“Um, is this silver bracelet supposed to be GRAY?” We’ve all been there…jewelry that should be a brilliant shine, but due to the air or our skin, our jewelry turns a dull, flat gray as gloomy as a stormy afternoon. If your jewelry is only mildly tarnished, you can try a simple scrub of dish soap with a soft toothbrush. … Read More
DIY & Crafts
The latest jewelry-making and craft tutorials and upcycling projects.
This beautiful DIY jewelry necklace and earring set is the PERFECT gift idea! No matter the occasion — Mother’s Day, Christmas, or birthday — if you’re looking for a truly spectacular handmade jewelry craft, I’ve got you covered with this easy jump ring jewelry tutorial. What’s really great about this set is that it’s perfect for beginners and it uses… Read More
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
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