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Rings & Things Jewelry Blog

Pretty in Pink Bracelet Tutorial

Pretty in Pink Bracelet Tutorial

Created by: The Swarovski Design Team Designer TipsFor best way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF). Suggested Supplies1 6-pack #02-088-34-182 Swarovski 34ss Indian Pink 2088 Xirius Rose Flat-Back Crystals, No Hotfix7 dozen (use 78 pcs) #05-000-04-182 Swarovski 5000 Faceted Round Beads, 4mm - Indian Pink4 dozen (use 47 pcs)  #05-000-06-182  Swarovski 5000 Faceted Round Beads, 6mm - Indian Pink6 each #41-864-12-3&nbs …
Jan 1st 2021 Swarovski Create Your Style Design Team
Twilight Earrings Tutorial

Twilight Earrings Tutorial

The Swarovski crystal cushion square in Heliotrope is not always available, but we love this simple, versatile project design -- and Amethyst AB is so pretty, that we've linked in some alternate suggestions below so we could keep this project in our gallery.Created by: Summer MelaasDesigner TipsPlace 12mm cushion square stone into setting, and use nylon-jaw or chain-nose pliers to gently flatten the prongs onto the stone. See tips in our blog, for best way to keep your stone safe and centered.Sl …
Jan 1st 2021 Summer Melaas
Unpretentious Princess Earrings Tutorial

Unpretentious Princess Earrings Tutorial

Created by: Janet BoyingtonThe star of the show, is the Princess-cut pendant! These sweet earrings are elegant and petite. Want to make a larger, flashier pair earrings, or use different colors? Click into the Princess-cut pendant or the gold-fill link for related options.Designer TipsSimply open the jump ring, attach it to the crystal and the link, and securely close the jump ring. For best way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).Gently open the small ring on …
Jan 1st 2021 Janet Boyington
Simple Rhinestone Bracelet Tutorial

Simple Rhinestone Bracelet Tutorial

Designer TipsGently squeeze the prongs on the rhinestone chain ends to prevent chipping.Attach 5mm jump ring to one end. (See Jewelry-Making Basics for best way to open and close jump rings.)Use smaller jump ring to attach chain end to clasp at other end.Customize in brass or silver too!Free Technique Sheets & How-TosBasic Jewelry-Making Technique Sheet (PDF)Suggested Supplies1 pkg of 10 [use 2] #46-339-30-9 Chain End, for #46-349-30 (Black Gunmetal)1 meter [use 7.25"] #46-349-30-042-9 Gunme …
Jan 1st 2021 Rings & Things Staff
Ultra Blue Mehndi Earrings Tutorial

Ultra Blue Mehndi Earrings Tutorial

Extra-secure leverback ear wires keep these earrings safely in the ear -- no lost earrings! Ultra AB Blue may be a bit pricey, but it is stunning -- These simple earrings receive tons of compliments.Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRueDesigner TipsPlace a crystal stone in a setting, and use nylon-jaw pliers to press each prong part-way down on the stone. Make sure stone is centered, then go back around and press each prong down more securely. If necessary, burnish each prong down smooth with a burnishi …
Jan 1st 2021 Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Vintner Earrings Tutorial

Vintner Earrings Tutorial

Vintaj findings are designed to be alterable ... here's a fine example!Created by: Rita HutchinsonDesigner TipsSlightly flatten the dome of the Vintaj bead cap. Bend 3 of the "legs" around the sides and bottom of the stone as a bezel, and leave the remaining leg extended to use as attachment.Directly wire wrap connector section with crystal bicones and pearls to the Vintaj bezel. Crimp pliers are handy for tucking in the tail of the wire at the end of the wrap.Attach ear wire. For step-by-step i …
Jan 1st 2021 Rita Hutchinson
Victoria - Etched Earrings Tutorial

Victoria - Etched Earrings Tutorial

Created by: Summer MelaasDesigner TipsEtch earrings (See etching tutorial below).Place cushion in cushion setting and fold over tabs using nylon-jaw pliers or a burnisher.Attach French hooks to top of cushion.For best way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)Attach etched copper drop to bottom of cushion.Suggested Supplies1 pair #34-003-8 TierraCast Earring Hook Findings, Niobium - Bronze and Copper Color2 each #41-878-51-10-7 Antiqued Copper Plated 2-Loop Bezel …
Jan 1st 2021 Summer Melaas