April 7, 2015

The Perfect Keepsake : Personalized Jewelry for Mom

What is the perfect gift for Mom this Mother’s day? A personalized jewelry keepsake of course! Explore our specially curated collection for Moms, including jewelry supplies, silver charms, silver pendants, pearls and ready to wear jewelry. Easily shop for pieces that are sure to make that special woman in your life smile.

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Browse our sweet collection of finished jewelry designs with Mothers in mind. We have design ideas and how-to’s for every skill level, making it easy for you to create the perfect gift and keepsake!

Need some jewelry making tips? Check out our Free How To Movies! You’ll be creating all types of jewelry designs in no time.

March 31, 2015

Explore the Trend : Triangle Jewelry

Triangle jewelry is a popular jewelry trend that is easy to make your own! Add triangle jewelry parts made of sterling silver, gold plated silver, and natural bronze to your necklace and earring designs.

Go bold or keep it simple; the triangle jewelry trend is easy to incorporate into your existing collections. Have fun mixing and matching colors and metal finishes to fit your style. We love the combination of warm satin gold plated sterling silver with luscious sterling silver.

Shop our specially curated collection now to find all the pieces you need to make this fun and trendy look yours!


Find finished jewelry design inspiration here! Browse our designs and see ways to make the look yours!


March 19, 2015

New! 14K Gold Vermeil Style Links and Charms

Introducing a new collection of shiny 14K Vermeil style gold plate charms and jewelry supplies! Add warm tones to your jewelry designs with these beautiful 14K gold plated styles.

You can create interesting earrings with links and earring findings, or pair a charm with a chain for a personalized gift.

Our shiny finish 14K Vermeil Style gold plate is 40 micro inches of 98.5% pure gold plated over sterling silver. It is a high quality plate. We have used the same source to gold plate our items for almost 20 years, we feel confident in it’s beauty and durability. Once you see these beautiful pieces

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Have questions about how our gold plate items are Find technical specifications for Vermeil Style gold plated items. Shop this beautiful new collection today!

March 11, 2015

The Walking Dead Inspired Jewelry!

Love the adventures and characters of The Walking Dead? What better way to show you’re a fan than with some fun and unique The Walking Dead jewelry designs! We have put together a specially curated collection of silver charms, bronze charms, leather cord, and even gemstones to help you bring this imaginative series to life. The comic books and the TV series are far from glamorous, but you can look stylish in these inspired designs!

Shop our collection of The Walking Dead inspired jewelry charms and jewelry supplies to help bring this look to life. Browse our gallery of design ideas to find jewelry how-to’s and parts lists for the character-inspired designs below. Channel your inner Rick, Daryl, and Michonne with post apocalyptic jewelry, perfect for not only Halloween, but year round!

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March 5, 2015

Lucky Lady :: Good Luck Charms and Jewelry

Wishbone charms, horseshoe charms, and clover charms all make the perfect good luck charms. Turn these classic symbols into beautiful and fun jewelry designs. With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, there’s no better time to add a touch of good luck to your collection.


Be subtle by adding a small horseshoe or wishbone to a wrap bracelet or a charm necklace, or make a clover or a horseshoe the centerpiece as a pendant or a pair of statement earrings. Shop our curated collection of good luck charms, talismans, and amulets to have luck on your side. Browse our library for thousands of design ideas to inspire you and help you discover new ways to incorporate jewelry charms into your designs.

You can also watch a free how-to video on how to create easy charm cluster necklaces for a customize-able look, where you can easily add tiny lucky charms to wear with you always. If you’re in the St. Patty’s spirit, don’t forget to add green gemstones, leather, or tassels for a pop of color, and a reason not to get pinched.

February 27, 2015

How-To Video :: Constellation Cuff Bracelets

Silk cord for jewelry can be used in a number of ways to add color and texture to your jewelry designs. Mix silk with silver bangle bracelets, and silver charms, gold charms or bronze charms for a unique look. After learning this technique, you will making bracelets to stack and mix and match. Personalize this look with initial charms or zodiac charms!

