DIY in 1 Minute! Leather Wrap & Cane Glass Bracelet Recipe from eCrafty.com

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Wow! Look what Cheryl whipped up today! This is such a rewarding and quick little project! Once Cheryl had her supplies selected, this bracelet took about 1 minute to complete.

eCrafty.com's 369L Leather wrap bracelet, strung with our Fire Designs glass sliders, and our large holed bali bead mix. Design by Cheryl Satterlee
eCrafty.com SKU 369L – Black leather wrap bracelet with our 1405B Fire Design Sliders and our 1157 Large Holed Bali Bead Mix from eCrafty.com. Design by Cheryl Satterlee

We love this idea – Cheryl used our new 369L 35″ Leather Wrap Bracelet/Necklace Base, threaded on a few of our Fire Design pink glass sliders, and used some of our large-holed bali bead spacer mix to make this very cool creation.

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We love these new leather wrap barrel bracelets – you can easily slide on/off whatever larger holed beads (holes should be larger than 2.5m), you can wrap it around your wrist, or double for a necklace, single as a statement opera length necklace.

DIY Easy, Quick Cane Glass & Leather Wrap Bracelet Recipe from eCrafty.com

All supplies from www.eCrafty.com:
369L 35″ Leather Wrap Bracelet/Necklace Base
1405B Fire Design Sliders
1157 Large Holed Bali Bead Mix

To make it:
Thread beads, wrap and wear. It’s that easy!

Alternate color schemes:

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We love these new leather wrap barrel bracelets – you can easily slide on/off whatever larger holed beads (holes should be larger than 2.5m), you can wrap it around your wrist, or double for a necklace, single as a statement opera length necklace. eCrafty.com SKU 369L – Black leather wrap bracelet with our 1405B Fire Design Sliders and our 1157 Large Holed Bali Bead Mix from eCrafty.com. Design by Cheryl Satterlee

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We love these new leather wrap barrel bracelets – you can easily slide on/off whatever larger holed beads (holes should be larger than 2.5m), you can wrap it around your wrist, or double for a necklace, single as a statement opera length necklace. eCrafty.com SKU 369L – Black leather wrap bracelet with our 1405B Fire Design Sliders and our 1157 Large Holed Bali Bead Mix from eCrafty.com. Design by Cheryl Satterlee

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We love these new leather wrap barrel bracelets – you can easily slide on/off whatever larger holed beads (holes should be larger than 2.5m), you can wrap it around your wrist, or double for a necklace, single as a statement opera length necklace. eCrafty.com SKU 369L – Black leather wrap bracelet with our 1405B Fire Design Sliders and our 1157 Large Holed Bali Bead Mix from eCrafty.com. Design by Cheryl Satterlee

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We love these new leather wrap barrel bracelets – you can easily slide on/off whatever larger holed beads (holes should be larger than 2.5m), you can wrap it around your wrist, or double for a necklace, single as a statement opera length necklace. eCrafty.com SKU 369L – Black leather wrap bracelet with our 1405B Fire Design Sliders and our 1157 Large Holed Bali Bead Mix from eCrafty.com. Design by Cheryl Satterlee” />

 

All supplies from www.eCrafty.com:
369L 35″ Leather Wrap Bracelet/Necklace Base

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1405B Fire Design Sliders 


1157 Large Holed Bali Bead Mix

To make it:
Thread beads, wrap and wear. It’s that easy!

About the designer: Cheryl Satterlee Meet Cheryl! She is a very talented multi-tasking mom and grandmom who we all have the great pleasure of working with at eCrafty.com . She helps us with everything ~ from packing your orders, picking your freebies, to making sure our inventory behaves and everything in-between! When she is not babysitting her grandchildren you will find her pet-sitting, cooking, baking, beading and creating! Thanks always and happy creating from all of the busy crafters at eCrafty.com!

