Bead Your Own Storybook Jewelry Designs
Who doesn’t love a good fairy tale? My daughters and I have certainly watched our share of Disney princess movies over the years. So naturally, I’m drawn to Beadwork’s Storybook Beading Collection. This gorgeous collection of designs lets you create your own fairy tale or become your own storybook heroine.
Jewelry Designs for Disney Princesses
Like Sleeping Beauty’s untamed, overgrown garden, Tina Koyama’s right-angle weave bracelet features a wild mix of flowers and leaves. You can almost imagine the entire kingdom sound asleep while the foliage takes over.
Carmella Patzlaff’s Mermaid’s Tale Bracelet is reminiscent of The Little Mermaid’s Ariel. The bracelet’s blue-green peanut beads, aqua seed beads, and iridescent blue crystal rondelles bring to mind the quick flicking of a mermaid’s scales just under the surface of the water.
Sandi Wiseheart’s Cinderella 2007 necklace is a modern take on the plain black choker that Cinderella wore to the Prince’s ball. The pink organza ribbon resembles the trim on Cinderella’s original dress (the one her stepsisters tore to shreds), and the Swarovski crystal squares are an obvious nod to Cinderella’s famous glass slippers.
The Secret Garden
Penny Dixon’s Secret Garden Bracelet, with its thick layers of two-hole lentils, pressed-glass rounds, and mini-daggers, certainly bears a resemblance to the overgrown wall surrounding Mary Lennox’s “secret garden.” Bead one for yourself to discover the healing power of nature.
The Wizard of Oz
Smadar Grossman’s Emerald City Necklace showcases emerald green crystal rivolis and gold-toned seed beads that conjure up images of Dorothy on the yellow brick road to the magical Emerald City of Oz. Even though there’s no place like home, somewhere over the rainbow is a wondrous world where you can learn that you already have all the power you need.
No matter who your storybook heroine is, the Storybook Beading Collection gives you plenty of jewelry designs to bead. Stitch a pattern that honors one of your favorite characters, or make one of the more generally themed projects, such as Venetia Perry’s Enchanted Necklace or Lanai Kinsky’s Hopeless Romantic bracelet and earring set, to write your very own story.
Managing Editor, Beadwork magazine
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