Category Archives: John Bead Component

Instant Glam Bezels The Cover Story!

The current GLAMOUR  issue of Perles et cetera is on the stands and it features my Icon Inspiration Necklace for John Bead Corporation. The article is in french, so I am going to share the article with you in English. One of … Continue reading

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The Moon, Star and Sun Necklace

If you are still wondering what to do with a metal blank here is the perfect necklace to inspire you.  Hand crafted by Fernando Dasilva it features several of the popular metal blank shapes in the Metal Complex catalog. We … Continue reading

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Bezel Beauty!

The hand crafted Metal Complex Bezels are perhaps my favorite items to work with.  Since I really love working with Jewelry Resin, having having beautiful bezels is a must!  The “Lipped Bezels” always look expensive and well made.  You also … Continue reading

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Handmade Bezel Love

This Metal Complex copper, hand made bezel with lip is the ideal frame to showcase the illustration of my puppy Magnus.  These special bezels look expensive and finished because of the extra lip detailing.  My puppy was nicely embedded in … Continue reading

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The Second Skin Fish Leather Blog Hop!

I have a post filled with wonderful wearable art today!  Welcome to the Second Skin Fish Leather blog hop! Eleven artists, jewelers and craftspeople were shipped one piece of Second Skin Fish leather along with a metal cuff and our … Continue reading

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Hot Red Fish Leather Earrings!

Here is another wonderful sample of what happens when you give Fernando Dasilva fish leather to experiment with. The new Second Skin fish leather is available in a glossy or suede finish. I love how Fernando used these fabulous filigree … Continue reading

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Silver Luster Iridescent Gel and German Silver Metal Blanks

My metal blanks look like I have spent a lot of time working on them to create such unique colours. All I did was whip up a batch of Luster Gel. Luster Gel is a two part process.  Both components … Continue reading

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Instant Glam – Tuscan Windows Necklace

I have been working in a new Instant Glam bezel. I found this image of “Tuscan Windows” and thought they would look beautiful showcased in a rectangle bezel.  When you pour resin over paper, you need to do some work … Continue reading

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Instant Glam Inspiration!

Inspiration from Fernando Dasilva featuring the new Instant Glam Tuscany Rectangle 75mm in Gunmetal and silver. Double your options with double Diamonds from Instant Glam™ by Fernando. Swarovski Elements and rhinestone accents set on 2 part epoxy clay.

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Adding Colour With Gilder’s Paste

It is so easy to add some pastel colours to your wood or metal projects. Gilders Paste is recommended for your Metal Complex Projects.  There are a number of colours to choose from, but violet is my favorite! This is … Continue reading

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