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DIY Adjustable Wire Ring

Lately I’ve been playing with making wire rings.

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Carol Karl

May 19, 2022

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DIY Triple Strand Turquoise Stretch Bracelet

You know that I love blue and I love stretch bracelets so today I’m combining those two things into one tutorial to make a triple strand stretch bracelet.

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Carol Karl

May 12, 2022

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DIY Knitting Row Counter and Stitch Marker

Today’s tutorial is for the knitters among you. Now before you switch off because you’re not a knitter, you might find this one interesting.

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Carol Karl

May 5, 2022

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Wire Pendulum Earrings DIY Tutorial

Today I’m going to be showing you how to make some pendulum earrings. These earrings don’t take much in terms of materials but there are some special tools you need.

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Carol Karl

April 28, 2022

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ANZAC Poppy Resin Pendant Tutorial

I have been having such a lot of fun playing with resin and applying it to jewellery. I made several resin pendants, in this week’s tutorial, I make two.

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Carol Karl

April 21, 2022

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Plus a Giveaway

Mother’s Day isn’t too far away so it’s time to start thinking about a gift. Does your mother always forget where she’s left her glasses?

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Carol Karl

April 14, 2022

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Bunny Earrings Tutorial - Help Needed

I cut these bunny earrings using my Cricut machine but never fear, you can still make them if you don’t have a Circut. I also need your help!

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Carol Karl

April 7, 2022

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When Brooches Go Bad

It was my plan today to walk you step by step through the process of making a brooch with me, but it didn’t quite go that way. I had a bit of a disaster – watch the video until the end to find out what happened.

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Carol Karl

April 1, 2022

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How to Make a Double Strand Stretch Bracelet

There’s nothing more frustrating than your stretch bracelet breaking and all the beads falling all over the pavement! In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how I knot my stretch bracelets to make them more secure.

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Carol Karl

March 24, 2022

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How to Make a Moody Statement Necklace

I’m feeling dark and moody today!

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Carol Karl

March 17, 2022

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How to Make an Interchangeable Necklace

Are you ready to have your mind blown? Today I’m making an interchangeable necklace which means you two necklaces from one.

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Carol Karl

March 3, 2022

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How to Make Raffia Fan Earrings

These earrings are so super easy to make, you won’t believe it!

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Carol Karl

February 24, 2022

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How to Make a Dainty Drop Necklace

Today, I’m making something that is completely out of character for me.

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Carol Karl

February 17, 2022

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How to Make Valentine's Day Heart Earrings

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?

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Carol Karl

February 9, 2022

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How to Make Christmas Star Earrings

A few weeks ago we had some exciting news!

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Carol Karl

December 7, 2021

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How to Make Teardrops and Hearts Earrings

Last year I made an orange and navy necklace for a friend. This year, I’m making the matching earrings.

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Carol Karl

December 1, 2021

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How to Make Christmas Tree Earrings

I’ve been seeing these earrings all over Pinterest for the last couple of years so this year I decided to make a pair of my own.

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Carol Karl

November 23, 2021

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How to Make a Party Time Necklace with Memory Wire

I’m getting ready for the Christmas parties so I wanted to make a statement necklace – and I’m making it with memory wire.

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Carol Karl

November 16, 2021

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How to make a Sliding Knot – Summer Fun Necklace

Over the Northern Hemisphere summer I saw lots of jewellery made from seed beads. Today, I’m not only making this cute choker necklace, I’m also showing you to how make a sliding knot with waxed cord.

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Carol Karl

November 9, 2021

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How to Make a Wire Wrapped Bracelet

I love to wear red and I have a stunning necklace that used to be my Mum’s, but what I realised is that I didn’t have a red bracelet.

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Carol Karl

November 2, 2021

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How to Add an Extender Chain to a Necklace

Do you have a necklace that’s slightly too short? Today I’m going to show you how to quickly add an extender chain so that you can adjust the size.

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Carol Karl

October 26, 2021

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How to Make a Halloween Charm Bracelet

So, what should you do with Halloween charms? Make a charm bracelet of course!

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Carol Karl

October 18, 2021

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How to Make a Halloween Spikes and Bones Necklace

Halloween is just a few weeks away so I decided to make this spikes and bones necklace using memory wire.

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Carol Karl

October 12, 2021

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How to Make a Blue and Green Double Strand Bracelet

Blue and green should never been seen – isn’t that how the saying goes? Actually blue and green look quite good together.

