Being an avid paper crafter, I have always known Making Memories to be an amazing company that produces beautiful, high quality and innovative papers and embellishments. So I guess I should not have been surprised when I heard that they were releasing a jewelry line called Vintage Groove. Well, true to their standards, they have delivered yet another product that crafters will be craving to create with.
That is why I loved working with the Vintage Groove products. These products have a lot of the design work already started for you. All you need is some basic jewelry tools and their products. The strand kits are my favorite. Just add a pendant and attach the strands together and you have a stunning piece of jewelry in about 5 minutes. All you really need to know is how to open and close a jump ring.
Going beyond the basic strand kits are easy too. On this necklace I have taken some chain and split it into a couple of pieces and added some pieces in between the two strands. These design combo pieces come in a set of 3 or 4 pieces and coordinate perfectly together. I love that they already have jump rings attached. In the movie below I demonstrate how to put these pieces together.
Some of my favorite pieces in the Making Memories Vintage Groove line are the Alpha Charms. I have used these charms in both the necklace above and below. These monograms are the perfect individual touch to any piece that you create. You could use a combination of letters on a bracelet to spell a word or use the individual letters as monograms for each of your children.
In this video I show you how to put together a necklace using a strand kit and then how to take it to the next level by breaking your chains apart and using them with other pieces in the collection.
- Innovative product that makes creating jewelry fun and easy
- Beautiful pieces that reflect modern jewelry styles
- Great for beginners and more advanced jewelry artists as well
- Lots of great ideas and tutorials on the Making Memories jewelry website
- A large variety of metals, charms, styles. There is something for everyone
- Hard to find in retail stores, though A.C. Moore and select Target Stores are carrying the product. If you go to the Making Memories Vintage Groove website you can download a PDF that will show you where they are available.
Making Memories will be giving one lucky reader a collection of Vintage Groove jewelry by Jill Schwartz. This collection is perfect for a first time jewelry maker because there is no beading required. All the pieces have been handpicked by Jill. All you have to do it pick your strand, pick your pendant or charm, and assemble.
To enter to win this prize, you need to make a comment on this post. To comment, just click below this article where it says “crafters have an opinion on this post” and answer this question…
Have you ever designed jewelry before? What about this new Making Memories product appeals to you the most?
One comment per person, per Vendor Spotlight: Making Memories Vintage Groove article (this is 1 of 4), please. Winner will be randomly chosen on Sunday, June 27th and announced here on the blog.