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
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
Nichole Starman, creator of the CzechMates System, has released an e-book filled with useful information on stitches, and bead shapes, tips & hints and loads of images. You can click on the image above to download it free of charge. There is a 7 page pattern included for the Quadra Trellis Bracelet too. Included… Continue reading Tips & Hints for working with CzechMates
Fun and flirty, this necklace is casual and artistic, but pretty easy to put together. You can use beads of your choice for the embellishments, bicones, fire polished, Czech glass, or even pearls to give it a more stylish feel. TierraCast Parts 1 Link Flora 1/2″ Ring 94-3198-27 4 Charm Flora 94-2493-27 4 Charm Jardin… Continue reading Make the Delicato Necklace
Lindsey made these lovely long and dangling earrings recently using a chain that makes this look so easy. The chain alternates between the larger flat links and the smaller grouped chains so you just need a section of chain to make this look work. The 3-Petal Bellflowers come in lots of lovely colors and finishes, but this color worked so nicely with the chain.
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
OK! The Winners are: 1st place: Becca Scott #13 2nd Place: Karen holden #14 3rd Place: Becca Scott #12 Runners up: #1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15 The remaining entries will receive a $5.00 Gift certificate. Thanks and congratulations to all the entries, winners all, we appreciate your time and hard work.… Continue reading Trendsetter Post Holiday Challenge Ready for Votes!
It all started with the plan to make a quick and simple bracelet featuring a component from the new Nunn Design Winter 2017 line. That idea blossomed into a gorgeous necklace that is something I will treasure for the rest of my life! This is the first time I have tried out the technique of… Continue reading Love Is in the Air – A Valentine’s Day 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
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