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DIY Flower Focal Bali Bead & Cane Glass Charm Bracelet Recipe from eCrafty.com

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With just a few items from eCrafty.com, Cheryl created this easy to make fresh and colorful stretch bracelet.
We really like the floral focal center she created with our flower bali bead mix and a simple little crystal.
She was inspired my our new SKU 915C Bali Metal Flower Bead Charms Mix. The glass beads, including the pretty large cane glass beads, the glass pearls, and the faceted crystal translucent glass beads, are from the same mix – one of our newest –  our SKU 364E eCrafty’s 1 Pound Super Duper Jewelry & Craft Glass Bead Mix.
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DIY Bali Bead Flower & Cane Glass Charm Bracelet Recipe from eCrafty.com
Supplies from eCrafty.com:

Bali Bead Flower & Crystal focal detail from Cheryl’s bracelet

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How to make it:
  • Line up your beads, string in single row.
  • To make the focal bali bead and crystal flower center, thread your stretch cord under and through the large flower bali bead, string your crystal on, then thread back through the focal flower bali bead,
  • Continue stringing your beads to the end.
  • Finish your creation with a square knot (at least 2 knots in threaded in opposite directions)
  • Secure your knot with jeweler’s glue.
  • Consider hiding your knot inside on of the larger holed beads closest to the end.
  • Helpful hint: Remember to plan for wrist size – without beads, Small wrists measure 7″, med 7.25″, large 7.5″ and up. You will need to make your bracelet larger than this to account for bead sizes – even on stretchy cord. Plan ahead and test on a wrist! :-)
About the designer: Cheryl Satterlee Meet Cheryl! She is a very talented multi-tasking mom and grandmom who we all have the great pleasure of working with at eCrafty.com . She helps us with everything ~ from packing your orders, picking your freebies, to making sure our inventory behaves and everything in-between! When she is not babysitting her grandchildren you will find her pet-sitting, cooking, baking, beading and creating! Thanks always and happy creating from all of the busy crafters at eCrafty.com!

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Your discount will be applied per the descriptions below:
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DIY Bali Style Fish & Sea Glass Beaded Bracelet Recipes from eCrafty.com

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Wishing you a happy summer full of sunning at the beach and fishing at the lake from all of us at eCrafty.com! In that spirit, look what Cheryl whipped up recently! She made these two darling summer & sea themed bracelets using some of eCrafty.com’s newest items:SKU 915B Bali Metal Fish Ocean Bead Charms Mix, and some of our SKU 1302G-Mega Sea Glass Rounds Mega Mix.

DIY Fish Go Round  ~ Single Strand Bali Bead & Sea Glass Stretch Bracelet Recipe

Supplies from eCrafty.com:
Cheryl simply strung her pattern one at a time on stretch cord and double knotted / square knotted the ends together.
Cheryl’s stretch cord hint: She also likes to use a little dab of jeweler’s glue to secure her stretch knots.

Expanding on the theme and gilding the lily:
She also used the Bali Style Fish Beads in a similar, slightly more elaborate bracelet with a toggle clasp, below ~ this time with 2 strands, adding in our sea glass spacers mix.

DIY 2-Strand Fish Go Round – Sea Glass & Bali Fish Bead Charm Bracelet Recipe from eCrafty.com

How to make it

  • Cheryl started with same basic single strand bracelet above,
  • but she started with 2 strands of stretch cord rather than 1 strand,
  • and threaded both strands through the larger holed sea glass and fish spacers,
  • and separated the two strands to add in the smaller sea glass spacers.
  • She added connector ring and toggle clasp with to each end, pulled back through several of the beads, and securely square knotted, dotted with jeweler’s glue to secure.

About the designer: Cheryl Satterlee

Meet Cheryl! She is a very talented multi-tasking mom and grandmom who we all have the great pleasure of working with at eCrafty.com . She helps us with everything ~ from packing your orders, picking your freebies, to making sure our inventory behaves and everything in-between! When she is not babysitting her grandchildren you will find her pet-sitting, cooking, baking, beading and creating!

Thanks always and happy creating from all of the busy crafters at eCrafty.com!

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Type these at the bottom of your cart page in coupons/codes box, then hit UPDATE, proceed to payment page.
Your discount will be applied per the descriptions below:
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DIY Sea Glass Beaded Chain Maille Bracelet Recipe from eCrafty.com

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DIY Beach Glass Chain Maille Bracelet Recipe from eCrafty.com
Supplies from eCrafty.com:

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How to Make It:
Anne made this cheerful lightweight bracelet using our new colored jump rings and some of our different sea glass beads.
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  • First she added a sea glass seed bead from our 1303-Mega mix on the green jump rings, SKU 1501S-6.
  • Next, she made two chains of the beaded jump rings and joined the two chains to each other chain maille style.

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How about some beachy charms or some of our other sea inspired beads to go with it?
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Or give yourself even more options with our Rainbow Jump Ring Mega Mix 1501S-Mega

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About the Author: Designer Anne Strasser
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This is Anne. She is the ultimate multi-tasker. She does all kinds of things for us at eCrafty.com. Writing. Creating. Blogging. Gluing things to things. More creating. Packing. Taking care of our wonderful customers, of course! When she’s not here, she’s out and about writing, creating, gluing things to things, blogging, gardening, making websites and taking care of her family.

