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Tips & Hints for working with CzechMates

  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

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Bellomodo Team Posts · charms · Earrings · How to... · Necklaces · Nunn Design · TierraCast · valentine's day

Heart Throb Set

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

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Our version of the lovely ‘Joana Ring’

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’

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Bellomodo Team Posts · Earrings · Holiday · How to... · Patina · Vintaj Natural Brass

Celebrations Starburst Earrings

The 4th of July is right around the corner, so these fun, festive, and casual chic earrings are right in time! Most of the components are Vintaj Natural Brass, and the stars are patinaed with Vintaj Marble Patina and sanded to bring up the contrast, easy peasy! Components: 2 x Vintaj Star Charm #DP191 6… Continue reading Celebrations Starburst Earrings

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Bellomodo Team Posts · crystal clay · Earrings · How to... · Necklaces · Nunn Design · Prom Jewelry · Wedding Jewelry

Wedding or Prom Set made with Nunn Design & Crystal Clay

Nunn Design findings and Crystal Clay are a match made in heaven, and perfect to make your wedding day or prom jewelry.  The tiny little 2mm pearls are just the size for this project but you could string any size 11/0 seed bead to use or consider using ball chain or Rhinestone Chain. Lots of… Continue reading Wedding or Prom Set made with Nunn Design & Crystal Clay

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Tree of Life Necklace & Earrings

Lovely, subtle tones give this set a deep and entrancing look. Designed for us by Lindsey Stockert. Necklace & Earrings: 2 ft. – Flexrite 49 strands .024 3 – Tree of Life Pendants – Antique Silver, ND-ctol-sb (also available in other finishes) 10 – Oval Jump Rings – Silver Plate, #01-0018-01 (8 for necklace and… Continue reading Tree of Life Necklace & Earrings

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Bellomodo Team Posts · How to... · Inks · Organization · Patina · Product Focus · reviews · Techniques · Vintaj Natural Brass

Alcohol Inks add color in a watercolor style to Lucite Beads and organizing tips

We played with Alcohol Inks and Lucite beads today, and got some great results with little time and effort. Here’s a quick recap:

Paint Brush
Assorted White Lucite Beads
Alcohol Inks, lighter colors best
Cup or jar of water
baby wipes for clean up and Blending Solution
I like to set out 3 or 4 colors that coordinate, I used Pastel shades for a more watercolor look. So, used Peach Bellini, Cloudy Blue, Sandal, and Juniper. I laid out a small puddle of each color on my silicone sheet and with the brush randomly dipped in to a color and brushed it on the white lucite flowers, from both the inside and the outside, in strips, randomly applying color till it was what I wanted.

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