Jewelry

New Handmade Jewelry!

Hi guys! I started this blog with the purpose of sharing my love for makeup but also handmade jewelry. Today, I want to share with you my new collection, which is small but made with love, nonetheless.

I’ve been playing with beads since I was a little girl. Started the idea of turning this love for beading into a business about three years ago. Haven’t had much success, which gets me very frustrated lately. But, I’m not willing to let this dream go, so here goes nothing.

I decided to use some patterns I own and make a few pieces of jewelry. This time I used the “Zip It Up” pattern by Fusion Beads for the bracelets, and the “Tara” pattern from AdivaJewels on Etsy for the earrings. I used TOHO seed beads (11/0 and 15/0), fire-polished beads, SuperDuos, round pearls, and WildFire 6lb thread to make every piece.

Earrings and bracelets retail for $20 each, but you can get them as a set for only $30. Other color combinations are available.

Hope you enjoy today’s post, even though is not makeup related.

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Jewelry

Nuevas prendas (joyería) hechas a mano

¡Hola!  Comencé este blog con el propósito compartir con ustedes mi amor por el maquillaje pero también por la joyería hecha a mano.  Así que hoy quiero compartir las nuevas piezas que realicé con mucho amor.

He jugado con cuentas (beads) desde pequeña, pero hace alrededor de tres años decidí convertir ese amor por la bisutería en un negocio (al menos eso intento).  No he tenido mucho éxito con eso, lo cual es bastante frustrante.  Pero no estoy dispuesta a abandonar este sueño.

Tomé la decisión de utilizar unos patrones que tengo y hacer algunas piezas de joyería.  En esta ocasión, utilicé el diseño “Zip It Up” por Fusion Beads para las pulseras (brazaletes) y el diseño (patrón) “Tara” de AdivaJewels en Etsy para las pantallas.  Los materiales que usé fueron: TOHO seed beads (11/0 y 15/0), fire-polished beads, SuperDuos, perlas redondas, y el hilo 6lb de WildFire para hacer cada pieza.

Las pantallas (aretes) y los brazaletes (pulseras) cuestan $20 cada una, pero pueden comprarlas como set por solo $30.  Otras combinaciones disponibles.

Espero que les haya gustado, aunque no sea relacionado con maquillaje.

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Jewlery Making

Fusion Beads & Artbeads Review

Para leer esta reseña en Español, haz click aquí: Reseña de Fusion Beads y Artbeads

What my first post should be about?  After giving this question a lot of thought (got a headache out of it) my brain clicked.  I was kind of irritated with myself for taking so long to figure out what to write about.  I concluded that my first post should be about my passion since I was like 8 or 9 years old…Making jewelry!  This blog is intended for reviews, so I’m going to be giving you my thoughts on beads from two websites.

The websites are Fusion Beads and Artbeads, these are online stores for jewelry making stuff.  They sell basically everything you would need for any kind of technique you use or want to get into.  As well as kits with beads, thread, and instructions so you can get the finished project done.  I tend to buy a lot of 11/0 seed beads because that’s basically all I use for my beading projects.

11 0 seed beads (Artbeads & FusionBeads)

As you can see, I have some experience with their 11/0 seed beads.  I’ve been a customer of them for 2 or 3 years now and I don’t regret the investment in the beads.  Both sites have a great variety of colors, although Fusion Beads 11/0 seed beads are rounder than Artbeads.  I guess it all depends on the project, for charms or beaded loom bracelets I tend to use Artbeads, so the finished product has a squarer shape.  But for necklaces, earrings or other types of bracelets I can get away with using Fusion Beads.  Also, the colors don’t fade or transfer, so you don’t have to worry about having colorful marks on your skin or clothes and the jewelry would last looking as if it were new.

In conclusion, if you want great quality beads, amazing prices (products often go on sale! *wink wink*), reasonable shipping prices, and excellent customer service.  Fusion Beads and Artbeads have all those characteristics and a great variety in beads, findings, charms, etc.  So next time you need some materials, or you became interested in making jewelry, don’t doubt visiting the Fusion Beads or Artbeads website.

If you have any question or want to share your experience, please don’t hesitate to share it in the comments section.  Also, if you want me to review other website for jewelry making material, or anything makeup/skincare related; please feel free to share it in the comments section.