Valentine hearts earrings are easy to make

These Valentine Hearts earrings are so easy to make! Whether you want to wear them at the office for Valentine’s Day or give them as a gift, handmade earrings are at the top of the list.

Valentine hearts earrings

Easy to make Valentine Hearts earrings

It will literally take you longer to pick out the beads you want to use, than to make theses gorgeous earrings! Just three simple steps and you are done!

  1. Slip the beads onto a headpin
  2. Make a loop at the top
  3. Attach to an ear wire

So easy and so beautiful, and they will be cherished for years to come.

Click here for a materials list from Fire Mountain Gems

Don’t want to make anything?

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Swarovski Red Crystal Heart Earrings by DorotaJewelry

If you don’t have time to make anything then check out these Red Swarovski crystal earrings by DorotaJewelry on Etsy

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Read any good books lately?

I love to read thanks to my parents and their example, do you love to read a good book? I wonder how many still like the feel of a book in their hands and not some electronic device?

Do you read for fun?

My Mom and Dad were always reading for fun and through books I was able to expand my imagination and sometimes escape to magical lands.

We had a large bookcase with many books, including an old Encyclopedia Set – remember those? I did many a school report using those Encyclopedias!

Now you can read books online, purchase ebooks and download them to whatever media device you like, but for me there is just nothing like holding a physical book and turning each page. I can see how much of the book I have read, and how much of the story is left by viewing where the bookmark is located.

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Memento Mori book thong shown with the best-selling book “The Shack”.

Some of my favorites

There are so many great books, and over the years I have gone through many different authors and subjects like:

  • Stephen King Books
  • Science Fictions Books
  • Ghost Stories
  • Spirituality
  • Great Love Stories
  • Mystery Novels

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Unique Egyptian style sterling silver scarab book thong with “evil eye” and crystal beads

Bookmark your place

I started making beaded bookmarks a few years ago, using art beads and charms that were left over after a project.

These bookmarks or book thongs add a little personality and decoration to books and also mark your place.

Bookmarks also can be a great small gift idea for readers at just about anytime of the year. My Mom loved them and became my best customer! In todays electronic age they are a unique gift and perfect for:

  • Gifts for children
  • Friends at work or church
  • A small thank you to someone who has helped you out
  • Stocking Stuffer ideas
  • and many more…..
Do you still read books?

I would love to know how many people still love to read books. What are your favorite types of books to read and how do you keep your place?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Landmark beads from around the world

New in 2016 are four Landmark beads from around the world. Just as 2015 ends and the new year begins, there are four brand new Landmark Beads from locations around the world!

Landmark beads are a unique gift idea for the woman who loves to travel and who also love beads and charms.

Every year billions of people travel around the world for business, vacation, and for a variety of other reasons. Landmark Beads are a unique way for the world traveler to remember each destination on charm bead bracelets such as Pandora or Troll bracelets.

There are over 80 different Landmark Beads and this year there are four new beads being introduced to add to the collection.

New Landmark beads from around the world

New Landmark beads from around the world
New Landmark Beads for 2016. Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner

Landmark beads are made of high quality .925 Sterling Silver and are finely detailed, making them a unique addition to charm bead bracelets.

The four shown above are new for 2016 and are as follows from left to right:

  1. Chiang Mai Palace, Thailand
  2. Sky Tower, New Zealand
  3. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  4. Churchill Downs (Kentucky Derby)

All four beads have just been released and are now available on our website. Each bead is compatible with Chamilia, Troll and Pandora, as well as other European Charm Bead bracelets.

Landmark beads have a large 5mm bead hole that is smooth making it compatible with types of bracelets since there is no threading to worry about.

Landmark beads are a cool way to show where you have traveled, remember a great vacation, signify where you were born and many other possibilities. So awesome and you can just collect them all!

Caring for your Landmark beads

Clean only with a silver cleaning cloth, do not use silver polish dip as this can remove the oxidation that highlights all of the intricate details in each bead.

How to use cell phone charms

Cell phone charms used to be all the rage! That was a short-lived trend because newer cell phones have no place to hook them. Meanwhile crafters and bead suppliers have jillions of them left over.

Likewise, when I was trying to sell my wares at local craft shows years ago, I created some cell phone charms with an assortment of really nice sterling silver bead designs and Swarovski crystal.

Guess what? I still have some of them! They are nearly impossible to sell since no one is interested in them any longer.

So what do you do with them now?

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Retired cell phone charm that I used to decorate an incense bottle

Great idea for cell phone charms

I love incense and have several types of incense burners in my home, including bottle incense holders.

They come with a large split ring and golden cord that hangs on the side. You put the incense stick into the split ring and then insert the stick in the bottle so that the smoke comes out of the top and the ventilation holes on the side.

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Over the years the silver split ring had become blackened from the smoke and the little golden cord had become frayed. So I took one of those unwanted cell phone charms and attached it to a new split ring. See how nice it looks?!!

Phone charms are a great way to add a little beaded decor to just about anywhere. Check my Etsy shop to see which ones I have left 🙂

Other uses for cell phone charms

  • Purse Decoration
  • Zipper Pull
  • Ceiling Fan Pulls
  • Giveaways with orders
What great ideas for decorations with beads have you had lately? Leave a comment below, I would love to hear your ideas!

Bead pendants revive old European beads

European Bead Pendants
Carlo Biagi European Bead Pendants

Bead pendants are a stunning way to display European beads that you are no wearing on your charm bead bracelet. Highlight a  favorite bead with this innovative pendant for large hole charm beads.

These affordable pendants are made from high quality brass and plated with a thick coat of precious rhodium. A striking and elegant addition to your European Bead jewelry collection.

Stunning Bead Pendants

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Examples of Carlo Biagi bead pendant using glass or crystal large hole Carlo Biagi beads

Everyone knows that you can only put so many European beads on a bracelet, so why let unused Pandora style beads sit in a jewelry box?

These innovative pendants will hold those beads that have been cast aside and give them a fresh, new look!

The flower and round shape have a reflective background which enhances the color of decorative glass or sparking crystal beads.

Available in three popular shapes:

These pendants are compatible with Pandora, Chamilia, Troll and other large hole European charm beads.

Revive old beads or highlight new ones while also creating a unique customized pendant to match your bracelet.

How to use a coin holder necklace

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How coin holder pendant necklaces work

This info graphic illustrates how to use a coin holder necklace and how easy it is to change and create personalized custom jewelry.

Coin holder pendant necklaces make great gift ideas for women and have a large variety of coins to match any wardrobe!

  1. Select a Necklace Chain
  2. Select a Coin Holder and open
  3. Choose from a Variety of Coins and slip inside the coin holder
  4. Add to the selected chain

Another use for the coin holder necklace

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Photo Copyright © 2014 Bead Lovers Korner

The Carlo Biagi coin holder pendant can also be used with an American fifty cent piece. Open the Carlo Biagi coin holder and insert a United States 50 cent piece (half-dollar coin). Close and attach to necklace chain.

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Photo Copyright © 2014 Bead Lovers Korner

Coin holders are available in three finishes, silver plated, yellow gold plated and rosegold plated. They are also available with sparking cubic zirconia stones, check out all of the coin holders are Bead Lovers Korner!