Quick & Easy Last-Minute Gifts for the Holiday Season

Quick ideas that take under 15 minutes to create! Perfect for last-minute restocking during the busy holiday season. Stock item lists are included.

3 Quick Winter Ideas for the Holidays

Tassels, CZ’s and lots of silver! What’s better than a little sparkle to celebrate the holidays? The busiest time of the year can be overwhelming as you struggle to find gifts and keep customers happy with plenty of jewelry on-hand. These three projects can help ease the burden and they take just a few minutes to create. Shop at Halstead to mix and match your own creations, too.

Winter Themed Jewelry- Project 1: Swinging Ensemble

Swinging Tassel Ensemble (light wire wrapping and assembly)

Sparkly and fun! This sweet little tassel will hang perfectly over a warm winter sweater during the chilly months ahead. The CZ’s and the diamond-cut bead add sparkle while the organic ring adds a rustic look.

Tip: Use a jump ring to attach each element to the ring. Layer them up! The more the merrier! Assembly time is 10-15 minutes if you make some of the elements yourself.

Items Used:

  • SH141 – 20mm Twiggy Circle (1)
  • S6463 – 5×11.8mm Spike Bead (1)
  • S606P – 6mm Freshwater Pearl (1)
  • SM40 – 4mm Diamond Cut Mirror Bead (1)
  • SJ108 – 8mm OD 18ga Open Jump Rings (4)
  • B506s – 6mm Crystal Rhodium Plated Rondells (1)
  • S6524 – 5.4×35.7mm Bar Tassel with Bead Chain (1)
  • S4420S – 10.9×9.8mm 19ga Closed Triangle Jump Ring (1)
  • S6528 – 7.1×35.7mm Simple Chain Tassel on Linking Ring (1)
  • 2RL4018 – 18in, 3.6mm Flat Circle Chain with Lobster Claw (1)

 

Winter Themed Jewelry- Project 2: Shades of Silver

Shades of Silver (hole punching and assembly)

The textured, slightly oxidized blank creates the perfect subtle background next to the striking CZ that dangles in front. Don’t stop there! Finish the combination with paddle wire tassels at the bottom for an eye-catching piece.

Tip: Grab the hole punching pliers to create an extra hole at the bottom of each blank. Assembly time is five minutes. Perfect turn around time for quick sales and gifts for friends and family members.

Items Used:

  • SH532 – 10.2mm Hammered Sequin (2)
  • S301 – 21x25mm 22ga Flat Coil Earwire (2)
  • SJ845 – 4.5mm OD 20ga Open Jump Ring (6)
  • SK48CZ – 5.4×8.6mm Bezel Charm with 4mm CZ (2)
  • S6512 – 7.5×27.5mm Paddle Wire Sunburst Tassel (2)

 

Winter Themed Jewelry- Project 3: Sparkly Tassel Cuff

Sparkly Tassel Cuff (assembly)

Stand out! This fun bracelet features not one but two tassels that swing back and forth and around the twisted flexible cuff.  Make it festive by adding CZ charms that match the holiday season.

Tip: Add extra jump rings on the crystal CZ to make the charms less crowded and easier to see. Assembly time is 5 minutes.

Items Used:

  • S10012 – 18mm Hammered Circle (1)
  • S6526 – 6.4X38.7mm Bead End Tassel (1)
  • SJ85 – 5mm OD 20ga Open Jump Rings (8)
  • S6287 – 5.8×49.5mm Tassel With Half Bead (1)
  • SK43 – 5.5×8.6mm Bezel Charm with 4mm Garnet (2)
  • SCC246 – 2-3/16 inch, 2.9mm Twisted Flex Cable Cuff (1)
  • SKB4APR – 5×8.6mm Bezel April Birthstone Charm, 4mm CZ (1)
  • SKU58RCZ – 8.7×10.8mm Two Sided Checkerboard Charm with 7mm Red CZ (1)

 

Halstead - Bezel Setting Tools

Bezel Setting Tools

Treat yourself or a jewelry friend on your holiday list to a studio time saver with one of our bestselling quick bezel setting tools. Just nest it over your stone and tube bezel and tap with a hammer to tighten the bezel rim around your stone. These tools are the perfect addition to your stash ahead of the rising gemstone setting trend.

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