All That Glitters is Cartier @ Dallas Museum of Art

Hello everyone! Happy Monday 🙂 This past weekend I got to visit the Cartier exhibit at the Dallas museum of art. Entitled “Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity”, the exhibit features over 400 objects, including 130 pieces of Cartier jewelry. Tiaras, necklaces and more sparkle with history and artistic arrangements of precious and…

Jewelry Series: Mini Charm Earrings

Hello all. I have started a new series called the Jewelry series where I share DIY tutorials and / or jewelry I have made. I wanted to share these mini charm earrings I made from assorted charms I got on clearance at different craft stores. You need ear wire hooks, small jump rings and mini…

DIY Harry Potter Series – Wire Jewelry without any tools

I finally bought some pliable jewelry wire to experiment with. There are so many great designs you can make, without any expensive tools. All you need is the wire, scissors and your hands. Materials – Jewelry wire (20-26 gauge) in any color (I used silver primarily), scissors Process – HP ‘glasses and scar’ ring – A very easy…

Lord of the Rings – DIY Elven Leaf Brooch

I saw the Elven brooch in the movies and just had to make it. All you need is some air dry clay, twine, paint and glue. What you need? Air dry clay Hot glue Plain jewelry pin from any craft store Twine / Jewelry wire Paint – Metallic forest green and dark green, Silver Silver…

Jewelry Series: Ribbon Wrap Bracelets

Make your own, boho inspired ribbon bracelets / anklets. These require very basic, beginner jewelry tools. Hanging Charm Cord / Ribbon Bracelet – Materials: Ribbon / Cord Necklace Pack from Michaels (Link: Ribbon Cord Necklace) Charms – I chose some assorted charm packs from Michaels Jump rings and lobster clasps (Links: Lobster Clasp, Jump Rings)…

Basics of DIYing – What to choose and what to use.

I finally completed my one year anniversary on WordPress this January 😀 😀 During this wonderful year of DIYing and sharing on my blog, I came across questions from bloggers on what basic tools / media/ paints etc to pick when creating projects and I wanted to use this post to give a generic outline…

Jewelry Series: Unisex Leather bracelets- beaded / braided / cuffed

Learn to make different types of bracelets in the bohemian style using leather (or cord if you wish). Braided Bracelet:  Braiding is the easiest way to make unique bracelets. You will need: A pack of 3, 1mm leather cord from Michaels (they have different color choices), Hot glue, cord closures (this is the one I got…