3 Tier Beaded Flower Tutorial

by Jenny Lawson. (Australia) Materials: 150cm fishing line 100 gold size 8/0 hex beads (also known as 2 cut beads) 200 red size 8/0 seed beads 35 black size 8/0 seed beads 1 ivory 6mm imitation pearl Techniques: Beadweaving, right angle weave. Difficulty: Medium, knowledge of right angle weave is required.   Step 1: Ball […]

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1980’s Inspired Barefoot Sandal

by Paula Hisel. (Nicholasville, KY)   Inspired by Bon Jovi’s “Diamond Ring” I joined a group called Beaders without Borders and periodically we have a jewelry swap. The theme of our current swap was barefoot sandals. It was inspired by 1980’s rock (Bon Jovi in particular). Each sandal has over 90 unique beads that are […]

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Forged In Fire

by Paul Mattson. (Reno , Nevada)   The Hand Formed beads on this Bracelet are created from Porcelain then glazed. They were then fired overnight at over 1,800 degrees in a Kiln. The colors exploded like a cosmic quasar. Hope you like it! Paul   Comments: Beautiful by: Leigh The cosmic colors on the Porcelain […]

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by Paul Mattson. (Reno , Nevada U.S.A.)   So, I’m at my day job(on my day off !)attending a color and style conference. It was a good presentation of 2011 colors (Pinks, Purples, Greys, Greens and more – nothing really new . But, on the style portion – a chair flipped across and I loved […]

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