My Posts Tagged as 'Jewellery'

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Discover the Joy of Making This Beautifully EASY Pearl Bracelet

I’m continuing on my pearl series today. I’m making a stunning braided pearl cuff.

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Carol Karl

May 21, 2024

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Let's Make Your First Multi-strand Necklace Together

Pearls, pearls and more pearls – let's make some layered pearl necklaces. I am absolutely loving this trend of layered pearl necklaces that I’m seeing at the moment and today I’m going to show you two ways that you can incorporate that into your style.

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Carol Karl

May 14, 2024

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I Had NO DOUBT, This Focal Had To Be A Necklace | Exotic Blooms Tutorial

Let’s see what’s in this month’s Soft Flex Challenge Design Kit. I’m going to show you what’s inside and make a necklace and earrings from the contents of this beautiful kit.

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Carol Karl

May 7, 2024

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UV Resin Earrings are EASY | If You Follow My Advice

We made beautiful stained glass earrings, we fell into traps and made mistakes and I’m going to share all of that with you.

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Carol Karl

April 30, 2024

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Make 5 Beautiful Earrings In 30 MINUTES

Do you have a spare half hour and would like to make five pairs of earrings?In this tutorial I show you how to make 5 pairs of earrings in less than half an hour. They are super simple earrings aimed at beginners but if you are not a beginner jewellery maker, I hope you gain some inspiration from my projects.

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Carol Karl

April 23, 2024

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So Many BEADS! Was THIS the best design choice? | Soft Flex Challenge

This package arrived in the mail so you know what time it is! The Soft Flex Rainy Day Beading Design Challenge Kit arrived a few weeks ago but I was sick and didn’t want to open the package without you. Today I’m sharing the unboxing of this beautiful package as well as a wonderful necklace that I made using the beads.

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Carol Karl

April 16, 2024

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Level Up Your Style: Necklace Layering Essentials

Do you want to elevate your jewellery? Treat it like an onion. Today we're going to be talking about layering your jewellery and I’m also going to be doing a little tutorial on how to make a layering necklace. This is a super easy necklace to make and only uses one technique.

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Carol Karl

April 11, 2024

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Use This 1 Technique to Create a MULTI-LENGTH Necklace

This project really doesn’t know what it wants to be when it grows up.

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Carol Karl

March 28, 2024

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Fun Earrings Earrings with the xTool F1

I bet you never thought you could make jewellery from one of these!

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Carol Karl

March 23, 2024

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My Jewellery Design Challenge | Soft Flex "Special Tea" Kit

I’m making a mixed metal memory wire bracelet using the Soft Flex Special Tea Beading Challenge Kit. As you know, mixing metals in your jewellery is huge right now. I love the metal finish of the beads that came in this kit. I used both gold and silver rhinestone rondelles, and the beads had a metal look to them as well.

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Carol Karl

February 29, 2024

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Surprising Jewellery Trend from Craft Store Supplies

If you watched my Jewellery Trends for 2024 video, you will know that brooches are still right on trend. You will also know that huge flowers are also on trend. Today I’m combining both those things to make a giant flower brooch. I’m also converting some buttons into brooches.

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Carol Karl

February 20, 2024

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Exposing My Crazy Design Process - Love Bug Bead Design Challenge Kit!

I’m always asked if I can show how I design a piece of jewellery so today I’m going to be designing three pieces of jewellery from the beads in the latest Soft Flex Design Challenge Kit.

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Carol Karl

February 15, 2024

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Vintage Stretch Bracelet: Timeless Elegance Made Simple

Do you love stretch bracelets as much as I do? Today I’m making a beautiful black, white and silver one using more of the beads from the Deco the Halls Beading Design Challenge kit.

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Carol Karl

February 13, 2024

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Recreate the Decadent 1920s with This Art Deco-Inspired Bracelet

I love vintage jewellery and today I’m making an art deco inspired bracelet.You may remember that I received a package from Soft Flex before Christmas and last week I completed the challenge of making a necklace and earrings from the Deco the Halls Challenge Kit.

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Carol Karl

February 6, 2024

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Soft Flex Jewellery Design Challenge Took Me WAY TOO LONG... BUT WOW!!

