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Beadalon Design Team Scoop

Beadalon Design Team Members Katie Hacker and Fernando Dasilva just returned from an inspiring, educational trip to the SWAROVSKI NORTH AMERICA Headquarters in Rhode Island.

The training included an amazing trend presentation featuring SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS' innovations for Autumn/Winter 2011/12. According to their report, "The latest innovations look back in order to move forward, and draw on nature and botanics for inspiration. "

One of the highlights of the trip for both designers was getting to know some of the other CREATE YOUR STYLE Ambassadors and their favorite techniques. Wire wrapping, wire crochet and combining metalsmithing techniques with crystals are among the hot trends in that group.

Katie and Fernando are both teaching classes using Beadalon and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS at CREATE YOUR STYLE in TUCSON 2011. And, Beadalon is sponsoring Fernando's workshop on the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Creativity Cruise Hope to see you there!

-Beadalon Blog Team