Currently Browsing: September 2012

How to Find the Perfect Charm

It all starts with an idea. A little spark inside your heart moves to your mind, quickly relaying impulses to your fingers to get designing. You compile every piece, every component, together on your table and lay them out in a pattern. Sometimes you put things back, other times you smile at the idea that […]

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Holidays from the Heart – Gifts with Charming Appeal

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has made many people lose sight of what’s special about this time of the year. This year, instead of a gift purchased on impulse, give a gift from the heart: one made by loving hands that embraces its recipient in thoughtfulness and creates a lasting memory. We […]

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A Frightful Halloween Treat Just for You!

If you’re looking for a quick, easy and slightly spooky project, try our Haunted Pumpkin Earrings. These cute chandelier-style earrings feature sterling silver components that are complemented with just enough color for a tricky treat! Read our free instructions on how to make Halloween earrings in the Learning Center, and don’t forget to browse our […]

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What is Art Nouveau?

Free-flowing lines, organic shapes and bold coloring are the perfect blend for a timeless design movement—Art Nouveau. This artistic style began in Europe during the late 19th century that took influences from nature, although the forms take on a more abstract journey. Literally meaning “new art” in French, this movement is best known for its […]

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Emmy Award Winners on the Red Carpet

This year’s Primetime Emmy Awards was full of winners on stage, but found our own winners on the red carpet! Check out some of our favorites below. Ginnifer Goodwin sparkled in earrings that matched her bright dress and this cocktail ring. Shannon Woodward’s large ruby red drops and dazzling bracelet helped highlight her black and […]

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Oktoberfest Swarovski Design Guides

Are you ready for Oktaboerfest? In anticipation for this weekend’s festivities kickoff we’re here to show you some cool new design guides from SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Whether you want a show a little German love or celebrate with massive style, you’ll find an idea that creates just the right amount of eye appeal. Browse each link […]

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2012 Fall Trends

Ready for fall? It officially begins this weekend, so make sure your outfits are primed for pumpkin spice latte sips and leaf pile jumps. Watch our new video below or view our 2012 Fall Trends page to find the style that’s right for you! -Marissa

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Talk Like a Pirate Day

Welcome to International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Yes, September 19 has become the permanent date for this fun holiday. John Baur and Mark Summers created the concept of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on June 6, 1995. While playing racquetball, they began to talk to each other in Pirate-speak”. After leaving the court, […]

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September is Better Breakfast Month

Celebrate nutrition and the most important meal of the day all month long! September is Better Breakfast Month, a time to focus on your favorite breakfast meals and what you can do to make it better. Incorporate craft and jewelry ideas into your celebration for more fun. Make a necklace with cutouts of your favorite […]

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Antique Beauty with Victorian Touches

Explore how to bring new life to old components, like our designers did in this Violet Victoria necklace. Using Gilders Paste and Swarovski crystals they turned an antique brass-plated piece into an elegant design. Learn how you can recreate this idea or put your own twist on it with the free jewelry instructions in our […]

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