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Type these at the bottom of your cart page in coupons/codes box, then hit UPDATE, proceed to payment page.
Your discount will be applied per the descriptions below:
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DIY Summer Fun Pendants, Camp Crafts Necklace Recipes from eCrafty.com

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The summer is heating up.  And so are the craft ideas from eCrafty.com  Here are some quick pendant necklace creations to try. These work for summer camp crafts too!  Check out our volume discount items.

Sweet Dreams Mini Bottle Pendant Necklace  One of our most favorite customer requested items is our SKU 1200L-10PACK-KIT mini bottles. Anne created this darling necklace by adding glitter (Martha Stewart’s fine glitter) to the inside of her 1200L mini bottle and added a few charms – our Dream Oval Charm SKU 1212C-10pc.  She used one of our many chain necklaces for this necklace.  But you might also like our rainbow rubber neck cords.  Attach the charms with a few jump rings SKU 1501Q and you have an easy and delightful necklace in very little time.   See our new themed charms mixes that include Angels, Hearts, Celestial, Pets, Asian, ChefCooks, Travel, Princess, Word Message, Keys and Butterfly Dragonfly for more inspiration.

Here is another mini bottle pendant idea from Anne.  She attached our SKU 665 lampwork glass bird beads to the top of our 1200L mini bottles with headpins and a couple of our glass pearl beads.  Fill with glitter, mementos, notes, charms (Anne used one of our small silver wing charms here ~ hung from an eyepin).

Here is a whimsical little necklace to try. Becky loved our  1217Z Airplane Charms,  and incorporated it into a simple message necklace built around “SOAR”. Becky used 1217Z Airplane Charms1216B Alphabet Soup Beads in Silver, 1217V Bird Branch Connector1183C Crystal Bicones Mix, a ball chain necklace, and a few headpins and jump rings for connectors. The options are endless with our alphabet beads and OUR NEW Mega Mix 100pack themed charms.

Memory Frame Pendant Necklace  At eCrafty.com we love our mini Memory Frame Charms.  What has us won over in addition to their extremely wearable size, is how easy they are to use. Each frame has a doubled piece of acetate in the center. You slide the acetate out, slide your art into it, and slide the whole thing back in the frame. Voila! You’re done.  Your art is framed and ready to wear instantly. Inserts can be photos, magazine cut outs, initials or your own art work.  You can use one of our downloadable collage sheets for instant inspiration.  We stock our frame charms in a variety of sizes and even value packs of 100 charms.  Just add a jump ring and cord and you are set.

Bottle Cap Pendant Our bottle cap pendant kits make this an easy project for all.  Each flattened bottle cap charm comes with it’s own adhesive dome – ready for your art, photos, more. Stick the adhesive dome on your art work.  Trim to size.  With the addition of our two sided peel n stick paper there is now drying time.  Just stick your art work to the adhesive paper and peel the other side to adhere the art to your bottle cap.  Add a neck cord and you are done.

10 Heart Necklaces

Millefiori Hearts Pendants This colorful bouquet of 10 heart necklaces uses just two items from eCrafty.com and literally goes together in a snap! Our 1467 Millefiori Glass Heart Charms have the snap bails already attached so you can just clip them on our 368Z-10 Rainbow 10 Pack Organza Cords.  Or try using our SKU 1063A laser cut wood shapes for your colorful pendant
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DIY Alphabet Poster and Free Beach Printables from eCrafty.com

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Make your own summer poster with wooden letters and scrapbook paper! What’s your summer theme? Anne used our wooden alphabet beads to craft her summer message and then she just couldn’t stop. You could also use our resin alphabet beads. Or, click on the images below and use as free printables! These would make really cute notecards, postcards, or framed art.
DIY Alphabet Poster Recipe from eCrafty.com
Your choice – scrapbook paper for background
To make this project: Anne simply spelled out her summer message on a piece of scrapbook paper with our SKU 1216D Wooden Alphabet Bead, added a charm from our SKU 1151 eCrafty’s 100pc Mega Mix Charm Mix and took a picture with her phone. You can use a paint program to edit and print the art.
What’s your inspiration? Make your own inspirational poster by mixing alphabet beads and charms.  eCrafty.com has MANY message charms and pendants to kick start your next inspired adventure – we stock over 60 styles now!

DIY Adventure Jar Recipe from eCrafty.com

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Adventures big and small start with a first step! Our darling new Adventure silver pewter charms can get you on your way! Here’s a crafty little idea jar that Anne came up with – a fun way to get you started on your next adventure.  Quick link to this post: http://wp.me/p1zpgR-YD
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Our new adventure charms can be used as gift tags, gift cards, bottle markers, necklaces, charm bracelets, or any trick you might have up your sleeve. Here Anne used a perky retro stewardess from our Wings of the World Stickers collection, along with a mason jar and a simple chain and jump ring to attach our SKU 1510Z Adventure Charm. What’s on your horizon this month? I hear adventure calling!
DIY Adventure Jar Recipe from eCrafty.com
Your choice – any ball jar, recycled glass jar, or recycled wine bottle
Our Vintage Repro Stickers or Vintage Travel – check Google.com under Vintage Airlines, Images for some great inspiration!
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To make this project: Anne simply stuck the label image to the jar, strung her Adventure charm from a jump ring attached to our ball chain, and filled her jar with the beginnings of her inspiration for her next adventure!
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What’s your inspiration? In addition to adventure, eCrafty.com has MANY message charms and pendants to kick start your next inspired adventure – we stock over 60 styles now!

DIY Spray Painted Stamped Metal Earrings, Jewelry Recipe from eCrafty.com

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At eCrafty.com we just got in a new shipment of stamped metal charm and pendants.  So Cheryl got busy creating jewelry.  There is no limit to the projects you can make with our SKU 1152 Stamped Metal Charms.
Here Cheryl spray painted some filigree charms and made earrings.  See how easy it is.

Just pick the color spray paint of your choice and you are ready to craft.
Look how great these other colors look too.

Cheryl’s tip: Cheryl used Rust-Oleum spray paint for her project.  A good pick for painting metal.  A couple of thin coats is all you need.  Let dry between coats.

DIY Easy Floral Button Bracelet & Earrings Recipe from eCrafty.com

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Look what Anne just whipped up with our floral print wood beads and our bronze tray bracelet bases. So cute! And, (shhhh!) almost TOO easy!
DIY Button Bracelet Recipe from eCrafty.com SKU 1063 Vintage Button Mix in Warm Naturals SKU 1197D Charm Bracelet Chain Maille antique gold SKU 1601A Jump Rings Mixed Metals Mega Mix  To make matching earrings, add: SKU 1558F Earring Hooks Silver SKU 1152 Jewelry Maker's Stamped Metal Charms

DIY Button Bracelet Recipe from eCrafty.com SKU 1063 Vintage Button Mix in Warm Naturals SKU 1197D Charm Bracelet Chain Maille antique gold SKU 1601A Jump Rings Mixed Metals Mega Mix To make matching earrings, add: SKU 1558F Earring Hooks Silver SKU 1152 Jewelry Maker’s Stamped Metal Charms

Our craft, resin and vintage buttons are great materials for jewelry making.  Here Anne used our Spring Floral Printed Wood Button mix from eCrafty.com for this easy button bracelet. The bracelet base is already assembled – just glue buttons in the bracelet form and let dry. A fun and easy project for almost any age or skill level of crafter!

DIY Floral Button Bracelet Recipe from eCrafty.com

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SKU e-6000 Clear Adhesive, or our 800P double sided adhesive film.

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DIY Button Bracelet Recipe from eCrafty.com SKU 1063 Vintage Button Mix in Warm Naturals SKU 1197D Charm Bracelet Chain Maille antique gold SKU 1601A Jump Rings Mixed Metals Mega Mix To make matching earrings, add: SKU 1558F Earring Hooks Silver SKU 1152 Jewelry Maker’s Stamped Metal Charms

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DIY Floral Button Bracelet Recipe from eCrafty.com SKU 1063C Floral Button Mix SKU 1193G-KIT Charm Bracelet Base in Bronze SKU e-6000 Clear Adhesive, or our 800P double sided adhesive film.

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DIY Floral Button Bracelet Recipe from eCrafty.com SKU 1063C Floral Button Mix SKU 1193G-KIT Charm Bracelet Base in Bronze SKU e-6000 Clear Adhesive, or our 800P double sided adhesive film.

