Saturdays New Item Showcase Saturday proved to be a great success !
This past Saturday John Beads had it’s first New Item Showcase Saturday. Customers had the opportunity to see and purchase Swarovski Elements NEW colors and shapes for the Fall/Winter 2011/2012 season. The three new colors ; Sunflower Yellow, Silver Night Crystal and Light Gold Pearl were well received and customers who had attended Septembers Swarovski Seminar were happy to get their hands on the new items they had been shown in September.
My personal favourite from Swarovski Elements is the Wild Heart Pendant. Available in 12mm, 17mm and 27mm and in Sunflower, Aquamarine, Black Diamond, Crystal, Crystal Golden Shadow, Crystal Silvershade, Crystal Copper, Crystal Red Magma, Indian Pink, Crystal AB, Dark Indigo ,Jet, Rosaline and Tanzanite.
It’s a more modern breakaway from the classic heart shape. The Wild Heart Pendant owes its elongated shape and asymmetric faceting to the nostalgic mood sweeping through the design world. One of Swarovski Elements inspirations is Farmland/Fox. It’s based on a Classic style that embodies rich reds and golds. It plays off floral patterns, that ones your grandmother would wear on her approne. It’s a step towards nature and the comforts of farmlife. The mood is familiar, cozy and warm.
The perfect compliment to this Wild Heart Pendant is leather cording as it makes the overall look more organic. I also combined the Helios Pendant with leather cording further playing off of this Farmland/Fox theme.
Holiday Booklet and Designs
Our in house designer; Thanh Tran showcased New Earring designs for the upcoming Holiday Season. Angels, Evergreen Trees and Light Bulb Earrings were part of her demos, complete with instruction sheets customers could take home. Swarovski Elements Create-Your-Style Website features even more design. ( Ask us what items we carry that are featured on other designs)
Rishma, our newest in house designer, did demos with Tila beads and farfalles. And with her bubbly personality, who wouldn’t get exited about beads !? She did a great job showing the Farfalle Ball Earring and the Tila Cuff Bracelet. The tila cuff bead is shown below. It’s a great piece for the fall season. The creator of the bracelet our designer Brianna Walsworth choose the Rasberry Gold Iris Tilas because of their beautiful iridescence and the way the bead shows many colors as the light reflects off it. She complimented it with the Gunmetal Tila that is easily matched to any color of clothing. Brianna also prefers to work with A Sterling Silver findings to ensure strength and durability of her jewellery pieces. This piece is beautiful and finely crafted, if you’re up for the challenge, it takes approx. 4 hours to complete.
Bead weaving: How to start
You need 10 strands 1 ½ to 2 ft long to start.
3 strands in one bead tip for the outer wires and 2 strands in one bead tip for the middle wires.Materials Used:
690TL00-2005B Raspberry Gold Iris Tila Beads
690TL00-2001B Gunmetal Tila Beads
63900502 Delica Beads
96003084 Sterling silver 4 strand tube clasp
96003001 Sterling silver bead tips
250STW01430SLV Soft Touch fine wire
68003005 Farfalle -Bow Beads (Farfalle)-Cut 2x4mm Opaque Blue Iris
690DB00-1211V Delica 11/0 RD Grey Mist Silver Lined
17402328 Pearl Bead-PEARLS 16mm WHITE
74423057-01 BEADALON WILDFIRE .006″ 0.15mm BLACK- Thread
74701009-07 Artistic Wire- ART WIRE 18G Lead/Nickel SAFE PURPLE-spool
26001000-78 HEADPIN SILVER 2″ 10pcs x12