DIY Swarovski Crystal Beaded Bracelet Tutorial. Very clear instructions in this tutorial by The Blue Brick here.
DIY Wire wrap Crystal Earrings. Top Photo: DIY Earrings she made for her bridemsaids. Bottom Photo: Earrings she made for herself here. Really good basic beginners’wire wrapping tutorial from my girlish whims here. *Links to sources for the crystals.
My Summer Sunset Safety Pin Bracelet from Hannah’s Accessories. I rarely purchase jewelry, but when I saw my friend Hannah wearing a safety pin bracelet she had made similar to this blue one here, I actually commissioned her to make me one inspired by summer and sunsets - some of my favorite colors. I had already seen her huge bead collection: crazy beads that aren’t even made now and also tons of Swarovski crystal beads, so I knew she’d come up with something beautiful. Anyway, long story short, this is my bracelet - well, a copy of mine - that she now has on her Etsy site HannahsAccessories here. *Also, I love that her boyfriend (who is also a friend) helps make the jewelry.
DIY Project Accessory Christina’s Swarovski Crystal Earrings - part of the winning look (the memorable bodysuit challenge). A DIY by Laura Bennett from Project Runway here. So easy it’s almost painful - still love going to the Project Accessory website to see up close and personal the looks here.
DIY Volcano! Swarovski Platform Pumps. I don’t know about you, but the glitter shoes I’ve seen don’t hold a candle to these - and granted these took about 40 hours and cost a lot more to make, but they are incredible! These are by griffinthecat at Craftster.org here. She also has a pair of equally stunning Swarovski crystal pumps at Craftster.org here. *There is no tutorial, but going through several pages of comments this is what I found out. The creator of these pumps wrote:
question: Is the color gradation caused naturally by the volcano crystals and the light or did you have to place them to get that effect?
answer: The volcano rhinestones are special effect rhinestones. So depending on the light angle, they are purple, pink, orange, yellow, lime or clear. So, in short, it’s the rhinestones, but an ombre effect would be awesome!