In Contrast Project Featuring New Etched Pip Beads and Terra Intensive Beads

New project from Preciosa linked here.

Earrings with PRECIOSA Terra Intensive Matt Seed Beads

Try out the PRECIOSA Engraved Pip Pressed Beads in combination with distinctive seed beads in the PRECIOSA Terra Intensive Matt color finish. You can choose from 11 bright colors on the seed beads. The combination of the smooth brilliance of the beads and the matt colors of the seed beads provides a highly interesting look!

Make these earrings in contrasting colors according to our tutorial; they are sure to be a winner!

Designer Helena Chmelíková

My PRECIOSA Beads – The 2021 CONTEST

The last topic of the #mypreciosabeads contest is “Carmine Poinsettia” using Three-Cuts or Two-Cuts seed beads.

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER  Closing date: 20th December, 2021

Create the basic component (a flower) from the tutorial and expand it into your own original piece of bead art.

Tutorial for Carmine Poinsettia   Carmine-poinsettia

All Contest Information is here.

Beaded Rosettes and Badges Project Patterns and PDF

Beaded Rosettes and Badges Project Patterns and PDF is linked here.
If you found our blog after seeing our most recent advertisement WELCOME!  The links to the project PDF to make the Rosettes and Badges are right here on this page.  We also have links to the John Bead products used for each of the products.
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Beaded Rosette – Style One
John Bead Czech Beads, Goodfelt and tools used linked here.
Beaded Rosette – Style Two
John Bead Czech Beads, Goodfelt and tools used linked here.
Bead Embroidered Necklace
John Bead Czech Beads, Recipe Box, Goodfelt and tools used are linked here.
Goodfelt Beading Foundation is linked here.
John Bead Czech Seed Beads are linked here.
Beaded Rosettes and Badges Project Patterns and PDF is linked here.
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Terra Intensive Beads Pendant

When I first saw the new Terra Intensive beads from Preciosa I remarked that the beads were little tiny jewels.  They look absolutely beautiful by themselves.

Lena Gillespie was one of the first designers to work with the beads and this memory wire bracelet she designed featured a pretty dangle with matching beads.

I decided to make some straight dangles also.  Using one 10/0 bead as a stopper on my head pin, I added the bigger beads to my head pin in single colours.  I counted the beads so I could create a cascading effect.

I used a longer head pin and cut them shorter as needed.  I also set up my stringing wire and added one EZ Crip to keep my project together.

I could not decide if I wanted a bead spacer or not.  I tried them strung first with the Terra Intensive rose beads as spacers.

It looked pretty, but it did not give me the finished look I wanted.

So I restrung them like this.  A second EZ Crimp finished the stringing wire end.

Now I had a pendant really showcasing the colors of the Terra Intensive bead collection.


Terra Intensive Bead Collection is here.

Ez Crips are here

Beadalon Stringing Wire is here.

Head pins are here.


PRECIOSA Terra Intensive Beads – Prepare For Truly Hot Colors!

We just love this!  The Terra Intensive Beads in a fabulous necklace!

Designer: Hana Cerna

The PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ range has an extensive color base. We now present the PRECIOSA Terra Intensive summer color collection.  This involves surface finishes in 11 shades on chalk ranging from clear yellow through to chocolate brown. You can combine these bright colors to create attractive and highly absorbing patterns.