January 27, 2016

Make Adorable Jewelry for that Special Someone

Jewelry always makes the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Make that gift of jewelry even more special by turning our adorable charms and pendants into unique and personalized jewelry that is sure to put a smile on that special someone’s face. Heart charms, quote charms, infinity links, and charm bracelets come together to form beautiful and memorable designs to make this Valentine’s Day as memorable as can be! Click the images below to see our gallery of cute and fun design ideas!

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June 17, 2015

Celebrate the Season : Summertime Jewelry!

The sun is out, the weather is warm, and it’s time to enjoy what the summer season has to offer! Kick off summer with simple and easy season-inspired jewelry designs. You can create fun, summer jewelry by mixing and matching charms with tassels on finished chains or charm bracelets. Tassels are trending, and we offer a cheerful collection of mini cotton tassels in an array of colors. They make the perfect pair with themed charms or pendants. All you have to do is choose a charm and corresponding tassel (you could use a gemstone bead as well!), and string them onto chain, or affix them to trendy charm bracelets.

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Celebrate this fun time of year with a charming collection of pendants, tassels, and charms. We created a summer-themed collection just for you, with pendants, charms, leather, tassels, and more, to help you create fun and unique summertime looks. Check out these fun combinations below to help get you inspired:

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Take a day to beat the heat, and make playful designs that you can wear all summer long. What is your favorite summer activity? Share in the comments below!

May 14, 2015

Shop Nina Designs in Person at JCK

Wishing you could browse and shop all of our beautiful silver charms, earring findings, gold vermeil, and clasps in person? Well this is an opportunity for you to do so! Nina Designs will be showing at the JCK Jewelry Trade Show in Las Vegas at the end of May. We will be displaying a selection of beautiful charms, pendants, and findings, and this is one of your only chances to see how beautiful our designs are in person.

The JCK show will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Resort from May 29th – June 1st, 2015, and the Nina Designs booth number is B2668. Please be sure to register ahead of time, and make sure to read their specific buyer requirements. This is a wholesale only show.

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We hope to see you there, and look forward to meeting you! If you have any questions about this show, you can visit our website, or you can read more on JCK’s website.

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 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 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 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!

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.


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 24, 2014

DIY Leather Tassels for Jewelry

Leather tassels are colorful and trendy way to add texture to your finished jewelry designs. Leather tassels add a bit of edge and sophistication to any design.

We have a wide selection of leather for jewelry and have used our deer hide leather in a variety of finished jewelry designs. Recently, we tried something new, leather tassels! Making these fun and funky tassels is easy with the help of our free how to video.

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To see how to make your very own DIY leather tassels, watch our how to video below.
Shop our leather today, and browse the rainbow of colors to choose from! We offer the leather findings and components you’ll need to create tassels and all sorts of fabulous leather jewelry!Spend some time browsing our leather design ideas for more ways to incorporate leather into your designs.

Will you be adding some colorful tassels to your designs?


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