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Creativity on the Catwalk – The Nomadic Traveller Look

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 … Continue reading

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Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Wild Boho Look

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 … Continue reading

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Year Of The Horse

Have you picked up one of the wonderful “Year of The Horse” stamps from Canada Post?These collectible series are always beautifully printed with special embossing and gilding. This years stamp is particularly beautiful. Horse imagery has appeared in a number … Continue reading

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Trend Alert – Are You Seeing Butterflies?

I have been seeing butterflies everywhere I look right now.  Have you? Entire butterflies, parts of butterflies and wings are constantly catching my eye. They are being cut from so many different fibers and materials. Naturally I am very interested … Continue reading

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Icon Inspiration Necklace

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 “how-to” with you in English. … Continue reading

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Cameos – Forever in Style

A few months ago we had a discussion in the board room about cameos.  When I was asked I said “cameos never go out of style.”  I believe cameos are timeless because so many designers have found new ways to … Continue reading

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Trend Watching With Fernando

Last week Fernando Dasilva was in New York and he managed to spend a little time people and window watching.  These are some of the trends he picked up. — I can positively say that  burgundy or bordeaux, navy blue … Continue reading

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Swarovski Elements Spring/Summer 2014 Trend Report – Part 4

Last week we learned more about the trends predicted by Swarovski for the upcoming year.  Looking ahead to Spring/Summer 2014, four themes emerge: MINIMALIST REFINEMENT (Classic) is defined by sculptural silhouettes trimmed with crystal in monochrome shades, including the new … Continue reading

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Swarovski Elements Spring/Summer 2014 Trend Report – Part 3

  This second bracelet designed by Thanh Tran will have you taking a closer look at the new new Swarovski Innovations catalogue highlighting the 2014 Spring/Summer collection.  Last week we learned more about the trends predicted by Swarovski for the … Continue reading

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Swarovski Elements Spring/Summer 2014 Trend Report – Part 2

I am certain that this bracelet designed by Thanh Tran will have you taking a closer look at the new Swarovski Elements pave beads at John Bead.  The bracelet appears in the new Innovations order catalogue highlighting the 2014 Spring/Summer … Continue reading

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