11. October 2016 21:15
by suzette


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!














18. April 2016 10:19
by suzette

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



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


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.





23. April 2015 09:37
by suzette

Elements of Antiquity: In The Press

23. April 2015 09:37 by suzette

Suzette's Hourglass necklace and earrings is featured in the spring issue of Jewelry Affaire magazine. Our aged pewter 28mm 2 hole connectors are used in this piece to create the hourglass above the pocket watch.

3. March 2015 09:39
by suzette

Arrowhead Earring Kit: For The Adventurer

3. March 2015 09:39 by suzette

Click here to buy the kit


This kit includes:

2 Aged Pewter Arrowhead Charms

2 Antique Silver Kidney Ear Wires


Follow these steps to make one earring and then repeat to make second earring.

1. Open the antique silver kidney ear wire and thread on the loop of your aged pewter arrowhead charm.

2. Close the kidney wire.

3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 for second earring.


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