2. November 2016 09:38
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DIY JEWELRY MAKING TUTORIAL: TriBeCa Earrings

2. November 2016 09:38 by suzette

Today, we are showing you how to make these colorful bold TriBeCa Earrings!

Oh my, put a tassel on anything and I'm totally obsessed!

My style is bohemian so anything boho or tribal I'm truly crushing on for days.

These earrings require just one basic jewelry making technique; opening and closing a jump ring.

You can find the material & instructions by clicking here.

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14. October 2016 11:18
by suzette
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DESIGNER COLOR PALETTE: FARMHOUSE

14. October 2016 11:18 by suzette

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FARMHOUSE COLOR PALETTE

I LOVE finding inspiration throughout my daily travels.

BUT, most importantly "I just LOVE color!"

This picture was taken last week at Hunter Farms, a local farm that offers hayrides, petting zoos & pumpkin pickin'.

Lots of great memories were made!

P.S. I hope these hues give you some good inspiration to create a new piece of jewelry!

xo, Suzette

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11. October 2016 21:15
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FREE JEWELRY MAKING TUTORIAL: GOLDSTONE SPIKE EARRINGS

11. October 2016 21:15 by suzette

Today, we are showing you how to make these fun Goldstone Spike Earrings on Elements of Antiquity!

NO jewelry tools required! Did I just say that?! Ahhh...

The only tools you will need are scissors and just maybe a pair of tweezers.

So go on now & head on over to our website for some jewelry making FUN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6. October 2016 08:08
by suzette
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Shades of Nature - Pantone Color Report Spring 2017

6. October 2016 08:08 by suzette

Pantone recently released their color report for the Spring of 2017. The top 10 hues seen on the runway at New York Fashion Week make-up the comprehensive report. The hues best represent nature from sunny days to beautiful waterways.

What do you think of these hues?

Will you incorporate them into your spring designs?

18. April 2016 13:12
by suzette
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GIVEAWAY: Beading Gem $50 Shopping Spree

18. April 2016 13:12 by suzette

Good morning, friends!

We have teamed up with The Beading Gem again to offer a $50.00 shopping spree off our site, Elements of Antiquity! You may sign up here (on the Bead Gem Journal) for a chance to win. The shopping spree is available to US and Canada only. This week we are also offering 30% off everything on our site with coupon code BEADINGGEM16

18. April 2016 10:19
by suzette
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DIY Colorful Cowrie Shell Earrings

18. April 2016 10:19 by suzette

One can not deny that I love color and the ocean, and pairing these two together is taking me coastal for the day! These earrings will be so fun to wear this summer at the beach or just running errands around town. I made the pair in less than an hour. We used our Aged Pewter Large Chandelier to create them but you could also use the Aged Pewter Medium Chandelier as well. I've included the supplies you'll need and the instructions below...

 Cowerie Shell Earrings

 

Supplies:

2 Aged Pewter Large Chandeliers or 2 Aged Pewter Medium Chandeliers

Colorful Hemp

2 Antique Silver ear wires

Natural Suede

2 Cowrie Shells

 E6000 Glue

Instructions:

1.) Measure out hemp and cut at about 40".

 2.) Dab a bit of E6000 glue at the top of the chandelier and place end of hemp on it. Let dry.

3.) Once the glue has dried start wrapping hemp around chandelier.

4.) Continue wrapping until the two ends meet again!

I wrapped over the piece that is glued so the pattern would be consistent in the design.

Add another dab of glue on back and press end of hemp into it. Let dry.

5.) Cut eight 6" pieces of natural suede.

6.) Run suede through each of the the loops at the bottom of the chandelier.

Finish with an overhand knot to secure in place.

7.) Cut suede at desired length.

I cut the ends of the suede on a slant as seen in picture above.

8.) Run a piece of suede through hole in the cowrie shell.

Attach shell to loop in middle of chandelier with a simple knot.

9.) Repeat these steps to make a complete pair of earrings.

 

 

 

 

4. January 2016 12:53
by suzette
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Jewelry Design: Pantone Spring 2016 Color Chart

4. January 2016 12:53 by suzette

Pantone unveiled the top 10 colors for Spring 2016 back in September, and if you didn't hear two colors were selected for Color of the Year. This is the first time that two colors have ever been chosen and you can read up on it on The Wall Street Journal. I'm crushing on these two color duos, Rose Quartz & Serenity! Such a perfect combination and I can see them paired with silver, gold or some bohemian style jewelry. As I write this article, I'm curious to know just how many of you incorporate these top ten picks into your jewelry designs. Leave a comment below, would love to hear from you!

 

 

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