New books like The Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects: Techniques and Design Notes for One-of-a-kind Jewelry Pieces and new jewelry making supplies from Prima Beads and a Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms flower have combined to make today's New Year's Eve bling.
While attending the Spellbound event, I had the opportunity to make this focal charm that features a metal flower die cut made using Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms flower die cut. At the event, they gave us a nice cord to hang the charm from, but I thought I'd gather up some Prima Beads and fancy it up a bit.
To get some inspiration, I flipped through the new book The Jewelry Maker's Design Book and I spotted this pair of earrings that uses a beaded wire to hang a finding.
I cut a piece of wire and formed a loop on one end. Then, I threaded 9 super sparkly silver Prima Beads onto the wire, then the pendant and another 9 beads. I then formed another loop.
To complete the necklace I linked a length of chain and a heart charm to each wire loop.
This is a great jewelry making technique that would work to feature a new pendant or update the look of an old one.
If you happen to be a jewelry maker and know someone who might like a book as a gift for the holidays, might I suggest: