houseplangallery.com

Custom Jewelry - Fashion Jewelry

fouryoursucess.com

How to Design Your Own Custom Jewelry Pins

By Katherine Kally, eHow Contributor How to Design Your Own Custom <a target=jewelry Pins thumbnail" title="" class="photo" data-credit="crystal brooch image by Antonio Oquias from Fotolia.com" longdesc="http://i.ehow.com/images/a07/c6/7i/design-own-custom-jewelry-pins-800x800.jpg" />

Custom JewelryJewelry pins, or brooches, are one of the simplest forms of handmade jewelry to design and make. The most challenging aspect of the design is to decide which elements to use to create the pin. From crystal cabochons to plastic buttons, the component choices for jewelry pin designs vary widely. Whether you purchase pin charms that you can fill in with pressed flowers and miniature photos or create your own pin style from felt, custom pin designs are limited only by your imagination. Things You'll Need

  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Flat-back cabochons
  • Flat-back rhinestones
  • Jeweler's glue
  • Seed beads
  • Pin back

Instructions

  • 1. Cut out a section of felt to match the overall dimensions and shape of your Custom Jewelry pin. The felt is the backing for the pin design.

  • 2. Arrange the largest flat-back cabochons on top of one side of the felt cutout. Flat-back cabochons are glass or gemstones that may be dome-shaped on the top center, faceted and cut to specific sizes. Craft stores, specialty bead stores and online jewelry suppliers offer a wide variety of flat-back cabochons available for sale. Vintage and estate jewelry is another source for cabochons you can use to make your custom pins. Tweezers make handling and placing the stones easier.

  • 3. Fill in around the largest cabochons with flat back rhinestones. Rhinestones are made from glass, crystal or acrylic and are available in a wider variety of shapes and sizes than cabochons. The different shapes of the rhinestones and the cabochons may leave spaces between each element. Rearrange the design of the elements until you are pleased with the look.

  • 4. Glue the cabochons and the rhinestones in place on the felt with jeweler's glue according to your pin design. Fill in the spaces between the rhinestones and cabochons with glass seed beads. Apply the jeweler's glue to the spaces and then use tweezers to drop and press the seed beads in place. Allow the glue to dry.

  • 5. Flip the Custom Jewelry pin over so that the jewels are face down. Use jeweler's glue to attach the pin back to the backside of the felt. Let the glue dry before wearing the pin.

Tips & Warnings

  • Cover the felt with ribbons, fabric, buttons, bottle caps and other embellishments to create a custom designed pin. You can stitch beads, ribbon and fabric embellishments to the felt using a beading needle and thread, or rely on clear-drying jeweler's or craft glue to hold the elements in place.

Katherine Kally

Katherine Kally is a freelance writer specializing in eco-friendly home-improvement projects, practical craft ideas and cost-effective decorating solutions. Kally's work has been featured on sites across the Web. She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of South Carolina and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

References

Resources

Original source: eHow.com

Next page: Steampunk Jewelry


Decrease in wrinkles by 25%, glowing facial skin, Increased energy, better sleep patterns,
More Details
Buy

Call Now: 855-459-1029


Scam free: Use trusted Vendors or use PayPal to "Check Out" and know your online transaction is safe.





video lesson ipads ipad pete



TenGems.com





Clearance Sale- Shop Like our employee

TenGems.com

Recommended Products


own-craft-business beading software business lennag Own Home Based Jewelry Business  Katarina.com - $50.00 Off on $200.00 on all Blue diamond collection Katarina-Beautiful Blue! Get $50 off your purchase of $250 and more + Free Shipping









Bookmark/Share This Page:

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US ADD TO DIGG ADD TO FURL ADD TO NEWSVINE ADD TO NETSCAPE ADD TO REDDIT ADD TO STUMBLEUPON ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES ADD TO SQUIDOO ADD TO WINDOWS LIVE ADD TO YAHOO MYWEB ADD TO ASK ADD TO GOOGLE ADD TO MAGNOLIA ADD TO NING ADD TO RAWSUGAR ADD TO SPURL ADD TO TAGTOOGA

  Bookmark and Share


Custom Jewelry News


Jewelry Television To Premiere First Shopping Network Broadcast Reality Show; JTV Rock Star Designer Is Coming To Prime Time

Jewelry Television will air Rock Star Designer leading into "Girlfriend Friday," the network's most-watched show. 'We are dipping our toe into the branded-entertainment arena to entertain our current viewers as well as attract new audiences," said Jill ...

Read more...


How These Jetsetting Thieves Who Stole Over $3M in Diamonds, Jewelry Were Caught

When Portland, Oregon police department Det. Eric McDaniel and Sgt. Brian Hughes began to interrogate a thief who had robbed a local jeweler, they had no idea they were about to learn that the con man would lead them to a nationwide crime spree ...

Read more...


A jewelry box, my mother, and the time that was not to be

It was a little wooden jewelry box in the shape of a log cabin, tucked high on a shelf at Sears. I was 9 years old and instantly lost in the charmed world the scene evoked: Painted flowers spilled from small window boxes like brightly colored candy.

Read more...


Rihanna Shines Bright While Wearing Yellow Bikini and Flashy Jewelry on Vacation—See the Sexy Pic!

Is it just us, or did it just get real hot up in here? As the summer months continue, Rihanna is taking time to rest and relax in the bright sunshine. Lucky for us, that means more bikini photos on her Instagram! In a new post from Friday evening, the ...

Read more...


'Ashley' from the French Quarter stole Rolex, $1,800 and jewelry as man slept: NOPD

A New Orleans man told police he met a petite blond named 'Ashley' in the French Quarter and brought her to his West End apartment for a drink last weekend. She might have drugged him, because when he awoke, he noticed that gold jewelry and $1,800 in cash ...

Read more...


Charger Eric Weddle Launches New Jewelry Designs in Support of Victims of Domestic Violence

The San Diego Chargers’ bearded safety Eric Weddle is once again trying his hand at jewelry design with a Bolts-themed line in support of victims of domestic violence. Last fall, Weddle launched a “Game Day” jewelry collection for women, with a ...

Read more...


ABC 20/20: Highlights American Group Of Diamond Jewelry Thieves Who Stole $3 Million Dollars Worth In Heist

ABC 20/20 episode will highlight the case of a group of American jewel thieves who held up several high end jewelry stores all across the nation. Tonight’s ABC 20/20 will highlight the case of David Marguilis’ Jewelry Store and Lou Wilson Fine Jewelry ...

Read more...









Form1
Name:
Email: