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Create High Fashion Earrings For Less!

Posted by Heather Black on

Create High Fashion Earrings For Less!

Would you be believe me if I said you can make these earrings for under $10?   It's true! I've seen similar styles being sold in famous catalogs (you know who!) for more than $50 a pair. Make them yourself and save a whole lot of money.  Beads ($1 for both) - I used some freshwater pearls from my personal bead soup stash. You can use any bead size 5mm to 8mm. I recommend these.  Earwires ($1.65) - I used these. They are $8.25 for 5 pairs of sterling silver.  Jumprings ($0.95 for 4 pieces) - I used these. They...

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Stretching Out Expensive Bead Strands

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Stretching Out Expensive Bead Strands

Stretching Out Expensive Bead StrandsYou see a lovely strand of high grade gemstone beads. You go back and forth in your head whether to buy them. What will I make? How can I get the most value out of this strand of beads?My solution – pair an expensive strand of gemstones beads with an affordable strand of beads to stretch out your dollar.I used Botswana Agate Faceted Oval beads priced at $24.55 for a 16” strand (approx. 28 beads) paired with Gray Agate Faceted Round beads priced at $4.80 for a 15.5” strand (approx. 96 beads). The two different gemstone...

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Latest Jewelry Trends

Posted by Heather Black on

Latest Jewelry Trends

The latest trends in fashion jewelry are sharp angles and minimalist designs. You see these types of designs all over Pinterest and Instagram. It's easy and extremely affordable to create your own.  I created these two necklaces for under $10.  Chevron Pendant Link  $1.90 Heart Bead $1.55 Chain $1.40 per foot (I used 33" total) Lobster Claw Clasps $4.80 for 10 (I used 2) 3mm Jumprings $0.95 for 50 (I used 6) 6mm Jumprings $1.20 for 50 (I used 2) Headpin for the Heart Bead $3.45 for 10 (I used 1) The chevron pendant is on 17" of chain and the Heart Bead is on 16" of...

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Welcome to Calluna Gems!

Posted by Heather Black on

Welcome to our unofficial launch of Calluna Gems. Here you'll find quality gemstones, pearls, artisan made beads & pendants, sterling silver, and gold-filled findings that were all hand picked by me. This is a brand new online boutique so there will be new items posted every week. Looking for something in particular that you don't see on the website? Email me at info@callunagems.com and we'll chat about it.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all of these beautiful shiny things as much as I do!

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