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  • Wrap up the summer!

    It’s the height of summer and that means from coast to coast, music festivals are filling to capacity with people eager to show off their best in casual boho-vintage attire. America’s most fashionable festival, Coachella, has cultivated a confident 70’s inspired image that is both stylish and comfortable enough for the soaring desert temperatures. Celebrities and music lovers flock to this event from miles away to share in the culture, food, and festivities. Music and fashion have long come together to inspire others to tap into their creativity and express themselves. Summer festival accessories have made a huge impact on ...

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  • Even your office desk deserves a little bling :-)

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    Inspired by a cute paperclip… yes a paper clip, I thought I’d give my office supplies a refresh. Using E-6000®, pliers, a bead reamer, thumb tacks, paper clips and some super cute charms my office supplies took on a new life! They’re certainly a little different but I love how fun they are. I’m hoping the next time I turn in paperwork that my cute little clips will bring a smile to whoever is on the receiving end!

    For the thumb tacks I simply took the loops off of the charms (using pliers) and ...

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  • DIY Table Top Earring Holder

    From the wonderfully crafty Jennifer.

    Looking for a quick DIY earring holder idea that costs less than $3? I made this simple holder for a jewelry class when I wanted to showcase inspiration pieces. All you need is a two sided frame and a sheet of plastic canvas.

    The frame is a 4x6” two sided plastic table top frame purchased from IKEA®. The 14-count white plastic canvas was purchased at a local craft store.

    1. First remove the two plexiglass pieces from the frame.
    2. Then use one of the plexiglass rectangles as a template for cutting the perfect size piece of plastic canvas.
    3. Just ...

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  • Geometric

    Geo Blog

    From the wonderfully talented and fashion forward Nick D.

    The must-have accessories of the moment are easier to work with than ever and better yet, take on a surprising “chameleon effect” when it comes to following the latest trends. Geometric-inspired designs have shaped the styles of the season and are perfectly adaptable to enhance any look.  The strong lines and structured edges of these pieces demand attention, while the classic symmetry and repetition evoke a classic bygone era. Many designers have their own creative approach to these structured styles and have even used the design philosophy to create a defining ...

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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!