Create A Star-Studded Bracelet That Will Have You Shining Extra Bright This 4th of July!

DIY American Dream Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

Wrap your wrist in a simple-to-make, all-American Star-Spangled Banner bracelet made of woven Swarovski crystals. Now get ready for the fireworks, celebrate good times and have a blast making this star-studded design!

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Swarovski Crystals

Snap Fastener 1780/114 082 1pc. 11mm Silver/Crystal 001 (contact us for details)

Swarovski Xilion Bicone Beads 5328-3mm Light Siam (422 pieces)

Swarovski Xilion Bicone Beads 5328-3mm Sapphire (358 pieces)

Swarovski Xilion Bicone Beads 5328-3mm White Alabaster (288 pieces)

Supplies and Tools

Supplies: Adhesive tape, white Leather, 12x7cm, metallic silver Leather glue (Güttermann creative HT2) Nylon thread, 2m, 0.3mm, transparent Nylon thread, 3m, 0.15mm, transparent.

Tools: Bead weaving loom, Crystal Swarovski Applicator Hand Tool, Fine needle (no.12) Lighter and scissors.

Level of design: INTERMEDIATE. Take a look at the bottom for text instructions.

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DIY American Dream Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Instructions Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1: Cut 2m of 0.3mm nylon thread. Tie a single knot onto one end of the bead weaving loom and thread it through the loom as shown in our illustrations with this step until you have 6 horizontal rows. Attach the other end to the loom with tape.

STEP 2: Cut 1m of 0.15mm nylon thread. Tie a single knot onto the end and slide on two Swarovski Bead art. 5328 3mm in Light Siam and two White Alabaster alternating. Repeat 3 times and end with two Light Siam beads. Slide the string underneath all the horizontal strings as shown in the illustration.

STEP 3: Insert the nylon thread back through the beads and each time over the horizontal string until the end. This will produce clusters of 4 beads and then 3 beads.

STEP 4: Repeat steps 2 & 3 to get 32 more vertical strings onto the loom.

STEP 5: Repeat step 2 & 3, but string on two Swarovski Bead art. 5328 3mm in Light Siam, two White Alabaster, two Light Siam and only one White Alabaster. Then string on 11 3mm Sapphire Beads. Repeat the pattern in this step once more. Continue to string on the same number of Light Siam and White Alabaster beads as done in this step and then refer to the illustrations for the random order of the Sapphire and White Alabaster beads to create the “stars”.

STEP 6: Remove the entire bracelet off the loom. Cut the two joined ends on one side to get six open ends. Tie a knot with the ends and melt the ends closer to knots as depicted in the illustration.

STEP 7: Cut two pieces of 7cm tape and place the tape under the nylon thread ends on both sides. Wrap the tape onto the thread ends and cut off the excess tape.

STEP 8: Cut two pieces of 5.7×3.2cm long metallic leather and glue them onto the bracelet ends so that they are folded into half. Cut off any excess leather.

STEP 9: Put the upper and lower dies into the Crystal Applicator Hand Tool that go with the Swarovski Snap Fastener art. 1780/114 082 082 001 11mm. Place the Swarovski Snap Fastener Silver/Crystal into the lower die of the Crystal Applicator Hand tool and place the back part of the Snap Fastener onto the upper die of the applicator. Put the metallic leather part of the bracelet in between the applicator tool and apply the snap fastener.

STEP 10: Change the upper and lower die of the applicator and insert the other pair of dies.

STEP 11: Insert the top and lower part of the Swarovski Snap Fastener into the applicator as done in step 9 and attach it onto the other side of the metallic leather.

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Bring to Light Cherished Moments Captured in Time with This Treasured DIY Design!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Watch Free Design and Instructions

DIY Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Vintage Watch Bracelet Design and Instructions

I love this treasured idea of turning back time and creating a unique watch and sparkling piece of specialized jewelry that has meaning to you every time you look at it! Bring to light cherished moments and memories with a beloved vintage style black-and-white photograph complimented by Swarovski crystals!

