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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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Contemporary ‘Millennial Pink’ Necklace and Earrings

I noticed an article a week or so back about the popularity of a colorway called Millennial Pink, a warm pink color apparently very much in vogue right now. We happen to have a Bead Soup called Bara that embodies all the qualities of this colorway, and Lindsey put this lovely set together using the… Continue reading Contemporary ‘Millennial Pink’ Necklace and Earrings

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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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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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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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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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Quick & Easy Memory Wire Bracelets

Memory wire is a really fun material to work with. It holds shape and is easy to string beads onto. Usually, memory wire bracelets are made as one long continuous bracelet with several loops, but for this short project I decided to make several single-loop bracelets so that they can be mixed and matched or… Continue reading Quick & Easy Memory Wire Bracelets

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