You can use these same floral print buttons for Cheryl’s button creations below!
DIY Button Bracelet Recipe from eCrafty.com
To make matching earrings, add:

Buttons in all shapes and sizes can turn into stunning jewelry.  And it is so simple.  Cheryl started with a charm bracelet base in antique gold.  She loves the mixed metals trend.  So she used jump rings in silver and antique gold to attach the buttons to the base.  She even found a silver button and a gold button in the mix.

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For the earrings, Cheryl used the same mix of silver and antique gold jump rings to attach buttons to earring hooks.   For the second pair, she used some stamped metal pieces for the base for the chandelier look earrings.

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Cheryl’s tip: Using a neutral color pallete makes timeless jewelry that everyone loves.  Add a splash of color if you want and accent with small silver spacer beads or seed or e-beads.

DIY Chili Peppers Necklace, Bracelet Earrings Set ~ Happy Cinco de Mayo from eCrafty.com

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Look at what Cheryl whipped up recently! She made this festive chili pepper necklace/bracelet combo ~ a fun idea that is easier than it looks thanks to our handblown lampwork Chili Pepper beads.

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She used our hand-blown chili pepper lampwork beads, our ready-made chain maille silver plated bracelet, silver plated jump rings and our convertible magnetic clasp kit.

DIY Festive Chili Peppers Necklace, Bracelet Earrings Set Recipe from eCrafty.com                                                                                                                                        

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She switched out the lobster clasps for our magnetic ends and now she can wear this as either a bracelet or a necklace. Gorgeous!

We’ve added a super simple idea below for matching earrings.

For Earrings, just

add SKU 1558SF Earring Wires Silver Plated, connect to chili beads with SKU 1501Q Jump Rings Mega Mix Silver .

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Thanks always and happy creating from all the busy crafters aeCrafty.com!

DIY For the Birds! Bird Watcher Necklace Recipe from eCrafty.com

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Anne gets excited every time we get a new shipment of charms. When our binoculars charms arrived, she immediately thought of her friend Bonnie who is an avid birdwatcher.  Look what she created with just a few ingredients from eCrafty.com.

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DIY For the Birds! Bird Watcher Necklace Recipe from eCrafty.com

Anne used two charmsa chain, and added color by using a seed bead as a spacer on the jump ring between the charms. Bonnie is going to love it!

Design and Beading Resources from eCrafty.com:

See more of our bird charms here!

10 Silver Plated Charms Pendants Dotted Bird Birds 18mm 3/4

10 Silver Plated Charms Pendants Dotted Bird Birds 18mm 3/4″ DIY Jewelry – See more at: http://www.ecrafty.com/p-2087-10-silver-plated-charms-pendants-dotted-bird-birds-18mm-34-diy-jewelry.aspx#sthash.8tCvPNdV.dpuf

See more of our ball chains, snake chain necklaces here!

 

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10 PACK Bright Silver Ball Chain Necklaces 24″ 2.4mm DIY Jewelry Crafts – See more at: http://www.ecrafty.com/p-3276-10-pack-bright-silver-ball-chain-necklaces-24-24mm-diy-jewelry-crafts.aspx#sthash.mSQWjwx6.dpuf


 

Thanks always, best wishes from all the busy crafters at eCrafty.com!

DIY Open Hearts Necklace ~ Simple Mother’s Day Jewelry Recipe from eCrafty.com

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Anne saw two of our new open heart metal charm tags and immediately knew what she wanted to do with them!

The clean modern styling and our two sizes (open heart square and slightly larger open heart rectangle) made her think of mother and child.

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Hung on a ball chain she has created her own “mother’s love” totem. You can add a simple wrapped looped crystal or two for favorite colors, birthstones, family members.

You can make your own with just a few products from eCrafty.com. Here’s our simple recipe:

DIY Modern Mother’s Day Necklace Recipe from eCrafty.com

SKU 540G Metal Charms Open Heart 20mm Ant Silver Plated Pewter 10pc

SKU 540L Metal Charms Open Heart 14mm Ant Silver Plated Pewter 10pc

SKU 806K (split or secure / double loop jump rings) or any of our Silver Jump Rings

Your Choice of Neck Chains – Anne used a snake chain, other simple options are our ball chains, colored suede or our colorful organza cords.

Optional – add a splash of color! To add crystal you will need crystal bicones or rondelles (try our SKU 606B (6mm, 100pc) or  SKU 606C (4mm, 100pc) crystal rondelle mix) and headpins (sampler batch) Consider adding a simple wrapped looped crystal bicone or crystal rondelle, loaded onto a headpin or eye pin, attach with jump ring, in your favorite color or birthstone.

