Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How to Make Patriotic Jewelry Tutorials I

By on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 3 Comments

Over the next several days, Canada and the US will be celebrating their national days - Canada day is on July 1 and  the 4th of July is the special day for Americans.

Did you know a large number of countries also have flags consisting of red, white and blue?  Besides, the US and the UK, Cambodia, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Iceland, Nepal, Norway and Thailand are some examples of countries who also use those 3 colors.

The red and white color elements occur in flags of countries such as Canada, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Singapore, Turkey, Japan , Indonesia and Peru.

So as a tribute, here are several tutorials to make patriotic jewelry using the colors of one's national flag wherever you are.

The Firework bracelet tutorial (shown above) by Aubree over at the Yellow Blackbird blog displays the celebratory colors of white, blue and red but really it will work for any tri-color flag! Via 

Make a matching pair of earrings with the lovely Fireworks Earrings tutorial by Cousin Corp.


The Liberty pinwheel brooch tutorial by Betz White's is just the ticket to make and wear for a neighborhood street party. Via

Crystal lovers will enjoy making this memory wire patriotic collar necklace designed by Jessica Rosenfeld for Soft Flex. It can be made smaller for a bracelet as well.


You cannot beat these festive star earrings for sheer ingenuity as they are made from recycled plastic cups! Kudos to Punk Projects. Via



Catholic Icing did a great tutorial on how to make patriotic beads which you can then string. This post also includes many ideas on how to incorporate the beads into designs.


This tri-color beaded plait bracelet by Kiki B on Cut Out and Keep is not a tutorial but then one isn't really needed as it is is easy to create.


The Hungry Hippie did a marvelous artistic expression of the Union Jack and shared the tutorial.



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3 comments:

  1. Wonderful Patriotic ideas!! I love that both the firework bracelet and earrings. Well, I really liked all of them!!! Thanks for the tidbits on the country flags!!
    Happy Holiday!!
    Carol

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  2. Thanks Pearl! Some thing red, white and blue was on my list!

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  3. I'll have to try making this patriotic combo next year as this year sort of got away from me.
    The red, white and blue combination is a very appealing one but unfortunately the last summer I tried to sell it my customers showed no interest, seems they were more into the cool watery colors of turquoise and gemstone shades of amethyst, peridot and rose quartz. Go figure? One can never predict what the public is or isn't going to purchase. :D

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