I’m doing something I’ve never done before today. A few weeks ago I received a little package from Soft Flex. In case you don’t know, Soft Flex is a company that makes beading wire. I was so excited to receive this package and I waited until I could share opening it with you all.

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Carol Karl

January 30, 2024

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Learn How to Make Jewellery in 2024 | 5 Beginner Projects

Want to start jewellery making but don’t know where to start? Today I’m sharing 5 beginner projects that will get you on your way. I’ll teach you all the techniques that you need to get you started on your jewellery making journey.

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Carol Karl

January 24, 2024

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Junk to Stunning Copper Jewellery & Artwork: Copperworkx Studio Tour

Andy and I spent the last two weeks touring around the North Island of New Zealand. It was such fun and we got to go to places we had never been before. One of those places was Coromandel.

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Carol Karl

January 9, 2024

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Jewellery Trends for 2024

I’ve been scouring the runways and searching YouTube and stalking Instagrammers to find out what’s on trend for 2024.

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Carol Karl

January 16, 2024

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One Hour, One Chance: Creating a 1950s Pearl Necklace (What Went Wrong!)

You’ve got 1 hour left before you need to leave for a cocktail party and you don’t have a necklace that goes with your dress. What are you going to do?

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Carol Karl

December 19, 2023

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Make Loops Like a Pro

If you want to make loops like a pro, then you need to make this necklace.

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Carol Karl

December 12, 2023

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Mastering the Art of Ombré Twisted Necklaces

How many strands of beads can I fit into a bead cone? That’s the question for this tutorial.

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Carol Karl

December 5, 2023

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The Brooch Trend - Sunflower Brooch Tutorial

Brooches are a huge trend this year and I absolutely love them. I’ve been wanting to make another brooch for some time and it’s good to finally do it. If you remember the last brooch I made, I had a bit of a disaster.

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Carol Karl

November 21, 2023

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Elevate Your Bracelet Making Skills: Unlock the Power of Cha Cha

Ohh, La, Cha, Cha, Cha! Let’s make a Cha Cha bracelet. I’ve made cha cha pieces before but I’ve never used them in a bracelet. This bracelet looks like a really complex piece of jewellery but please don’t be discouraged – it’s actually quite simple to make.

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Carol Karl

November 28, 2023

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Style That Appreciates : Investing in Timeless Fashion for Long Term Value

Over the past few years you will have noticed that I’ve been transitioning more away from home décor posts and more into the fashion side of things with my jewellery tutorials, and my interviews with Imogen about style.

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Carol Karl

November 16, 2023

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An Elegant Twist on Teardrop Earrings

I’m not going to lie! When I first made these earrings they challenged me. They should have been simple, but I learned some tips and tricks along the way that I will share with you. That way, hopefully when you make these earrings you won’t fall into the same traps that I did.

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Carol Karl

November 14, 2023

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Make Your Bracelets Fit Like a Glove with this Simple Technique

In this post we are talking about focal pieces for a necklace. I recently had an experience where I made a necklace and the focal just didn’t look right. No matter what I did. I ended up remaking the necklace several times over a 6 week period.

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Carol Karl

November 7, 2023

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Focal Frustration - Creative Focal Necklace Tutorial

In this post we are talking about focal pieces for a necklace. I recently had an experience where I made a necklace and the focal just didn’t look right. No matter what I did. I ended up remaking the necklace several times over a 6 week period.

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Carol Karl

October 31, 2023

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5 Quick and Easy Bracelets

The requests were overwhelming! When I did last week’s tutorial all about disguising crimp tubes, I got so many requests for tutorials for the bracelets, so today we are making 5 bracelets in a really short amount of time

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Carol Karl

October 26, 2023

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Goodbye UGLY Crimp Beads: 4 Expert Methods + 'Magic' Technique

Crimps are an essential part of jewellery making, but they aren’t very pretty. Let’s look at ways to disguise them.

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Carol Karl

October 15, 2023

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Breaking the Rules With Memory Wire

Usually we associated memory wire with bracelets and sometimes necklaces. I’ve made memory wire earrings before but in this project, I’m using it a little bit differently and I’m going to be breaking some of the rules.

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Carol Karl

September 21, 2023

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Make This Gorgeous On Trend Necklace

I’ve been looking in my crystal ball and I see a huge trend coming for 2023/24.

