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Showing posts from October, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I created this necklace a couple of years ago to embellish my Halloween costume. It looks intricate but is deceptively simple to make. Find the complete materials and instructions below. Here’s to a positively haunting Halloween!  MATERIALS:  •  Katiedids™ Creative Components 5-hole round donut #356B-522 •  18 Siam 4mm Crystallized™ - Swarovski Elements bicones •  15 Siam 4mm Crystallized™ - Swarovski Elements helixes •  12 jet 6mm Crystallized™ - Swarovski Elements helixes •  Siam 8mm Crystallized™ - Swarovski Elements helix •  Jet 8mm Crystallized™ - Swarovski Elements helix •  Jet 8mm Crystallized™ - Swarovski Elements cube •  14 red 8mm glass crow (or white heart) beads •  19 silver 5mm daisy spacers •  1.5mm black Greek Leather cord #JLEGK1.5BLK-05M •  Clear Supplemax #JN0.15W-F (or beading thread) •  19 silver medium ball head pins #312B-253 •  Silver eye pin #310B-113 •  20-gauge stainless steel wire* #180S-020 •  Silver medium lobster

Chic & Easy Beading Project: Fernando Dasilva

I created this structural jewelry set using jewelry components by Beadalon, with beads, metal filigree parts from A.C.Moore. The inspiration was the Italian Riviera de La Palm coast, by the Adriatic Sea. Now that summer is over, I think that's a good way of setting our mind on that elegant but laid back attitude that’s typical of the hot and steamy Summer nights...summer skies...summer parties. Delicious!  Click for Instructions Fernando Dasilva Beadalon Design Team Member

JTV’s Jewel School Event

Your Beadalon Design Team is heading to Knoxville, Tennessee for four fun-filled days at JTV’s Jewel School   Headquarters. 150 lucky viewers are traveling in for workshops and inspiration. Here’s a sneak peek at our projects: We’ll be live on JTV’s Jewel School on Thursday 11-2 and Sunday. Be sure to tune in for great deals, tons of inspiration, and more info about JTV’s Design Contest!

Quick Links Rings: Leslie Rogalski

There are so many ways to use Quick Links™ rings and chain! Click here  for tips on how to connect them to each other. And, here’s a link to my blog, where I wrote about antiquing and hand-finishing some links. Leslie Rogalski Beadalon Design Team Member

Watch This! Online TV: Julianna Hudgins

Hosted by creative expert and Beadalon Design Team Member Julianna Hudgins , Inspirations by Julianna Internet TV features creative ideas for livin’ life and havin’ fun! Special LIVE broadcasts are scheduled throughout the year where audience participation in live chat is featured. Each Inspirations by Julianna episode is archived online in its entirety and separate demonstration segments are also made available for viewing 24/7. “My focus is all about “livin’ life” and sharing new products and ideas to help inspire the consumer. From home décor to home business, paper crafting to jewelry, fashion embellishments and more, I love products that work in every aspect of the creative consumer’s life”, says Julianna. “The features of Internet television allows me to share unique finds, educate, inspire and communicate directly with the creative consumer within the social networking community.” Click the link above for more information and to download a schedule. Julianna Hudg

Thinking Pink in October

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month , here’s a list of projects in our design gallery to help you think pink! We’d love to see your cause jewelry. Stop by our Facebook page and tell us all about it! Silver Rose Mystery by Katie Hacker Pink Lemonade by Margot Potter Bubble Candy by Suzie Kwon

Beading Adventures in Kiev Part 2: Dale Cougar Armstrong

Recently I was invited to return to Kiev, Ukraine as an instructor at The Fairy Beads Festival , produced by publisher Yuri Shumansky. Each of the bead festivals held in Kiev has a specific theme. This past August it was dolls. My fellow international instructor, Patty McCord, and I had a blast walking around the show, meeting the artists and admiring their innovative and beautiful creations. Of course, we also did some shopping, and Yuri's wife Natalia presented each of us with a collector doll to remember this year's festival. Many of the exhibitors used a variety of beads and gemstones in their doll designs, this is one of my favorites. Patricia McCord from Nottingham, England and I established a great friendship while in Kiev this year. Teaching around the world is a very gratifying experience for me. Not only am I able to visit exotic places and take in as much of the local art, culture (and food) as I can, but it is also a wonderful learning tool. Not being able to

Beading Adventures in Kiev Part 1: Dale Cougar Armstrong

Many years ago, when I began manipulating wire to make jewelry designs, becoming an instructor was not even on my 'dreams' agenda. Obviously my life changed and I really love teaching, especially "travel-teaching"! Recently I was invited to return to Kiev, Ukraine as an instructor at The Fairy Beads Festival , produced by publisher Yuri Shumansky. One of the best features of my experience is that Beadalon sponsored the wire supplies I needed for my classes! I was one of two invited international instructors, along with Patty McCord, a fabulous beader from Nottingham, England. We were both very honored to have been judges for the festival's jewelry competition, showcasing some of the most amazing beadwork either of us has ever seen. One of the beading contest winners. As a sponsor, Beadalon also had a lovely full page ad in the show program and was mentioned about everywhere during the festival, including the winner's certificates! Two of the very happy

Beads, Baubles & Jewels: Katie Hacker

Get ready for the newest episodes of Beads, Baubles & Jewels ! Series 1500 starts this month on public television stations nationwide. Beadalon has been a proud corporate sponsor of the show since the beginning seven+ years ago. This season, we have great interviews and projects with your favorite jewelry and beading artists like Leslie Rogalski, Lauren Andersen, Sherry Serafini, Kim St. Jean and more. Tune in! Find local viewing times, download free projects and links to videos at Katie Hacker Host of Beads, Baubles & Jewels