Creativity on The Catwalk Show – The Global Jet-Setter 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. (Photo from CHSI)

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Our Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva designed an “out of the ordinary collection of jewelry that is delightfully different, chic and of course trendsetting.”  Here is a closer look at just one of the six models he styled.  The unique embroidered dresses were hand picked by Fernando in Brazil in January.

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Fernando combined a traditional caftan with one of a kind art jewelry.  Sandra Baumgartena is the perfect model for this look because she radiates confidence.  The look implies that she loves drama and texture and Fernando believed if she walked into Diane von Fürstenberg’s office she’d be hired in a moment!

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Sandra’s cuff prominently features wire and beaded flowers hand crafted by Lena Gillespie of Purple Lace Designs.  Her beautiful wirework uses our Tropical Punch flower maker as the centre.

Fernando used our leather sheets to wrap a brass cuff with hand stitched edging and a faux suede lining.  Lovely knots chocolate cord was used for the stitching.

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Leather strips are riveted in place to attach the flowers using the rings already soldered to the back of the flower maker.

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The earring are also show stoppers.

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Filigree is set with a Swarovski crystal stone.  Global Chic semi precious teardrop beads and gold chain tassels create the dramatic dangles.  These earrings could easily be turned into pendants as well.

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The Global Jet-Setter look was completed with the addition of these Czech rings which were already handmade and are being sold in our John Bead Outlet.

This is post three in our series.

Look One – Golden Butterscotch can be viewed here.

Look Two – Wild Boho can be reviewed here.

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Wild Boho 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. (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.”

Here is a closer look at just one of the six models he styled.  The unique embroidered dresses were hand picked by Fernando in Brazil in January.

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Wild boho is modeled by India Farr.  She has on so many spectacular pieces that it will take a moment of looking to see everything.

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First, we hope you noticed the longer necklace with these peyote stitched channel beads from Lena Gillespie.  Fernando selected a gradation of rainbow beads from our John Bead catalog and Lena crafted the beads using the Global Chic channel bead blanks.  The snake chain these beads are strung on is vintage and a special addition to the collection.

 

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The statement necklace Fernando designed for this look is a showstopper.  It has a wildlife western influence.  The turquoise horn pendant with the pewter caps are separated by red coral beads that put a spotlight on the red pattern in the woven hitched braid used as a necklace extension.

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Fernando also referred to this look as our “gypsy nomad.”  There are many cultural references scattered throughout the designs. He wanted to create pieces that would work well together or that could be worn one at a time.

Several sets of earring were designed and ultimately the model wore two distinct one that epitomizes the boho look.

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The earring on the left is exotic and features a waterfall of metal components.  The bells add a musical element and the Turquoise/Navy Global Chic teardrop semi precious beads adds an authenticity to the look.

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The earring on the right began with a dreamcatcher pendant and vintage Czech glass lava beads.  After seeing the unique channel bead Lena Gillespie added a beaded tassels to, Fernando opted for a stunning one of a kind combination.

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The bohemian charm bracelet featured a little bit of everything that was showcased in the earrings and necklaces.

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Last, but not least is the african influenced wrap bracelet.

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Fernando added rivets to the weave but chose to leave the patterns visible.

The “Wild Boho” look was a success.

This is post two in our series.

Look One – Golden Butterscotch can be viewed here.

Creativity on The Catwalk Show – Golden Butterscotch 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. (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.”

Here is a closer look at just one of the six models he styled.  The unique embroidered dresses were hand picked by Fernando in Brazil in January.

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Golden Butterscotch is modeled by Emily Jill Poulter.  Her standout pom pom earrings, necklace, bracelets and rings all require some detailed review.

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The necklace was spectacular.  A completely new design by Fernando taking advantage of the Preciosa Ripple (TM) beads being stacked amongst glass lava beads.

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The colours in this tiered necklace are fresh and the Global Chic vibe is beautifully illustrated.

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Emily’s wrists were well adorned.  One hand modeled a signature Fernando tapestry cord wrap bracelet highlighting black, white, ivory and gold.  A color palette we think is Très Chic!  Our Global Chic channel beads are showcasing seed beads in colours to match.  Her rings were already handcrafted and are being sold in our John Bead Outlet.

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The wrap bracelet was paired with this TO DIE FOR beaded cuff.

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The cuff is a collaborative effort between Lena Gillespie of Purple Lace Designs and Fernando.  It is the perfect example of what happens when one designer takes a look at another designer’s project.

 

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Originally, Lena had created a very large wire and beaded leaf shape for a different project with Fernando.  Fernando saw the cuff in the shape and added bells and tassels to close the cuff.  A wonderful result!

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We’ll continue featuring our runway looks throughout the Spring.

Creativ Festival Workshops

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Are you attending the Creativ Festival in Toronto this month?  John Bead is sponsoring three fantastic workshops.  The Dates are October 15,16 and 17, 2015.

Retro Brooch to Statement Necklace – Beginner to Intermediate Class with Carmi Cimicata

Capture the look and feel of the 1950’s with this statement necklace featuring a removable beaded floral brooch.  In this class you will discover the joys of beading with a needle and thread on a perforated disk to create classic and contemporary brooches.  As a focal design, the brooch adds a touch of glamour to the necklace, which features unique polyester pipe cords, leather tassels and clusters of vintage inspired Lucite beads from the Tropical Punch product line by John Bead.  The matching earrings are cleverly coordinated to match.  

3 Hour Workshop – Thu 1:00 to 4:00 FDaSilva-Blossoming Cuff(300dip)

Blossoming Cuff – Intermediate Class with Fernando DaSilva

Learn how to glamourize soft leather and Lucite components to create a trendy and hip cuff bracelet in this multimedia workshop. You’ll assemble a flower using Lucite petals and crystallize with flat back crystals. Add detail with hand stitching using wax cotton cord. String, glue, rivet and leather stitch your way to a beautiful and unique cuff with eye-catching sparkle.

3 Hour Workshop – Fri 1:00 to 4:00

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Fernando’s sunny disposition promises to add glam and a splash of colour to the long winter season with this necklace inspired by Billie Holiday. In this back to basics workshop, you’ll work with fantastic Lucite components from the Tropical Punch collection by Dazzle-it™ while perfecting stringing techniques. Learn to assemble exotic flowers using the new Flower Maker findings combined with a high tech polyester pipe.

3 Hour Workshop – Sat 1:00 to 4:00

 

Leather Crafting For the Catwalk – Post Five

Here is a closer look at a necklace that went down the catwalk during the “Goddesses and Gladiators” runway show in the United Kingdom.

The necklace was designed by Fernando DaSilva exclusively for the Craft & Hobby Stitch International Show.

 

 

Leather Crafting For the Catwalk – Post Four

Here is a closer look at another set of jewelry that went down the catwalk during the “Goddesses and Gladiators” runway show in the United Kingdom.

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British models wearing leather and crystal Swarovski accents designed by Fernando DaSilva exclusively for the Craft & Hobby Stitch International Show in Birmingham – UK.