The Not So Creepy Crystal Spiderwed

The spiderweb is so easy to make, but it is hard to create a creepy spiderweb for halloween when you use beautiful glass Ori beads for your project.

I have been making some gorgeous ornaments with my beads and the Dazzle-it Snowflake frame.  The frames are available in three sizes and today’s spiderweb is a medium sized frame.

I had just the right amount of black crystals for my project.

Once all my prongs were filled I started to add my webbing.  A simple twist of a wire was all I needed to hold the beads in place.

I tried to make it less perfect by adding one less bead here and there.

I was starting to get nervous that I would run out of beads.  Luckily I had a third strand of these smaller black beads.  In the end, I used three 8 inch strands of small beads and one and a half strands of the larger bead.

I am very pleased with the final webbing.  Now I am on the hunt for an actual spider to attach to it.

Dazzle-it In Bead Style New Issue

The February 2014 issue of Bead Style features several jewelry pieces designed by Fernando DaSilva.

Fernando’s necklace is also on the cover of this issue.

Here are some of the Dazzle-it products Fernando used for his Rhapsody in blue necklace.

Faux Suede Tassels

Faux Suede Lace

Ori Crystals

 

 

Crystal Snowflake Ornaments

I don’t think there is a jewelry maker or beader on the planet that would not want a beaded snowflake.

The idea is so simple!  This wire frame is the perfect design to showcase a great collection of crystals or other beads.

Tools are minimal.  It is a good idea to have a round nose plier handy.

Once you have added beads to a section, a twist with your plier keeps them in place.

These are classic colours for a snowflake.

The rondells were a great way to keep my centre balanced.

The snowflakes are packaged in three sizes.

3.75 inch – 8 pieces,  6 inches – 5 peices and 9 inches – 5 peices

Dazzle-it Crystal Bead Bracelets!

Fernando DaSilva made this collection of bracelets to showcase some of the new glass beads in the Dazzle-it collection.

The bracelets feature fimo discs that Fernando embellished with crystal flat backs.

These fimo discs are 80% off!

The hot pink is of course my favorite!  These neon colours are completely on trend right now.

The link to the new glass neon beads is right here.

The link to all the neon crystal donuts is here.

The 80% off fimo discs are linked here.

THE Most Fabulous Stack of Dazzle-it Bracelets!

Fernando DaSilva has created a collection of spectacular bracelets that feature the best and the brightest beads in the Dazzle-it new spring collection!

He used Dazzle-it Ori crystals,  semi-precious special shaped beads and rattail to make the most beautiful tassles!

Each of these bracelets look wonderful on their own too!

The combinations Fernando made between dark and light crystals added a great deal of interest to the bracelets.

One buddha per piece was indeed more than enough to showcase that special strand of semi precious beads.

The neon colours just pop!

 

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