Tropical Punch Necklace Step By Step

Tropical Punch Flower Maker

This gorgeous flower pendant was created with some of the fabulous products in the Tropical Punch collection.

Tropical Punch Flower Maker

The new flower maker component allows you to customize your flower to reflect whatever color palette your heart desires.  I used these Tropical Punch products for my floral corsage:

Gold Flower Maker

Rose/Salmon Drop Beads

Lucite Mini Flower Bead Caps

Tropical Punch Flower Maker

I chose the 12mm green crystal for my centre jewel.  It sits beautifully in the Flower Maker.

Tropical Punch Flower Maker

These two colors are a breath of fresh air.  Once I set my crystal I thought it might need more so I also added the bead caps.

Tropical Punch Flower Maker

The bead strands in the Tropical Punch collection are absolutely inspired.  I knew I would have no problem creating a necklace with components to set off my rose/green pendant.

Tropical Punch Flower Maker

Tropical Punch lucite chain is available in two sizes and several fantastic colors.  They are easy to add to the Flower Maker component with jump rings.

Tropical Punch Flower Maker

I added some strung beads and completed my design with many wonderful bright beads to compliment my main color choices.

Ready to wear!

 

The “not so creepy” Crystal Spiderweb

The spiderweb is so easy to make, but it is hard to create a creepy spiderweb for halloween when you use beautiful glass Ori beads for your project.

I have been making some gorgeous ornaments with my beads and the Dazzle-it Snowflake frame.  The frames are available in three sizes and today’s spiderweb is a medium sized frame.

I had just the right amount of black crystals for my project.

Once all my prongs were filled I started to add my webbing.  A simple twist of a wire was all I needed to hold the beads in place.

I tried to make it less perfect by adding one less bead here and there.

I was starting to get nervous that I would run out of beads.  Luckily I had a third strand of these smaller black beads.  In the end, I used three 8 inch strands of small beads and one and a half strands of the larger bead.

I am very pleased with the final webbing.  Now I am on the hunt for an actual spider to attach to it.

The snowflake frames are in the Outlet now.

Snowflake Wire Frame Tips and Inspiration!

These snowflakes are a gorgeous addition to any decorating projects.  Naturally, they are associated with Christmas, but by selecting different colours, they could be showcased year round in windows and in other home dec designs.

They are a simple concept with unlimited possibilities for ornamentation.  Frames are available in three sizes.

When I want to create a snowflake I usually pre select the beads to see if I can create an interesting pattern.  The wire will even accept 4mm Swarovski bicone beads, so I can use almost any bead in my collection.

The wire is silver plated and is very strong.  I would not recommend shaping the prong ends or cutting it with my good jewelry making tools.  I have been using an older set of tools and a pair of pliers from my regular tool box to finish my snowflakes.  This is not intended for children.  If you want to have children participate, have them design their snowflake, but adults should finish the prong ends if the wire is being manipulated.

You also want to remind yourself to leave about 1/2 inch of wire if you plan to bend the prong ends.

If you don’t leave enough wire, this will happen.  It might hold your beads, but it does not look finished and may catch on clothes or curtains.

I have strong hands, so I am able to make a rounded edge.

Since you have to do this six times, you’ll find that you will get better and better at leaving just the right amount of wire on each snowflake prong.

I have also discovered that making a flatter prong end with regular pliers looks just a pretty.

You just want to be sure to close this gap to keep your snowflake perfect.

You could also use a combination of glued ends with bent wire ends.

For this snowflake I glued small beads to 5 of 6 prong ends.  I only bent one of the prong wire ends so I could hang my ornament with wire or ribbon.

The classic tree ornament hook can be used to display these pretty snowflakes.

When you design your snowflakes, you’ll find that by changing the centre beads, you can get a tighter grouping.  Mixing and matching makes this enjoyable.

I used chiffon ribbon to finish these.  You could also use rattail, satin ribbons, cotton cords and even a thinner leather cord.

The snowflake frames are now in the Outlet!

If you are going to the Creativ Festival in Toronto, we’ll have a booth where you can make one free!

Well be in booth 326!