Wedding season is just around the corner! And even if you’re not getting married this summer, you probably have at least one wedding to attend. We all know the traditional rule about not wearing white to a wedding, for fear of upstaging the bride. But I’ve never heard any rules about not wearing your blingiest […]

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7 Tips for Designing Romantic Beaded Jewelry

I’ve just started watching the PBS series about the epic life of Queen Victoria. I must say I’m already smitten with this beautifully crafted period drama, with its intriguing storyline, gorgeous costuming, and spectacular scenery! Oh, and the jewelry of course! And I’ve picked up such a great tip when thinking about designing my own […]

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#TrendWatch – Lariat Love A far cry from the cattle-wrangling cowboy accessory, the contemporary lariat is sleek, modern, and minimal. Throw one on with a white t-shirt and jeans, a cashmere sweater, or a cocktail dress. Anything that suits your style and gives off that elusive impression of effortless style. Create your own lariat — from […]

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4 FREE Beaded Necklaces for You

Chokers were a staple of the 1990s and early 2000s, and the trend has made a roaring comeback! This collection of beaded necklace patterns includes four projects that exemplify the choker trend in unique ways. DOWNLOAD NOW   With this free beaded choker necklaces download, you’ll dive into necklace making and use beading techniques including […]

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Necklace making is one of the oldest forms of self-adornment known to human beings. Beaded necklaces can be as simple as stringing a beautiful beaded pendant on a piece of silk or a beaded rope; they can be as hugely intricate as a bead embroidered collar that takes weeks or months to complete; or, they […]

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Like most of you, when I design a new necklace I make it to my favorite length. I happen to prefer 16" necklaces because the focal bead sits just perfectly above my “Great Plains.” But if I’m making a necklace as a gift or to teach, I need to be sure that women of all […]

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