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Watch this free how-to video on how to re-create this look. If you know how to braid. you will be making these fun bracelets in no time! Find all the parts you need to create the constellation cuffs here, or the spring meadow design here.

February 19, 2015

Explore the Trend : Mixed Metal Jewelry

Mixed metal jewelry is an alluring combination of sterling silver, gold plated sterling silver, black silver and bronze jewelry supplies. This jewelry trend is easy to obtain and budget friendly!

Adding a pop of gold, black or bronze to a sterling silver jewelry design will take your pieces to the next level. Mixed metal jewelry is high impact and really turns up the wow factor of any piece of jewelry.

We’ve curated a collection of products that will help you achieve a mixed metal look. Check out our collection of Mixed Metal Jewelry components!

There is also an amazing collection of Mixed Metal Finished Jewelry Designs for you to draw inspiration from! Take some time to see all the possible ways you can make this look yours!

Mixed Metal Jewelry Tips :

-Unexpected metal pairings create striking designs-
-Form patterns by alternating metals-
-Accentuate designs with notes of warm gold or earthy bronze-
-Don’t break your budget – use bronze in place of gold-
-Add edginess with black silver components-


February 4, 2015

How to Video :: Use a Silver Wrap Crimp

When it comes to creating one of a kind jewelry designs, the devil is in the details. Silver wrap crimps are essential to many jewelry designs involving leather or silk. These simple pieces can take your designs to the next level!

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Take a moment to watch our How-to Movie that shows you exactly how to utilize our Silver Wrap Crimp. Before you know it, you will be using silk, leather or other natural materials in your finished jewelry designs in place of chain. There are so many ways to use these straight forward crimp in your designs.

January 28, 2015

Say It With Jewelry: Find the Perfect Valentine’s Gift!

This year, show that special someone how much you care with personalized Valentine’s jewelry! Whether the apple of your eye likes sterling silver, gold plated sterling silver, natural bronze or leather jewelry, we offer the jewelry supplies you need to create a one of a kind Valentine’s Gift!

If you aren’t an expert jewelry designer, have no fear! We have a huge selection of heart charms and finished chain that allow you to make simple yet meaningful gifts for your loved ones.

We also carry a line of Ready to Wear jewelry which includes earrings, adjustable rings, bangle bracelets, cuff bracelets and necklaces. Any of these beautiful designs would make a great Valentine’s gift. Check out our Ready to Wear jewelry and find the perfect design today!

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We are proud to offer a line of Gift items that are both beautifully made and ethically sourced. For years Nina Designs has provided MicroLoans women artisans all around the world. This year we decided to offer handmade gift items from artisans all around the globe. Nina specially curated this collection through her travels in Asia and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with our customers. Our line offers beautiful silk scarves, and jewelry displays and boxes. Take a look at this amazing collection of handmade items. Any of these pieces would be a great gift for any jewelry lover. Purchasing these items helps support artists all over the world!

Also, be sure you stop by our Valentines Inspired Finished Jewelry Design Ideas for projects and parts needed to create special Valentine jewelry designs!

No matter your jewelry design skill level, Nina Designs offers great gifts that are ready to ship. We have what you need for a special Valentine’s Day!

January 19, 2015

Launch Your Jewelry Business: Live Webinar with Nina!

Wondering how you can turn all of your fabulous jewelry designs and ideas into an actual business? Look no further, Nina has all of the tips and steps you need to take your love for jewelry to the next level. Follow along during a live web seminar to hear ten tips on how to take the next step in making your jewelry dreams a reality.

Nina has over 30 years of experience in running her own business, and wants to share her tips for success with you! During this web seminar you will learn:

  • If you could and should launch your own jewelry business.
  • A detailed jewelry business plan, from book keeping to pricing, branding and marketing
  • How to have the confidence you need for successfully starting a jewelry business & more!


Sign up here to register for this exciting web seminar hosted by Nina. There will also be a live question and answer period at the end of her presentation, so have questions ready to ask to get an expert’s opinion!

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