Have you ever noticed that over time that piece of jewelry you wear day in and day out slowly loses its brilliant shine? Or have you ever put away a beautiful sterling silver necklace, only find it looking like someone dipped it in a vat of charcoal dust the next time you pull it out? Yuck! I have a favorite bracelet… Read More
DIY & Crafts
The latest jewelry-making and craft tutorials and upcycling projects.
After my older daughter was born, the first piece of jewelry I made was a chunky Byzantine bracelet. Though I tend to gravitate toward lighter, understated pieces, with bracelets I favor something a little more substantial. Sadly, after a year and a half, after returning from an emotional trip to California to attend my great-aunt’s funeral and a long day flying… Read More
These earrings look super complicated and fancy but actually whip up super fast. Back when I had my jewelry business, I would easily crank out about 15 pairs of these elegant freshwater pearl earrings in an hour during my busy season. (But don’t be alarmed if it takes you more than four minutes. When I first started making these it… Read More
Since my freshman year of college, I have had a total of nine holes in my ears. (What can I say? I was a rebellious teenager. Ha!) That’s a lot of earrings to change, so unless I’m going to a fancy event, I always wear the same earrings in seven of those holes. (Cue my awkward selfie) For awhile I… Read More