This whimsical and fruity bracelet was achieved by adding polymer clay fruit slices to carrier beads.
Carrier beads have been trending in the beading world for some time as designers continue to showcase them covered in seed beads.
This necklace is a perfect example of what you can do with the beads. (see link to purchase the pattern by clicking above image)
I really like the beads as they are. I have been referring to them as “chicklets” a type of gum I like. I decided to slice some polymer clay resin canes really thin so I could decorate a few of the beads.
I glued my slices to one side of 9 beads. A day or two later I decided to just fill in a few of the open areas with crystals.
My bracelet now has some plain carrier beads and some fruity designs. I think it is always nice to personalize a design with a few unusual components.
New step by step for this jacket linked right here.
We have a limited selection of these glow in the dark pendants.
The video below shows it in action.
We know the lights will not last forever, so happily many people will love the pendant as is, and not realize it can glow. Batteries can be replaced. They last about three hours in total “on” time.
We are happy to share a new downloadable project PDF created by the Rhombus bead designer, Lena Gillespie. This is a beginner level wire-wrapped project that creates a glamorous set of earrings using the new Rhombus 2-hole bead.
Have You Seen Our New and Exclusive New Bead?
We believe that new beaders will enjoy working with the Rhombus bead because they will be able to complete a project quickly.
There are 36 wonderful colors to choose from!
We can think of thousands of ways you could add beads to these Instant Pendants allowing you to create gorgeous finished and professional looking pieces in no time.
We have an Instant Pendant project PDF to share with you! Link is right here!
Today Swarovski officially launches their latest collection.
Here is a brief look at the new innovations.
“When it comes to Swarovski’s innovations, our clients have always been among our biggest sources of inspiration. This season’s innovations express the desire for uniqueness. Individualism is a growing megatrend that is poised to impact the lifestyle of the future. More and more, uniqueness, self-discovery and self-expression are becoming part of our DNA and a new measure of value in our society. Under the motto
“Be Yourself,” we have translated this desire into crystal innovations reflecting four aspects of self-discovery: “Check Yourself,”
“Find Yourself,” “Excess Yourself,” and “Dress Yourself”.
NEW CRYSTAL PEARL COLOR – Crystal Iridescent Tahitian Look Pearl
Asali is the Swahili word for Honeycomb.
Techniques: basic bead weaving knowledge, right angle weave.
The Hexx shape couldn’t be more on trend right now.
With the focus on bees and the honeycomb, this bead is perfect to create a shape that is loved.