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Beads, stones, and jewelry supplies

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Crystal Garland

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Custom-Made Pearl Jewelry

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Crafting and DIY, Fashion
Create one-of-a-kind jewelry with this pearl dyeing and stringing process.
Materials
  • Hot (not boiling) water
  • Rit dye: powdered and/or liquid
  • Vinegar
  • Spoon
  • Glass pearls
  • Tulle, cut into rounds about the size of a dinner plate
  • Paper towels
  • Stopwatch (optional)
  • Card (optional)
  • Pearl diagram
  • For necklace: 63-inch satin ribbon and thirty-eight 12 mm pearls
  • For bracelet: 38-inch satin ribbon and thirteen 10 mm pearls
  • Tapestry needle
  • Spool of .6 mm monofilament
  • 2 crimp beads
  • Crimping pliers
  • Nail glue
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Beaded Jewelry

Steps:5
These sparkly earrings and necklaces are delicately detailed, and they're neither difficult nor time-consuming to construct. Beads and the thin ribbon or silk beading cord on which to string them come in about any color imaginable, so you can tailor the jewelry to suit the specific tastes of your giftees.
Materials
  • For necklace: 20 inches of 5-mm-wide ribbon
  • For necklace: 20 inches of silk beading cord
  • Beading needle
  • Large beads
  • Sead beads
  • Clasps and connectors
  • Ribbon
  • Jingle bells
  • Liquid seam sealant
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Top-Drilled Pendant

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Crafting and DIY, Fashion
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Faux Pearl Necklace

Steps:5
This easy-to-make and affordable necklace is a wonderful gift, especially with your own handmade gift packaging.
Materials
  • Carded silk bead cord with needle
  • Iron
  • Glass pearl beads
  • Scissors
  • Gift box
  • Card stock or decorative paper
  • Screw punch
  • Paper tape
  • Holiday stickers (optional)
  • Felt
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Christmas Table with Chandelier Garland and Bobeche Trim

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Add a bit of romance to your holiday table with resoundingly red decorations. Fashion a striking centerpiece with crimson roses, anemones, and berry-laden stems of deciduous holly.
Materials
  • Red-glittered faux holly leaves and stems (available at crafts and holiday stores)
  • Candle adhesive (optional)
  • Red glass-ball ornaments (the number of ornaments and garlands will depend on the size of your chandelier.)
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Red beaded garlands
  • 28-gauge aluminum wire
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Flip-flops with Lauren

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Dime Store Games: Magnetic Skater

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