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  • Valentine's Day- Choose Your Colors

     Valentine's Day Beads

    Valentine's Day is the perfect time to let someone know that you're thinking of them with a homemade gift. The most common colors associated with the holiday, and love in general, are red, pink and white. Of course, there are other colors (typically pastels and spring tones) that can still capture that special meaning that you want to convey. Here is a quick list to assist you in creating a spectacular Valentine's Day inspired design that celebrates the lasting bond you share with someone dear to you.

    Red -- The most common color associated with love, hearts, romance and ...

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  • As Seen On The Runway: Spring 2014

    House of Holland Nameplate

    There was such a variety of accessories on the Spring 2014 runways, that we wanted to round out one more post showcasing these edgy and playful looks. Some common themes were large gold nameplate and chain link accessories, long necklaces with gemstone accents, as well as beautiful floral cluster designs often worn in a statement ring. Get inspired to create something new and striking as we enter into an excellent year for fashion.

    Golden Girls

    Givenchy Spring Gold Ring Balmain Chain Dress

     There was no question that bright gold was the most popular color metal and was featured in a number of Spring runway shows, including ...

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  • Worldly Accessories Travel The Runway

    Exotic accessories

    The Spring 2014 runways were anything but predictable, but one thing we always look forward to is the transition into more exotic outfits and accessories. There were numerous uses of prints and fringe that evoked a sense of mysticism about these models and what part of the globe they were jetting off to next. Let's take a look at the often unpredictable use of jewelry and how it complimented these unpredictable styles. Photo Credit: Style.com

    Valentino Scarab Bracelet 

     

    Beautiful fabrics and bold prints had the audience on their feet and many of the styles were worn loosely and flowing. Flat sandal ...

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  • Runway Trends Spring 2014

    Lanvin Star Accessories

    The Spring 2014 runways featured some innovative new styles that featured futuristic, athletic and classic accessories. Some wow moments included stars and star burst patterns, paracord/leather/suede braided bracelets, and pearls worn in a cross-body fashion. These style elements provide plenty of inspiration for a fashionable 2014.

     

    Shooting Stars

    The Blondes Star accessoriesThe sky is the limit when designers like Lanvin, The Blonds and Dries Van Noten turned the runway into a planetarium with lots of stars and star burst pendants. These jewelry pieces created a big impact and certainly got attention from the crowds.



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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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!

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