Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Madagascar Look

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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.

The model is Adrienne Hayley Dayes.   (Photo from CHSI)

Our Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva designed an “out of the ordinary collection of jewelry that is delightfully different, chic and of course trendsetting.”

One of the looks he styled features a spectacular necklace which also appear in the latest Perles et Cetera magazine as a step by step.   The english translation is provided in this post.

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Madagascar Necklace Designed by Fernando DaSilva, Creative Director, John Bead Corp

In 2015, PRECIOSA ORNELA introduced a new pressed bead known as the PRECIOSA Ripple™. The circular bead has a centrally located hole and the undulating surface of the bead causes a ripple to pass through the metallic decoration in both the shiny and matt finish.

Designers around the world are combining the Ripple™ with other beads and discovering that it can also be strung and showcased in a number of unique ways.

Fernando chose to recreate the look of an African necklace usually made with horn discs. These African bead necklaces are called Laguidibá and are usually in black or brown. Fernando created his own version of this distinct style by stacking Ripple™  beads colours in blocks.

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“I wanted to design a necklace that would be an homage to the hardworking African woman. She’s wearing beautiful fabrics and jewels. She is positive and the heart of the family. Beauty is a daily routine. I wanted to express this attitude with glass beads.”

Recreating this tiered necklace and customizing it to your own colour pallet is not difficult if you follow a few simple jewelry-making steps.

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  1. Select your Ripple™ beads and divide your strands into small piles of sixteen beads.

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  1. String three different strands:

Strand one features seven colour sets. (7 x16)

Strand two has six colour sets (6X16)

Strand three has five colour sets (5X16)

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  1. A unique Global Chic teardrop bead was added to both ends of the strands before finishing with a wire guardian and crimp bead. Fernando used two crimp beads to ensure his beads were securely strung.

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  1. The three strands were then attached with a jump ring to the dream catcher connector. The placement of the strands is important to ensure you have the tiered effect. Also, he thought the dream catcher component would be perfect for matching earrings.

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  1. A clasp is your last step. If you would like to wear the necklace slightly longer or simply make it fit better, a necklace extender will finish the necklace so that anyone can wear it.

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Ripple™ beads also work beautifully on elastic cording. Leftover beads can be easily sorted for matching bracelets. The ethnic chic look can be achieved with the addition of matched and stacked bracelets.

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The bracelets and the necklace are completely on trend this summer.

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The earrings for this look are also showstoppers.  Fernando continued “I really wanted big earrings so I created a vintage inspired chandelier earring set with semi precious drops and beads.  The beads have been added to filigree earrings hand set with more ripple beads.

Signature Products Used From John Bead Corp

27800957-17s5       Turquoise Alabaster Preciosa Ripple Beads

27800957-04s5       Copper Preciosa Ripple Beads

27800957-65s8       Silk Matt Yellow Czech Preciosa Ripple Beads

27800957-75s8       Silk Matt Periwinkle Czech Preciosa Ripple Beads

27800957-18s5       Opaque Medium Red Czech Preciosa Ripple Beads

27800957-19s5       Black Opaque Czech Preciosa Ripple Beads

32630137                 Dream catcher Pendant/Connector

27600215-00          Abstract Black/White Global Chic Tear Drops

25000666                 Beadalon Wire .018/49Strand

24002013                 4mm Bead Crimp Cover Stardust

24001016                 Wire Guardian

22801027                 7mm Jump Ring

23440047                 26mm Lobster Clasp

This final post is number six in our series from the Creativity on The Catwalk show

Look One – Golden Butterscotch can be viewed here.

Look Two – Wild Boho can be reviewed here.

Look Three – The Global Jet-Setter

Look Four – The Nomadic Travellor

Look Five – Let It Swing Look

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing 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 ordinary collection of jewelry that is delightfully different, chic and of course trendsetting.”

The unique embroidered dresses were hand picked by Fernando in Brazil in January.

