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!

constellation cuffs

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 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 14, 2015

How-To Video :: Make a Woven Silk & Chain Necklace

Silk cord and silk ribbon can play many roles when it comes to making jewelry. Pair silk cord in any color you wish with a linked chain of your choosing to create a fun layered necklace design with texture and depth. Create a color palette and design that fits your style with a combination of your favorite tiny charms or dangles and silk ribbon and cord.

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The technique in this necklace design is easy to re-create, and the layered and woven look adds colorful details and depth to your jewelry. You can use this fun new and new construction to make a necklace, or a wrap bracelet. Take a peek at a design idea that uses this method to make a wrap bracelet! Find the parts you need to make the necklace shows in the video here.

Shop our wide variety of silk cord, and browse the rainbow of colors to choose from! We offer small dangles, and the other findings you’ll need to create your fun and trendy design. See the parts list for this design here.
What colors would you combine to make this look fit your personal style?

December 9, 2014

How-To Video :: Make a Braided Silk Wrap Bracelet

Silk cord and silk ribbon have lots of uses when it comes to making jewelry. Pair silk cord in any color you wish with silver, bronze, or gold charms for a fun, layered wrap bracelet design. Create a color palette and design that fits your style with a combination of your favorite tiny charms or dangles and silk ribbon for a personalized look!

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This bracelet making technique is easy to re-create, and the layered look from the wrap-style bracelet design gives the illusion of wearing more than one bracelet, when it’s actually only one piece to easily put on and take off! Join the trend of stacking and layering bracelets with this fun tutorial and how-to video on making a braided silk wrap bracelet with tiny dangles!

Shop our wide variety of silk cord, and browse the rainbow of colors to choose from! We offer small dangles, and the other findings you’ll need to create your fun and trendy design. See the parts list for this design here.

What colors would you combine to make this look fit your personal style?

November 7, 2014

How-To Video :: Make A Multi-Strand Silk Bracelet

Silk cord and ribbon have numerous uses when it comes to making jewelry. Pair silk cord in any color you wish with silver or gold charms for a fun, layered bracelet design. Create a theme of your choosing with a combination of your favorite tiny charms for a personalized look!

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This bracelet making technique is simple to re-create, and the layered look gives the illusion of wearing multiple bracelets, when it’s actually only one piece to easily put on and take off at once. Join the trend of stacking and layering bracelets with this fun tutorial and how-to video on making a multi-strand silk bracelet with charms!

Shop our wide variety of silk cord, and browse the rainbow of colors to choose from! We offer leather, tiny charms, and the other findings you’ll need to create your fabulous design. See the parts list for this design here.

What colors or charms will you choose to make this look yours?

August 27, 2014

Beautiful Jewelry is as Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Our wide variety of silver, gold, and bronze charms, links, and jewelry findings leave you with endless opportunities to create your own jewelry, personalized keepsakes, and gifts for friends and loved ones. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to pick just one favorite, or how to pull everything together for do-it-yourself jewelry, but simple, finished jewelry designs are quick and easy to assemble and complete.

Unique and elegant jewelry can be as simple as hanging a charm or jewelry link from an earring top. Adding a single wire wrapped gemstone can dress the look up with a colorful touch of sparkle. Mix and match any findings to fit your taste, and as soon as you see how quickly you can make beautiful jewelry, you will surely be hooked on making more and more! Don’t fret, if you having jewelry-block, we have tons of jewelry design ideas on our website with parts lists and tips for making the designs to get you started. We also have a classroom, and handfuls of how-to videos to teach you everything you need to know to make your own collection of jewelry!

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Simple necklaces make great gifts for friends or to yourself, and personalized keepsakes can be as easy as picking your favorite charms, and sliding them onto a finished chain! Our jewelry links, some even equipped with jump rings, can quickly be turned necklace or bracelet by adding chain, silk, or leather to either end. A piece of cake! Watch this free and quick how-to video for tips on how to make quick charm necklaces to impress.

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Use similar techniques for bracelets as you do for necklaces. Make multiple bracelets to create a trendy, stacked look, add color with leather cord or silk, and personalize a bracelet stack with our adorable initial charm bracelet links! Create stunning earrings too by choosing an earring top, and hanging a charm or unique jewelry link, and you’ll have a lovely pair in no time. If you want a slightly dressier feel, adding pearls or gemstones to your duo is just as quick and easy. Watch this quick how-to video on how to wire wrap a gemstone, and you’ll be on your way to embellishing all of your jewelry creations.

Here are some resources for you to get inspired, and become a jewelry guru:

Have fun, experiment with new ideas, and enjoy wearing something you made yourself. Happy jewelry making!

May 7, 2014

How to Video :: Tips for Quick Charm Necklaces

Watch our free how-to video on how to create quick and easy charm necklaces! At Nina Designs, we offer a wide selection of silver charms, gold charms, and bronze charms to fit anyone’s style or taste. By selecting a few of your favorite charms, and choosing a finished chain, you can make a simple and personalized gift for you or a friend, or a wonderful new addition to your jewelry design line.

 

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It’s as easy as that! Browse our wide selection of charms, big and small, in any finish you’d like, and string them onto chain for a beautiful necklace you can wear everyday!

December 24, 2013

How-to Video :: Using Jewelry Crimps

When it comes to creating one of a kind jewelry designs, the devil is in the details. Crimp beads and crimp covers are essential to many jewelry designs embellished with beads or chain.

Avoid embarrassing  jewelry breaks from wire slipping out of crimp beads. Learn this trick for making crimps extra safe and secure.

Shop for crimps and crimp covers today. This simple jewelry component will expand your jewelry design possibilities and craftsmanship!

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 Watch our how to video below!

December 5, 2013

How To Video :: Quick Leather Wrap Bracelets

Watch our how to video and make colorful leather wrap bracelets for holiday gifts! Super soft leather for jewelry combined with links, charms or pendants and button clasps come together to create quick and unique gifts.

Think of all the possible combinations of leather  you could match with jewelry links or openwork pendants!

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Find the design ideas and parts to make your own here.


Nina Designs deer hide lace is some of the strongest, most supple leather available. It comes from North American deer and is tanned, dyed, and cut in the USA. So supple, it hold a knot well and looks great as a wrap bracelet.

Sustainably sourced, our deer hide complies with Fish and Wildlife Service’s scheduled thinning in designated regions of overpopulation.

This product is beautiful and will take your jewelry designs to the next level! Shop our leather collection today!

November 8, 2013

How-To Video :: Make a Leather Cuff Bracelet with Gemstones

Leather for jewelry mixed with rich gemstones and stunning gold plated jewelry clasps come together perfectly to make  this cuff bracelet. Create this romantic gemstone and leather cuff bracelet today! Watch our how to video below to learn this simple technique!

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 Find the parts needed to make this leather cuff your own! Click here for your supplies list.

Nina Designs  deer hide lace is some of the strongest, most supple leather available. It comes from North American deer and is tanned, dyed, and cut in the USA. So supple, it hold a knot well and looks great as a wrap bracelet.

Sustainably sourced, our deer hide complies with Fish and Wildlife Service’s scheduled thinning in designated regions of overpopulation.

This product is beautiful and will take your jewelry designs to the next level! Shop our leather collection today! 

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