Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Madagascar Look

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Our Global Chic product line was beautifully captured in this picture from the “Creativity on the Catwalk” fashion shows in the UK last month at CHSI Stitches.

The model is Adrienne Hayley Dayes.   (Photo from CHSI)

Our Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva designed an “out of the ordinary collection of jewelry that is delightfully different, chic and of course trendsetting.”

One of the looks he styled features a spectacular necklace which also appear in the latest Perles et Cetera magazine as a step by step.   The english translation is provided in this post.

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Madagascar Necklace Designed by Fernando DaSilva, Creative Director, John Bead Corp

In 2015, PRECIOSA ORNELA introduced a new pressed bead known as the PRECIOSA Ripple™. The circular bead has a centrally located hole and the undulating surface of the bead causes a ripple to pass through the metallic decoration in both the shiny and matt finish.

Designers around the world are combining the Ripple™ with other beads and discovering that it can also be strung and showcased in a number of unique ways.

Fernando chose to recreate the look of an African necklace usually made with horn discs. These African bead necklaces are called Laguidibá and are usually in black or brown. Fernando created his own version of this distinct style by stacking Ripple™  beads colours in blocks.

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“I wanted to design a necklace that would be an homage to the hardworking African woman. She’s wearing beautiful fabrics and jewels. She is positive and the heart of the family. Beauty is a daily routine. I wanted to express this attitude with glass beads.”

Recreating this tiered necklace and customizing it to your own colour pallet is not difficult if you follow a few simple jewelry-making steps.

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  1. Select your Ripple™ beads and divide your strands into small piles of sixteen beads.

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  1. String three different strands:

Strand one features seven colour sets. (7 x16)

Strand two has six colour sets (6X16)

Strand three has five colour sets (5X16)

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  1. A unique Global Chic teardrop bead was added to both ends of the strands before finishing with a wire guardian and crimp bead. Fernando used two crimp beads to ensure his beads were securely strung.

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  1. The three strands were then attached with a jump ring to the dream catcher connector. The placement of the strands is important to ensure you have the tiered effect. Also, he thought the dream catcher component would be perfect for matching earrings.

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  1. A clasp is your last step. If you would like to wear the necklace slightly longer or simply make it fit better, a necklace extender will finish the necklace so that anyone can wear it.

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Ripple™ beads also work beautifully on elastic cording. Leftover beads can be easily sorted for matching bracelets. The ethnic chic look can be achieved with the addition of matched and stacked bracelets.

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The bracelets and the necklace are completely on trend this summer.

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The earrings for this look are also showstoppers.  Fernando continued “I really wanted big earrings so I created a vintage inspired chandelier earring set with semi precious drops and beads.  The beads have been added to filigree earrings hand set with more ripple beads.

Signature Products Used From John Bead Corp

27800957-17s5       Turquoise Alabaster Preciosa Ripple Beads

27800957-04s5       Copper Preciosa Ripple Beads

27800957-65s8       Silk Matt Yellow Czech Preciosa Ripple Beads

27800957-75s8       Silk Matt Periwinkle Czech Preciosa Ripple Beads

27800957-18s5       Opaque Medium Red Czech Preciosa Ripple Beads

27800957-19s5       Black Opaque Czech Preciosa Ripple Beads

32630137                 Dream catcher Pendant/Connector

27600215-00          Abstract Black/White Global Chic Tear Drops

25000666                 Beadalon Wire .018/49Strand

24002013                 4mm Bead Crimp Cover Stardust

24001016                 Wire Guardian

22801027                 7mm Jump Ring

23440047                 26mm Lobster Clasp

This final post is number six in our series from the Creativity on The Catwalk show

Look One – Golden Butterscotch can be viewed here.

Look Two – Wild Boho can be reviewed here.

Look Three – The Global Jet-Setter

Look Four – The Nomadic Travellor

Look Five – Let It Swing Look

Creativity on the Catwalk – The Nomadic Traveller Look

The Nomadic Traveller by Fernando DaSilva

Our Global Chic product line was beautifully captured in this picture from the “Creativity on the Catwalk” fashion shows in the UK last month at CHSI Stitches. (Photo from CHSI) Our Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva designed an “out of the ordinary collection of jewelry that is delightfully different, chic and of course trendsetting.”  Here is a closer look at just one of the six models he styled.  The unique embroidered dresses were hand picked by Fernando in Brazil in January.

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Fernando has some global inspiration for this look.