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Carol Karl

September 19, 2023

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I'm a Barbie Girl, In a Barbie World

I’m channelling my inner child today and making some Barbie inspired jewellery.

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Carol Karl

September 17, 2023

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Craft a Personalized Charm Bracelet That Speaks Love

Do you love the convenience of a sliding knot on a bracelet or necklace but you don’t like the look? This tutorial will show you what you can do to cover the knot and make it look pretty while you’re wearing a bracelet with a sliding knot.

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Carol Karl

August 24, 2023

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Effortlessly Hide a Sliding Knot on Your Bracelet | My Pro Tip

Do you love the convenience of a sliding knot on a bracelet or necklace but you don’t like the look? This tutorial will show you what you can do to cover the knot and make it look pretty while you’re wearing a bracelet with a sliding knot.

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Carol Karl

August 14, 2023

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What's Not to Love - Butterfly & Leaf Necklace

Butterflies and leaves – what’s not to love about a garden necklace?

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Carol Karl

August 10, 2023

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Adding Texture | The ULTIMATE Jewellery Guide Part 7

In this last part (7) of the Ultimate Jewellery Guide series of interviews with Imogen Lamport from Inside Out Style Blog we are discussing how adding texture can add something special to your outfit and jewellery.

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Carol Karl

August 7, 2023

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Why I NEED Super Simple Earrings?

It’s the middle of winter where I live in New Zealand and, as I looked out my window at the wind and rain, I thought it might be nice to make something that reminds me of summer. Today I’m using 8/0 seed beads to make a fun pair of pastel spiral earrings.

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Carol Karl

August 3, 2023

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What's Contrast & Value? | The ULTIMATE Jewellery Guide

In my opinion this part (part 6) of the Ultimate Jewellery Guide series of interviews with Imogen Lamport from Inside Out Style Blog is one of the most important.

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Carol Karl

July 31, 2023

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Get a Professional Finish with Bead Tips - Blue Teardrop Necklace

Have you ever used a bead tip to complete your necklace or bracelet? I’m going to discuss what they are and how to use them and, in the process make a beautiful blue and black teardrop necklace.

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Carol Karl

July 27, 2023

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Discover Your Signature Colours | The ULTIMATE Jewellery Guide

In part 5 in my series of interviews with Imogen Lamport from Inside Out Style Blog we are talking about choosing the right colour clothing and jewellery.

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Carol Karl

July 25, 2023

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No Piercing? No Problem!

Don’t have pierced ears but still want to wear earrings? In this week’s video I show you how to make a pair of clip on earrings and how to convert a pair of non-clip on earrings and vice versa.

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Carol Karl

July 21, 2023

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Master Jewellery Focus | The ULTIMATE Jewellery Guide

In part 4 in my series of interviews with Imogen Lamport from Inside Out Style Blog we are discussing how body shape affects the jewellery that you choose.

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Carol Karl

July 18, 2023

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DIY Jewellery - Where to Start

Always wanted to make jewellery but don’t know where to start?

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Carol Karl

July 13, 2023

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Personal Style | The ULTIMATE Jewellery Guide

Imogen and I are talking about how personal style affects the jewellery you choose.

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Carol Karl

July 6, 2023

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8 Pairs of Earrings You Can Make in 5 Minutes

I bet you didn’t know that you could make a pair of earrings in less than five minutes!

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Carol Karl

July 4, 2023

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It's All About Balance

This week I'm continuing my series of interviews with Imogen Lamport of Inside Out Style Blog. This time we are talking all about balance.

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Carol Karl

June 6, 2023

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Make Your Bracelet SUPER Durable using French Wire

Have you ever had a necklace or bracelet break on you, and the beads go everywhere?

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Carol Karl

May 23, 2023

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Personality Influences Everything | The ULTIMATE Jewellery Guide

This week I’m starting a new series of interviews with Imogen Lamport from Inside Out Style Blog. In this week’s interview, we are talking about how your personality plays a role in the clothes and jewellery we wear.

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Carol Karl

May 16, 2023

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Secrets to Perfect Loop Making REVEALED - You'll Be Amazed!

Today we are going to be troubleshooting loops. What is the perfect loop? If it’s not perfect, how do I fix it?

