Soutache Beauty From Nancy Donaldson!

Nancy Donaldson has completed another soutache beauty.  I am thrilled to be able to share it with you first! I have watched from the sidelines as Nancy has taught herself how to make great use of our new soutache cords. I thought she might whip up a few shapes…I had no idea she would create … Continue reading “Soutache Beauty From Nancy Donaldson!”

Newly Addicted To Soutache – Nancy Donaldson

Today I am sharing with you just a few of the soutache pieces Nancy Donaldson has been creating since I gave her a selection of our new Dazzle-it Soutache cords. Nancy is already well established as an artist specializing in encaustic and mixed media arts.  She is the only person I allow to work in … Continue reading “Newly Addicted To Soutache – Nancy Donaldson”

The Aluminum Wire Artist: Nancy Donaldson

Let me introduce you to my friend Nancy Donaldson.  She has a beautiful blog illustrating all her art pursuits.  I wanted you to see some of the amazing jewelry she has created. These samples are made with aluminum wire. Sure, Nancy could work with some expensive silver or even steel.  She knows how. She just … Continue reading “The Aluminum Wire Artist: Nancy Donaldson”

Dazzle-it Aluminum Wire With Nancy

The simplicity of these suspended Fire and Ice Agate beads is achieved if you enjoy manipulating aluminum wire like Nancy Donaldson does. Nancy is well known for her ability to create free form shapes with wire.  She is using our soft 12 and 18 gauge copper wire. All I did was add some Dazzle-it Antique … Continue reading “Dazzle-it Aluminum Wire With Nancy”

Large Beads, Tassels and TierraCast Charms

Our latest 32/0 beads look spectacular in this bracelet designed by Nancy Donaldson. She added a TierraCast lock and key antique silver toggle. The TierraCast charms featured include Jasmine Star Flowers, Antique Silver letter J, Antique Silver letter B, Antique Silver leaf, butterfly and a key. Our latest size 32 beads are linked here. All our size … Continue reading “Large Beads, Tassels and TierraCast Charms”

Crocheting With Beads

Have you tried crocheting with beads?  Nancy Donaldson completed this lightweight fiber necklace with our Lovely Knots cord.  She is an accomplished crocheter, so we wanted to give you a look at how quick it was for her to work on all the strands.  This makes me want to take a crochet class now! The … Continue reading “Crocheting With Beads”

New Czech Glass Bead Mixes!

New Czech Bead mix pillow box collection.  4 of 17 projects by Nancy Donaldson are featured on this page.  Bookmark this page to see them all. This is the Alps Black/White Czech Glass Pillow Box.  We wanted you to see how many beads are in the box.  You can make some very long necklaces and … Continue reading “New Czech Glass Bead Mixes!”

Bead Mixes – Designer Challenge

Please scroll through this wonderful post.  It highlights twelve designers and the unique bead mixes created by John Bead that they were challenged to work with. Nancy Donaldson Fur Necklace:  Dreamy Snowflake Nancy Donaldson explored two fabulous techniques when she received her mixed bead box which resulted in two very different projects.  (And no, she did … Continue reading “Bead Mixes – Designer Challenge”