Monday, June 15, 2009


It's that time again. It's time for me to break from my normal posts and take some time to talk about . . . well . . . jewelry. I hope a lot of you are ready to channel your inner designer because I have more links on family jewelry-making projects.

In my first Splendor Sidebar, I suggested creating simple bead jewelry as an inexpensive way to get those creative juices flowing. Today you and your family can try your hand at making jewelry boxes. 

Check out and's articles to find out the materials you'll need to get started.

On, there are a number of jewelry-related articles you may find interesting including one about beginning a home-based jewelry business.

I have read that watches are pretty easy to make. All you need is a watch face and some pretty beads to make the band. has beautiful Geneva watch faces for reasonable prices, and if you look on the far right side of the page, you can click on any of the three photos of completed watches. 

When you do, you will be taken to another page showing you the materials needed to build the watch, and there's even a link giving you instructions on how to make it.

If you still need a bit more coaxing, you can check out's video of Debra Windsong making a watch using a watch face and colorful beads.

For those of you possessing sophisticated jewelry-making skills, and in need of some design ideas check out, which specializes in offering design ideas to help bring that spark of creativity to a full-fledged flame.
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