Swarovski Wild West Jacket Project

Take a tip from the catwalk: lasso some Wild West style and get it into your closet fast, because we’re going cowgirl this season. Make a start by adding a bit of wild-at-heart fringing to your jacket for an urban version of the American West.

The step by step from Swarovski is linked here.

Carrier Beads, Polymer Clay Fruit and Resin

This whimsical and fruity bracelet was achieved by adding polymer clay fruit slices to carrier beads.

Carrier beads have been trending in the beading world for some time as designers continue to showcase them covered in seed beads.

 

This necklace is a perfect example of what you can do with the beads.  (see link to purchase the pattern by clicking above image)

I really like the beads as they are.  I have been referring to them as “chicklets” a type of gum I like.  I decided to slice some polymer clay resin canes really thin so I could decorate a few of the beads.

I glued my slices to one side of 9 beads.  A day or two later I decided to just fill in a few of the open areas with crystals.

My bracelet now has some plain carrier beads and some fruity designs.  I think it is always nice to personalize a design with a few unusual components.

The Perfect Day – Novelty Glow in The Dark Pendant!

We have a limited selection of these glow in the dark pendants.

This unique dried flowers pendant is special because it has the ability to light up.
The video below shows it in action.
We know the lights will not last forever, so happily many people will love the pendant as is, and not realize it can glow.  Batteries can be replaced.  They last about three hours in total “on” time.

New RHOMBUS Ring Step by Step PDF and Video!

New downloadable project PDF!

This is a basic wire-wrapped ring using the new Rhombus 2-hole bead. You can create a quick and easy ring that looks great in just a few minutes.

We also have a video you can watch if you would like to see the ring being made by a “first time wire wrapper” under the watchful eye of Lena Gillespie.  This link will take you to the RHOMBUS web page with additional information and inspirational ideas for the bead.

Rhombus Bead Earrings Step by Step!

We are happy to share a new downloadable  project PDF created by the Rhombus bead designer, Lena Gillespie.  This is a beginner level wire-wrapped project that creates a glamorous set of earrings using the new Rhombus 2-hole bead.

 

Have You Seen Our New and Exclusive New Bead?
We believe that new beaders will enjoy working with the Rhombus bead because they will be able to complete a project quickly.

There are 36 wonderful colors to choose from!

Be Yourself – Introducing Swarovski Fall/Winter 2019/20

Today Swarovski officially launches their latest collection.

Here is a brief look at the new innovations.

“When it comes to Swarovski’s innovations, our clients have always been among our biggest sources of inspiration. This season’s innovations express the desire for uniqueness. Individualism is a growing megatrend that is poised to impact the lifestyle of the future. More and more,  uniqueness, self-discovery and self-expression are becoming part of our DNA and a new measure of value in our society. Under the motto  
“Be Yourself,” we have translated this desire into crystal innovations reflecting four aspects of self-discovery: “Check Yourself,” 
“Find Yourself,” “Excess Yourself,” and “Dress Yourself”.  

NEW CRYSTAL PEARL COLOR – Crystal Iridescent Tahitian Look Pearl