Beading

New Swarovski Elements for Fall/Winter 2013-4

Light Turquoise

The new Swarovski Elements for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2013 has been announced, and they’re so pretty! My favorites elements are: Light Turquoise Light Turquoise Crystal Pearls in Neoncolors Crystal Pearls in Neoncolors Crystal Grey Pearl Crystal Grey Pearl Aren’t these gorgeous? I can’t wait to buy them and try them with some designs … (more …

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Beaders’ Guide to Jewelry Metals – some resources

Sterling silver? Silver plated? Gold plated or gold filled? What what is rhodium? There are so many metals to choose from when creating and buying jewelry! Here are my top 5 online resources to learn about jewelry metals: I found a great article on FireMountainGems with a guide to the different jewelry metals, including silver plated …

Beading Reviews

Bead store – PandaHall.com

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of jewelrybeads for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. As a jewelry artist, I’m always searching for online stores selling beads and beading materials. Today’s store is PandaHall.com. They have a huge selection of acrylic beads, swarovski crystals, lampwork beads, metal and glass beads, as well …

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February birthstone – Amethyst

February birthstone

This month’s birthstone is one of my favorite stones. I love Amethyst, it gives the jewelry such a delicate romantic look. Here’s more info on this gorgeous birthstone: February Birthstone : Amethyst Birthstone Color: Purple If gazing into the sparkling purple depths of an Amethyst suffuses you with a sense of powerful well being, this is …

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January birthstone – Garnet

january birthstone

January Birthstone : GarnetBirthstone Color: Deep Red One glance at the deep red seeds nestled inside of a pomegranate fruit explains why the word “garnet” comes from the Latin word “granatus,” meaning “grain” or “seed.”  This name was given to the garnet because of its close resemblance to the succulent pomegranate seed.  But don’t bite …

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Long time no post …

I know, I know, I haven’t posted in awhile … It doesn’t mean I haven’t created new jewelry because I have, and they’re gorgeous! I hope to have some time during the weekend to photo everything and upload. I can tell you now there’s a gorgeous spiral bracelet waiting to be shown to the world …

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Amazing shell beads!

Look at these amazing paua shell beads I found! When I was young I had a necklace with these kind of shell beads, and only now discovered their name and where they can be found. I found these beads in Fire Mountain Gems website (no, I’m not affiliated with them …). They have many more …

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