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Carol Karl

October 5, 2021

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How to Give a Necklace a Professional Finish

When you string a necklace, there’s always the decision to make about how to end it. Do you use crimp covers or simply crimp the ends?

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Carol Karl

September 28, 2021

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How to Make a 5 Strand Bracelet + Giveaway

A few weeks ago I made a multistrand bracelet and everyone loved it. I got so many comments on it.

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Carol Karl

September 21, 2021

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How to Make a Tween Girl's Jewellery Set - Ideal for Birthday Parties

I was asked by a customer to create a kit for a tween girl’s birthday party. She wanted to make jewellery with her friends, so I created this cute set for them, consisting of a necklace, stretchy bracelet and dangly earrings.

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Carol Karl

September 14, 2021

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How to Make a Blue Focal Bead and Dangle Necklace

Have you figured out yet that I really like blue? Today’s tutorial was inspired by these beautiful acrylic silver-plated blue beads.

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Carol Karl

September 7, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! Do you believe it’s September already. I feel like I blinked and missed the last month.

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Carol Karl

September 4, 2021

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How to Make a Men's Bracelet

It’s Father’s Day this weekend so I decided to make a bracelet for my husband.

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Carol Karl

August 31, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! What an eventful week we’ve had.

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Carol Karl

August 28, 2021

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How to Make a Multistrand Bracelet

There’s a huge trend right now to wear lots of bracelets stacked on one arm.

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Carol Karl

August 24, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! What an eventful week we’ve had.

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Carol Karl

August 21, 2021

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How to Make a Chain Tassel

I’ve got this old necklace that need replacing and I love the chain tassel on it so I thought I’d make a new one and share the process with you.

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Carol Karl

August 17, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! My family and I created a long weekend by taking Friday off.

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Carol Karl

August 7, 2021

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All About Jump Rings

Using jump rings is an integral part of making jewellery so today I thought I’d talk about what they are and when and how to use them.

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Carol Karl

August 3, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! Now that mid-winter Christmas is over and the days are starting to get longer, it feels like spring might just be on the way.

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Carol Karl

July 31, 2021

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How to Make Daisy Earrings - Two Ways

Can you get the same result by using different methods? I’m testing that theory today by making this pair of earrings twice using two different methods.

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Carol Karl

July 27, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! This week I did my first ever live jewellery workshop.

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Carol Karl

July 24, 2021

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How to Make a Heart Pendant Double Strung Necklace

I’m doing it double today with this double strung blue pendant necklace.

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Carol Karl

July 20, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! And what a weekend it is! As I sit at my desk the wind is howling and the rain is pelting.

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Carol Karl

July 17, 2021

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How to Make Earrings in Five Minutes - Turquoise Teardrop Earrings

Another pair of super quick earrings made with only three materials including these wonderful turquoise teardrop beads.

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Carol Karl

July 13, 2021

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Five Minute Earrings - Trinity Earrings

These earrings were born because of these beautiful closed textured rings. I just fell in love with them as soon as I saw them.

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Carol Karl

July 6, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! I spent yesterday painting some chairs. They aren’t ready to reveal yet but I’m aiming to have them ready for next week.

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Carol Karl

July 3, 2021

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Fun Winter School Holiday Projects To Do With Your Kids

Our school year in New Zealand is broken up into four terms and the July school holidays start next week.

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Carol Karl

July 1, 2021

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Five Minute Earrings - Spring Cage Earrings

It’s a super short tutorial today. At the beginning of my five minute earrings series I said I wanted to show you how quick and easy it could be to make your own jewellery.

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Carol Karl

June 29, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! So this happened yesterday. You might be wondering what, exactly is going on in this photo.

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Carol Karl

June 26, 2021

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Five Minute Earrings - Dragon Scale Earrings

These earrings are super easy to make – if you can open and close a jump ring, you can make them - and if you can't, I can show you how.

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Carol Karl

June 22, 2021

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Five Minute Earrings - Teardrop Hoops

We are celebrating! A year ago today we drove to Christchurch and literally bought everything in the bead store – yes, we bought the entire store and Affordable Jewellery Supplies was born (or reborn).

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Carol Karl

June 15, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! The photo above is of my historical family homestead in Whanganui.

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Carol Karl

June 12, 2021

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Five Minute Earrings - Red

Today I’m starting a new series called “Five Minute Earrings”. Although I’ve made five minute earrings before using twist bails, these ones don’t use any special tricks to make them quick.

