Thread Wrapped Metal Cuff

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This bangle is a great opportunity to create a fresh summer look with a few components.

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I glued a broken rhinestone section to the blank metal bracelet.  The rhinestone chain allowed me to space my thread wrapping perfectly.

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I wrapped the bangle with embroidery floss.  This is the backside.

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I used a small section of leather to cover the inside of the bracelet.

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Super finished and clean.

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Our cuffs are available in several widths.

Halloween Inspiration!

Don’t be frightened to plan your Halloween projects, classes or costumes!  We have plenty of beads, skulls, trims, feathers, masks, sequins and more to make this occasion easy to organize.

 

Here are a few of my favorite things for Halloween costumes, jewelry and decorating from our Catalog.

 

 

 

Trend Alert – Are You Seeing Butterflies?

Left to right:
Leigh and Luca scarf, Brian Atwood Shoe, Sophia Webster boot
Alex Bittar brooch, Erickson Beamon necklace,
Erickson Beamon necklace, Tabitha Simmons shoe, Mattijs Necklace

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 in seeing anything that is jewelry related.

John Paul Gautier, Valentino, Valentino

The fashion imagery from Paris last week inspired me to take a closer look.

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Isn’t this a showstopper?

Simple, elegant, collaged, photographed, beaded or metal.  No matter how butterflies are featured they are a wonderful addition to a design piece.

Butterflies also appear throughout the John Bead catalog.  A simple search request for butterfly gave me dozens of categories to choose from.  Here are just a few of my favorites.

Swarovski Beads, flat backs and pendants in dozens of colours and sizes.

Charms and pendants in various metallic colours.

There are butterfly trims.

 

You will find butterflies made from gem stones and pressed glass.

Metal blank butterflies are ideal to stamp words onto.

 There dozens of gorgeous sequinned and beaded motifs.  Costume designers love these.

You’ll even find butterflies in our craft area.  These are made from foam.

Nylon Mesh

Last year, and it is so funny to be able to say last year already, I showed you some examples of what you can do with nylon mesh.

The mesh is an inexpensive stringing material.  You can add beads into the tube or you can sew them to the outside of the tube.

It can be used in many different ways.

As you can see from this picture…if you fill the tube with Swarovski crystals…you can expect to pay a great deal for a nylon mesh necklace.