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Create this Perfect Necklace for the Holidays!

BEADELLE Pave Beads and Rhinestone Balls make great special-occasion jewelry. With the holidays approaching, here’s your chance to sparkle.

Components

Instructions

  1. Start making a loop with wire, about the size of the tip of your pinkie finger, wrap the remaining strand of wire around the tail of the loop 4 times, securing the end of the wire. 
  2. Thread on a 10mm BEADELLE Rhinestone Ball and wrap the wire around the ball 1 time in a circular motion from top to bottom.  Wrap the wire four more times around the bottom of the Rhinestone ball to secure it in place. 
  3. Thread on the following sequence: Rondelle, Briolette Bead, Rondelle, Briolette Bead, Rondelle,  21mm Rhinestone Ball, Briolette Bead, 25mm Rhinestone Ball, Briolette Bead, 25mm Rhinestone Ball, Briolette Bead, 21mm Rhinestone Ball, Briolette Bead, Rondelle, 28mm Rhinestone Ball, Rondelle, Briolette Bead, 25mm Rhinestone Ball, Briolette, 25mm Rhinestone Ball, Briolette, 25mm Rhinestone Ball, Briolette, 25mm Rhinestone Ball, Briolette, 21mm Rhinestone Ball, Rondelle, Briolette, Rondelle, Briolette, Rondelle, 10mm Rhinestone Ball.
  4. To finish the other end of the necklace, create a loop at the top of the Rhinestone Ball, about the size of your pinkie finger, make sure you leave room at the bottom of the Rhinestone Ball to wrap the wire four times. 
  5. Wrap the wire around the tail of the loop and the main wire four times.  In a circular motion, wrap the wire around the Rhinestone Ball from top to bottom, and wrap the wire around the bottom of the Rhinestone ball 4 times tucking the tail into the top of the Rondelle beneath it.
  6. Add on your strands of ribbon.  Take (1) of the 26 inch strands and fold it in half, thread the center of the ribbon loop through one of your wire loops, thread the tails of your ribbons back through you center ribbon loop, and pull to form a knot.
  7. Repeat (step 6) on the other side of the necklace
  8.  Create the bow.  Tie (1) 12-inch ribbon strand into a knot on top of the metal loop and ribbon that are already attached. Tie the remaining two stands of the 12-inch ribbon into a bow.
  9.  Trim the ends of your ribbons to give your necklace a finished look.
Big Jeweled Buttons in Fashion According to Vogue
Vogue reported in its August issue that high-fashion labels including Louis Vuitton and Chanel are bringing back oversized jeweled buttons, popular over 20 years ago. You can create your own using Creative Clay. What would you add an oversized button to? 

Big Jeweled Buttons in Fashion According to Vogue

Vogue reported in its August issue that high-fashion labels including Louis Vuitton and Chanel are bringing back oversized jeweled buttons, popular over 20 years ago. You can create your own using Creative Clay. What would you add an oversized button to? 

The Queen sparkled at the Diamond Jubilee. Her coat was embellished with Swarovski crystals. What do you think of the Queen’s outfit?

When it comes to workout wear, Britney Spears raised the bar (actually she raised the bra). The pop star wore this $20,011 sports bra while filming a dance video. It features Swarovski crystals and an 18-karat gold zipper. Do you think we’ll see more Swarovski sparkles at the gym?