Author Archives: DIY Dream Team

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Swarovski Around the World – Austria

Austria Earring’s Swarovski crystals Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code Pendants 6007 4 pcs 9x5mm Crystal 001 Beads 5541 2 pcs 11mm Crystal 001 Beads 5541 2 pcs 15mm Crystal 001 Beads 5328 2 pcs 4mm Denim Blue 266 Beads 5000 6 pcs 4mm Denim Blue 266 Beads 5028/4 6 pcs 6mm […]

Swarovski Around the World – Ireland

Ireland’s Earrings Swarovski crystals Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code Fancy Stones 4320 2 pcs 18x13mm Olivine F 228 Beads 5328 2 pcs 6mm Crystal Vitrail Medium 001 VM Beads 5328 4 pcs 4mm Crystal Metallic Sunshine 2X 001 METSH2 Supplies: 2 – Medium Celtic Diamond Bead – TierraCast® 94-5524-26 2 – […]

Introduction to Bead Loom Weaving

Bead weaving is a beadwork technique in which seed beads are woven together using thread to create a flat “fabric”. You can bead weave an entire piece of jewelry, or weave a component to use as part of a project. Seed beads can be woven together on a bead loom! In this class, we will cover the […]

The Secret to Making a Perfect Pom Pom

Being stuck at home isn’t easy! After a long day of working from home, you may be looking for something else to keep you busy at home. Instead of re-watching your favorite Netflix show, what about doing something that will spark your creativity? This is why I decided to embark on a new project or more […]

Essential Oil Jewelry: Everything you need to know

We all know how powerful a scent can be: just smelling the aroma of your mother’s perfume can instantly make you feel at home. But did you know that certain scents can do way more than that? Indeed, using essentials oils can improve your overall health and well-being. Essentials oils have been well-known and recognized […]

Brrr it’s Cold in Here … Ice Dyeing

Ice Dyeing.  “So, dyeing with ice?”  Correct.   Ice dyeing which yes, is a derivative of tie-dyeing has raised the stakes.   But before we delve into the world of current day “Insta Baddies,” modeling ice dyed apparel, I find it important to step onto the roller coaster of time and travel alongside tie–dye.      Now, there’s a vast history not only on the evolution of tie-dye, but on how what it represented culturally shifted. After […]

Learn to make jewelry for beginners

Have you been wanting to create your own jewelry? Do you want to create all of the projects in your Pinterest board but don’t know where to start? You are in the right place! This beginner’s class is the perfect jumpstart to learn and master the basic techniques that you need to create an infinity of […]

Valentine’s Day Kid’s Craft

Valentine’s day is around the corner! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 We’ve created this free class with kids of all ages in mind. These creative projects will inspire you and the kids to make gifts for all your loved ones this year. 🙂 This class includes three projects: Alphabet Beads Bracelet Memory Wire Be My Valentine Bracelet Embellished Valentine’s […]

DIY Gasparilla Jewelry

BOOM!!  Goes the canon as it fires off – signaling the start of Jose Gaspar’s invasion into Tampa Bay.   As you look around you can see a 165 foot long pirate ship with three masts 100 feet above deck garnished with colored flags. You expand your depth of field and see a sea (no pun intended) of hundreds of people on smaller ships adorned with skull and crossbones […]

The 5 jewelry trends you need to know going into 2020

We might be on the tail end of 2019 but that doesn’t mean our trends are falling dormant. Quite the opposite, actually! I wouldn’t be surprised if these trends roared into 2020 with us. Ironically, you’re reading this while simultaneously nodding in agreement. Because let’s be honest, you know what’s coming. There’ve been hiatuses before between the upcoming of new trends which unfortunately causes some that really got-to-go, to stick around beyond their time. However, this is not the case. Currently, […]

DIY Holiday Ornaments

There is nothing more gratifying than creating your own ornaments, they give so much more meaning to the holiday. This course is the perfect way to get started and create unique ornaments that you will love and cherish. It includes three different projects, including one project that you can do with your children or grandchildren. […]

What equipment do you need to start making jewelry?

Are you interested in jewelry making but not sure where to start? Have you been to a jewelry class and are ready to invest in equipment to create jewelry at home? We’ve got you covered!  This article will help you get the right equipment to start exploring your new hobby! Jewelry Making Tools You might want […]

How to price jewelry for online sales.

Have you been creating jewelry for a few months and received positive feedback on your designs?  Maybe you’ve even had an offer from a friend to buy one of your pieces and it’s got you thinking about selling online? Great decision! A jewelry making side business is easier than ever to start with the help […]

SS2019 – Macramé : A Key Detail in Accessories

SS19 – Macramé: A Key Detail in Accessories Warm neutral tones are combined with soft fiber and materials this spring to inspire macramé jewelry. Macramé is gaining momentum in all aspects of fashion: apparel, accessories, footwear, home, bedding, and more. Combine soft fibers, like cotton, with a few jewelry findings and you’ll have a beautiful piece […]