Here is what you will need for this precious project and instructions are below:

 Swarovski Crystals and Pearls

Swarovski Crystal 5328 4mm Xilion Bicone Beads 33 pieces of Crystal Iridescent Green 001 IRIG

Swarovski Crystal 5328 4mm Xilion Bicone Beads 33 pieces of Metallic Sunshine 001 METSH

Swarovski Crystal 5810 4mm Pearls 62 pieces of Light Grey Pearls 001 616

Swarovski Crystal 5810 4mm Pearls 31 pieces of White Pearls 001 650

Supplies and Tools

Jewelry elastic cord, transparent, 0.5mm, 2.5m, two part adhesive glue and a watch

Tools

A beading needle and scissors

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STEP 1: Remove the watch strap and the glass on top of the dial. Insert your desired photograph and replace the glass.

STEP 2: Cut 50cm of elastic cord, fold it in half and secure it onto the spring bar of the watch with a double knot. Using a beading needle, insert 31 Swarovski Crystal Pearl art. 5810 4mm Crystal Light Grey Pearl onto the elastic cords, removing one of the cord ends halfway through. (See illustrations for clarification.)

STEP 3: Go through the spring bar at the other end of the watch face with the beaded elastic cord. Insert the cord back through the Swarovski Pearls towards the half way point. Tie a knot as shown in our illustrations with this step.

STEP 4: Put some glue on the knot and thread both the ends of the elastic cord back through three Swarovski Pearls on each side. Cut off the leftover cord ends.

STEP 5: Repeat steps 2–4 four more times to make the other beaded cords for the watch. The second cord from left will be with the 33 Swarovski Bead art. 5000 4mm Crystal Metallic Sunshine. The third cord consists of 31 Swarovski Pearl art. 5810 4mm Crystal White Pearl. The fourth cord consists of 33 Swarovski Bead art. 5000 4mm Crystal Iridescent Green and the last cord will be 31 Swarovski Pearl art. 5810 4mm Crystal Light Grey Pearls.

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This would be a particularly exceptional Mother’s Day or Birthday gift for that special loved one in your life!

I would love to see a picture of your unique watch when you make it!

3 Jewelry Trends for 2015

Women’s fashion and jewelry trends are continuously evolving and it’s nice to keep up to date with expected forecasts. Not only does it keep you stylish and looking your best, it can be a great source of inspiration, sparking your creativity to design new special pieces for your business, yourself, as well as friends and family!

Handmade_jewelry

One of the best trends this year includes making and buying homemade jewelry!

We all know there is something extra special about making your own jewelry. You know exactly what styles you like best, and there is something magical that happens when you’re directly involved in the creative process of designing something beautiful. You feel accomplished, you’re energy level is uplifted, you feel a boost of optimism and are proud to wear your personalized jewelry.

It also feels incredibly great to make something for a friend, family or colleague as well as supporting self-employed designers. It’s a remarkable feeling when you purchase from designers, because you’re directly supporting their skills and passion which is essentially making their dreams come true!

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A really unique fashion trend for 2015 is the unbalanced style!

The single-earring trend has given way to innovative ear ornamentation. The distinguishing characteristic is an asymmetrical look, whether in color, length or shape. Beauty is found in the irregularity of the style, it’s about branching out and embracing something totally different.

I admit, it can feel a little odd to not have matching earrings, but if you’d like to step out of your comfort zone and do something a little wild and crazy…then I say go for it, there’s no harm in trying something new. Plus, you can make it as dramatic or as subtle as you’d like.

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Statement Pendants are a bold and definitive style trend in 2015!

The pendant necklace is coming out swinging this year! This is fabulous news for all you crystal lovers out there! There are abundant Swarovski crystal pendant options and with this style, you don’t have to choose just one. Mix and match different styles together creating exceptionally exclusive designs that are one-of-a-kind delights. You can instantly update your basics with a large pendant or intricate necklace design.

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I hope these jewelry trends are a source of inspiration for you to go out and create something gorgeous!