How to Emboss Metal to Make DIY Steampunk Jewelry

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Hey friends!  I’ve got a really fun jewelry technique to share with you today.  If you’re a scrapbooking fan, you probably already know what the Sizzix Big Shot can do on paper.  I learned recently that you can also emboss metal blanks with Vintaj dies, so I had to try it out.  The effect is awesome!  You can create one of a kind pieces with so little effort – I’m going to show you how in just 5 minutes, you {Read More}

June Is Jewelry Month + FREE Jewelry eBook!

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It’s Jewelry Month here at Crafts Unleashed and ConsumerCrafts.com!  We’re celebrating with 10% off ALL jewelry supplies and a free jewelry eBook with 9 easy to make jewelry projects. Each project has full instructions with great step out photos. Download your free copy of the jewelry eBook by clicking HERE.   Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned jewelry making, there is a project for everyone! From nautical bracelets to grapevine earrings to leather tassel key chains, you’re sure to be {Read More}

Boho Layered Necklace DIY

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I quite like the bohemian look, especially with my jewelry and accessories. The point of boho style is to be eclectic so it’s a great chance to mix and match things I wouldn’t usually put together. For instance, you can mix different metals, beads, charms and even a little fabric. That’s exactly what I did with this layered necklace and I love the result. Supplies needed to make your own boho layered necklace: Pliers Wire Cutters Various Types of Chain (if {Read More}

Romantic Bridal DIY Jewelry Set

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It is crazy easy to make beautiful DIY jewelry for your wedding, your bridesmaids or as a bridal gift. You just need a few items from the Chic & Charmed line. I made this necklace/earring set in no time and I’m just smitten with how it turned out! You can customize this to your liking and the whole project would take a beginning jewelry-maker about 30 minutes or less. Supplies needed to create your own DIY jewelry bridal set: Chic {Read More}

Personalized Stamped Metal Charm Necklaces

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Today’s craft is simple, easy to execute and so much cheaper than the inspiration, you might faint.  HERE is the inspiration piece.  It cost $130.  It is a very nice necklace and I, along with much of America, wanted one this past Christmas.  However, the price is steep for some stamped metal, so I decided to try stamping my own name necklaces. Supplies needed to make your own stamped metal name charms: Rectangle Frame Charms (These come in a variety of finishes) Thin Ball {Read More}

Stacked Book Necklace {Teacher Gift Idea}

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Today’s project is perfect for that end-of-the-year (can’t-believe-you-survived!) Teacher Appreciation gift. A stacked book necklace: I found a similar book necklace selling at Anthropologie- but it was way out of my budget, so I made my own! Supplies needed to make your own stacked book necklace: Timeless Minis Miniature Books Timeless Minis Red Apples Silver Tone  18″ Necklace Chain 3″ Nickel Plated Head Pin Silver Tone Jump Rings Silver Tone Jewelry Clasp Round Nose Jewelry Pliers Long Needle Quilling Tool Glue {Read More}

How-To: Fused Glass Jewelry with Fuseworks Beginner’s Fusing Kit

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Doesn’t fused glass jewelry look so professional? I’m not a big dichroic glass fan, which you often find in fused glass pieces. So I thought I would try to create my own professional glass jewelry with a minimalist feel. Thankfully, the Fuseworks Beginner’s Fusing kit is really easy to use in your own home! I’ll show you how my first attempts went. Supplies needed to make your own Fuseworks fused glass jewelry: Fuseworks Beginner’s Fusing Kit E-6000 Adhesive Jewelry Studs {Read More}

DIY Shamrock Necklace

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Whether you are someone who gets really into St. Patrick’s Day or not, it’s always fun to wear a little something green on March 17th.  Even if it’s just one little piece of pinch prevention, or if you’re the type of person who wears green from head to toe, I have a fun and simple shamrock necklace you can wear to feel lucky!  It’s a fast St. Patrick’s Day craft. Supplies needed to make your own shamrock necklace: Shamrock Pendant {Read More}

How-to: Easy Wrapped Wire Bird Necklace

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I must subconsciously be longing for spring! My last few DIY projects have all featured birds. Like today’s bird necklace and this framed bird decor. I have seen similar bird necklaces selling for a higher price then I wanted to pay- so what does a good, thrify crafter do? Figure out how to make my own bird necklace! It was crazy simple, and best of all- inexpensive. After I made one bird necklace for myself, I made a few custom pieces {Read More}