Jan 12, 2018

Free Tip Friday. More inspiration with Brick Stitch Hearts!

Hi All!
We had so much fun on FB LIVE on Wednesday with Emily's Heart on my Sleeve project that I just had to continue with it on Free Tip Friday this week.

For my version I used the following materials:

I also discussed our new buttons

As well as showing how to add our Czech Drops.

The project from Facebook Group member Susanne was my inspiration for my version of this project.
Susanne's project called Beaded Rag Rug Heart.
Check out the broadcast to see my take on this fun project from Emily. Enjoy and let me know what you make!

Jan 5, 2018

Free Tip Friday: Let's make some Wire Earrings!

Hey Gang!

On Free Tip Friday today we had a bunch of fun creating a mixed media earring with Wire and Irish Waxed Linen.

My inspiration came from member Tracey Watsen, in our Facebook Group, Beadshop Community: The Bead Table. (If you'd like to join, click here and answer three questions.) Thanks so much Tracey for your inspiration and talent. I have added the photo of her creations below.

Great job Tracey!!!

Here are the materials I used for my version of the earring:

One thing I wanted to note when I was making the second pair,  in the first step of wrapping the beads with the waxed linen, I went back through the beads to secure them so they are not loose. Kind of like securing your first stitches in a ladder bracelet. Take a look at the following photo to check out what I mean.

Check out the entire tutorial in the video below and let me know what you make with this technique... I'd love to see it!

Dec 22, 2017

Free Tip Friday: Braided and Knotted Bracelets with Leather Cord

Hey Gang! Thanks so much for joining me on Free Tip Friday. Weren't the leather bracelets a fun project?

You can use any diameter leather, 1mm, 1.5mm and 2mm. Just tailor the leather to the scale of the bracelet you prefer.

You can silk wrap the ends closed or use crimps like our Transitions. Follow the directions in the video to make a Button Knot Closure, or add a button on the end to close.

I also used Zap Glue and our glue on clasps like Cool Luke or Tall and Handsome.

Check out the video below for all the details on how to create your own leather bracelets. Enjoy and let me know what you make!

Dec 20, 2017

The Fitzgerald Necklace in Black

Hi everybody! December 20, 2017 was all about New Year's Eve on Facebook Live and looking back to the Roaring 20's... the time of F. Scott Fitzgerald and elongated, romantic fashion lines, including draped, beaded jewelry. On FB Live Kate and Emily introduced us to the classic, all-white palette.

Then they surprised us with a separate palette for The Gatsby Necklace done in all blacks! 
We're calling the all-black, The Fitzgerald Necklace. You can do this in really any palette. Go to our Color Collection and create your own decadent design! 

Isn't this bold and ready to bring in the new year? Here are the beads they showed:

Dec 15, 2017

Free Tip Friday: Wire, Briolettes and Chain...

Hi Gang!

It was so fun to share one of my FAVE techniques on air today. I think briolettes just add a special touch to a project and I really love the new stones we have in stock now.
As promised, here is the list of ingredients used in the broadcast for the three pairs of earrings I made.

Joy- Sterling Earwire
Strength in Numbers Bright Silver
Petite Rice Pearls
1.5 inch Head Pins Antique Silver
26G Silvertone Wire 
Green Serpentine Briolettes

Big Kidney Wire Silverstone
Tiny Tassel Burgundy and Silver
Petite Rice Pearls
11-592 Ivory Ceylon 11/0 Seed Bead
8-592- Ivory Ceylon 8/0 Seed Bead
Sterling Silver 2mm Round - Large Hole
1.5 inch Head Pins Antique Silver
Garnet Briolettes
28G Silvertone Wire

Teardrop Bauble Antique Silver Chain
Czech Drops Venetian Mix
Amethyst Briolettes
26G Silvertone Wire
Niobium Ear Wires- Gun Metal

Watch the entire broadcast tutorial below. I'd love to see your take on these techniques. Have fun and enjoy wrapping it UP!

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