Summer Garden Jewelry Set

I love the trend right now for colorful jewelry! It adds such great pops of color to outfits – you can dress up black and white, or add some fun contrasting colors.

I’ve created a new jewelry set with this in mind – it’s my new Summer Garden Jewelry Set – all made with the new Martha Stewart Jewelry line!

Summer Garden Jewelry Tutorial

The set is a pretty mix of flowers and rhinestones, all in sweet summery colors!

Summer Garden Jewelry Set Tutorial

Summer Garden Earrings

So I am SUPER excited about this new line. There are so many options and materials for embellishing and creating pretty jewelry! I can’t wait to show you some of the fun!

To make this pretty set, you’ll need:

  • Earwires and rhinestone settings with leaves
  • Jewelry Glaze
  • Jewelry Glue
  • Necklace Chain
  • Rhinestone settings in 3 sizes
  • Pendant base
  • Silver filigree piece
  • Small flower cabachons
  • Jewelry enamel
  • Jump rings and lobster clasp
  • Jewelry Tools
    (This whole line is available exclusively at Michaels)

Let’s start with the earrings! These are so quick and easy.

Start by adding a little Jewelry Glaze to the stems of the rhinestone settings.
This glaze is super easy to use – you just brush it on lightly and it adds a pretty touch of color to the metal.

Jewelry Glaze on earrings

Repeat and add the color to the little flowers on the earwires. Use the Martha Stewart Jewelry glue and add rhinestones to the settings.

making earrings

Use flat nose pliers to open up the loops on the earwires and add the rhinestone settings to the loops.

Ear Wire loops

Ok – super easy and fast adorable earrings right??

Summer Earrings

So now that we’ve gotten our feet wet, let’s do the necklace!

Start by brushing on the same color of glaze to the edge of a pendant blank.

Martha Stewart Jewelry Glaze

Fill the center of the pendant with a contrasting color of Jewelry Enamel. This is super easy to do, but it takes 24 hours to dry. So make this the day BEFORE you want to wear your snazzy new necklace. :)

Martha Stewart Enamels

Using your Jewelry Glue, add little flower cabachons to a silver filigree piece.

gluing cabachons to base

Let all your pendant pieces dry and get happy. While you’re doing that, you can work on the rest of the necklace.

Decide on all your rhinestones and glue them into the settings. I used 4 large (10 mm) stones, 6 medium stones (6 mm) and 3 small (3 mm).

Gluing Rhinestones in settings

Once the jewelry glue is dry, start connecting your pieces using jump rings.
A little more gushing here – the line has these really pretty little twisted jump rings that I am all in love with. They make even the connectors look pretty!

Connect the large rhinestones into two sets and the 4 of the medium into two sets. (These will all have connectors with a loop on each side.)

connecting rhinestones

Cut two 1″ pieces of chain and a 1 1/2″ piece. Connect the chain and medium rhinestones together with jump rings, putting the longest piece of chain in the center.

making a necklace

Connect the two sets of large rhinestone sets to each end of this chain. Make a little rhinestone bead for each side with a connector that has one loop.

rhinestones

Create another chain using the smallest rhinestone settings. These will all have loops on each end as well. Connect three of these settings with 1″ pieces of chain between them, and 1″ pieces of chain on each end.

rhinestone and chain

Connect this small chain to the longer one with a large jump ring on each side.

necklace rhinestones

Cut two 7″ pieces of a contrasting chain. Add a large jump ring to the end of one chain, and a lobster clasp to the end of the other chain.

necklace closure (3)

Join the other ends of these chains to each of the large jump rings.

adding chain to necklace

Once your pendant pieces are all dry, glue the silver filigree to the pendant base.

Gluing Pendant

Add a large jump ring to the ring of the pendant and add this to the bottom of your necklace.

Summer Flower Pendant

And now you have a pretty summer jewelry set!

pretty necklace and earrings tutorial

Summer Garden Pendant

Isn’t it pretty? I love the combination of the rhinestones and the flowers!

Summer Garden Necklace

how to make a summery necklace

If you want to find out more about the Jewelry Line, you can find Plaid and Martha Stewart products info on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

You can also check out these posts for more Jewelry Inspiration!



Disclosure: This post is part of a paid campaign for Plaid Crafts and The BluePrint Social. All opinions are my own! :)

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9 Comments

  • Reply May 21, 2013

    Sue O'Mullan

    I love what you made however, I find these are pricey at Michaels. If I total the $$ for your necklace and earrings, it would cost approx. $64 for all the pieces that are needed…. I do love the quality of Martha Stewart but this new line just seems so pricey. When you do a review of items, are you permitted to speak of the price or is that off limits?

    • May 21, 2013

      Beverly

      Thanks Sue, I’m so glad you like the set! The great thing about these items is that you could make several different pieces of jewelry out of the supplies. And you’re right, they are a really high quality. So fun to work with. Michael’s has coupons often as well, so that would help out with pricing. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply May 21, 2013

    Meg

    Bev,
    Once again, you made a lovely piece! It is so pretty!
    Meg

  • Reply May 21, 2013

    Michele N

    This is very pretty! I didn’t know that Martha Stewart had a jewelry line, I will have to check it out. The glaze has me really interested for some jewelry that I regularly make. I’ll have to check it out.

  • Reply May 21, 2013

    Keren

    gorgeous set! ♥

  • Beautiful piece, Bev! I love how you used the rhinestones with the chain. Great idea!!

  • Reply May 22, 2013

    Crystal

    Stunning!! It’s beautiful!! Love the colors! The earrings are beautiful too!! Love it!!

  • Reply May 22, 2013

    Amy Anderson

    I always love double stranded necklaces – so pretty!!

  • Reply June 4, 2013

    Bethany

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors you used, and I’m loving all the new materials you used as well. :)

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