Monday, December 20, 2010

Last Minute Jewellery Ideas

Egads!!! Where has this month gone? Where has 2010 gone? Christmas is just days away, but there's still plenty of time to get your bling on! Some of the last minute jewellery ideas I'm about to share with you can be done in less than 15 minutes. It will take you more time to buy the components than to make the pieces!

All product shown in available from beadFX, a wonderful store that has the best selection of Swarovski Elements in Toronto, in my humble opinion. Photos courtesy of beadFX.

Christmas Tree Earrings:

These are made by taking three different sizes of Margaritas and stacking them on a headpin. First stack a 4mm cube, three margaritas in descending size order and top off with a 3mm bicone. Create a wrapped loop and hang on an ear wire or necklace. Ba-da-boom, Ba-da-bling! And you're done.


Probably even easier than the Christmas Trees are pendants. All you need is a sparkly Swarovski Elements pendant, a bail and something to string the pendant on. There are some fabulous shapes that you can use, from traditional snowflakes, to avant garde to hot from the factory in Wassens: Wild Heart!!!

There are lots of bails available on the market, but don't scrimp on findings when using Swarovski Elements. I recommend using sterling silver.

Why not use some Crystal Yarn or Wire Lace as your stringing materials? Drool!!!!

Combine one strand of Wire Lace, one strand of Crystal Yarn and one strand of leather cording for a perfect necklace to display the pendant on.

Oh, and did I mention each of these can be made for under $25? Woo hoo!

Maximum bling for less cha-ching!!

Let those sleigh bells ring!!

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  1. Great ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing them!!

  2. Love to see your leather/wire lace/crystal yarn in a sample please. Do you crochet it? Braid it?