Kristal Wick has Spring on her mind! She has designed 26 NEW necklace and earring kits to showcase the season of spring, Easter, and Mother’s Day. We love her selection of fresh pastel colors, playful bunnies, crystal crosses and even some bugs; all adorned with the sparkle of Swarovski® crystals. Here are some optional ways to wear and use these beautiful creations.
by Kristal Wick
One of the easiest “go-to” designs I have found is a multi-strand necklace or bracelet. WHAT? You say these look soooooooo difficult? Not true! Once you master the multi-strand, you’ll be hooked! I like to start by making piles of my fave components; for example, sitting in my studio on a chilly (16 degrees below zero) January day in Minnesota, I CRAVED a splash of beach so I grabbed some TierraCast® dolphins and seashells, beautiful blue Swarovski Tahitian pearls and crystals and frosted seed beads to give the piece a sea glass effect. (more…)
Valentine’s Day is a treasured holiday that shows and shares the gift of love. Are you looking for the perfect gift to give? GoodyBeads has NEW Valentine’s Day DIY kits, designed by Kristal Wick! Make a fun pair of earrings or dazzling bracelet for your best friend or yourself. Or even gift these DIY kits to your beading friends.
One of the stunning features about these Valentines kits is the quality beads and findings you will get, like Swarovski® crystals and pearls, or sterling silver ear wires. Each kit comes with instructions and beading components. We’ll show you what you get and how easy they are to make.
Happy January Birthdays! Being the first birthstone of the year, January’s garnet, also know as the “Gem of Faith,” derived its name from the Latin word Granatum or pomegranate, because it resembles a dark red fruit. While garnet is a rich red hue, it “signifies power, victory, truth, purity, faith, and protection,” (BirthstoneZodiac) as well as life, happiness and strength.
Swarovski® defines January birthstones with garnet and siam crystals. We have four simple jewelry projects to start your new year! Wear garnet or siam this year whether it is for showcasing your birthstone color or to showcase this vibrant red color.
Who doesn’t love ringing in the New Year? You may find yourself at a rooftop party, celebrating New Year’s Eve with cheerful faces, sparkling fireworks, glittering streamers, plastic party hats, bubbly beverages, and midnight kisses! Whether you are dancing the night away or making a toast, we have the perfect earrings, made with Swarovski® crystals, to help ring in the New Year! PLUS, learn how to wire wrap Briolette Beads!
by Kristal Wick
The holidays are upon us once again! You may want to keep floating down that river called DENIAL but sorry sweetie, it comes every year this time! If you’re anything like me, no matter how many times you promised yourself during last years’ hustle-and-bustle that you’d start your holiday jewelry-making earlier THIS year, it probably didn’t happen! (more…)
by Kristal Wick
Customized purse charms and accessories have been on trend for many moons and for good reason! They’re darling reminders of what we carry near and dear to our hearts from kitties to cupcakes. Designs are all up to your own imagination and creativity.