colors).

Pearls pod

Pearls pod with beads for Sept, Oct, and Jan.

Pod bracelet and pendant

Pod bracelet and pendant set with beads for April, March, and June.

Pearls birthstone ring

Pearls birthstone ring with beads for Dec, April, Feb, and July.

 

I’ll bet you can guess what my most popular item is 🙂

Talk soon!

BV

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Here’s the latest large coil bracelet I made with a mix of colors and types of beads:

Pink and Turquoise coil bracelet

Pink and Turquoise coil bracelet

Price: $18

Come back this afternoon for the Question of the Day and your chance to enter the weekly draw. Yesterday’s question is still open too 🙂

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BV

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purple and pink flower beadWhat am I doing teaching you how to make jewlery?? Truth is, this is so cute and easy, I just had to share!

 

 

 

 

Materials:

  • 1 large bead, preferably in a flat shape with a hole trhough the top (I used the flower shown above)
  • 1 open jumpring, at least 8mm, either circle or oval (I used a 6x8mm oval), in at least 18 gauge (I used 16g)
  • 2 pairs of small pliers (these don’t have to be fancy, as long as they’re not going to scratch the metal of the jump ring)
  • a chain to put the pendant on (I used a plated chain my daughter had from another pendant)
materials

Flower bead, jumpring, pliers, and chain

It’s really simple to “make” the pendant…all you have to do is put the jumpring into the hole on the bead and close it.

Steps:

  1. Open your jumpring with two pliers, holding each side of the open end with one pair of pliers, and push the two ends out away from each other (as shown below). DO NOT pull them open straight back or you will ruin the jumpring.open the jumpring
  2. Holding the open jumpring with one pair of pliers (put the others aside), insert one end of the jumpring through the hole in the bead and push it through until the bead doesn’t fall off.
  3. Pick up the second pair of pliers and grab ahold of the second open end (as shown in pic #1). Push the top ends together from the sides (opposite to how you opened them) until they meet up squarely (as shown below – this is without the bead though so you can see).closed jumpring
  4. Thread a chain through the top of the jumpring. (Hint: it your chain has a large clasp, you may want to put the chain inside the jumpring before you close it.)

finished pendant on a chain

That’s it! Now all you have to do it put the chain on and enjoy your pretty new pendant! I will glady take orders for this if you don’t want to do it yourself 🙂

Come back later for the Question of the Day, your chance to enter the weekly draw!

Talk soon!

BV

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Just a quick post to share the latest custom anklet I made. 

Sparkle birthstone anklet

Sparkle birthstone anklet

It’s in the “Sparkle” style, with 6 family birthstones repeated on each side of the heart. Such a good suggestion, thanks Teena B! 🙂 This can also be made as a bracelet and with whatever number of birthstones you need…

Come back later today between 2 and 3 pm eastern for the next Question of the Day, your chance to enter the weekly contest!

Talk to you soon!

BV

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