India Color Story - DIY Jewelry Making Inspiration

by Jess Lincoln June 01, 2020

~ Live Life in Color ~




And just like that, it's June! Gearing up for Summer and moving right along on our  inspiring virtual tour from Ireland to India. Join us on this journey with our friends from Swarovski Create Your Style to explore Crystals Around the World "An Inspirational Color Story" ~ to inspire creativity everyone! 

India is one of the world's oldest and most diverse cultures and is arguably one of the most popular travel destinations on earth. The county is known for its hustle and bustle capital New Delhi, its vibrant culture and picturesque scenery.  From the eternal snows of the Himalayas to the cultivated peninsula of far South, from the deserts of the West to the humid deltas of the East, from the dry heat and cold of the Central Plateau to the cool forest foothills, Indian lifestyles clearly glorify the geography. India's languages, religions, dance, music, architecture, cuisine and customs differ from place to place within the country.

I'm excited to share jewelry designs inspired by some of the gorgeous jewel-toned colors and joyful details you would typically see in the Indian culture. I enjoyed adding colorful patinas, hammered textures and happy little beaded drops and patterned components to create a variety of earring, bracelet and necklace projects that you can make with our DIY Jewelry Kits. 

This DIY jewelry collection features our diverse range of natural brass stampings + artisan castings from our Global Collection ~ 
SHOP sale items through 6/30/20


Get ready to learn some patina + metal texturing techniques! 
Find links below for VIDEO TUTORIALS showing fun tips, project materials, tools & supplies lists. 

Lets travel together on this Inspirational Color Story . . . 

 

Interested in making these projects? Be sure to pick up our Limited Edition Eastern Bazaar Bead Mix, which is bursting with a vibrant assortment of Swarovski Crystal shapes + colors, Czech glass, Asian cut crystals, Acrylic patina beads and Natural brass.  

Swarovski Crystal colors inspired by this India theme are; Fuchsia, Light Topaz & Indicolite. 

This India-inspired color palette of crystals & glass beads complement our natural brass, solid brass, copper antique and gold finishes beautifully!  

 

Beautiful and intricate raised relief pattern draws your eyes to this gorgeous natural brass Rhapsody Medallion. Adorned with an assortment of beads, a stunning Swarovski crystal and hand-textured blanks, gives this design structure and balance with a global ancient vibe. 

Learn how to Add Hammered Texture to Metal Blanks >> 

 

 
Product quantities used to make this Necklace design are listed below: 

  • Rhapsody Medallion - P0035 (1pc)
  • East - DP126 (3pcs)
  • Square Bead Cap, 7mm - BC010 (2pcs)
  • Dotted Spacer, 8mm - PT170-340 (2pcs)
  • Fine Oval, 4.4x6.6mm - CH106 (28inches)
  • Cable Jump Ring, 11.25mm - JR108 (1pc)
  • Cable Jump Ring, 5mm - JR117 (8pcs)
  • Cable Jump Ring, 7.25mm - JR107 (5pcs)
  • Eye Pin, 1.5in - EP15 (8pcs) 
  • Eastern Bazaar Bead Mix *limited edition* includes the following beads ~ 
    *Swarovski Crystal, Mini Round Bead, Indicolite, 8mm (5052)
    *Asian Cut Crystal, Rondelle, Light Topaz, 4x3mm (3pcs)
    *Asian Cut Crystal, Rondelle, Two-toned, 4x3mm (2pcs)
    *Asian Cut Crystal, Rondelle, Teal Opaque, 5x3mm (2pcs)
    *Asian Cut Crystal, Rondelle, Teal Opaque, 9x7mm (1pc)
    *Acrylic Patina Bead, Rectangle (1pc)
    *Natural Brass, Flower Spacer Bead, 6mm (2pcs)

TOOLS used to create these projects... 

 

Find unity and harmony within these balancing visual elements in our dreamy Mandala Eye. Bring out the geometric details with a variety of patina colors or allow the earthy natural brass finish stand on its own. Center this design with a Swarovski crystal to bring your eye to this concentric symbol.  

