Meet The Professor of Crystal!

Make sure not to miss the premiere of the newly released CYS online series starring the unrivaled Nick Regine as “THE PROFESSOR OF CRYSTAL”! The Professor of Crystal video series is suitable for everyone passionate about SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Do It Yourself. In each video The Professor gives expert instruction that makes it possible for every Do It Yourself crystal adicionado to achieve their own vision with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. The videos feature a range of topics including gluing, epoxy clay, hot fixing, soldering, mechanical application, basic jewelry making, felting and much more. Nick Regine, aka, The Professor of Crystal, has …

Heart Jewellery Videos from Swarovski

In keeping with my last blog about all the Swarovski crystal hearts that are available in the store, I thought I would bring you some videos made by Swarovski Create-Your-Style. Each of these videos show projects that incorporate hearts in the design. Packed with detailed step-by-step instructions, valuable trend information and useful tips on the best methods of application, an expert CREATE YOUR STYLE trainer demonstrates how to make beautiful designs using romantic Heart Pendants from the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS assortment. Key to My Heart Necklace Swinging Hearts Earrings

Heat patina on copper

Love the colours! Last week I promised a little video on how I add heat patina’s to copper. I think the video demonstrates it quite well. The main trick is to practice a few times, and keep in mind that the patina will continue to grow even after you remove the heat source. I also find that I get much better colour if I do not quench the metal after heating. Just let the metal cool down naturally. You’ll notice that you’ll see the colours appear in the following order: Gold Orange/Red Pink Purple Dark Blue Light Blue – pale …

Using Cones

As you start making more and more complex pieces of jewelry – you will find yourself with multiple strands, wondering how to finish them off to be nice and tidy at the ends. You might even have seen a necklace finished with long cones at the end, picked it up and handled it and thought “That looks nice – how the heck does that work? How do I get the ends to go in there and stay there?” The answer is annoyingly simple. In a nutshell – you make a loop, attach all the ends to it, stuff the loop …