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Carol Karl

May 3, 2023

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Can You Use Magnetic Beads With Memory Wire?

Can you use magnetic beads with memory wire? That’s the question I’m going to be investigating in today’s tutorial. I’m going to be making a memory wire bracelet with magnetic hematite beads.

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Carol Karl

April 24, 2023

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YOU Asked For It - Crystal and Chain Necklace

A few weeks ago I made some Upside Down Crystal and Chain Earrings and I was asked to make a matching necklace.

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Carol Karl

April 17, 2023

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Become a Wire Wrapped Loop Pro With This Snail Shell Bracelet

If you need practice making wire wrapped loops, then this is the project for you.

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Carol Karl

April 3, 2023

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Turn Your World UPSIDE DOWN with These Earrings

I’m going to turn your world upside down this week – or at least your connectors.

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Carol Karl

March 27, 2023

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AMAZE Your Friends With This Boho Necklace Tutorial

Don’t you love it when a project looks really complex but is actually quite easy to make?

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Carol Karl

March 21, 2023

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Are Pearls Too Classic For Your Style?

Do you love pearls? But they're too classic for your style. Today I'm making a necklace, which breaks those rules.

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Carol Karl

March 13, 2023

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Mermaid-inspired Earrings | Made With 1 Technique

I made some mermaid-inspired earrings, and I did it using only one technique!

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Carol Karl

March 7, 2023

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Make Summer Last Forever - DIY Turquoise Necklace

It’s February and, in my part of the World it’s starting to get colder so I’m trying to hang on desperately to summer.

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Carol Karl

March 2, 2023

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Spring Memory Wire Bracelet

Spring is just around the corner for my Northern Hemisphere friends so I thought that today I’d make a spring inspired bracelet.

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Carol Karl

February 20, 2023

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Czech Glass Lamp Earrings

Today I’m doing a dupe – I found some earrings online that I loved and they used the Czech Glass Lamp Beads that I have.

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Carol Karl

February 16, 2023

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The ULTIMATE Stretch Bracelet knot + 6 Bonus Tips to make it even BETTER!

Today I’m going to be talking about that special knot we use to tie a stretch bracelet. Every time I make a stretch bracelet, I always get comments like, “I can’t see the knot” or “I can’t see what you’re doing” so in todays’ tutorial, I’m going to be tying that knot on a giant scale so that you can see exactly what I’m up to.

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Carol Karl

February 9, 2023

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DIY Heart Stud Earrings

With Valentine’s Day coming up I thought I’d share how to make these cute heart stud earrings. They are super simple and you will only need three materials.

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Carol Karl

February 2, 2023

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Bohemian Necklace - Trendy Boho Tutorial

I’ve been asked several times lately about the necklace I’m wearing in my videos and I realised that I’ve never done a tutorial for it. Today, I’m going to be sharing that project.

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Carol Karl

January 26, 2023

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Jewellery Trends for 2023

I thought I’d kick off 2023 with a chat about jewellery trends.

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Carol Karl

January 20, 2023

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Christmas Double Stretch Bracelet Tutorial

Today I’m sharing a double stretch bracelet with a Christmas theme using some two-holed rhinestone spacer beads. Red, green, crystal clear and silver beads – screams Christmas to me!

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Carol Karl

December 22, 2022

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Christmas Candy Earrings Tutorial

I’ve noticed a huge trend this year towards decorating your Christmas tree with candy,,so along with that trend I decided to make some candy Christmas earrings.

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Carol Karl

December 15, 2022

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DIY Beaded Bookmark Tutorial

Today I’m sharing a really cute little project which would make a perfect stock stuffer. You could make this in all kinds of colours using different beads.

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Carol Karl

December 8, 2022

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DIY Star Keychain Tutorial

My niece, Lynda Tomalin is an author and she has a book launching soon. For her pre-order customers, she wanted to make these cute little keychains with the stars.

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Carol Karl

December 1, 2022

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Heart and Chain Stud Earrings

A little while ago I had a comment on my You Tube channel that jump rings were underrated and I agree.

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Carol Karl

November 24, 2022

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Black and White Necklace Tutorial - Times Two

Sometimes, you’ve just got to go where the beads lead you.

