Archive for May, 2010

Bejeweled Girl

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Rebecca Cullen was the designer for this beautiful necklace. Rebecca started with our Patera Pendant into which she glued a superb vintage girl. Rebecca then added flat back crystals for a bejeweled look. She finished the Patera Pendant with 3D Crystal Lacquer. Rebecca then choose matching beads to create a dazzling necklace!

Vintaj Butterfly Bracelet Kit – Caramel Mocha Swirl

Monday, May 31st, 2010

This is one of our Bracelet Kits – Vintaj Butterfly! It comes in seven colors. This is the Caramel Mocha Swirl, named after one of our Design Beads. This Bracelet is stunning! It is one of the biggest selling bracelets in our store – Gioielli. The combination of the Caramel Mocha Swirl Bracelet being Vintage in style, yet dramatic, makes it a hit.  The Kit is easy to make and comes with all the Vintaj Findings and the Caramel Mocha Swirl Beads. Oh, and it also comes with complete instructions!

Seaweed and Jelly Fish Bracelet

Monday, May 31st, 2010

The Seaweed and Jelly Fish Bracelet was created by Betty Branlund. It was inspired by a necklace  she saw in our store, Gioielli, in Truckee that was designed by Lisa Kan for her incredible book, Bead Romantique. Betty combined so many of our favorite Specialty Beads products to make this unique bracelet. She started with Vintaj Natural Brass Fine Oval Chain and a Swirl Clasp Set (one of my favorites) to make a bracelet. Then Betty added our Lampwork Teardrop Beads. She cut our Italian Mesh Ribbon into strips and tied them onto the bracelet, made a ruffle on each side, twisted the ends, and added a drop of GS Hypo glue. I love that she made the twists extra long and used Bright Green and Brown Mesh Ribbon to give the seaweed feel.

Forget Me Not

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

I created this bracelet with our Lampwork Teardrop Beads and our Italian Mesh Ribbon. It is spectacular and I get lots of notice when I wear it. The framework of the Forget Me Not bracelet is a Vintaj Natural Brass Creative Hoop. The Creative Hoop is threaded into the Italian Mesh Ribbon, a ruffle is made, the Teardrop beads are added and then the process is repeated until the Creative Hoop is filled with Italian Mesh, and Teardrop Beads. I added a Vintaj Elegant Chandelier and Hook to make a unique clasp. It definitely stands out!