Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Hello lovelies! I hope you are all having a great week. Life here at the D’arc Creations world is been busy and fun, I have been making some new and fun jewelry and working on some custom orders too.

I’ve been noticing lately that many of the search terms that people use and find my blog are: how to make jewelry, necklace tutorial, step by step… And many similars. So I thought: Why not showing you guys how I make some of my jewelry? I guess many people like to see the process on gathering the materials together to the ready piece, or also just looking for some inspiration.

IMG_0904How to make a beaded bracelet

So I have prepared a step by step tutorial showing how to make an easy and still very elegant bracelet. I want to show you the jewelry making process.

If you are not into jewelry making, this bracelet is available in my Etsy Shop.

Supplies:

– Beads of your choice (I’ve used some beautiful flat oval aquamarine stones)

– Chain

– Jump rings

– Crimp beads

– Chain

– Tiger tail

– A clasp

How to make a beaded bracelet

Step 1: Cut the wire and pass it trough the crimp bead. As you can see on the picture I’ve used a stop metal bead and passed the wire trough it and then passed the wire again trough the crimp bead.This is too prevent that the wire slips out the jump ring, another solution is to use a closed jump ring. Squeeze the crimp bead flat with a pair of flat nose pliers.

How to make a beaded bracelet

Step 2: String your beads on the wire. The quantity of beads will depend on the beads size and on the desired size of your bracelet. My beads are 18mm big so I needed eight for a 21cm bracelet. Repeat step 1.

How to make a beaded bracelet

Step 3: Add the jump rings.

How to make a beaded bracelet

Step 4: Cut the chain on the same lenght as your beads string.

How to make a beaded bracelet

Step 5: Add the chain and the clasp and close the jump rings.

How to make a beaded bracelet

And you are done. You bracelet is ready to use.

How to make a beaded bracelet

I hope this tutorial has helped inspiring you. Next week I’ll bring a new project to the blog, so please stop by.

Ps: Did you know that I am having a big sale in my shop this month? All items get a 15% discount. Use “MAYPASSION” coupon code.

Gi!!

Some New Listings in My Etsy Shop

I just posted a few new jewelry listings on my Etsy shop! So head on over to my shop to check them out!

And remembering that this is the last week to enjoy 15% discount on all D’arc Creations items. Use coupon code “MAYPASSION” to get the discount.

Gleaming Red Necklace

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Crochet Granny Drop Earrings

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Also available in red.

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Aquamarine Necklace

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Black Agate Bracelet

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Pink Cat Eye Necklace

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I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Gi!!

New Blog Look

Changes are a big part of life. So after a long time thinking about it, I have finally changed the blog theme. This is the first time a big change like this happens here since I created the blog in 2011. I’ve decided that the blog needed a lighter and less busy background to show off the pictures and to get more practical to navigate. I added a picture with the D’arc Creations logo as a header and I’m sure I will be making some small changes to adjust things for a while, so apologies!

I’m loving the new look and I hope you are too!

Don’t forget that it’s sale month at D’arc Creations. I’m offering a 15% discount on all jewelry in my Etsy shop, enter coupon code “MAYPASSION” to get the discount.

Gi!!

15% Off sale on D’arc Creations Jewelry

Enjoy 15% off EVERYTHING in my Etsy Shop!

Enter Coupon Code “MAYPASSION” at checkout to redeem.

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Don’t forget to enter the code “MAYPASSION” in the redeem coupon section at checkout to receive the  discount.

Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired Jewelry

You may have read or at least heard about the trilogy of British writer E. L. James “Fifty Shades of Grey” which is now a big success around the world.

So take a look at new pieces I’ve made inspired by this best seller.

Fifty Shades of Grey Bracelet Fifty Shades of Grey Earrings Fifty Shades of Grey Earrings Fifty Shades of Grey Bracelet Fifty Shades of Grey Bracelet Fifty Shades of Grey Bracelet

All these pieces are available on my Etsy Shop.

I am offering 15% discount on all items on my Shop this month. Use coupon code “MAYPASSION” on checkout.

Laters!!!