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!
The set is a pretty mix of flowers and rhinestones, all in sweet summery colors!
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.
Repeat and add the color to the little flowers on the earwires. Use the Martha Stewart Jewelry glue and add rhinestones to the settings.
Use flat nose pliers to open up the loops on the earwires and add the rhinestone settings to the loops.
Ok – super easy and fast adorable earrings right??
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.
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. :)
Using your Jewelry Glue, add little flower cabachons to a silver filigree piece.
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).
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Connect this small chain to the longer one with a large jump ring on each side.
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.
Join the other ends of these chains to each of the large jump rings.
Once your pendant pieces are all dry, glue the silver filigree to the pendant base.
Add a large jump ring to the ring of the pendant and add this to the bottom of your necklace.
And now you have a pretty summer jewelry set!
Isn’t it pretty? I love the combination of the rhinestones and the flowers!
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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