Monday, March 14, 2011

From the Studio: Fernando Dasilva




Here's an overview of jewelry making components I will be working with on my next designs. Clockwise from top left: Filigree silver-plated beads; lush antique brass and copper chains;  Beadalon 7 Silverose™, Silvergold™ and Champagne; Artistic Wire® tinned copper; colored wood leaves and colored filigree beads; Tierra Cast® assortment of  charms and pendants, metallic brushed gold-plated beads;  John Bead Corporation latest findings (pewter findings, circles, Czech glass beads from "Icy" collection (loved it); white matte chains and Morrocan ceramic tube beads; papier marche beads; SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in light silver and new sunflower shades.



In the center you can see a necklace I created while demonstrating in Tucson. I used Artistic Wire in three different colors and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in shades coordinated with the accents of the focal bead. All the comments made by attendees and friends at Beadalon's booth were incredibly positive about that necklace... I love to create new pieces at the "moment" of the demos. I feel more liberated, happier and empowered when I have to create without filters. The result is fantabulous, DaliciUus and casually chic!



DaliciUus color palette. It takes the imagination to "Alice in Wonderland"…fun, mystic and glamourous. Plus, three powerful Beadalon stringing wires in innovative colors for jewelry designers.

-Fernando Dasilva
Beadalon Design Team Member
www.modern-expressions.blogspot.com

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