Skip Navigation LinksHome > Blog

Cousin Blog

  • DIY Napkin Rings make matching Easy!

    Inspired by the pre-made napkin rings at home décor stores I thought I’d give it a try making my own. I discovered just how easy it was to make whimsical and elegant napkin rings using a few of my jewelry making supplies. Of course the upside to this is that I’ll have colors that compliment my own décor.

    I fashioned an elegant napkin ring using 3-strand spacers, gemstone faceted beads, copper e-beads and stretch cord. I used three 10” lengths of .8mm stretch cord, it’s a thicker cord, and strung on the gemstones and e-beads and then through a spacer hole and repeated the process until ...

    Full story

    Comments (18)

  • Feather Motifs

    This kit is now available in Michales

    (This kit now available at Michaels)

    This week one of our very talented Customer Service Representatives, Nick,  has provided us with a wonderful blog article about THE motif that just seems to keep getting bigger and bigger, feathers. So with out any further delay please enjoy and make sure to share some love with Nick in the comments, he deserves it!

    In the words of the late couturier Alexander McQueen, “There is no better designer than nature.” Jewelry makers have a particularly profound way of demonstrating their own adoration for the Earth and its inhabitants. Whether you work ...

    Full story

    Comments (19)

  • Can't forget the guys!

     

    With Father's Day being Sunday (don't forget;-) we wanted to make this week's blog about a simple and yet manly design that has been worn for years. The square knot bracelet is a quick learn and can make a wide variety of designs. All you really need is some cord and a few beads. I chose two different styles of hemp because I feel the natural look is a very suitable for most male tastes. Leather, cotton and even parachute cord can be used too to create different textures and looks. The larger natural hemp creates a wider ...

    Full story

    Comments (21)

  • Place Card Holders

     
    As a follow up to the wine charms from a few weeks ago I decided to venture into making place card holders. Inspired by whimsical wedding place card holders, I created a few fun pieces featuring gauge wires and seed beads, pearls, crystals and glass beads in a variety of designs including underwater theme, hearts and spirals.

    With only a few of my jewelry tools, round nose pliers and wire cutters, I began by making the base. Starting with a 2 foot length of 16 gauge wire, I made a loop at the end and formed the circular ...

    Full story

    Comments (9)

Facebook update is unavailable at this time!
Kumihimo materials are now available! Check out everything from Starter kits to bobbins here... http://fb.me/12T6iGoDo

Jewelry Techniques: Split Rings

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

MORE VIDEOS