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  • The Tassel Today

    Movement and motion are the current buzz words for the newest lines of accessories shaking up the fashion world. It may not be the first feature that you look for when selecting your jewelry, but that may change when you see the drama it adds to your ensemble. Both tassel jewelry and extra-long necklaces, at times combined, are invigorating the latest runways with alluring style.

     The most show stopping of these pieces, tassel earrings, has been seen sweeping across the shoulders of some very influential people.  With their shimmering strands of lustrous beads, fine chain, or wispy strands of silk, ...

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  • Wine and Jewelry come together again!



    Summer is approaching and so are those fun summer barbeques and dinner parties. Wine charms are a great way to help guests not confuse their wine glasses or water goblets. They also add a splash of color and can coordinate with the party theme. I’ve always loved making wine charms for wedding gifts and designing them with colors and charms that personalize them.

     The wine charms featured are made with memory wire, gauge wire, charms, seed beads, crystals, assorted findings and pre-made wirehoops. Pre-made wire hoops allow you ...

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  • What once was old.....

    You know the saying, “what once was old will be new again”, and when it comes to fashion, that has never been more accurate. This season, the cameo, a classic Italian hand-carved relief image, has been revived once more and given a contemporary spin that puts the chic back in antique. Tucked away with care in keepsake jewelry boxes and often passed down as family heirlooms, the cameo had just about been forgotten. Whether it’s due to a newfound interest in televised period dramas, such as Downtown Abbey and Mad Men, or the one of a kind vintage ...

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  • Beaded Bookmarks make a perfect gift!

    This week we are featuring a wonderful blog written by our very own Pattern and Project Creator Jennifer. She is the awesome person that creates every single project sheet that you see :-) So let's all give her a big warm Cousin Family welcome!

    I love making beaded bookmarkers for friends and family, and I especially like to personalize them for the person or occasion. If you’re already giving a book as a gift then why not make it even more special with a handmade book marker?

    A beaded bookmarker is simple to make and they’re a great way to ...

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  • Neon is the new Spring color!

    Summer is practically here and it’s time to lighten up. We’re talking about your wardrobe of course, and this season the colors are brighter than the sun! From magenta to fluorescent pink and seafoam to electric blue: the brighter the better. You may want to put on your sunglasses; neon has blanketed nearly every runway and is being used in more creative (and thankfully) tasteful ways. What’s being declared as the hottest color of the season you may ask? Acid green/yellow has topped the list. Although that may be cringe inducing for some who prefer more traditional looks, stylists have ...

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Jewelry Techniques: Split Rings

In this video you'll see how easy it is to utilize split rings in your jewelry making!