Here is a closer look at just one of the six models he styled.  

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

Fernando said  “Our model Zoe Diana Parker added poses, drama, sensuality and a strong dose of  “I gotta no time for BS… hello”  vibe to this special look on the runway – she is incredibly beautiful.”Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

A long necklace featuring a wired flower by Lena Gillespie of Purple Lace Designs designed to almost blend with the embroidering lines of the navy blue kaftan. Lena’s wire and beaded flowers uses our Tropical Punch flower maker as the centre.  You can see more of them in an earlier blog post linked here.

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

Fernando continued “I really wanted big earrings so I created a vintage inspired chandelier earring set with white opaque glass drops – her high ponytail highlights them.”

They beads have been added to filigree earrings hand set with crystal stones and chain tassels.

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

The bracelets were used in their natural state – just plain blank brass cuffs, but one of them was paired with the beaded charm bracelet.  The ring you see is a finished item in our John Bead Outlet.

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Let It Swing Look

Global Chic semi-precious bead drops were combined with white opaque glass beads for this spectacular bracelet.  Each bead was individually attached to a finished chain link bracelet.

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In closing, Fernando remarked “Zoe turned my handmade jewelry into a Rodeo Drive accessory.  I love this look and I loved her catwalk untouchable diva attitude.”

This is post five in our series from the Creativity on The Catwalk show.

Look One – Golden Butterscotch can be viewed here.

Look Two – Wild Boho can be reviewed here.

Look Three – The Global Jet-Setter

Look Four – The Nomadic Travellor

Seneca College Fashion Show

It’s always great to support local talent and designers. On Wednesday April 13th, a group of our staff were happy to attend this year’s annual Sececa College Fashion Show !

Seneca’s 2011 Redefining Design was held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. The show featured 45 up and coming fashion design students. As well as a cocktail hour before, which gave viewers a chance to see the students garments outside the auditorium.

The other exhibits featured were from the Fashion Visual Merchandising Arts program. Where students showcased a variety of elaborate displays. It also featured makeup artistry of Cosmetic Techniques and Management students, creations by Floral Design students.

“Seneca students come from all over the world and I am pleased to see their diverse talents and inspiration showcased in the end of year show,” said Seneca College President David Agnew. “Redefining Design is a celebration of the success of our students and an opportunity for industry leaders and notable alumni to connect with these up-and-coming designers.”

Check out the images below for some of the latest fashion trends from Seneca’s students;

Donna, Denise, Laura, Rishma and Lilla

 

Opening design by Amy Liu, the pieces looked liked outer skeleton ribs and bodily organs wrapped like blood vessels. Blue, red, black and white were the featured colors.

  

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 Very unique, textures with dangling bubbles and exaggerated balloon shape skirts by Michelle Chen.

Silun Chens designs featured florescent lights immerging from all white garments in the darkened auditorium. Models wore black spotted tights that gave way for the contrasting garments.

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 Seneca winner was Katie Hodgson for her tubular knits, tight pleats and crafting her own Gaga-esque heel-less platforms.

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A group favourite. Textured tiny pleats reminiscent of a tree trunk and tubular knits attached to create this dynamic 3D design.  

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Alexandria Layton used lots of fur and feathers in her collection, something that’s been popular this seasons. She created some beautiful wearable looks with a backwoods, igloo feel.

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Neckline full of gems and sparkle. This Indian inspired collection was full of glitz with crystal embellishments.

More jewels and glamorous layered dresses by Mary Mariades.

 

 

Second place winner from the Floral design program. I love how she used metallic lilac aluminum wire for her assemblyand pops of crystal.

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Another beautiful design by Seneca Floral design student by Shannin Morgan. 

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Displays by the Fashion Merchandising students. Big and Colourful !

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Saw lots of use of cut out paper shapes creating flowers , butterflies and birds.

   

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Rishma’s having fun too !

Special thank you to Martha Mintsopoulos for coordinating tickets for John Bead staff.