January 31, 2017

New 18K Rose Gold Collection!

Nina Designs is pleased to announce our new 18K Rose Gold Plate Collection! Featuring our most popular iconic styles, each piece has a Nano-polymer coating to protect the surface and retard oxidation.

Rose Gold has long been a popular choice for Bridal and Valentine’s Day Jewelry as its soft, warm color symbolizes love. It is this rich rosy golden hue that makes Rose Gold so special and sought after. Rose gold contains as much gold as yellow gold but is slightly pinker in color. This warm pink tone is created by increasing the copper-colored alloys normally found in gold and decreasing the silver-colored alloys. Rose gold is available in both 14K and in 18K.

Our vermeil style gold plate is 40 micro inches of 98.5% pure gold plated over sterling silver with a fine layer of nickel in between. For Rose Gold, we add a thin layer of 18K Rose Gold, finished with a Nano-polymer coating to protect the surface and retard oxidation. For more information about our Gold Plating Process, visit our Gold FAQ

Shop the entire collection of Rose Gold Charms, Findings and essential Jewelry Supplies! Need more bling? Many of these styles are also available in Shiny 14K Gold Filled Plate, Satin 24K Gold Vermeil Style Plate, and Solid 14K Gold!

 More new Rose Gold styles coming soon!

So tell us, what styles would you like to see in this beautiful, warm rosy color?

Tell us your suggestions in the comments section below!

October 14, 2015

Turn One Earring into Three Beautiful and Unique Designs!

Jewelry charms, jewelry links, earrings, and more can all be used in numerous ways to create pieces that fit your style. A great example of turning one jewelry piece into three completely different designs is our series of openwork hook earring frames. Although these styles are beautiful, simple, and modern on their own, they can be easily transformed into unique designs using different jewelry techniques. You can go as simple as adding a small dangle to create a slightly dressed up pair in minutes. Put your wire wrapping skills to the test with two other designs. Use a contrasting wire color to create a woven look for an earthy feel. To make a more dressy pair, wire wrap tiny gemstones along the frame, and finish with a simple jewelry dangle. Think of all the design possibilities with just one simple piece to start! Browse our jewelry design idea gallery for even more jewelry inspiration!

Which pair is your favorite?

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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!

January 8, 2015

Explore the Trend : Scallop and Crescent Jewelry

Give your jewelry collection curves! Scallop and crescent jewelry design is in. Sterling silver and gold vermeil links with scalloped and crescent curves are sure to add a playful and feminine touch to your designs. Make this look frilly and feminine, or modern and minimalist. We carry all of the supplies you need to put this trendy look together. Explore and shop our collection of charms, pendants, and jewelry supplies put together for you to create scallop and crescent inspired jewelry designs.

Have fun mixing and matching colors and metal finishes to fit your style. Embrace the trend by using simple crescent accents or overall shapes in your design, or, make a statement by stacking multiples together to create more curvature and fun patterns. Browse our gallery of scallop-themed jewelry design ideas to gain inspiration and create your own scallop or crescent jewelry looks!

Scallop Jewelry Tips : Make The Look Yours

Embrace Feminine Curves with Scallops & Crescents

Use Dangles & Spikes for Extra Sparkle

Stack Links Vertically & Horizontally to Create Playful Patterns

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Shop our specially curated collection now to find all the pieces you need to make this fun and trendy 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 27, 2014

Natural Bronze & Gold Filled Findings :: The Perfect Pair!

Our beautiful, high quality jewelry charms and jewelry parts come in multiple finishes to fit everyone’s tastes! The warm tones in our natural bronze charms and pendants make gorgeous finished jewelery, are becoming more and more popular, and are more affordable than our sterling silver!

We’ve gotten questions on what types of findings to finish your jewelry work best with our natural bronze finish charms and pendants, and are here to give you the answers! With similar warm, and soft gold tones and color, gold-filled findings make for a great match with any of our natural bronze pieces.

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Finish your jewelry with any of our 14K gold-filled chains, clasps, earring tops, and more! Shop findings to match our natural bronze collection here.

July 22, 2013

Chain Earrings :: Designs to Inspire

Embellishing earring designs with chain, spacer beads and gemstones is not only trendy, this jewelry making technique can be customized to anyone’s style or skill level.  Select a pendant or jewelry link with an openwork design to wire wrap, or jazz it up with jump rings and chain. This technique is easy for anyone to achieve!

Earrings dripping with gemstones and chain are flirty, fun and make a real statement.  These earrings are also a great way to get experimental and comfortable working with chain in a new way.

Need a way to utilize all the scraps of chain you have? Make chain earrings! Mixing metal finishes is a hot jewelry trend and is a budget friendly way to make chain earrings.

Browse our design ideas today for even more inspiration! Are you ready to make a pair (or two) of graceful chain earrings?

Chain Earrings

May 30, 2013

How-To Video :: Make Earrings with Jewelry Links

Want to learn a new way to use a familiar product? Or, are you looking to clean out your jewelry stash without getting rid of anything? Our latest how-to video teaches you to make stunning earrings with jewelry links. Your imagination  is the limit and this design technique can be applied to any skill level.

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Gather up any spare ear wires, links, wire and jump rings you have laying around your studio. This technique is all about experimenting and thinking outside your usual design patterns. Let the various shapes of your jewelry links inspire your design.

Looking for written instructions? Check out the blog post dedicated to making earrings with jewelry links. 

April 4, 2013

How-To Video :: Make Earring with Frames

Sometimes less really is more. Our framed earring design ideas are quick, elegant and easily personalized.

Add some variety to these designs by trying any (or all) of the following: mixing metals, incorporating a unique earring finding or experimenting with gemstones you’ve never worked with before. Learn the basics of this technique by watching our how-to video below.

To get going on this project, you will need: a variety of links to frame your gemstones or pearls, earring findings, headpins and wire. From there, it’s time to let your creativity soar!

 

Do you prefer to follow written instructions? We have a great blog post on how to make earrings with frames!

Are there techniques you are dying to learn? Or do you have a great suggestion for more how-to videos? We want to hear them! Email: Nina@NinaDesigns.com

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