Learn how to Make a Multi-hole + Patina Bracelet Focal >>
 

 

 

 

Product quantities used to make this Bracelet design are listed below:   
  • Mandala Eye - P023 (1pc)
  • Scroll Abacus - DP133 (2pcs)
  • Charmed Elephant - DP146 (1pc)
  • Square Bead Cap, 7mm, (2pcs)
  • Cable Jump Ring, 9.25mm - JRD10 (1ps)
  • Cable Jump Ring, 5mm - JR117 (16pcs)
  • Eye Pin, 1in - EP1 (8pcs)
  • Lobster Clasp, 15mm - CL0004 (1pc)
  • Eastern Bazaar Bead Mix *limited edition* includes the following beads ~ 
    *Swarovski Crystal, XIRIUS Rose, Fuchsia Shimmer Foiled, SS16 (2088)
    *Asian Cut Crystal, Rondelle, two-toned, 4x3mm (6pcs)
    *Asian Cut Crystal, Rondelle, two-toned, 7x5mm (2pcs)

TOOLS & Supplies used to create these projects... 

  Additional Supplies needed... 

  • Ultra Fine Tip Paint Brush
  • Paper Towel
  • Water
  • E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive
    -or- other jewelry glue to add flat-back crystal

 

Frame a sparkling light topaz Swarovski crystal drop with beautiful layers of natural brass and verdigris patina pendants. Simply add a flower spacer from the crystal to bring your design even more dimension and detail. 

Learn how to Make Simple + Quick Patina Components >>

 

Product quantities used to make this Necklace design are listed below:   

 

  • Large Bohemian Teardrop - P119 (1pc)
  • Gypsy Drop – DP101 (1pc)
  • Fancy Oval Chain, 2.5x6.5mm – CH105 (31inches)
  • Cross Hatch Jump Ring, 14.5mm – JR114 (1pc)
  • Cable Jump Ring, 6mm - JR112 (5pcs)
  • Eastern Bazaar Bead Mix *limited edition* this design includes the following bead ~
    *Swarovski Crystal, Drop Sew-on, Light Topaz Foiled, 12x7mm – 3230 (1pc)
    *Natural Brass, Flower Spacer Bead, 6mm (1pc)

TOOLS used to create these projects... 

 Additional Supplies needed... 

  • Flat-tip Paint Brush
  • Paper Towel
  • Water

Our natural brass filigree sunflowers look lovely layered over verdigris patina bohemian teardrops, bursting with jewel-toned Swarovski crystals and Asian cut glass beads. Simply suspend these shimmering beauties from flower spacers made into bead links, to give your earring design graceful fluidity.  

 *Watch previous video above on how to Make Simple + Quick Patina Components for tips on how to add color to this earring component*

Product quantities used to make this Earring design are listed below:  

  • Filigree Sunflower - DP0010 (2pcs)
  • Bohemian Teardrop - DP102 (2pcs)
  • Round Loop Ear Wire - ER40 (2pcs)
  • Eye Pin, 1in - EP1 (8pcs)
  • Pearl Head Pin, 1.5in - HPF15 (6pcs)
  • Eastern Bazaar Bead Mix *limited edition* includes the following beads ~ 
    *Swarovski crystal, Round Bead, Fuchsia AB 4mm - 5000 (4pcs)
    *Swarovski crystal, Mini Round Bead, Indicolite 6mm - 5052 (2pcs)
    *Asian cut crystal, Bicone bead (2pcs)
    *Asian cut crystal, Elongated Bicone bead (2pcs)
    *Natural Brass, Flower Spacer Bead, 6mm (6pcs)

TOOLS used to create these projects... 

Additional Supplies needed... 

  • Flat-tip Paint Brush
  • Paper Towel
  • Water

Embellish our copper verdigris tribal disc components with spellbinding fuchsia shimmer Swarovski crystals, which will stop everyone in their tracks. Add touches of dainty wire-wrapped crystal drops and stacked copper antique oval jump rings over gorgeous natural brass metamorphis connectors to complete a show-stopping earring set. 

TIP *take a closer look at the back of earring design to see how I used a pearl head pin to wire and secure the jump rings from slipping off and moving around. Simply fasten it to rings and through an opening of the connector and you're good to go. 

