Freshwater Pearls and Neon Pink Glass Beads

I am thrilled to share you this latest designer necklace from our Creative Director; Fernando DaSilva.  He designed it to showcase the freshwater pearls in the Dazzle-it catalog.

I am sure this will give you some of your own ideas for showcasing pearls and beads into a signature necklace.

Fernando has a special way of combining sizes and shapes.  There is so much detail in this necklace.

 

I could not agree more with this sentiment.  Fernando did not stop with just the necklace.

He created two possible earring matches.  This chandelier style set is lovely.

The drop set is classic.  I would have a very hard time choosing one set over the other.

 

Our Freshwater Pearl collection is wonderful and provides designers with so many different options for shapes.

There are also several unique colours to choose from.

We released a wonderful new collection of “Neon Round” beads this year.

Dazzle-it Ori glass round Pink Opal strands are available in three sizes; 6mm, 8mm, 10mm.

Crystals, Neons, Precious Gemstones and More!

 

This is just one of the many wonderful samples Fernando Dasilva created for John Bead.  Most weeks I have a hard time keeping up with all his fabulous ideas, especially if we have just been at a trade show or event.  Happily, our photography department sends me some superb images to share with you.

 

This classic wired bracelet features so many of our new Dazzle-it beads.  I see that our new Dazzle-it  neon rounds and our multi colour Buddha’s are featured.  Fernando alos added some pony beads and crystals that make this bracelet explode with colour.

This is what I want to wear on a summer weekend!

Summer Bright Kumihimo and Ori Crystal Interchangeable Necklaces for Perles et Cetera

 

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These necklaces are going to make my summer bright!

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I designed them for the spring issue of Perles et cetera.

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My original idea for a summer necklace was to create something lightweight and bright. I wanted something unusual to pair with all the neon colours being showcased in the fashion world.

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Last year while in Paris, I noted the use of neon in so many different displays and product groupings.  I fell in love with the hot pinks and yellows.  I can’t wait to add some neon to my own wardrobe!

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To begin my summer jewelry collection I started by creating some kumihimo braids on my Dazzle-it kumihimo disk.  Hot pink looked fabulous.

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I also had a spool of bright Dazzle-it rainbow rat tail.  I thought I would see what a kumihimo braid would look like using this multicolour spool.

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I combined it with some gold rattail and created a very unique braid.

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Now, I was torn between the rainbow colour braid and the hot pink braid so I made a new decision. Why not make several interchangeable necklaces?

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Dazzle-it has ten neon Ori crystal colours in its collection.  I chose three two tone colours; pink/white, green/yellow and orange/yellow.

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I made each necklace interchangeable by adding two clasps to each side of the necklace. I have the option of wearing it with the kumihimo braid showing or the crystals.  I can also interchange all the braids and crystal strands.

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If I am feeling daring, I can wear all the necklaces at once!

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Products Used

Dazzle-it Kumihimo Disk

Gold Kumihimo Findings Kit

Dazzle-it Rattail

Dazzle-it Ori Crystal Neon Beads

New Dazzle-it Neon Two Tone Ori Crystals

This is a sneak peak to new Ori crystals coming to John Bead this spring!  They will be available early March.

Neon colours are definitely here to stay for a while!  These new donut shaped two-tone beads are going to make a great addition to your jewelry making projects.

Donut 2Tone Pink/White Neon 6x8mm and 8x10mm

Donut 2Tone Orange/Yellow Neon 6x8mm and 8x10mm

Donut 2Tone Green/Yellow Neon 6x8mm and 8x10mm