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Twist and Wrap Bracelet

Ashley, of Wild Human, created this great wrap bracelet using Leather Cord, Suede Lacing, Vintaj components, Baroque Beads and a Swarovski Twist Sew-On Crystal as the focal bead. Download the free PDF tutorial here… Twist and Wrap Bracelet. Enjoy! The Team @ Bello Modo

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Bellomodo Team Posts · Earrings · How to... · Inks · Product Focus · Vintaj Natural Brass

Weathered Copper Leaf Earrings

We are focusing on Vintaj this week and Vintaj Patina’s. I haven’t really ever used these in my designs, so I thought it was a good opportunity to try something new. The Vintaj pieces that I like the most are the Artisan Copper components. I’m also always drawn to leaf/tree themes and colors in the teal… Continue reading Weathered Copper Leaf Earrings

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Bellomodo Team Posts · Earrings · How to... · Product Focus · Vintaj Natural Brass

Amethyst Owl Earrings

These owl earrings are a great first project to experiment with Vintaj components and Patinas.  Combining the Lucite Owls with the Vintaj Artisan Hoops creates an owl on the moon feeling that I love! Components: Vintaj French Ear Wires Vintaj 9mm Rib Cable Jump Rings Vintaj Head Pin 2″ Lucite Owl  Vintaj Artisan Hoops Vintaj Patina… Continue reading Amethyst Owl Earrings

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Embellishing Vintaj Natural Brass with Embossing Techniques & Patinas

We LOVE using the embossing machine, deco-emboss and deco-etch folders on Vintaj! Fun and functional! People often assume my pieces were enamelled, thinking this is hard to do, but nothing could be less true as they are so easy to use and get a good result. The pieces in this first image we actually colored… Continue reading Embellishing Vintaj Natural Brass with Embossing Techniques & Patinas

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Challenges & Contests

NW Bead Society Retreat Challenge

Update 4/24/15… We finally picked two winners from the NW Bead Society Retreat Challenge… And the winners are Connie (A) and Shirley (F)! Congratulations ladies! You will be contacted very soon about how to use your $50 Gift Certificate!  Editor’s Note: I changed the names to letters to make it more anonymous. Here are the… Continue reading NW Bead Society Retreat Challenge

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Bellomodo Team Posts · Earrings · How to... · Swarovski

Swarovski Pure Leaf Earrings

Have you used the pure leaf pendants yet? I recently came across them, and decided I’m really fond of their shape. I think they make a great component for earring drops. What’s even better? The large vine briolette bails fit the 14mm pure leaves perfectly! The briolette bails were made to fit both sizes of… Continue reading Swarovski Pure Leaf Earrings

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Swarovski Ball Pendant Earrings

Sometimes the I see a certain cut of Swarovski crystal, and I think it’s just made for earrings. There’s something about making an earring drop with a cut that shimmers and moves so nicely! The 6002 ball pendants are my new favorite for earrings. They have so many facets to them, that their shimmer-power is… Continue reading Swarovski Ball Pendant Earrings

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