Are You Stylishly Stringing?

Design Idea EA31 Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set
by Leslie Anger, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Stylish Stringing is a jewelry-making concept all about classy jewelry that anyone can make. Each week, a jewelry piece or set is featured in our Jewelry-Maker’s email Newsletter with a link to an accompanying article that explains a little about the design style. Each piece featured in Stylish Stringing has complete instructions. And the best part about all of this? All you need are the components and a desire to make jewelry!

Stylish Stringing: Classy jewelry that anyone can make

Most Stylish Stringing designs are simple to make and on trend, so you can start making gorgeous jewelry even if you haven't had much experience. The designs require only basic (typically stringing) techniques, and if you don't know one of the steps, view the additional instructions or videos at the bottom of the project to help you learn a new skill. Start on a piece in the morning and then wear it out for a night on the town by that same evening. Even if you're not new to jewelry-making, these fun projects offer an opportunity to make quick jewelry and easily customize with your own beads, color schemes, etc. There is even a men's design or two for the designing man, or to use as gifts and bolster your inventory directed toward the male demographic.

It all began with the Egyptian Queen Y-shaped necklace created by international designer-artist Gulten Dye. Her signature style is inspired by the beads she works with, most typically Swarovski® crystals and gemstones. The look is luxe, but wearable for everyday or any occasion--including weddings. You are encouraged to find what intrigues you about the pieces and then make your own interpretations, whether it's as simple as choosing a different focal component, changing the color scheme or adding a little something extra.

Are You Stylishly Stringing? Are You Stylishly Stringing?

An added benefit of much of Gulten's design work is the interchangeable pieces. For example, the jewelry set Blue Skies includes a single-strand necklace, a three-strand necklace, a bracelet and earrings; that's a lot. The beauty of having so many matching pieces is that customers can choose to wear only a couple pieces at a time and therefore increase the style mileage of a single set by mixing it up. Gulten offers more insight into her designing history and style in this exclusive video Gulten Dye: Style and Education.

Are You Stylishly Stringing? Are You Stylishly Stringing?

After showcasing numerous Stylish Stringing designs of Gulten's, Fire Mountain's own jewelry designers joined the fun, adding even more diversity to the projects. With necklaces, bracelets and whole jewelry sets, the pieces are yours to create. View the gallery of Stylish Stringing projects and be sure to sign up for the weekly email alerting you to new fashionable possibilities.

Are you stylishly stringing yet?

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