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Knuckle Rings to be exact!! Hehe……. see what I did there?!?! I hope to have caught your attention! 🙂

Check out these favs of mine from Pinterest!!!

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Inspiration Wednesday – Bohemian Headpieces Jewelry

Simple Hamsa Bracelet Tutorial

Simple Hamsa Bracelet Tutorial

The Hamsa is a universal symbol used in many cultures to ward off evil spirits or offer protection from the “evil eye”! Not only is it a sign of protection but also blessings, power, and strength.

So today I’m going to show you how to make a simple Hamsa bracelet! I have a picture tutorial for you all and will list the items I used and where I purchased them at the end of this post. You can also find this on my Etsy Shop!

    

  

  • 4mm round Gold plated brass 22 gauge jumprings//Fire Mountain Gems
  • Gold plated lobster claw clasps//Michaels
  • 1.25mm round 14kt Gold Filled Chain//Fire Mountain Gems
  • Gold Hamsas//Michaels
  • Turquoise beads//Michaels
  • Eye or head pins//Michaels
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire Cutter

Notes: You can find most jump rings and clasps in a set to purchase at Michaels. I happened to only have a thin gold chain so that’s why I looped it to make the strands have a little strength, but you can use any size you’d like (and same goes for the clasps and jump rings). I only had gold plated head pins, so I cut it down to make eye loops, if you have eye pins it makes the job easier and one less step to do.

Hope you all enjoyed this simple tutorial! Please feel free to stop by my Etsy store and get one of your own customized. 🙂

Zodiac Bracelet Tutorial

Zodiac Bracelet Tutorial

Holy moly….. where has the time gone???

I know I know its been a few weeks month since I’ve posted anything on my lil’ blog, but life in the past few weeks has been crazy. I’ve been sick for a little over 2 weeks and unable to work on any projects. When I finally started getting better, my 1st Wedding Anniversary and Birthday came a week apart from each other, needless to say its been hectic with planning trips and stuff. So it was hard to be motivated enough to get going on this project that I’ve mentioned on my last post here! I really need to be better about posting!! I wanted to do this tutorial because I fell in love with this bracelet that I saw on Pinterest, mainly cause it a gemini charm and I’m a gemini, but the site took me to the Hautelook. This is a shopping site that has deals for a limited amount of time, usually only a few hrs or a couple days. So I click on it and it’s no longer there to buy 😔 and I figured I could definitely make this!! I finally got around to it and would love to share it with you.

So wait no further………it is finally here! Gorgeous JEWELS for your wrists.

I apologize in advance for the poor quality photos that was taken with my iPhone (it’s old and I can’t upgrade for a while 😩)

Hope you all enjoy my lil’ bracelet tutorial. You can have one of your very own, stop by my Etsy Shop and send me your special request.

Here are photos of the supplies and tools I used.

I’ve wrapped the stretchy string around my wrist to size it about one and a half wraps this is to give me enough room to crimp and allow for mistakes. I have small wrists so this came out to 12inches includin the extra room for boo-boos

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Then measure out 2 more strings of the same size.

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Tape one side down.

String your beads, try to count them out to have the same length on all strings, unless the diameter of the beads are different sizes.

Add 3 hole spacers. You can add these at the end like I did here or throughout the bracelet. this will keep all strings together.

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Add your charms – you can add them in the same section or spread out throughout the bracelet. Totally up to your personal preference.

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Here I needed to change the hoop on this charm to keep it the same length. The second charm I had to piece together. Took the stone and used E6000 glue to adhere to the pendant.

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Add some more beads and spacer if you wish.

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Then close off with crimp beads.

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This last picture is hard to see and make out exactly what I’m doing. So sorry about that!! What’s going on there is that I’m closing up the bracelet by crimping. The lighting was horrible for towards the end of my project working into the evening here. Crimping beads are mostly used for stretch bracelets such as this among other things. This is the hardest part personally for me because every time I tried crimping one string the other 2 got loose and and all beads ended up on the floor and I had to start over. So either get a helper on this part or what I finally ended up doing was taping all ends to the table and crimped one at a time.

Here is a link to show you a better example of how to crimp.

Below is a list of all the supplies and tools I used and where I got mine from.

Fire Mountain Gems is my go to for beading supplies when I can’t find things at Michaels. I’m like a kid in a candy store whenever these goodies arrive in my mailbox, wrapped in this.

  

I found the cute zodiac charm on Etsy from this store called Wildflower And Company. It came in the most adorable packaging with this cute card saying thank you by the owner (I think).

        

I fell in love with their store, isn’t this so cute???

~Inspiration VS Mine!~

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SO what do you all think?????? If you enjoyed my tutorial and attempted this on your own….I would love to hear about it! Or if you’d rather purchase one, as I mentioned above, please check out my Etsy Shop!

Sneak Peek Saturday – Jewelry Project

Sneak Peek Saturday – Jewelry Project

Hi All! Thank you for checking out today’s post….. I have a sneak peak for you on an upcoming jewelry project I’m working on this week.  I’ve seen this pic on Pinterest that I’ve really been wanting to do myself ….. a Zodiac Stretch Bracelet!

Gemini Stretch Bracelet

I went searching online knowing Michael’s or other craft stores wouldn’t have my Gemini symbol. I started at my go-to jewelery making bulk supply store, Fire Mountain Gem, but no luck there so I then luckily found it on Etsy!

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Isn’t it lovely!?!?

So there’s your sneak peak………. hope you’ll be back to see the finished product! Stay tuned……….

Welcome!

Welcome!

Hi Everyone & Welcome to Jewels by Mia!

Thanks a BUNCH for taking a minute to check out my new blog, and learn about my revelation to start one. A little tidbit about me is that I love practically Everything. I Especially love glittery, shiny things too! “The more BLING the better” I always say.

I was really hesitant to start a blog, since I’m not much of an over-sharer especially when it comes to my personal life, but the “Gemini” in me does need to ask everyone’s opinion whether its on life decisions, styles/fashion, pros & cons of ideas (like this one) and whatnot before I can decide what to do. And yes I did asked all my close friends & family if I should ‘start a blog’ and came to the decision to give it a try.

I figured Bloggin’ would be just another way for me to do what I already do with my friends, to broaden my ‘horizons’ of opinions. What do I got to lose? Maybe a few hours of writing about something I love?! Doesn’t seem so bad…..right?

So here I go with my first post EVER……. and I would like to tell you what you will find on this blog.


DIY Jewelry & Crafts


Home Decor, Tips & Styles


Fashion & Beauty Tips & Styles

And MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!

Well I hope you enjoyed it, and please feel free to let me know of any blogging tips that maybe useful to a ‘newbie’ like me!