Personalised Jewelery

How To Make A Simple DIY Jewelry Frame

How To Make A Simple DIY Jewelry Frame

DIY time! I was browsing through the archives of the blog when I realized how long it’s been since I’ve posted a DIY tutorial.
I made this jewelry frame that holds my bracelets and necklaces on a random summer’s day last year and was a bit confused when I noticed I had never showed it on here before. This DIY is super easy and takes about 30 minutes if you’re not painting the frame!
What you’ll need:
  • A wooden picture frame
  • Paint (optional)
  • (square) screw hooks – choose as many as you want in the frame
  • a ruler
  • a pencil
  • a hammer

Let’s get started!

1- Remove everything in the middle of the picture frame so you’re left with the wooden border. You won’t need the glass or back cover for this DIY.

2- Fold the clips that held the picture in place – you know, those tiny ones at the back – so they are no longer be visible.

3- If you want, you can now paint the frame any colour you like. I chose not to because I already liked how the frame looked when I got it! Make sure to let the paint dry long enough before heading to the next step.

4- Once the paint has dried, measure and draw dots where you want the screw hooks to go. To give you a rough idea, I went for 7 cm between each hook in the horizontal row.

5- The final step is to screw in the hooks! Here’s where you might need the hammer in case the material of the frame isn’t soft enough.And that’s it!

This DIY is simple, but so much fun. There are dozens of variations to it, in shape, placement, materials. I’ve seen people make a jewelry holder with lace, rope, cork, …

The Advantages of Artisan Jewelry

The Advantages of Artisan Jewelry

A collection of eclectic and ethnic artisan jewelry fills out your jewelry box at an economical price!

Diamond tennis bracelets and emerald earrings with a matching pendant are probably not on many birthday or Valentine’s shopping lists this year. If you’re looking for some new jewelry, here’s a new, more affordable way to add to your jewelry collection. If you’re not familiar with the eclectic and ethnic artisan jewelry,you should go take a look. You’ll find the most interesting and lovely pieces at a fraction of the price of that diamond tennis bracelet. Artisan jewelry is handmade by individual artists who create unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry at relatively inexpensive prices.

So where do you find this handcrafted jewelry? Easy enough. Go to any of the crafts fairs to find at least a half dozen booths featuring artisan jewelry. You can meet the person who made the jewelry too. They’re always happy to answer any questions you may have with respect to techniques, construction and stones used in any particular piece that catches your eye. Artisan jewelers live and breathe their craft, and are proud of their workmanship. Another good source of this type of jewelry is the small shops which stock unusual, upscale, ethnic jewelry and clothing.

Many other exciting possibilities await you online. Do an image search on Google – a search on ‘artisan jewelry’ turns up about 175,000 images, while ‘ethnic jewelry’ brings almost 240,000 images for you to browse. Some of these pieces are truly knockouts. Scroll through the images until you find a look or style you love – it won’t take long! Then, just click through to the site and scout out what other items they have to offer. You’ll probably find more items than you can afford at one time, so bookmark your favorite sites …

Cheap costume jewelry doesn’t have to look cheap!

Cheap costume jewelry doesn’t have to look cheap!

I don’t think there’s a woman alive who doesn’t love jewelry. We all have a few good pieces, but those precious gems and 24-karat gold are pricey. Besides, we don’t want to wear a diamond tennis bracelet to work and lose it on the metro! However, jewelry is the icing on the cake of any outfit. Costume jewelry is the solution for every day wear. Now, different women have different ideas about differentiating costume jewelry and cheap costume jewelry. There’s cheap, as in cheaply made and then there’s cheap, as in inexpensive. It’s the inexpensive type of cheap costume jewelry we’re after. The less you have to spend, the more jewelry you can have for those every day occasions. Here we have several suggestions on how to fill out your inexpensive cheap jewelry wardrobe, with fabulous looks.

Ethnic fashions are in vogue now and ethnic clothing shops are springing up all over, both online and downtown. These clothing shops always carry a line of ethnic jewelry to pair with their lineup of clothing. Typically, ethnic jewelry is not made of precious stones, or expensive metals. Here, you’ll find handmade costume jewelry made of local materials, with beads, jute, semi-precious stones or just plain glass. The price tag says this is cheap costume jewelry, but it looks lovely and unusual.

Craft fairs are great sources of cheap costume jewelry. Lots of costume jewelry designers rent booths at these craft fairs, bringing all of their inventory with them. Most of these designers don’t even have a shop, so they can sell their jewelry at a much better price than you’d pay in a shop at the mall. They work out of their homes, making handmade jewelry which is often one of a kind. If you make the rounds at the craft fairs, …

The Joy of Receiving Personalised Jewelery

The Joy of Receiving Personalised Jewelery

Giving the gift of personalized jewelry is something very special. This gift can be given to virtually anyone including family and friends. People that have their name engraved on this item (bracelet , earrings, etc) will cherish it even more. A great aspect of giving these items is that they cost very little and are easy to find. To get the ideal piece of jewelry for your special person, here are some strategies you can utilize. For a wedding, or an engagement ring, personalized jewelry is extremely popular and best kept safe, in a beautiful travel jewellery case, for example. It makes it very special to have an engagement ring with an engraved name or message on it. Any jewelry for an engagement or wedding can be customized using a variety of means. If you have a wedding coming up, the names of the bride and groom can be engraved on the ring or pendant used for the ceremony. A piece of jewelry may also contain the person’s birthstone to make it even more customized. To get the best job done, find a jeweler that specializes in engagement rings, jewelry for weddings or even, for a more personal touch, handmade gemstone jewellery. Personal gifts are exchanged at weddings, especially between the two people about to be married. From bracelets to necklaces, personalized gifts like this are often given by friends and family members at weddings. green-garnet-palladium-ringw-1420718323There are personal touches you can add like a person’s family coat of arms or some such thing. Not all of us have researched our genealogy and would know how to appreciate our family coat of arms; otherwise, it would be great to see this in representing your family. There are websites where you can discover the coat of arms for various family …