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Carol Karl

June 8, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! This week started with a crazy weekend where we collected three dining tables.

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Carol Karl

June 5, 2021

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How to Make a Flower Teardrop Necklace

Do you love delicate, dainty jewellery? I really do but I seldom wear it. If you answered yes, then this tutorial is for you.

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Carol Karl

June 1, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! This week started with a crazy weekend where we collected three dining tables.

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Carol Karl

May 29, 2021

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How to Make a Beach Anklet

While it’s starting to get colder here, I’ve been thinking about hot summer days, sitting on a beach. Don’t get me wrong, I quite like the winter and all its coziness, but I also like the summer and what it means for my lifestyle.

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Carol Karl

May 25, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! Can you believe it’s almost the end of May?

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Carol Karl

May 22, 2021

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Beginner Jewellery Project - How to Make Flower Bell Earrings

Aren’t these cute? They are so dainty. I’ve been wanting to use these Lucite flower bell beads for sometime and I finally got to it last week. I love the pinks, purples and reds mixed into these earrings.

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Carol Karl

May 18, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! What a week it’s been! We’ve had a week of full on stormy weather – torrential rain and gale force winds.

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Carol Karl

May 15, 2021

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How to Choose Jewellery That Suits You

What factors go into choosing the right jewellery? Do you even think about it or do you just inherently know what suits you?

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Carol Karl

May 11, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! Red in the morning, shepherd’s warning! I woke up this morning to this beautiful sky so I couldn’t help but share it with you.

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Carol Karl

May 8, 2021

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How to Restring a Vintage Necklace

I inherited a few pieces of jewellery from my Mum and I’ve been worried about wearing them as they are very fragile so I decided to restring them.

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Carol Karl

May 4, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! It’s been a crazy few weeks which is why last weekend I didn’t post a weekly roundup. Instead, I revealed my newly renovated front porch.

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Carol Karl

May 1, 2021

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How to Use a Bead Design Board to Design a Necklace

Do you ever wake up and you’ve been dreaming about beads? I do!

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Carol Karl

April 27, 2021

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Beginner Project - How to Make Butterfly Dangle Earrings

These acrylic butterfly beads are so popular. I decided it was time I found out what all the hype was about and make something with them. The butterfly dangle earrings were born!

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Carol Karl

April 20, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! Here’s some random thoughts on a chilly autumn morning.

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Carol Karl

April 17, 2021

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Looking for a Partner - Situations Vacant

Have you ever considered becoming a blogger? I am coming up to my 12th anniversary of being a blogger. Wow! When I think about that, there’s so much that’s happened in that time.

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Carol Karl

April 15, 2021

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Beginner Project - How to Make a Cubes and Daggers Necklace

Not all beads are round! In fact, beads come in all shapes and sizes.

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Carol Karl

April 13, 2021

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Happy weekend my friend! Yay! Even though it’s been a short week, it feels like it’s taken forever – maybe that’s because we switched back from daylight savings.

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Carol Karl

April 10, 2021

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How to Make a Braided Cuff Bracelet

I’ve been wanting to experiment with more ways to use memory wire and the revival of the cuff bracelet trend has given me the perfect opportunity.

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Carol Karl

April 6, 2021

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Happy Easter my friend! So how do we celebrate Easter in New Zealand?

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Carol Karl

April 2, 2021

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The Jewellery Making Tool That Changed My Life

When I first started making jewellery there was one thing that tripped me up every time.

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Carol Karl

March 30, 2021

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It’s a stunning autumn day here in Wellington, New Zealand. I’m off to the Wellington Botanic Gardens. Do you want to come?

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Carol Karl

March 27, 2021

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I Love Spring Bracelet

I just love spring colours – all those soft pastels – pink, blue, lemon. This is a fun bracelet made with 16mm bubblegum beads, silver stardust beads and a gemstone heart pendant.

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Carol Karl

March 23, 2021

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Today we are going visiting! With all that’s been happening, it’s been a long time since I visited my sister, Dawn.

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Carol Karl

March 20, 2021

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How to Make a Focal Bead Necklace

A couple of weeks ago I showed you how to design a memory wire bracelet with a focal bead.

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Carol Karl

March 16, 2021

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In today’s virtual holiday we are visiting a very special place – The Looking Glass Garden in Te Puke (pronounced teh-pook-eh) which is themed on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland storybook.

