June is known for wedding days with tiered cakes, delicious finger foods and of course, the beautiful bride coming down the aisle. From choosing bridesmaids dresses to the color of reception napkins, everything can and will be perfect. Cut back on a little expense by making beautiful wedding jewelry of your own or for the bride with Preciosa crystals and pearls. About half the cost of Swarovski ®, they give off an elegant look without the price.
Czech Tango Beads are a brand new bead introduced by BeadMaster USA. Tango beads are a two-hole, triangular, flat Czech glass bead, which pair perfectly with the Czech SuperDuo 2-hole seed beads or other seed beads, for more intricate and geometrical designs. Much like the popular dance, these tango beads can be weaved to turn different directions and mimic intricate shapes or patterns.
A great addition to any jewelry or crafting project is metal stamping. Personalize a piece by stamping a specific name, inspirational quote, special date, sentiment, etc. There are a variety of fun, decorative designs for stamping, too, such as hearts, animals and flowers. The options are endless!
Take a look at our recommended metal stamping essentials to get you started with this exciting jewelry-making trend.
Goody Beads has a fun collection of watercolor flat leather. With a touch of soft and vibrant hues and strokes of whimsical patterns, watercolor flat leather projects can be perfect for bright summer days ahead. Here are some inspiring bracelet designs you can do with watercolor flat leather.
Our friends at Dakota Stones have been generous to supply us with semi-precious and gemstones beads in a variety of natural stones, shapes, sizes, and finishes. We’re especially fond of the matte-finished gemstones. They are stunning with unique, nature-made cracks, lines, and spots.
Dakota Stones shares with us more about matte finishes and their matte-finish production process:
Here in the Midwest, you know that spring is approaching when people are wearing shorts in 45-degree weather. If you think like me, spring reminds me to clean the winter-long mess inside and outside of the house, a thought that makes me groan. Since I LOVE distractions, let’s do some spring beading projects to ready ourselves for lovely spring days, instead.
Nothing says good morning like budding and blooming tulips in early spring. So of course, the theme for our first spring beading project is tulips. I personally enjoy the freshness of pink tulips. Pairing the subtle color with a gold-accent finding, you get a bold jewelry piece sure to get a conversation brewing.