Thursday, February 3, 2011

Love is in the Air - Valentine's Day Inspired Jewelry tutorials

By on Thursday, February 03, 2011 5 Comments

Love is in the Air
Part 1 of 2
According to the Diamond Information Center's market research, 11% of all diamond rings sold back in 2003 were purchased in February. Yep, February is definitely the month when love is in the air. So let's celebrate with some awesome Valentine's day inspired tutorials!! (Also check my past posts at the bottom for more!)

The above gorgeous Floating Hearts Charm Bracelet by Absolutecomponents is perfect for those who adore Swarovski crystals.

Heidi Borchers' Hearts Shrink Plastic necklace tutorial shows a very creative approach with hole punchers!

Does it have to be red? Nope. Try Goth. Just check out Beryl Street Crafts easy wire work black heart necklace tutorial. The heart motif is used as links as well as the pendant.

Then there is steampunk. This one is not all metal as it is made from fimo clay. The steampunk heart tutorial is by Aliceazzo on Deviantart. Click on the first tile at the top to get the larger sized image.

A simple marbelized polymer clay heart tutorial is just the ticket if you have young children wanting to give their friends at school some heart based gifts. This one is by Mommy Blessings.

This lovely multi-layered heart tutorial by Marie Segal is also for polymer clay enthusiasts. You'll have to either glue the hearts to stud earrings or incorporate some hardware like a wire loop into the clay so it can hang on ear wires.

An easy tutorial for beginners is this Heart Toggle Necklace tutorial from Rings and Things. The use of Swarovski heart crystals is sure to please those who love sparkles. Having the toggle in front makes fastening and undoing the necklace a breeze.

More romantic inspirations :
Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
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  1. Pretty...perfect for Valentine's Day & Heart Month!


  2. Valentine's Day is traditionally a very feminine occasion with its hearts, lace and reds and pinks. I enjoyed the lovely pieces that were a bit less traditional, especially the Steampunk heart with its watch part, wind-up stem...guess one could interpret that as maybe meaning "You keep my heart ticking" or perhaps "You wind up my heart"? :)

    The Goth Valentine Chain in black is also very different and yet so attractive.

  3. What a great collection of tutorials Pearl. It is wonderful to see so many polymer clay tutes in the list. After all... what could be better than Polymer Clay?!

  4. Polymer clay is wonderful - yet another avenue for me to explore one day!

  5. I'm such a sap, I love hearts and flowers and all that stuff. You've got some great stuff here Pearl!