Monday, February 20, 2012

StarPicks Designs

We wanted to share with you an amazing piece by a fabulous designer, Christy Drexel of Round Robin. Christy used beads from her StarPicks program box, embellished it with beads from her own collection to come up with this amazing one of a kind necklace.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Construction Zone - Woman at Work

Creativity on the verge of insanity
I came across this picture I took before Christmas and thought other designers could relate to my madness. It's cleaned up now, but I do remember knowing exactly where every jump ring, needle and pressed bead was located (except for scissors, I could never find scissors!). My method was simple: restrict my bead selection to only the new items on the table. That way I could challenge myself and focus on innovation.  The finished products along with free patterns can be found in our Bead Store Idea Book, which was launched in Tucson earlier this year.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tucson Fashion

It thought I'd share this necklace I made using the new beads available at our Gem Mall booth in Tucson.  I needed a long, wraparound necklace to compliment the shirt in the background of the photo above.  The pink and purple beads matched perfectly and I added the turquoise ovals to add contrast. Each beaded segment is spaced apart using textured cable chain. Using small lengths of chain to connect beaded eye pins can help beaders of all skill levels create quality jewelry in the latest fashion to coordinate any outfit.