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Fun with Fashion Stretch Spandex Ribbon

I was tasked with the opportunity to cut some yardage of this fun, silky, and stretchy Spandex Ribbon and play around with it, making jewelry or whatever else I could think of and write up some tutorials on what can be done with the ribbon.  With so many vibrant colors and patterns to choose from,… Continue reading Fun with Fashion Stretch Spandex Ribbon

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Czech Glass Button Brooch

We recently received a selection of these gorgeous Peacock buttons and when I first saw them I immediately thought about the Nunn Design Round Ornate Brooch pins, wondering if they might fit, and sure enough they fit perfectly! Any button with the right diameter works fine too, the Inside Diameter is 31.9mm so a button… Continue reading Czech Glass Button Brooch

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Bellomodo Team Posts · Bracelets · Czech Glass · How to... · Necklaces · Semi-Precious Stones · Stringing · Techniques · Using Semi-Precious Stones

Making a Mala Necklace

Mala necklaces are traditionally used for Buddhist prayers, essentially they are prayer beads for counting mantras or breaths while meditating.  These days, as with many traditional items, we have seen them hit the mainstream trendy fashion scene.  Whether you choose to wear a Mala for style or use the Mala during a mediation session as… Continue reading Making a Mala Necklace

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Using Semi-Precious Double Drill Stone Beads

Double Drilled Semi-Precious Beads are lovely, feel good on the wrist and can be incorporated in many jewelry designs. I find them pleasing to use for bracelets. Pictured are three examples, with beads and crystals in between to add space and contrast, movement and color. Any two-Holed Clasp will work, I am fond of the TierraCast… Continue reading Using Semi-Precious Double Drill Stone Beads

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Greek Life Bracelet & Earring Set

TierraCast recently released a new selection of Greek Letter Charms, and we just got in this line of Greek Key Beads so I thought they were meant to be together. I mixed several colors with a selection of heishi to add contrast and interest, and selected three Greek Letter Charms to place in the center.… Continue reading Greek Life Bracelet & Earring Set

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Need a holiday gift but short on time? Check out our ‘Quick & Easy’ Earring Tutorials

  I know only too well how the holidays can close in on you, leaving little time to make gifts. I prefer, whenever possible to make gifts as it’s more personal (and also more economical). It’s very possible to make something lovely and personal that only takes a few minutes to put together, and would… Continue reading Need a holiday gift but short on time? Check out our ‘Quick & Easy’ Earring Tutorials

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Christmas Tree Spider

There is an old custom of including a spider in with the Christmas tree ornaments, originating in Germany or Eastern Europe. You can find lots of examples on Pinterest, this one is our rendition using a Swarovski Checkerboard bead for the body. Here is the Legend: A long time ago, in a small village, a… Continue reading Christmas Tree Spider

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