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‘Bargello Style’ CzechMates Cuff

When the June/July edition of Beadwork Magazine arrived I thumbed through and found the pattern for the ‘BARGello Cuff’ designed by Michelle Gowland I was immediately entranced. I loved the use of the CzechMates 2-Holed Bars, the shape of the bars is perfect to make an attractive and comfortable cuff and the design is gorgeous!… Continue reading ‘Bargello Style’ CzechMates Cuff

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Abundance Bracelet

Another beautiful bracelet using the Dolce Vida components.  TierraCast Parts 1 Clasp Set Jardin 94-6226-40 2 Link Beaded 5-1 94-3056-12 7 Link Jardin 1/2″ Square 94-3204-40 8 Link Flora 5/8″ Ring 94-3199-40 8 Link Small Jardin Rectangle 94-3203-40 5 Link Jardin 5/8″ Square 94-3201-40 2 Link Flora 1/2″ Ring 94-3198-40 35 Jumpring 5mm Round 01-0020-61… Continue reading Abundance Bracelet

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Victorian Lovebirds Bracelet

This lovely bracelet has been a favorite of mine for awhile now. I love the Vintaj Lovebirds connector and the magnetic clasp on this bracelet makes it a breeze to put on and take off. The magnets are strong enough that if they get close to each other they quickly jump together, so slick! Also,… Continue reading Victorian Lovebirds Bracelet

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Bellomodo Team Posts · Bracelets · Semi-Precious Stones · Stringing · Using Semi-Precious Stones

Monet’s Pond Bracelet

Monet’s Water Lily paintings are to me, a lovely blend of greens, pinks, purples, and blues. When I first spotted the Double Drilled Rectangles in Dragon’s Blood jasper I was immediately reminded of the painting. The Dragon’s Blood stone is the perfect color to match the pond in Monet’s painting. The Double Drilled semi-precious stones… Continue reading Monet’s Pond Bracelet

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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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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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Memory Wire Mix Bracelet

Memory wire makes putting a bracelet together a snap. You can be playful, mix and match beads and findings, colors and shapes. Just figure out how many wraps you want, cut maybe a bit more to be sure it fits right and start stringing! Materials: 3 strands of Glass Picasso finish mix 3 packs of… Continue reading Memory Wire Mix Bracelet

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Birthstone Bracelet for Mom

The jewelry I create is often due to a mood I am in or a feeling I want to cultivate in myself.  Lately, I have been ruminating too often about the time I must spend away from my beautiful sons while I work and attend college rather than appreciating them and thinking of the good… Continue reading Birthstone Bracelet for Mom

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Men’s Semi-Precious Stone Stackable Bracelets

  I adore making jewelry that my fiancee will enjoy and wear often, because he wants to and not just to please me!  This stackable set of bracelets was even better received than I could have anticipated.  It all started one day when he was feeling kind of down and I was inspired to create a special… Continue reading Men’s Semi-Precious Stone Stackable Bracelets

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Nunn Design Earrings & Memory Wire Bracelets

Nunn Designs new charms are so inspirational, and I immediately was drawn to the Serpentine beads to pair with them. Memory wire was a perfect solution for the pairing and very easy to do. Tiny copper beads as spacers was the perfect touch for blending the copper present in the design. Serpentine is said to… Continue reading Nunn Design Earrings & Memory Wire Bracelets

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