Ireland Color Story - DIY Jewelry Making Inspiration

by Jess Lincoln May 01, 2020

~ Find Joy in the Journey ~



Happy May! We're moving along on this inspiring virtual tour from Austria to Ireland. 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! 

Did you know that Ireland is the home to more than 30,000 stone castles and castle ruins! The island's main geographical features include low central plains surrounded by coastal mountains and rolling green hills. The magnificent western coastline is rugged with many islands, peninsulas, headlands and bays. That sure would be a site to see. I'm bringing the enchantment of Ireland to you! I had fun altering intricate filigree, making creative connectors, mixing metal colors and linking together beads into unique jewelry designs showcasing the natural beauty of this captivating island. 

This DIY jewelry collection features our beautifully detailed natural brass filigree components from our Cathedral Collection ~
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Are you ready to learn how to manipulate filigree?
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 Celtic Coast Bead Mix, which is beaming with a gorgeous assortment of three Swarovski Crystal shapes, Moss Agate, Citrine, Czech glass and Chinese crystals. 

Swarovski Crystal colors inspired by this Ireland theme are; Crystal Vitrail Medium, Crystal Metallic Sunshine & Olivine. 

This Irish-inspired color palette of crystals & gemstones complement our natural brass and copper finishes beautifully!  

 

Color, texture and fluidity are just some of the characteristics of this charming necklace, inspired by a scenic cliff along a breathtaking Ireland coastline. 

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

  • Alchemy – DP0025 (1pc)
  • Filigree Bead Cap, 7mm – BC10 (4pcs)
  • Filigree Tube Bead – BD40 (2pcs)
  • Dotted Spacer – PT170-170 (4pcs)
  • Arched Tube Bead – CBD230 (2pcs)
  • Figure Eight Connector, 9mm – C2H250 (2pcs)
  • Fine Ornate Chain, 2.2x3.8mm - CH10-170 (21inches)
    *8in of chain per side + 6in of chain for bottom
  • Lobster Clasp, 9.5mm – CL0002-170 (1pc)
  • Head Pin, 3in – HP3 (3pcs)
  • Eye Pin, 1in – EP1 (9pcs)
  • Cable Jump Ring, 5mm – JR117 (11pcs)
  • Cable Jump Ring, 7.25mm - JR107 (3pcs)
  • Celtic Coast Bead Mix *limited edition* this design includes the following beads ~
    *Swarovski Crystal 4mm Crystal Metallic Sunshine Rondelle Bead - 5045 (2pcs)
    *Moss Agate 6mm Round Bead (2pcs)
    *Jade 8mm Faceted Round Bead (2pcs)
    *Chinese Crystal 8x6mm Faceted Teardrop Bead (2pcs)
    *Czech Glass 8x6mm Cathedral Cut Bead (1pc)
    *Copper Pineapple Bead – CBD210 (2pcs)
    *Melon Bead, 4mm – CBD30 (2pcs)


TOOLS used to create these projects... 

 

 

The warm glow of artisan copper beads delicately frame a beautiful natural brass connector, giving these earrings the shape of intricate castle turrets. Who wouldn't want to lookout and see sparkling olivine & metallic sunshine crystals glimmering in their glory! 

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

  • Nouveau – Y40 (2pcs)
  • Arched Tube Bead – CBD230 (4pcs)
  • Round Loop Ear Wire – ER40 (2pcs)
  • Eye Pin, 1.5in – EP15 (4pcs)
  • Head Pin, 1.5in – HP0001 (2pcs)
  • Cable Jump Ring, 5mm – JR117 (14pcs)
  • Cable Jump Ring, 7.25mm - JR107 (2pcs)
  • Smooth Jump Ring, 4.25mm – JR10 (2pcs)
  • Celtic Coast Bead Mix *limited edition* this design includes the following bead ~
    *Swarovski Crystal 8mm Olivine Mini Square Bead – 5053 (2pcs)
    *Swarovski Crystal 4mm Crystal Metallic Sunshine Rondelle Bead – 5045 (4pcs)


TOOLS & Supplies used to create these projects... 



Ornate brass details frame a gorgeous radiant Swarovski crystal, illuminating its beauty at every angle. Its colors reflect a stunning coastal sunset you won't want to take your eyes off of.


Learn how to make this captivating Filigree Wrapped Crystal Pendant >>

 



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

 

  • Framed Scrollwork - P0020 (1pc)
  • Square Dapped Filigree – F20 (1pc)
  • Fine Oval Chain, 4.4x6.6mm – CH106 (33inches)
  • Cable Jump Ring, 5mm – JR117 (2pcs)
  • Cable Jump Ring, 6mm - JR112 (3pcs)
  • Cable Jump Ring, 15.25mm – JR109-170 (2pcs)
  • Celtic Coast Bead Mix *limited edition* this design includes the following bead ~
    *Swarovski Crystal 12mm Crystal Vitrail Medium Foiled Rivoli – 1122 (1pc)

TOOLS used to create these projects... 

 

 A trio of fine filigree layers showcase a rainbow-like effect from this luminous Swarovski crystal. Catch a prism of vibrant colors as you wear this filigree wrapped treasure.

This project has a 2-part Video Tutorial demonstrating how to assemble the focal. 
Step 1:
Scroll back up to previous video to learn how to make a Filigree Wrapped Crystal Pendant - or WATCH HERE.

Step 2:
Learn how to make a unique Layered Filigree Bracelet Focal  >> 

 

 

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

  • Square Dapped Filigree – F20 (1pc)
  • Heirloom Window – F027 (1pc)
  • Rosette Filigree – F112 (1pc)
  • Figure Eight Connector, 14mm – C2H251 (10pcs)
  • Figure Eight Connector, 9mm – C2H250 (16pcs)
  • Head Pin, 1.5in – HPF15 (2pcs)
  • Head Pin, 1in – HP3 (8pcs)
  • Eye Pin, 1in – EP1 (10pcs)
  • Lobster Clasp, 12mm – CL0003 (1pc)
  • Smooth Jump Ring, 5.25mm – JR30 (1pc)
  • Smooth Jump Ring, 7.25mm – JR40 (1pc)
  • Celtic Coast Bead Mix *limited edition* includes the following beads ~
    *Swarovski Crystal 12mm Crystal Vitrail Medium Foiled Rivoli – 1122 (1pc)
    *Swarovski Crystal 4mm Crystal Metallic Sunshine Rondelle Bead – 5045 (4pcs)
    *Chinese Crystal 5x3mm Faceted Rondelle Bead (4pcs)
    *Citrine 5mm Faceted Coin Bead (2pcs)
    *Melon Bead, 3.2mm – BD236 (3pcs)
    *Melon Bead, 4mm – CBD30 (8pcs)

TOOLS used to create these projects... 

 

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

Learn how to make these lovely Filigree Wrapped Crystal Earrings >> 


MATERIALS 
  • Fanned Filigree – F180 (2pcs)
  • Long Arched Ear Wire – ER50 (2pcs)
    *Swarovski Crystal 21x7mm Olivine Long Classical Oval FS – 4161 (2pcs) *crystals available in promotional Earring Kit only 

TOOLS used to create these projects... 

Thank you for taking the time to check out my Ireland-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. Wishing you a magical Spring season full of new projects and inspiration! 

Happy Designing ~ Jess  


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