how to use starman finials Starman Beads has introduced a line of Finial beads, intended to be glued onto the end of wire, headpins, threads, and the like to create a colorful unique ending. This booklet gives lots of tips and hints about how to use them, with some great examples. Click on the link… Continue reading How to use Starman Finial Beads
“The term iridescence derives from Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow, and refers to a vibrant optical effect of rainbow-like colors that change in the light. Found on pearls and insect wings, iridescence draws from and celebrates the natural world’s multidimensional colors and organic forms. Since the Middle Ages, designers have experimented with ways… Continue reading Iridescence, what do you know about it?
Recently my sister Belinda came to spend the weekend with me and as we often do, we beaded together, each of us making a version of a pattern designed by Nela Kabelova, ‘Venezia’, a lovely set of earrings using the new PaisleyDuo beads from Matubo. We had recently received a big shipment of them and… Continue reading Our versions of the Venezia Earrings
Becky Nunn at Nunn Design, designed a new line of Open Back Bezels that work perfectly with Swarovski crystals. Hand crafted by Beck Nunn, working first with polymer clay, to construct models in just the right size, width, and shape that would work fluently with the other findings within the Nunn Design product mix, they… Continue reading New Nunn Design Open Back Bezels
Fun, flirty, and easy to make set that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day! Basic wire-working skills are needed, otherwise it’s easy to put together. Materials 1 pkg. Heart Shaped Beads 2 x Arrow Connectors 2 x Arrow Charms 6 x Eye Pins (1 pkg) 18 x 2mm Beads (1 pkg) 3 x 4mm Beads (1 strand)… Continue reading Heart Throb Set
Consider making this lovely bracelet, and wow your friends and family. No one needs to know how easy it is to put together! Supplies 1 – Jardin Clasp (94-6226-40) 3 – Jardin Bar Link (94-3197-40) 4 – Flora Oval Link (94-3196-40) 8 – 5mm Round Jump rings (01-0020-61) 1 – Med. Oval Jump ring (01-0018-61) Required… Continue reading The Flourish Bracelet
We offer the free emailable tutorial in Patterns & Kits for the JOANA RING by Anick Puca. The pattern is in French but Leslie Rogalski kindly translated the instructions in a page attached at the end. When I first sat down to start to put one together it occurred to me that the Swarovski #2035… Continue reading Our version of the lovely ‘Joana Ring’