Today we have a guest post from Sylo, who processes orders and does customer service here at Bello Modo! If you’ve ever called us, Sylo may have been who you talked to on the phone. Here we go! This was the first necklace I’ve tried to make; I’m usually an earrings sort of person. But… Continue reading Janet Necklace | Gold & Firepolish | DIY Tutorial
If you saw the Raw Crystal Hanger necklace from a couple weeks ago, you know that I love Vintaj connector components. So when I needed a last-minute Christmas present this week, I pulled out two of these lotus blossom connectors and played around until I settled on this garnet dagger and chain combination. These are my favorite… Continue reading Garnet Lotus Earrings | DIY Tutorial
We want to thank everyone for their business this year and wish you a Merry Christmas if you celebrate. We’re taking today off, so any orders placed today will ship out on Monday. Keep your eyes peeled for tomorrow, when our amazing post-Christmas sale starts. Vintaj, TierraCast, and selected Toho seed bead sizes will be 30% off, plus… Continue reading A Christmas Update
These Starry Night earrings and necklace combine Swarovski crystal with gold chain and findings to make a glamorous, sparkly set perfect for a New Year’s Eve party.
Sometimes necklace, bracelets, and earrings get all the glory. When I see a beautiful component, how to make it into a ring isn’t usually my first thought. But after my bug-loving friend pointed out how well these Vintaj cicadas fit along her finger, I’m going to try to keep my mind more open. I promised I’d… Continue reading Burnished Cicada Ring | DIY Tutorial
The angle of these earrings reminds me of sweeping palace steps, hence the name. Two shades of copper all-metal seed beads set off the smoky emerald green crystal, and are echoed by the Nunn Design fine faceted ball chain and crimp ends. They are seriously luxurious and feel as good to wear as they look. Keep reading for instructions!
I was wandering the aisles of the shop, petting beads (as one does), when I came across an item I’d never seen before: these raw crystal points. They are gorgeous! I love all stones, but there’s something especially wonderful about working with the jagged and organic shapes of unpolished crystal. Because we’re focusing on Vintaj this week,… Continue reading Raw Crystal Hanger Necklace
Today we have two tutorials in one post, highlighting a simple but fantastic Vintaj component. The unremarkable name—Vintaj 20.5mm Smooth Jump Rings—doesn’t fully illustrate just how versatile and beautiful these extra-large jump rings are. As I spend more and more time poking around art bead blogs, I’ve noticed that large oxidized metal rings like this play… Continue reading Vintaj XL Jump Rings, Two Ways (All Vintaj 25% Off through 12/11)
Do you love Christmas themed earrings? Need a quick and inexpensive gift for a Secret Santa? Aunt Martha, Grandma? or your favorite niece? We have some fun solutions for you. These kits are so easy to put together, and really, so sweet! The Christmas Trees are sure to get you brownie points with your grandmother or even your mom! And for young ladies the Pearl Snowman earrings are very coveted. They all go together by stacking the components, and finishing off with a wrapped loop.
If you’re getting ready for the game on Sunday, you probably have time to make this Seahawks necklace. These new TierraCast 12th Man charms also come in gold, so choose your metallic and get going! Materials 1 TierraCast “12” Charm in Antique Silver 4 6mm Swarovski Bicones in Capri Blue 4 6mm SwarovskiBicones in Fern Green 2′ Nunn Design… Continue reading Go Hawks! Necklace