InspirationFX: Sassy Brassy

Get your creative juices flowing~~~ Sassy Brassy by: Anne Marie Desaulniers Inspired by the colour and texture of the Matte African Turquoise stones, I quickly pulled together the brassy components for this necklace. Far more symmetrical than I normally design, but easily paired with either a little black dress, or your trusty t-shirt and jeans! Instructions: 1. Insert one 1.5 inch eyepin, into 1 stone bead. 2. Then insert the straight end of eyepin (with stone attached), into channel and hole on the One-Step Looper (Note, you could also just add a simple loop on the end, using chain nose …

InspirationFX: Simply Green

Get your creativity flowing ~~~ Simply Green Designed by: Anne Marie Desaulniers It’s finally spring, so is it any wonder that I’ve chosen to focus on the colour green? I was planning a fairly complicated bracelet, but when I started stringing the stones, my plan changed entirely. The small brass rounds accented the stones perfectly, and it all came together in a poem of elegant simplicity! Spinal in form, and very, very flexible! Instructions: 1. Cut a comfortable length of Soft Flex wire. I used the length of my wrist, added 2” for ease, and then added another 4-5”. 2. …

InspirationFX: Hanging Up My Heart

Hanging Up My Heart Designed by: Amanda Pittman If you want a piece of my heart, you have to come and get the key. Good Luck! Instructions: 1. Start by placing a jump ring on your Key charm. 2. Add your eye pin while the jumpring is open. 3. Put your small candy hearts in the bottom of the glass bottle. 4. Put your key in the bottle and bend the eye pin where you want your Key to hang. 5. Hold the eye pin where you bent it use your round nose pliers to wrap the eye pin. 6. …

InspirationFX: Brandy Meet Onyx, Onyx Meet Brandy

Brandy Meet Onyx, Onyx Meet Brandy Designed By: Rochelle Kilmer Ohh these little onyx and gold links are so sweet. I had them hanging around on my desk not long after they went live. I just couldn’t decide if they were going to be earrings, or a necklace or a bracelet!! There are soo many options with these pre-done links. Then it struck me. I need to introduce Onyx to Brandy, Crystal Brandy to you. Brandy slid onto an eyepin and I used the 1-Step Looper to close up the other loop. But before I completely closed the loop, Onyx …

InspirationFX: Twinsie at the Beach

Twinsie at the Beach Designed by: Rochelle Kilmer My bestfriend and I love turtles! We love the water, the sand, the shells, and everything else that goes with it. So these bracelets really capture our common interests and loves. To Begin: Lay out your strip of leather. I decided to go with a wavy pattern – but you could choose any design you like. Just don’t make your ends too small – in width – because you want them to fit comfortably into the clasp. I drew my outline on the back of the leather – the non-smooth side – …

InspirationFX: Easy Charm

Get your creative juices flowing~~~ Easy Charm Designed by: Dwyn Tomlinson Easy and charming – just the thing for making a very personal gift for someone in not too much time. People appreciate the time and the thought and energy that goes into a gift versus a store bought gift, and the more mature they are, the more they appreciate it. (Which is to say – the kiddies probably still want video games and gift cards.) While this is similar to Anne Marie’s ‘Say It Like It Is’ bracelet, it is just a little different, and you can steal ideas …

InspirationFX: Pearly White

Pearly White by: Rochelle Kilmer It’s getting warm and people are getting married! I have a few friends who are planning on tying the knot over the next couple of years. Such an exciting time in their lives! So I have had weddings on the brain and I needed a creative outlet since it’s not quite yet my turn. And that is how this jewellery set was born. I hope it inspires you as it did me! Earrings Making the links : On an eyepin place a daisy spacer – coin pearl -daisy spacer. Make a simple loop. I used …

InspirationFX: Fired Up Spikes

Get your creative juices flowing~~~ Fired Up Spikes by: Rochelle Kilmer It’s Date Night! And I needed something quick to go with that little black dress! Red is a spicy colour and always adds a seductive pop! Who doesn’t like a little spike to go with those Crystal Magma pumps! A long dangle needs no necklace! Instructions: 1) Cut your carnelian chain in half. Make sure to have a loop at each end. 2) Open a 9mm jumpring and place it in the hole of the Crystal Red Magma Spike. Close jumpring. Do this for the other spike. 3) Open …

InspirationFX: The Sassy Tassel Bracelet

~~~Get your creative juices flowing The Sassy Tassel Bracelet by: Dwyn Tomlinson I initially started making these from gemstone strands that come with silk tassels – then I realized that with the silk tassels we have for sale – you can get the same fun look with other beads! You can use a simpler clasp if you like, but I think that it really makes the piece, although a small magnetic clasp might be easier if you struggle with bracelet clasps. Check our Manager Specials for clasps. The bracelet is straight-foward stringing. Reserve two beads for the tassels. (For the …

InspirationFX: Pagoda Earrings

Get your creative juices flowing~~~ Pagoda Earrings Designed by: Pam Kearns One of my favourite classes to teach is Jewellery Making 101 where students create earrings using simple techniques. These projects employ the simplest of techniques to create three uses of the new Open Waterlily flower beads. Check out Snowdrops, my previous Inspiration for another technique. In this project you are using simple loops and wrapped loops to create the earrings. 1. Start by working on the bottom flower first by stacking a 3mm bead onto the headpin and then adding the waterlily bead so that the flower opening facing …