Techniques

Using ribbon to make jewelry

Recently, someone asked me what ribbon had to do with beading. This gave me pause, and I thought maybe it would be good to talk about the many uses of ribbon, especially in jewelry construction. My favorite way to use ribbon is as an embellishment, whether tied on or added as a textural strand. I… Continue reading Using ribbon to make jewelry

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Think Halloween! Glow-in-the-Dark Beads

We offer these cool Glow-in-the-Dark Beads on our site, also the Glow thread set. These examples were made by Shelly Haas.

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Challenges & Contests

Get ready for our Swarovski™ Pearl Challenge!

Do you love working with Swarovski’s lustrous, gorgeous pearls? Then this challenge will appeal to you. Bello Modo is hosting a Swarovski Pearl Challenge. Participant’s are invited to enter pieces made with Swarovski pearls as a main material, using any style or color of Swarovski pearls. Any type of piece is welcome, whether it be… Continue reading Get ready for our Swarovski™ Pearl Challenge!

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Recently Updated: Swarovski Pearls

Newly updated, with new improved discount levels, we have now listed all the round #5810 Swarovski pearls, in all available colors and sizes. The new color coming out next month, Light Gold will be added as soon as they arrive here. Our listings have been somewhat spotty until now, so we hope you will consider… Continue reading Recently Updated: Swarovski Pearls

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Pantone’s Spring 2011 Color Trends Report

No time to waste! Checkout the Spring 2011 color trends report: http://www.pantone.com/pages/Pantone/Pantone.aspx?pg=20747&ca=4

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Discount code for my blog followers

I want to offer to my followers a discount code as a Thank You gift for checking in with me. Use the code Blog910 for a 20% Discount on a purchase of your choice. The exception to this is that it will not work on items already on sale, and it is good until Saturday… Continue reading Discount code for my blog followers

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Sweet September

Sweet September Ahhh, the kids are back to school, the weather is cooling down, a familiar pace is starting to form. The apples, grapes and plums are ripe and just a hint of crispness is creeping into the night air. Fall is just around the corner, and for me, that’s always meant a returning to… Continue reading Sweet September

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