Saturday, July 31, 2010

Lucite Flower and Crystal Angel Bracelet

I just made this cute bracelet today. So cute! made with Lucite flowers, Swarovski Crystal hand-crafted angel charm.


http://www.krystalkats.com

~Kat

Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Lucite Flower Earrings

I made a few new Lucite Flower earrings today. These are contemporary style but they look vintage. Be sure to check out my buy one pair and get one pair of equal or lesser value half off.  

I have not posted them to my website Krystal Kat's yet, but I will do it within the next few days. I will also be posting information about my sale. Buy one pair of earrings and get the second pair of equal or lesser value half off. This information has not been posted to my website yet. But if you are on my email list you already know about this sale. It's suppose to end of yesterday but I am going to continue the sale.

A Darling pair of Silver Lily Earrings


Golden Lily Earrings, they look very Vintage.  


Cute Flower Earrings made with Antique Gold and Copper Findings


Red Christmas Holly Earrings


Green Christmas Holly Earrings

If you love earrings them mossy on over to my website www.krystalkats.com and check out my earrings. If you don't find any information about the sale up, just email me!

~Kat

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

How to Make a Double Stand Stretch Beaded Bracelet

Okay so there are a few things you will need to gather before you begin. Making a beaded stretch bracelet is easy and fun.

1. Clear Power Cord Stretch Magic .8mm (You can find this at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores)
2. Bead Stopper
3. E-6000 Craft Adhesive  
4. Various Beads
5. Beadalon NipperTool

Determine what size you want your bracelet by measuring your wrist and adding about 1", but be sure before you cut your cord that is a good feel for you. If you like your bracelet loose you may want to add more, or if you like it tighter you might want to add less. Add an extra 2" to work with, that will be knotted and cut later.


In this tutorial I have several beads of different sizes and shapes, so I want to establish a pattern. 
I have cut my beading cord and added a bead stopper to one end so I don't lose my beads. 

Now I will begin adding the beads on the cord in my pattern. So far I have added a small bead, larger bead and then a rectangle bead onto the cords for my double strand bracelet.    

I have turned over my work because the rectangle beads tend to twist, so this makes it easier to keep them all in order when doing a double strand, especially with my rectangle beads.

 

 Okay I am almost done! be sure all is strait and all looks good. Always check your work not once, not twice but three times.  


Now I can turn over my work and check it, then tie it off each strand and add some E-6000 right onto the knots I made.
First I knot it one direction and then I knot it another direction. Then run your cord through one more time and add the E-6000. 
Using your Beadalon Nipper Tool cut the cord as close to the knots as possible without cutting the knots. Leave a tiny tail and add the E-6000 now allow to dry for about 30 minutes. You're done!


Here is the finished product, now you can make some earrings to match your new bracelet as well. Have fun!

~Kat
   

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Way Retro Cool Lucite Flower Earrings @ Krystalkats.com

I recently moved my blog to the main index page (www.shinymoonbeams.com) of my blog from this address www.shinymoonbeams.com/wordpress/ please update your favorites, this page no longer exist.

I thought I would add a bit more information about the Lucite flower earrings I have for sale on my website www.krystalkats.com.
I wanted to add a link to my Flickr page where I have uploaded all the earrings I have made so you can kind of get a quick snapshot of what they look like without me having to post them all in one post.
Go ahead and click on this link, Lucite Flower Earrings.

Here is a photo of what the earrings look like on. They are very lightweight and I have made them in all kinds of colors. I sell them in gold ear findings, silver or copper. 


I love these earring so much I have made them for myself and I have a black pair, orange pair and green pair. I need to make myself a pink pair and a violet pair. 

For purchasing the earrings you can go directly to this link.  

I almost always have a sale going on with my earrings, buy one pair and get the second pair of earrings equal or lesser value half off. This is for any earrings on my website, not just for the Lucite Flower Earrings.
Click here to see all the earrings I have for sale.

~Kat
  




 

Lucite Flower Earrings

I have made about 35 pairs of Lucite flower earrings in tulip, daisy and lily and other flower designs. Some are Vintage and others are Vintage inspired Contemporary styles.









This is just a sampling of what I have available, but go to my website www.krystalkats.com and see all that I have to offer. 



~Kat


Krystal Kat's Rainbow Suncatchers

Lots of pretty gorgeous new suncatchers have been added to my blog these past few months. I have been working hard to bring in some gorgeous designs. I hope you will find something that you like.

For now I will show off just two of my newest crystal suncatcher designs.

This is my Hospitality Pineapple Suncatcher. You can find it here

Here is a one of kind unique dolphin suncatcher I made recently. 



You can find this suncatcher at this link.

I hope to see you soon where you can find over 100 Swarovski Crystal Suncatcher designs, hand crafted jewelry and earrings.

http://www.krystalkats.com