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 ~ SHOP sale items through 5/31/20
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
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)
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 >>
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
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 entireVintaj Hand Toolscollection for all your jewelry making needs. Wishing you a magical Spring season full of new projects and inspiration!
Spring has sprung! It brings new beginnings and new growth.... transformation and change.... a colorful new look at the world! Let's celebrate with fresh DIY jewelry making inspiration, kits and a big SALE on your favorite winged critters & nature's blossoming treasures!