by Patti Kubran. (Redwood Valley, Calif) With a piece of driftwood & some leftover beads, you can create something different for Spring & Summer. Just drill some holes & string some beads. Fun change of pace. Patti Kubran West Coast Jewelry Designs … [Read more...] about Window or Garden Art with Leftover Beads
by Liz Juneau. (Savannah, GA) I have always loved pearls - every shape, size, color and even their corresponding names - coin, petal, button, rice, etc. I had gotten away from designing with pearls as much because, let's face it, there are a lot of beads out there! Recently, I got back to using my stash of pearls. I find designing with pearls fairly easy … [Read more...] about Not Your Mother’s Pearls
by Judithanne Westrope. (The Southwest) I made this from a 7" hat pin blank and orphan beads. These are always unique, a good way to use interesting beads and sell pretty well. A drop of superglue holds the beads in place. Judithanne Westrope TheMermaidsSong (etsy) … [Read more...] about Vintage Style Hat Pin
by Marlies Bates. (Fairmont, WV United States) My first original beaded belt buckle that was planned out on graph paper and using colored pencils to create such a colorful pattern. Then, using 11/0 seed beads in the corresponding colors worked this up on a bead loom. The piece is then stitched onto leather and added the buckle piece sandwiched in between another … [Read more...] about Beaded Belt Buckle
by Nancy Vaughan. (San Diego, CA) I recently finished two more sun catchers, one for summer and the other for spring. The spring one is a cherry tree in full blossom. Quite by accident I found a new source for gem stone and glass chips. They had the perfect green for a summer tree plus a great color for cherry blossoms. The summer tree has three … [Read more...] about Spring and Summer Tree Sun Catchers
by Nancy Vaughan. (San Diego, CA) I wanted to make a Summer tree sun catcher but I hit a snag trying to find a variety of transparent greens in chips. Beads are too smooth and uniform to make the irregular shapes I want. So on to the next season. Spring was much easier to make. Peridot leaves and red glass drop flowers and a few deep green Czech rondelles to … [Read more...] about Spring and Autumn Sun Catchers
by Janine. (Holliston, MA) Hi guys! I hope you have had a relaxing summer! Now it's crunch time with the holidays coming. I have been completing collections all summer. I built up my email database by having drawings at my summer events, I have built up my Instagram audience to 3,000 people and I now am working on building my Pinterest … [Read more...] about Getting Ready For the Busy Season
by April. (Texas, USA) Books, beads, and rocks are my favorite things. Miniature books make me giddy. BUT miniature books that can be made into jewelry is swoon-worthy! About two years ago I turned a miniature book I made into a necklace, and then made earrings to match. I really enjoy making miniature books and I really enjoy making jewelry. When I found … [Read more...] about Books! Making Miniature Book Charms for Swag Bags!
by Joybelle Malcolm. (Marietta, GA) I enjoy making chunky charms because of their versatility. These charms may be used as purse charms, waist belt charms, auto visor charms, and even as interchangeable necklace charms. Creativity and individuality are the two difficult tasks involved because there are so many combinations. I love hearing the sounds … [Read more...] about Chunky Charms
by Teri Griffith. (Davie Florida) I know most people like to purchase brand new items for their homes, gardens or gifts. There are a few people like me who love all items with a back story, a former life. So it is with my jewelry creations, paintings, and garden art. For me, there is a certain type of beauty in the found and forgotten items lurking … [Read more...] about Jewelry for Your Garden and Home
by Barbara. (USA) Can anyone please identify the stones in this necklace? Thank you. Barbara … [Read more...] about Can Someone Please Identify these Stones?
by Colleen. (Webster, NY) Since I dislike spiders this was a challenge. I kept seeing these on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try. It was a great way to use up beads AND help get over a fear. I was so absorbed in making my first one, I didn't realize how much it looked like a spider til I sat back and examined it...YIKES. Now I can't wait to make more. I … [Read more...] about Creepy but Fun