“The term iridescence derives from Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow, and refers to a vibrant optical effect of rainbow-like colors that change in the light. Found on pearls and insect wings, iridescence draws from and celebrates the natural world’s multidimensional colors and organic forms. Since the Middle Ages, designers have experimented with ways… Continue reading Iridescence, what do you know about it?
Recently my sister Belinda came to spend the weekend with me and as we often do, we beaded together, each of us making a version of a pattern designed by Nela Kabelova, ‘Venezia’, a lovely set of earrings using the new PaisleyDuo beads from Matubo. We had recently received a big shipment of them and… Continue reading Our versions of the Venezia Earrings
Becky Nunn at Nunn Design, designed a new line of Open Back Bezels that work perfectly with Swarovski crystals. Hand crafted by Beck Nunn, working first with polymer clay, to construct models in just the right size, width, and shape that would work fluently with the other findings within the Nunn Design product mix, they… Continue reading New Nunn Design Open Back Bezels
Nichole Starman, creator of the CzechMates System, has released an e-book filled with useful information on stitches, and bead shapes, tips & hints and loads of images. You can click on the image above to download it free of charge. There is a 7 page pattern included for the Quadra Trellis Bracelet too. Included… Continue reading Tips & Hints for working with CzechMates
Fun, flirty, and easy to make set that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day! Basic wire-working skills are needed, otherwise it’s easy to put together. Materials 1 pkg. Heart Shaped Beads 2 x Arrow Connectors 2 x Arrow Charms 6 x Eye Pins (1 pkg) 18 x 2mm Beads (1 pkg) 3 x 4mm Beads (1 strand)… Continue reading Heart Throb Set
Fun and flirty, this necklace is casual and artistic, but pretty easy to put together. You can use beads of your choice for the embellishments, bicones, fire polished, Czech glass, or even pearls to give it a more stylish feel. TierraCast Parts 1 Link Flora 1/2″ Ring 94-3198-27 4 Charm Flora 94-2493-27 4 Charm Jardin… Continue reading Make the Delicato Necklace
Another beautiful bracelet using the Dolce Vida components. TierraCast Parts 1 Clasp Set Jardin 94-6226-40 2 Link Beaded 5-1 94-3056-12 7 Link Jardin 1/2″ Square 94-3204-40 8 Link Flora 5/8″ Ring 94-3199-40 8 Link Small Jardin Rectangle 94-3203-40 5 Link Jardin 5/8″ Square 94-3201-40 2 Link Flora 1/2″ Ring 94-3198-40 35 Jumpring 5mm Round 01-0020-61… Continue reading Abundance Bracelet