Challenges & Contests

Red Carpet Contest – 86th Annual Academy Awards

It’s time for the 86th Annual Academy Awards! Sunday, March 2nd, the stars will walk down the red carpet in the latest fine fashion. What jewelry do you think will they be wearing? We decided we’d like to sponsor a contest with the “Red Carpet” theme. The deadline for submission will be Tuesday, April 1st,… Continue reading Red Carpet Contest – 86th Annual Academy Awards

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How to... · Nunn Design · Techniques

Roll Out the Red Carpet Earrings

Have you noticed the large and flashy formal earring trend happening? From the red carpets of Hollywood to prom suggestions, I’m seeing a lot of large, and very flashy earrings out there. Often times so large and full of bling, that there is no necklace worn. The eyes fall solely on the beautiful shiny things… Continue reading Roll Out the Red Carpet Earrings

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Japanese Miracle Bead Radiant Orchid Inspriation

Hi all! You may remember me – My name is Stephanie, I’m the marketing coordinator and blog editor at Bello Modo. It’s been a while since I have made a post to the blog (though I do edit and take all photos for the posts Shelly creates!). Since Shelly Haas has come to be our… Continue reading Japanese Miracle Bead Radiant Orchid Inspriation

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How to... · Stringing · Swarovski · Techniques

Product Focus: Using Pinch Bails & Clamshells

Are you familiar with using pinch bails?  How about clamshells? If not, let me introduce you. There are so many products out there for jewelry making that it can be overwhelming at times, especially if you are new to the world of jewelry making and trying to learn about the essentials.  Having a little knowledge… Continue reading Product Focus: Using Pinch Bails & Clamshells

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Radiant Orchid and Lilac Shadow Earrings

Pantone’s color of the year is Radiant Orchid, and I must say that this is my favorite color of the year in a long time. This is the description of the color from Pantone’s website: Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive,… Continue reading Radiant Orchid and Lilac Shadow Earrings

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

I honestly wasn’t aware until recently that there is such a day, but apparently this is an unofficial holiday that is increasingly celebrated around the world. I’ve got to say, I think this is now my favorite holiday, official or not. Besides making someone else feel amazing, it’s well known that random acts of kindness… Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness Week

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Bee My Honey Bee

The Ornate Circle Rings by Nunn Design are so pretty. The large ones really allow you to create a piece that will be noticed for sure! I was happy to find that the cute little brass honey bees fit into the large ring perfectly. I’ll be honest, and tell you that I hadn’t planned on… Continue reading Bee My Honey Bee

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Challenges & Contests · Czech Glass · Swarovski · Vintaj Natural Brass

Radiant Orchid Challenge Winners!

The winners are…. Melanie – 1st place! Marilyn – 2nd Place! Susan – 3rd Place!!!! Thank you all so much for participating! To see all the entries, please see our complete album on Facebook. As for the goodie bags awarded for best use of the following components, here are our final decisions: Vintaj Natural Brass… Continue reading Radiant Orchid Challenge Winners!

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Let The Games Begin! Olympics Bling

Now that the Superbowl is over, the Winter Olympics are beginning! I made two separate projects inspired by this wonderful winter event. One of the projects is a sweet & casual necklace & earring set sporting some red, white, & blue to show some cheer for our US team! The second project is one inspired… Continue reading Let The Games Begin! Olympics Bling

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Pantone Inspired Maple Leaf Necklace

Have a mentioned yet how in love I am with the Pantone color of the year, ‘Radiant Orchid’?  Ok, I’m sure I have, but I guess I’m saying it again. I’m also really enjoying being back in the Bello Modo shop on the regular again after a couple of years….There is just such an abundance… Continue reading Pantone Inspired Maple Leaf Necklace

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