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
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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
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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!

 

 

1. December 2015 08:37
by suzette
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Elements of Antiquity Designers' Challenge

1. December 2015 08:37 by suzette

I'm presenting the challenge!

How would you incorporate these safety pins in your jewelry design?

Would you use them as connectors?

or

as a pendant?

Hmm!

Show the world your creativity in our 2016 Designers' Challenge!

Sign-up here

5 designers will be randomly selected to participate on Friday, December 4th.

Each designer will receive 2 safety pins. You only need to incorporate one safety pin into your design.

Photos of finished designs must be sent to info@elementsofantiquity.com by January 8th along with your contact information.

Designs will be showcased the week of January 11th.

Most importantly HAVE FUN!!!

 

 

2. November 2015 12:56
by suzette
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Tip: Cutting Chain

2. November 2015 12:56 by suzette

Do you use chain in your designs? If you answered yes, then you know how time consuming it may be to get the exact same cut each time you make a particular design. I myself have come across this issue while making jewelry and wanted to share my tip with you!

So here's what I've done with the components listed above...Glue one thumb tack at the very top of your ruler or yard stick. I used a 12" ruler for the purpose of this picture only so please feel free to use a yard stick as well.

Your 12" ruler or yard stick should look like this...

The links of the chain can be placed on the thumb tack and you'll now get an exact cut each time.

4. October 2015 09:24
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Elements of Antiquity GIVEAWAY on The Beading Gem

4. October 2015 09:24 by suzette

Have you heard of The Beading Gem? Pearl searches the web for DIY tutorials, inspiration, and techniques to share with her avid readers.

This month, Pearl is having an Elements of Antiquity GIVEAWAY on her blog so be sure to head on over and say HELLO!

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Visit beadinggem.com

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