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    Dream Catchers

    DreamCatcher with Purple and Yellow Feathers

    I love this color combination! Deep purple and bright yellow. I remember that a long time ago, when I was flirting with the idea of designing jewelry, I read somewhere that purple and yellow don’t go together. I was so disappointed, as I thought that they DO go together very well. I guess I was right, because big fashion houses like it too! This year’s color is purple, in all shades… and I see lots of complementing yellow shades too. That’s why I decided to make a dream catcher in these colors. Did you know? – Dreamcatcher is associated with Native American culture… – In Native American culture spiders are…

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    Handmade Jewelry,  Tutorials

    How to Make Simple Charms

    In this photo tutorial I will show you how to make simple charms or pendants. Here are the charms, aren’t they cute? I used rose quarts nuggets, that’s what I had handy in my jewelry supplies box today. I like rose quartz, it is the crystal of LOVE ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is what you need: stones or crystals (or anything that can be hung, preferably top drilled) wire, I used artistic wire 22 gauge assorted pliers First steps, please follow the numbered pictures. Cut the wire, you need approx 5″ to work with. Bend the wire and wrap as shown. Last steps, please follow the pictures. Cut extra wire and continue…

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    Handmade Jewelry,  Tutorials

    How to Make an Eye Pendant

    In this post I will show you how to make an ORB. It is basically a cabochon eye, wrapped with wire and made it in a pendant. This is our finished piece of jewelry. What you need: – 24 gauge artistic wire (silver color copper wire) – 2″ bangle or any other already made circular frame – flush cutter and a set of pliers – eye cabochon from any craft store Step 1 – Cut 8 pieces of wire, 24″ long and fold them in half. Step 2 – Attach the wires to the bangle, using 3 loops, as shown. Try to place them symmetrically. You will have 16 pieces…

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    Aventurine,  Gemstones,  Handmade Jewelry,  Tree of Life

    Green Aventurine Tree of Life Pendant

    Aventurine is a translucent form of quartz that comes in various colors. Green Aventurine is known as a lucky stone and it is also called the โ€œStone of Opportunity.โ€ Green Aventurine has a positive energy, so it is a great boost of chances in any situation. People like to wear a specimen in their pocket for bringing luck and prosperity. Green Aventurine carries a strong connection to Mother Earth and increases the appreciation of nature. Green Aventurine brings out this hope, that is why I decided to make a Tree of Life with small natural chips. Initially, I was thinking to make just a small ornament, but I realized that…

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    Tutorials

    Recycled/Upcycled Art – How to Make Magnets from Soda Cans

    I love to recycle/upcycle, as much as possible. In this article I will show you how I am using soda cans to create beautiful fridge magnets. Enjoy! Ok… this is the magnet I made recently. The final product looks like this: … a cute lizard… These are the parts that form my magnet: a frame, a magnet and the foil. The frame is one of those ‘wedding favor’ frames, you can buy them in bulk online. The magnet? You buy in self-adhesive sheets. Measure, cut and glue the magnet on the back of the frame. The aluminum foil is the center of attraction. This particular one came from a Sprite…