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Carol Karl

November 18, 2022

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Mixed Metal Bracelet Tutorial: IT'S A LIE

This bracelet turned out to be one of my all time favourite pieces of jewellery that I’ve made.

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Carol Karl

November 11, 2022

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How Lampwork Glass Beads Are Made - Part 2

Last week we saw how Philippa made lampwork beads. This week, we're talking to Philippa about her bead making journey.

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Carol Karl

October 28, 2022

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How Lampwork Glass Beads Are Made - Part 1

Do you want to go on a field trip?

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Carol Karl

October 21, 2022

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Silver Foil Necklace Tutorial

Today I’m going to be doing some bead weaving but on a giant scale.

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Carol Karl

October 13, 2022

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Triple Strand Necklace

It’s spring here in New Zealand, it’s always lovely and green in the spring time here. That’s what inspired today’s tutorial – the green colours of spring.

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Carol Karl

October 6, 2022

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Vintage Jewellery Recreation Part 2 - Emerald Earrings

Are you a matching person? Do you match your earrings, necklace and bracelets?

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Carol Karl

September 22, 2022

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Jewellery Studio Reveal

I’m taking you on a behind the scenes tour of my newly made over studio.

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Carol Karl

September 15, 2022

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Moody Triple Strand Stretch Bracelet Tutorial

Do you ever have days where you start with the intention to make one thing and it turns out to be something entirely different?

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Carol Karl

September 8, 2022

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Vintage Jewellery Recreation Part 1 - Emerald Necklace

When my daughter was 12, she went to a ball. She was telling my Mum all about it and Mum suggested that she wear one of her necklaces.

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Carol Karl

September 1, 2022

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I Was Wrong! Memory Wire Necklace Update

I’m not embarrassed to admit when I was wrong, as long as I learn from my mistakes.

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Carol Karl

August 25, 2022

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Memory Wire Rings

I’ve been on a bit of a memory wire kick lately so today I’m experimenting with ring size memory wire, to make some really basic rings.

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Carol Karl

August 18, 2022

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Memory Wire Hoop Earrings - 2 Pairs

I love hoop earrings and I also love memory wire. I’ve been experimenting with using memory wire in a different way rather than just a bracelet or necklace.

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Carol Karl

August 11, 2022

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Using Shape and Texture in Jewellery Design

Texture, shape, colour, lustre, material – it’s all important in your jewellery designs. Let’s talk about that.

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Carol Karl

August 4, 2022

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How to Make Pearl Fan Earrings

The great thing about these earrings is that they look really complicated but they aren’t.

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Carol Karl

July 28, 2022

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3 Easy Ways to Crimp Jewelry

What is crimping and why is it so important that you get it right?

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Carol Karl

July 21, 2022

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Memory Wire Necklace Tutorial: Make a Statement

I’m playing with some memory wire today to make a beautiful focal necklace.

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Carol Karl

July 14, 2022

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Five Basic Jewellery Making Techniques

Today I’m going to show you five basic jewellery making techniques that every jewellery maker should know.

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Carol Karl

July 7, 2022

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Make some Knitting BLING | DIY Stitch Marker Tutorial

Would you like to bling up your knitting with some extra special stitch markers? In this week’s tutorial, that’s exactly what I’m doing. I

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Carol Karl

June 30, 2022

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Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace - DIY

What is a Wire Guardian? When should you use one? This week’s tutorial is all about wire guardians (or thread protectors).

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Carol Karl

June 23, 2022

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DON'T Use a Wire Guardian Until You Watch This

What is a Wire Guardian? When should you use one? This week’s tutorial is all about wire guardians (or thread protectors).

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Carol Karl

June 16, 2022

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How to Use a Bead Frame - Blue Pendant Necklace

Have you ever used a bead frame? In this week’s video, I played with some beads to make this necklace using two different bead frames.

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Carol Karl

June 9, 2022

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DIY Double Teardrop Earrings

Today I’m using a colour I don’t often use, yellow, to make these double teardrop earrings.

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Carol Karl

June 2, 2022

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Wire Heart Chandelier Earrings

I’ve been promising this tutorial for the longest time. I have two (now three) pairs of these beautiful twisted wire heart, chandelier earrings and I wear them all the time.

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Carol Karl

May 26, 2022

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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