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Carol Karl

March 13, 2021

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Pastel Stardust Earrings and Giveaway

I’m a pastel girl! I love pastel colours – they make me happy. How do you feel about pastels?

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Carol Karl

March 9, 2021

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Welcome to this week's virtual holiday and round up of the past week.

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Carol Karl

March 6, 2021

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How to Make a Focal Bead Memory Wire Bracelet

You probably already know that I love memory wire. Ever wanted to know how I design my memory wire bracelets?

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Carol Karl

March 2, 2021

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Are you in need of a holiday? I feel like I am. For the next few weeks, I thought I’d take you on a virtual holiday on New Zealand. Want to come along?

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Carol Karl

February 27, 2021

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Stars and Swirls Necklace

You know I love a challenge, right? If I didn’t we wouldn’t have bought our 1970’s original condition home.

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Carol Karl

February 23, 2021

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Happy Sunday (or Saturday) depending on where in the World you are!

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Carol Karl

February 20, 2021

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Five Minute Earrings - Three Pairs

People who don’t make jewellery often think it’s really complicated – and sometimes it is.

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Carol Karl

February 17, 2021

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Do you have any special plans for Valentine’s Day?

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Carol Karl

February 13, 2021

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How to Make a Heart Tassel Pendant

Last week, I shared how to make Heart Tassel Earrings with you. I had so many people ask me about making these into a necklace that I decided to do it.

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Carol Karl

February 10, 2021

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Happy Waitangi Day! If you’re not from New Zealand, you probably have no idea what this is.

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Carol Karl

February 6, 2021

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How to Make Heart Tassel Earrings

The most romantic day of the year is upon us. Valentine’s Day. Hearts, flowers, everything pink and red – what’s not to love. These heart tassel earrings would be just the thing to wear out with that special someone on Valentine’s Day.

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Carol Karl

February 2, 2021

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I know you’ve seen this picture before - I had every intention to reveal my kitchen renovation to you this week.

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Carol Karl

January 30, 2021

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How to Make Licorice Allsorts Bracelet - Tutorial

Isn’t this fun! These beads are amazing. They just look like candy to me.

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Carol Karl

January 27, 2021

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What a weird week it’s been! We have winter like weather with highs of only 14 degrees celsius. I’m not sure what happened to the wonderful summer weather I was spouting about last week!

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Carol Karl

January 23, 2021

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Orange Chain Earrings Tutorial

Orange! I’ve been on a bit of an orange kick lately. It all started when my sister asked me to make a necklace for her friend’s birthday.

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Carol Karl

January 21, 2021

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Jewellery Making Techniques

While it may seem from last week’s posts that I’ve been sitting around enjoying the sunshine over the Christmas break, I was actually being pretty productive too.

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Carol Karl

January 18, 2021

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Happy New Year - Top 10 Posts for 2020

Happy New Year! I know I’m just a few days late and I hope you can forgive me.

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Carol Karl

January 11, 2021

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Black Tears Pendant Necklace

You may have noticed that I really love these acrylic teardrop beads!

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Carol Karl

December 15, 2020

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Bubblegum Necklace

Bubblegum beads! They are large beads, usually 16mm or more, made from either resin or acrylic. The large camelia (hot pink) coloured ones I’ve used here are covered in rhinestones – honestly, what’s not to love!

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Carol Karl

December 8, 2020

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Personalized Wine Glass Charms

Are you having a Christmas Party this year? Chances are probably not, but if you are managing to have a get together, why not make these for your guests.

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Carol Karl

December 1, 2020

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I can’t believe it’s Saturday again. Of course, for my friends who live in the USA it’s Thanksgiving Weekend so…

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Carol Karl

November 28, 2020

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Four Christmas Charms

Who doesn’t love a charm! These four charms can be added to an earhook to make earrings, a chain to make a necklace or a charm bracelet. You could even add them to a wine glass charm or a key ring. The possibilities are endless.

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Carol Karl

November 24, 2020

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This Saturday it’s cold and windy but I’ve just been to the garden centre. I have some pots on my deck that need attention. I overspent, but that’s OK. My garden will thank me.

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Carol Karl

November 21, 2020

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Bauble Earrings

These beautiful Christmas bauble earrings are such fun to add that Christmas touch to any outfit. These are super easy, perfect if you’re a beginner, and only take about 15 minutes to make.

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Carol Karl

November 16, 2020