PRECIOSA Ripple™ Designer Jewels by Kerrie Slade

PRECIOSA ORNELA presents a new pressed bead known as PRECIOSA Ripple™ under the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand.  We can’t think of a better way of sharing this new bead with you than through the design work of Kerri Slade.

The circular bead with a 12 mm diameter has a centrally located hole and an undulating surface on both sides.

The identical profile of both sides of the bead enable its 100% use during the application of a series of ten new types of combined, dual color vacuum decorations called California.

The undulating surface of the bead causes a ripple to pass through the metallic decoration in both the shiny and matt finish.

The centrally located hole predestined this bead to be used in combination with seed beads or fire polished beads during stringing or embroidery.

 

PRECIOSA Ripple™ Project How-To

Here is yet another exciting design featuring the new PRECIOSA Ripple™ beads!

This project truly showcases the colours on both sides of the bead and the edging.

We are so happy that Preciosa has created a free project PDF for you to download if you would like to make this necklace.  Just click on the image above!

PRECIOSA Ripple™ in Bracelet Designs

PRECIOSA ORNELA presents a new pressed bead known as PRECIOSA Ripple™ under the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand.

The circular bead with a 12 mm diameter has a centrally located hole and an undulating surface on both sides. The identical profile of both sides of the bead enable its 100% use during the application of a series of ten new types of combined, dual color vacuum decorations called California.

PRECIOSA Ripple™ Bracelet Ivona Šuchmannová

PRECIOSA Ripple™ Bracelet by Helena Chmelíková

PRECIOSA Ripple™ In a Necklace Design

PRECIOSA Ripple™ by Aleksandra Lysenko

PRECIOSA ORNELA presents a new pressed bead known as PRECIOSA Ripple™ under the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand.

Today we will show you how fabulous this bead looks in necklace designs.

The circular bead with a 12 mm diameter has a centrally located hole and an undulating surface on both sides. The identical profile of both sides of the bead enable its 100% use during the application of a series of ten new types of combined, dual color vacuum decorations called California. The undulating surface of the bead causes a ripple to pass through the metallic decoration in both the shiny and matt finish. The centrally located hole predestines this bead to be used in combination with seed beads or fire polished beads during stringing or embroidery.

PRECIOSA Ripple™ – Ivona Šuchmannová

 

Preciosa Ripple Bead

You are going to love this new bead!

PRECIOSA ORNELA presents a new pressed bead known as PRECIOSA Ripple™ under the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand.

The circular bead with a 12 mm diameter has a centrally located hole and an undulating surface on both sides. The identical profile of both sides of the bead enable its 100% use during the application of a series of ten new types of combined, dual color vacuum decorations called California. The undulating surface of the bead causes a ripple to pass through the metallic decoration in both the shiny and matt finish. The centrally located hole predestines this bead to be used in combination with seed beads or fire polished beads during stringing or embroidery.

The Midnight Leaves Soutache Statement Necklace

Midnight Leaves

This soutache statement necklace by Nancy Donaldson was commissioned to showcase our fabulous line of soutache cords.  The necklace was displayed in our “New Innovations” booth at the Craft and Hobby show earlier this month.

In our It’s Soutache manual written by Fernando DaSilva (released in the fall of 2014) Soutache was described “as one of those materials that defines not only a look but also a whole technique.  Recently, Soutache has become popular among many European designers excited by the endless possibilities this material provides to their creations.  The technique requires a lot of precision and a certain finesse to handle and stitch trims together.”  There are many applications for this fantastic trim and the main rule is that you must insert your needle in the centre of the soutache groove with every stitch.  That can be challenging and requires practice.

When we released our Soutache manual, Nancy was given an early copy along with some of our cords to experiment.   (she is a regular contributor of projects on this blog)  We assumed that she might make a few of the projects in the book.  We never imagined she would immerse herself into soutache, teaching herself new and unorthodox ways to use the cord.  Our Creative Director Fernando DaSilva recognized her talent immediately and met with her to select a color palette and theme for this necklace.

Many recognized soutache jewellers pre-plan their designs with mathematical precision.  Nancy is much more free with her designs.   She creates individual pieces that are collaged together.  She does not glue her sections into one single backing pad.

Her piece is also unique because some sections are left open.  The sections that are padded showcase our fish leather in a way that sets Nancy apart from other soutache designers.  Our fabulous tilapia leather created the perfect texture when paired with soutache trims and beads.   Her finished necklace is not stiff.  It conforms to curves on the body beautifully.  She also created matching cuffs that sit perfectly on a wrist.

The cabochons used by her in this necklace are “JB Vintage Atelier.”  Selected by Fernando just for this design they are incorporated in a way that is fresh and appealing.  We are proud to showcase this new soutache designer’s masterpiece.

What Nancy Used To Create Her Necklace

  

Dazzle-it Soutache Cords

75000900-11   Wine Soutache Cord

75000900-46  Acai Soutache Cord

75000900-45   Alloy Soutache Cord

Fish Leather

751-35101-02  Light Grey Suede Fish Leather

751-35101-03   Plum Suede Fish Leather

751-35101-01   Black Suede Fish Leather

Pearls

27758101096 313  Swarovski 6mm Lavender Pearl

27758101245 001  Swarovski 12mm Light Grey Pearl

27758101160 328  Swarovski 8mm Blackberry Pearl

Beads

45s 1960206004700 Preciosa Siam 6mm

45s 1960204004700 Preciosa Siam 4mm

27004139 Czech Fire Polished Garnet 6mm

27004137 Czech Fire Polish Garnet 4mm

27290000-41 Ori Crystal Donut Amethyst 4x6mm

680-02069  Czech Square Metallic Mix 3.4mm

45s1960203003600 Preciosa Round Jet 3mm

45s1960204003307 Preciosa Round Jet 4mm

45s6930205003600 Preciosa Round Jet 5mm

JB Vintage Atelier

Black Cabochons

Chain

Czech Rhinestone Cup Chain