“I was inspired by the real nomads (like in this picture). Women are clearly identifiable with color and I can imagine the jingling sounds created by the bells that are attached to their animals, which are also used to adorn their own clothing. That’s why I added lots of the jingle bells to both the wraparound bracelets…plus channel beads with seed beads.”

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The goal of this look was to showcase the tapestry cords from Global Chic collection and our model Sophie Kelman does that spectacularly with her completely adorned arms.  Fernando used 5 ft of tapestry cord for each design.

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We have tapestry cords in a grand selection of colors.  Creating a color palette is only difficult due to the many options available.

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The pom-pom earrings were added to bring a sense of joy to this look.  

“This woman is a world traveller and Bohemian…she doesn’t take herself too seriously.”

Pom Poms are something we have had in the John Bead catalog for decades.  They are available in many sizes and colors too.  The bells are also fun to work with.

The rings our model wore are from a collection of already finished European jewelry we sell in our John Bead Outlet.

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This is post four in our series.

Look One – Golden Butterscotch can be viewed here.

Look Two – Wild Boho can be reviewed here.

Look Three – The Global Jet-Setter

 

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Wild Boho Look

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Our Global Chic product line was beautifully captured in this picture from the “Creativity on the Catwalk” fashion shows in the UK last month at CHSI Stitches. (Photo from CHSI)

Our Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva designed an “out of the ordinary collection of jewelry that is delightfully different, chic and of course trendsetting.”

Here is a closer look at just one of the six models he styled.  The unique embroidered dresses were hand picked by Fernando in Brazil in January.

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Wild boho is modeled by India Farr.  She has on so many spectacular pieces that it will take a moment of looking to see everything.

Global Chic Channel Beads

First, we hope you noticed the longer necklace with these peyote stitched channel beads from Lena Gillespie.  Fernando selected a gradation of rainbow beads from our John Bead catalog and Lena crafted the beads using the Global Chic channel bead blanks.  The snake chain these beads are strung on is vintage and a special addition to the collection.

 

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The statement necklace Fernando designed for this look is a showstopper.  It has a wildlife western influence.  The turquoise horn pendant with the pewter caps are separated by red coral beads that put a spotlight on the red pattern in the woven hitched braid used as a necklace extension.

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Fernando also referred to this look as our “gypsy nomad.”  There are many cultural references scattered throughout the designs. He wanted to create pieces that would work well together or that could be worn one at a time.

Several sets of earring were designed and ultimately the model wore two distinct one that epitomizes the boho look.

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The earring on the left is exotic and features a waterfall of metal components.  The bells add a musical element and the Turquoise/Navy Global Chic teardrop semi precious beads adds an authenticity to the look.

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The earring on the right began with a dreamcatcher pendant and vintage Czech glass lava beads.  After seeing the unique channel bead Lena Gillespie added a beaded tassels to, Fernando opted for a stunning one of a kind combination.

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The bohemian charm bracelet featured a little bit of everything that was showcased in the earrings and necklaces.

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Last, but not least is the african influenced wrap bracelet.

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Fernando added rivets to the weave but chose to leave the patterns visible.

The “Wild Boho” look was a success.

This is post two in our series.

Look One – Golden Butterscotch can be viewed here.

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Golden Butterscotch Look

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Our Global Chic product line was beautifully captured in this picture from the “Creativity on the Catwalk” fashion shows in the UK last month at CHSI Stitches. (Photo from CHSI)

Our Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva designed an “out of the ordinary collection of jewelry that is delightfully different, chic and of course trendsetting.”

Here is a closer look at just one of the six models he styled.  The unique embroidered dresses were hand picked by Fernando in Brazil in January.

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Golden Butterscotch is modeled by Emily Jill Poulter.  Her standout pom pom earrings, necklace, bracelets and rings all require some detailed review.

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The necklace was spectacular.  A completely new design by Fernando taking advantage of the Preciosa Ripple (TM) beads being stacked amongst glass lava beads.

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The colours in this tiered necklace are fresh and the Global Chic vibe is beautifully illustrated.

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Emily’s wrists were well adorned.  One hand modeled a signature Fernando tapestry cord wrap bracelet highlighting black, white, ivory and gold.  A color palette we think is Très Chic!  Our Global Chic channel beads are showcasing seed beads in colours to match.  Her rings were already handcrafted and are being sold in our John Bead Outlet.

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The wrap bracelet was paired with this TO DIE FOR beaded cuff.

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The cuff is a collaborative effort between Lena Gillespie of Purple Lace Designs and Fernando.  It is the perfect example of what happens when one designer takes a look at another designer’s project.