 

 

Product quantities used to make this Earring design are listed below:  

  • Tribal Disc - PT378-152 (2pcs)
  • Metamorphis - DP0026 (2pcs)
  • Round Loop Ear Wire - ER40 (2pcs)
  • Rib Oval Jump Ring, 8.25x6mm - JR06-170 (6pcs)
  • Cable Jump Ring, 5mm - JR117 (2pcs)
  • Smooth Jump Ring, 4.25mm - JR10 (4pcs)
  • Pearl Head Pin, 1.5in - HPF15 (6pcs)
  • Eastern Bazaar Bead Mix *limited edition* includes the following beads ~ 
    *Swarovski Crystal, XIRIUS Rose, Fuchsia Shimmer Foiled, SS16 (2088)
    *Swarovski Crystal, XILION Bead, Light Topaz Shimmer 2x, 3mm (5328)

TOOLS used to create these projects... 

Additional Supplies needed...

  • E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive -or- other jewelry glue to add flat-back crystal

Interested in making both earring designs, than this DIY kit is for you! 

 

 

 

 A playful blend of color, texture and shape give this bracelet a whole lot of charm! Delicately wire-wrapped glass drops + tiny faceted rondelles, pair perfectly with fun acrylic patina beads and our solid brass Ancient Coins. Add a copper antique chain and toggle clasp to the mix to hold your happy baubles. 

 

 

Product quantities used to make this Bracelet design are listed below:   

  • Ancient Coin - DPV039 (3pcs)
  • Rib Toggle Ring - CLJ03-RING-170 (1pc)
  • Rib Toggle Bar - CLJ03-BAR-170 (1pc)
  • Rounded Oval Chain, 8.7x11.3mm - CH0011-170 (6.5inches)
  • Smooth Jump Ring, 10.25mm, 16ga - JR55 (4pcs)
  • Smooth Jump Ring, 7.25mm, 16ga - JR40-170 (7pcs)
  • Head Pin, 2in - HP2 (3pcs)
  • Eye Pin, 1.5in - EP15 (2pcs)
  • Eastern Bazaar Bead Mix *limited edition* includes the following beads ~ 
    *Czech glass, amethyst top-drilled teardrop (2pcs)
    *Czech glass, amethyst shimmer drop (1pc)
    *Acrylic patina bead, large hole pony (4pcs)
    *Asian cut crystal, light topaz rondelle (2pcs)

TOOLS used to create these projects... 

 

 

Gemstone stacking bracelets for the win! This set is super simple to make, just add these adorable tiny charms and you're done. Wear these pretty picture jasper stretch bracelets together (the more the merrier), or give one to a friend.

 



Product quantities used to make this Stacking Bracelet design are listed below:   
  • Charmed Elephant - DP146 (1pc)
  • Pyramid - DP209 (1pc)
  • Smooth Jump Ring, 8mm - JR45 (2pcs)
  • Picture Jasper Stacking Stretch Bracelets (2pcs)

TOOLS used to create these projects... 

We have a special gift for you in JUNE! For Retail orders $50+ you'll receive this FREE TOPAZ CRYSTAL PENDANT KIT featuring a stunning crystal from Swarovski *whiles supplies last. That's not it! You also get a FREE Video Tutorial to see how to assemble this pendant!! 

Learn how to make this Rustic + Modern Crystal Pedant >> 


MATERIALS 
  • Stained Glass Window – P113 (1pc)
  • Rib Cable Jump Ring, 15mm – JR109-170 (1pc)
  • Smooth Jump Ring, - JR45 (1pc)
    *Swarovski Crystal 20mm Light Topaz Moon Pendant – 6722 (1pc) 
    *crystal available in promotional Pendant Kit only 

TOOLS used to create these projects... 

Thank you for taking the time to check out my India-Inspired Color Story DIY Jewelry designs and tutorials! I hope you found a new technique you haven't tried before and you enjoy creating these projects as much as I did. Browse our entire Vintaj Hand Tools collection for all your jewelry making needs. While gearing up for summer, take time for full of new projects and inspiration! 

Happy Designing ~ Jess  


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