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Design options:

Embellish ~ add our Fire Designs open heart cane glass slices to the design above in your favorite color.

For another quick Mother’s Day project, try using our Cane Glass Slices strung on a snake chain.  See below ~ So easy and so charming.

While we’re on the subject of cool cane glass creations, Anne made this gorgeous pink and black cane glass necklace with seed beads and our Fire Designs Cane Glass Beads.

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Design Resources:

Cane Glass Beads at eCrafty.com:http://www.ecrafty.com/c-69-cane-furnace-glass-beads.aspx

Charms at eCrafty.comhttp://www.ecrafty.com/c-56-pewter-charms-drops.aspx                 

Cane Glass Slices at eCrafty.com: http://www.ecrafty.com/casearch.aspx?SearchTerm=slices

Thanks always, best wishes for a happy and healthy spring! From all the busy crafters at eCrafty.com!

DIY Wavy Metal Tube Beads Jewelry Recipes from eCrafty.com

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cjswavycopperartfulneck3A new arrival at eCrafty.com is our wavy metal tube beads in silver and copper.  Cheryl just couldn’t wait to start creating with them.  These beads give your design an elegant modern look.
First she made a convertible bracelet necklace with the copper wavy metal tube beads.   She threaded the beads onto stretchy cord so that the creation could be worn as a multi strand bracelet or as a necklace.
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Next Cheryl created a necklace and earrings with the silver wavy metal tube beads.  She used beading wire for these projects.

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DIY Wavy Metal Tube Bead Necklace Earrings Silver Recipe from eCrafty.com
SKU 1510V Wavy Metal Tube Beads Silver
SKU 1553 Ice Crystal Glass Beads Mix

 

DIY Tropical Breeze Necklace Recipe from eCrafty.com

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As Spring arrives and flowers are blooming everywhere, Cheryl is thinking of a vacation on a tropical island.  I’m thinking of Spring Break! At eCrafty.com we have wonderful beads in a great range of colors and prints.
Try making this breezy necklace with just a neck chain, rainbow resin beads and paddle headpins.  We think you will love it.
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DIY Tropical Breeze Necklace Recipe from eCrafty.com SKU 1307C Rainbow Resin Tropical Beads SKU 525A Paddle Headpins Silver SKU 1240C Cable Chain Neck Chain Silver With a VERY short supplies list, this is a great starter project for any budding jewelry maker or crafting group.

With a VERY short supplies list, this is a great starter project for any budding jewelry maker or crafting group.
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DIY Tropical Breeze Necklace Recipe from eCrafty.com SKU 1307C Rainbow Resin Tropical Beads SKU 525A Paddle Headpins Silver SKU 1240C Cable Chain Neck Chain Silver With a VERY short supplies list, this is a great starter project for any budding jewelry maker or crafting group.

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eCrafty.com SKU 1240C Cable Chain Neck Chain Silver

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eCrafty.com SKU 525A Paddle Headpins Silver

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eCrafty.com SKU 1307C Rainbow Resin Tropical Print Pendant Beads

 

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DIY Tropical Breeze Necklace Recipe from eCrafty.com SKU 1307C Rainbow Resin Tropical Beads SKU 525A Paddle Headpins Silver SKU 1240C Cable Chain Neck Chain Silver With a VERY short supplies list, this is a great starter project for any budding jewelry maker or crafting group.

DIY Mixed Metals Chain Maille Charm Bracelet in Gold Grey and Silver with Bali Beads and Leopard from eCrafty.com

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Don’t you just love the mixed metals trend that is SO HOT right now?  Cheryl sure does!  She was inspired to make this beautiful bracelet in gold and silver metals and grey pearls. She started with our ready-made chain maille bracelet base and simply added her own personality-packed dangles with just a few supplies from eCrafty.com! Read on!

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DIY Chain Maille Bracelet in Gold, Grey & Silver
DIY Bracelet in Gold, Grey & Silver Recipe from eCrafty.com
Supplies list (with product links)

Production notes:

  • Cheryl started with our completely assembled gold chain maille charm bracelet base (in gold) and then added lots of dangles.
  • She used Bali bead caps in all shapes and sizes to highlight the glass pearls, gold leaf beads and the leopard beads.
  • Next she layered charms in a pewter silver finish.

You can make a mixed metal bracelet with lots of different metal colors.  Bright or antique gold, bright silver or pewter or even copper, bronze and brass.  If you have fun, it will show in your design.

Thanks always and happy creating from all the busy crafters aeCrafty.com!

 

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