1950's Jewelry

Throwback Thursday is a popular trend on social network sites Facebook and Instagram.  For those of you that aren’t familiar with the trend, every Thursday people who choose to participate, upload old photographs of family, friends, pets, themselves, whatever they choose.  …

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Nelson Mandela  This beautiful necklace is one of many faux turquoise necklaces created by Susan Delaney in honor of the life and work of Nelson Mandela,  the former President of South Africa.  He was President of the country from 1994-1999.  His life and work continues to …

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Fancy Mustache Necklaces  Mustache themed jewelry, accessories and clothing  entered the fashion scene last year, becoming popular among teens and young adults.  On her blog “The Journey of a Super Mom,” Jolene Lew shows us her idea of turning ordinary mustache necklaces …

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Thank you, Michaels, for the opportunity to participate in the Dream Tree Challenge! It was a fun-filled whirlwind week planning, dreaming, shopping and creating my dream tree. See all the Dream Tree Challenge entries on Michaels Facebook page or Pinterest!…

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As I’ve been working on my entry for Michaels Dream Tree Challenge, I realized many of my most cherished ornaments are ones that have been handmade and given to me as gifts or personalized ornaments that I’ve made myself. Here’s …

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Ready-made ornaments ready to hang on the tree.I’ve been busy this week working on my Dream Tree entry for the Michaels Stores challenge. Jewel-tones and treasures are my design inspirations.

Ready-made ornaments waiting ot be hung on the tree. I added a few strands of colored lights to the pre-lit tree and then set to work …

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house necklace from Heather Powers at Humble BeadsTake a look at this beauty from Heather! She’s posted new pieces at Humble Beads including this stunning “house necklace.” Don’t miss her other new works inspired by the colors of fall – her oak earrings are the perfect accessory …

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Halloween-themed jewelry from Candie CooperThis Halloween “Candie” has no calories and is tons of fun! Take a look at this Halloween ensemble from Candie Cooper.…

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Beaded fabric beads from Alma StollerIn a recent post, Alma spotlights her work table. Take a look at these lovelies for fabric bead inspiration! I love Alma’s use of color and the surface texture she creates with beads. Gorgeous!…

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great jewelry making kits from LaliberiDon’t miss your chance to enter all three Laliberi jewelry kit giveaways! Simply leave a comment at each post to enter.

Chiffon chic flowers kit (ends Monday)

Zipper flowers and coiled roses kit (ends Tuesday)

Ring Kit, Swirl Leaves Pendant/Brooch

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paper braceletPaper beads are colorful, light, and easy to make. Take a look at this bracelet made of cone-shaped recycled paper beads by artist Devi Chand. Brilliant!…

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Michala Riggle, founder of Beading to Beat AutismFourteen-year-old Michala Riggle is already a well established fund-raiser and beader. At the tender age of ten, she managed to raise $300,000 in six months with beaded bracelets!

Michala’s mission all started back in 2006. Her youngest brother, Evan, has …

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1: Nikki in Stitches shares this Video tutorial for making a button necklace.

2: Craftbits.com Vintage button necklace tutorial.

3: Handmade Portland has a tutorial for Susan Beal Buttons.

4: YellowBlackBird has this beautiful piece.

5: CraftWerk has a rustic …

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Designer Sophie Duran of Rotterdam has created this strange series of jewelry for the face, including a lip pump, a metallic blue mustache, and ridiculously long false eyelashes that can be cranked up and down.

Via Boing Boing

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Free Jewelry Making Tutorial

This project shows you how to recycle old buttons into a beautiful and unique button cuff.

With very simple instructions you could be wearing this bracelet in no time at all.…

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