 

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Originally, Lena had created a very large wire and beaded leaf shape for a different project with Fernando.  Fernando saw the cuff in the shape and added bells and tassels to close the cuff.  A wonderful result!

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We’ll continue featuring our runway looks throughout the Spring.

Designing With The New Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

This bracelet and the second one featured in this post were designed by Fernando DaSilva for John Bead.  They will have you wondering how you have lived without the newest tool from Beadalon if you enjoy making or teaching others how to make wire bracelets.

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In order to make these bracelets Fernando used:

1. The Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

2. Artistic Wire in various sizes.

3.  Preciosa Ripple Beads

4.  Preciosa Rondell Beads   (We have a fantastic collection of Preciosa Rondell beads in our catalog.  Fernando used 4mm size for these projects.)

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

The Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig comes with excellent instructions.  You can see very quickly how working on a circular jig will result in a perfectly formed circle in minutes.4

Fernando used wire wrapping techniques to add his beads.  Here is a closer look.

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Ripple beads by Preciosa have a very unique shape.  Showcasing them in this way allows you to see the wonderful colours.

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Here is the second bracelet utilizing copper and silver wire.

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The crystals just glitter against the copper Ripple Beads.

 

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Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig are in stock.

Ripple Beads

Our Ripple Bead collection has had a few new additions.

Trinket of Gems Necklace By Fernando DaSilva

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Designed by Fernando Dasilva

Materials 

 

Metal Complex Bezel – Handmade Pendant Square Antique Brass

8 icy bead pebble metallic gold – 278 00486-06s8

8 large bronze jump rings –  22 801 261

Gilder’s paste – Fundrey Bronze – 888 18840-09

Gilder’s paste –Antique Gold – 888- 18840-05

2 part epoxy clay Apoxie – orange  – 888 19010

1ft gold-plated German style wire – 2500 821

1 set gold-plated  17mm square toggle clap – 970 01804-00

1 gold-plated TC clover link  – ?

6 brass oxide TC bead aligners  –  96960 945755-27

2 antique gold TC bail pinch vine – 96951 945668-26

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS:

1 black diamond 8mm crystal bicone –  277 5301 2477 215

2 sunflower 8mm crystal round bead –  277 5000 2225 292

1 topaz 14mm rivoli stone  – 967 1122 1030 246

1 black diamond 14mm rivoli stone – 967 1122 1030

14 xilion pp18 – golden shadow chatton – 967 1012 2198 001

14  xilion pp18 – crystal copper chatton – 967 1012 2200 001 

Instructions: 

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1.  Prepare Apoxie clay following label instructions.

2. Rub gilder’s paste on top of clay immediately after clay been inside of clay.

3. Begin adding components following pattern below:

a- first work with metal components. Add TC clover link and six stabilizers beads, and then add one gold-plated bail into top middle area and the other bail on the bottom right of clover link. Leave the loops out of clay.

Use picture as guidance.

b. Place black diamond rivoli inside of clover link and topaz rivoli on right top corner of bezel. Make sure the edges off the stones are set into the clay.

c. Begin adding the little crystal chatton stones as you like it.

d. Place a single chatton stone inside of TC stabilizer beads.

4. String black diamond bicone onto a gold-plated head pin. Make a half of loop and slide it onto of the bail ring and finish loop. Repeat the same with other bail loop adding the two beads left.

5. Cut seven strands of leather. Slide bejeweled pendant onto the strand of leather, altogether.  Find the middle of it and place the bezel in.

6. Holding all strands together tighten a single knot on each side of pendant.

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7. Slide TC gold-plated spacer beads using two strands of leather.  The next spacer should go through one of the same strands from previous step and a new strand of leather. Continue playing with that until you have 6 spacer beads strung on.

8.  Repeat step 6 and 7 to make the other half of necklace.

9. Cut a 6-inch piece of wire and start wrapping all the leather cord ends together and flat. Wrap it around five turns and then trim the shorter piece of wire.

10. Feed a cone end through the long piece of wire. Make sure all strands of leather are tightened and inside of cone end. Make half loop, slide half portion of toggle clasp and then finish wrapping at least 3 times around its base. Trim excess wire.

11. Repeat the same to finish the other half of necklace.

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Designer’s Tips:

1. Use provided picture as guidance.

2. Play with all the elements to make your focal piece.

3. Leather cords are supposed to look a little space out.

Tools 

Side Cutter (745 27304)

Flat Nose (745 27312)

Round Nose (745 24883)