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Did you know all Nunn Design is still 25% off on 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.





  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.


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!


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!!!


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!


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!


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

Super New Glue

Leather Cutter

Measuring Tape

  • 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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Another wonderful post by Bello Modo. Go check it out.

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We recently got in a nice selection of Large Holed Semi-Precious Stones. They come on 8″ strands so its easier on the pocket book to purchase a few different shapes and making a bracelet like this is more fun with a few different shapes.


The large holes are perfect for 1.5mm leather cord, making it a snap to use a button for the closure. (TierraCast buttons are perfect for this purpose). LHB2

For contrast I used a few metal and glass beads, and a few spacers, just for fun.

You could easily add a few knots here and there, creating space and also you would need less beads. I just had so much fun adding all the different shapes and colors that I forgot to add any.


Supplies List

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Nunn Design Giveaway

I so want to win this giveaway!!! Bello Modo , oh how you have the most wonderful giveaways!!! And blog posts also.
I learn south from your site.

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Get in on this GIVEAWAY! We are celebrating the introduction of Nunn Design’s newest collection, and its a good one!


Comment and tell us which finish is your favorite: Copper, Gold, Silver or Bright Silver.

We will choose a winner from either the blog comments or Facebook comments. Comments need to be made by Monday, August 17th and we will announce the winner on Tuesday August 18th.

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Honey Bee Drop Earrings

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Here’s another example of how using Crystal Clay can make it easy to construct a showy set of earrings.

Crystal Clay is a two-part resin epoxy clay, mix equal parts of each part together until the color is well mixed and then you have an hour or so to use it before it begins hardening. It hardens to a rock hard state within a couple of hours and anything embedded or sandwiched together with it will be connected forever.


The little bee cabochons are a perfect fit for the Nunn Design Ornate Bezel, sitting right on top of the edge. The Crystal Clay makes this kind of installation a breeze. Just fill the bezel with clay so that the bottom of the cab comes into solid contact with the clay. Press together and give it time to solidify.

Once the bezels are ready go ahead and add beads, drops, charms…

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