Project Accessory-Inspired Jewelry Make-Along


Watch this spot to see what Swarovski crystal jewelry I make this week!

November 3: Swarovski-Inspired Shoes
This week those lucky designers were given free reign in a Swarovski Crystallized store, where they were allowed to pick jewelry to inspire their shoe creations and Swarovski crystals with which to make the shoes and a piece of jewelry. Blingtastic!

I'd love to see your blinged-out creations. Take the challenge with us and post photos of your Swarovski crystal jewelry (and shoes, if you're so inclined!) in the Make-Along Gallery!

Related Blogs:
Make Colored Wire-Wrapped Crystal Earrings
Mixed-Media Jewelry: Epoxy Clay Bezel-Setting Tips
Make Earrings for the Holiday Party Season

Sample Jewelry-Making Projects:
Crystal Cuff Bracelet by Nancy Zellers
Crystal Swirl Cluster Ring by Linda "Sorcie" Smith
Crystal Veil Necklace by Ruby Bayan

Super-Sized Glam Bracelet by Jennifer Judd-Velasquez

Inspiring and Instructional Resources:
10 Wire and Crystal Projects eBook
Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry Crystal Issues: Oct/Nov 2010 and Winter 2010
Best of Stringing: Crystals
Beaded Bracelets with Fiber Beads, Crystals, Resin and Wire
Jewelry Making with Handmade Beads, Crystals, Resin and More

My trash-to-treasure necklace made from weathered pieces of seashell and some chain salvaged from a vintage necklace.


October 27: Trash-to-Treasure Jewelry 
What a dream! To be given such a huge warehouse of peculiar junk to pillage for jewelry-making supplies. Fun! So dig through your junk drawer, recycle bin, scary closet, and anywhere else you have good junk and take this found-object jewelry challenge with us.

Show us your best trash-to-treasure mixed-media jewelry by posting pics of your creations in the Make-Along Member Gallery!

Related Blogs:
Ode to My Ruined Wire Cutters: Found-Object Metals Tips for Jewelry-Making Tools
Found-Object Jewelry: Create a Cheery Spoon-Link Necklace
Mixed-Media: Using Found Objects in Handmade Jewelry
Make Jewelry Out of Anything: Techniques for Using Plastic, Concrete, and More

Sample Jewelry-Making Projects:
Found Object Charm Bracelet by Katie Hacker
Ancient Finds Coin Earrings by Denise Peck
Antique Shoe Buckle Bracelet by Marilyn T. Aronson
Sassy Sisters Scrapbook Bracelet by Jean Campbell
Remixed Media Bracelet by Connie Fox

Inspiring and Instructional Resources:
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Jewelry-Making Techniques
10 Mixed Media Jewelry Projects: Best of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed-Media Jewelry with Metal Clay, Resin & More
Remixed Media: Transforming Metal Found Objects for Your Jewelry
Free Resin Jewelry-Making eBook
Custom Cool Jewelry: Create 200+ Personalized Pendants, Charms, and Clasps

Free Steampunk eBook from Beading Daily