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This is a lovely necklace and earrings set made by Bello Modo. The best part it uses some of my top favorite brands. Swarovski, Tierra Cast and Nunn Design…just to let you know. I would make these in an antiqued silver for me to personally wear. But the tanzanite and dark indigo go fabulously with the set like it is.

The materials needed and instructions for both pieces are included as well.

Enjoy and share with me what your favorites are to make and products to use.

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New Year’s Eve is a starry night, so wearing a lovely Starry Night earring and necklace set will be the perfect thing to set your evening off. These pieces are fun and easy to make, and a great way to show off the new TierraCast crystal earring posts and links.

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Have you ever noticed that celebrities on the red carpet almost always wear dangly post earrings? I’m liking them more and more every day! Keep reading for instructions for both the necklace and bracelet.

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I like these a lot. Simple, yet classic and elegant. Can be dressed up or down. Love versatile jewelry.

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One thing about working at Bello Modo is that you’ll see an item over and over again until you are obsessed with it. (If you’ve ever worked at a craft store, you know what I’m talking about.) For me, it was the Palace Green Opal crystals by Swarovski. There’s just something about them: they’re milky, moody, and subtle and I knew I had to make something.

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The angle of these earrings reminds me of sweeping palace steps, hence the name. Two shades of copper all-metal seed beads set off the smoky emerald green crystal, and are echoed by the Nunn Design fine faceted ball chain and crimp ends. They are seriously luxurious and feel as good to wear as they look. Keep reading for instructions!

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Now this is interesting. Very unique and ingenious. I would have never though of doing this. Way to go Bello Modo.

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Sometimes necklace, bracelets, and earrings get all the glory. When I see a beautiful component, how to make it into a ring isn’t usually my first thought. But after my bug-loving friend pointed out how well these Vintaj cicadas fit along her finger, I’m going to try to keep my mind more open.

I promised I’d figure out how to make a cicada into a ring for her—and so, this simple, chunky ring was born. If you’d like, you could also add a patina instead of burnishing for a more colorful look.

Keep reading for materials and instructions!

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So awesome and different!!!

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Did you know all Nunn Design is still 25% off on BelloModo.com until Sunday? Today and tomorrow we’ll be highlighting projects you can make with their Itsy line, which is just as cute as it sounds. (Check back tomorrow for a super simple project that mixes the Itsy line with Swarovski Flatback Crystals!)

For our first project today, we paired the Nunn Design Itsy Single Loop Rectangles with Toho 11/0 Triangle Seed Beads to make these tiny Colorblocked Triangle earrings.

Pre-stringing the Toho triangles makes placing the beads easier, and color blocking emphasizes the lines of the rectangle charm. I love the slight irregularity of how the triangle beads sit—it adds so much visual interest and catches the light in great ways.

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So love these and how simple they are to make!!!

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To continue our Nunn Design focus  (all Nunn is 25% off until Sunday!), we combined the Itsy Earring Post with Flatback Swarovski Crystals.

These earrings might be the simplest jewelry project you will ever do, yet they’re so classic and versatile for anyone’s style. They would make great presents for friends, granddaughters, or anyone else on your list.

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Instructions

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  1. Place a thin layer of glue inside your earring post bezel.
  2. Carefully place the flatback rhinestone in the bezel and press to secure.

See? So quick! I spent longer debating whether I should try to Photoshop my cuticles in these pictures. (Nothing like a macro…

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Pirate Booty Giveaway

Have some fun for Talk Like A Pirate Day and maybe win a giveaway while you’re at it.

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Ahoy, me hearty!

Yo-ho-ho… We’re celebratin’ Talk Like A Pirate Day over here and have two Bags of Pirate Booty to Giveaway to a couple o’ matey’s.

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Avast Ye, and write your pirate name in the comments below (or on Facebook) to be entered.

Yer name must be in by Monday (September 21st midnight PST) to be eligible… Savvy?

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Beach Necklaces

Another awesome blog post from Bello Modo. Go check it out.

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Are you one of those people that come home from your beach vacation with a bag full of little shells, chunks of coral, rocks, and sand? What do you do with those precious memories once you return home with them? I don’t know about you, but I ALWAYS come home with these things, and most often they end up in a drawer somewhere, tucked away. I’ve recently come up with a great solution to wear these little memories in a stylish piece!

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I have all of these great little shells and tiny pieces of coral from my favorite place to spend time… on my friends beach, on the Caribbean waters of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. I also had a handful of extra Nunn Design Bezels laying around that I didn’t have a plan for, as well as some crystal clay. One late night in my jewelry studio, these items…

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OMG, would I love to win this. I will never own that much in Swarovski Crystals on my own. Good luck all and thank Bello Modo for the giveaway.

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One lucky winner will receive a “treasure chests” worth of Swarovski Crystals! Valued at over $500!!!

GO HERE TO ENTER ===>>> http://s.heyo.com/c1f98f

Ends Wednesday October 7th 11:59 pm PST.

Thanks for your participation and Good Luck!

Fine Print:

  • Winner must be located within the United States.
  • All emails will automatically be added to our newsletter list, you can unsubscribe at any time.
  • Winner will be notified by email and must respond with current mailing address within seven days or we will draw again.

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C-Lon Cord Giveaway

Number 1: I honestly hope I win this.
Number 2: This is super awesome of Bello Modo to have this huge giveaway!!! This is one of my favorite threads to work with.

Thank you, Bello Modo for the extremely awesome giveaway.

Happy 9th Anniversary!!!

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We are Giving Away a whole set of C-Lon Cord, 115 Spools!!! One lucky winner will receive one of each color of C-Lon Cord!

CLICK HERE to ENTER ===>>>

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We are celebrating our 9th Anniversary this week 🙂 Part of our way of saying Thank You and sending out our appreciation to all of our loyal customers is by having our biggest giveaway to date!

Best wishes!

The Team @ Bello Modo

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As always, Bello Modo comes through with another great project to make.

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LB3I love this bracelet!!!  It is earthy and subdued, yet fierce with the mini studs and giant metal magnetic clasp.  To put it together is a snap!

Supplies:

1 x 60mm Flat Smooth Magnetic Clasp – Antique Silver

30″ (for a 7″ wrist) x 5mm Flat Studded Arizona Leather – Black

30″ (for a 7″ wrist) x 5mm Flat Studded Arizona Leather – Forest Green

30″ (for a 7″ wrist) x 5mm Flat Studded Arizona Leather – Saddle

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  • Measure your wrist.  There are a couple of things to think about here: 1) the clasp measures 22mm wide and 2) you may want the leather at the top of the cuff slightly longer as arms widen as they go up towards the shoulder.  Come up with the measurement that works for you.  I ended up ordering a half-inch per strip extra of each color so…

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