Thursday, October 17, 2013

Beaded burger

I've seen this amazing burger on Facebook and followed to the source. It's made by Irina Gumeniuk from Russia. She create fantastic beaded toys and this burger is the best in my opinion :)

Burger's height is 6.5cm, diameter is 7cm.

She used Czech and Japanese seed beads.

You can find other handicrafts at Irina's web-page

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Orange giveaway

Do you like orange color as well as I do? :) If yes, I would like to offer you to take part in our Orange giveway. My good friend Cyndi helps me with it.

Do you want to win six sets with orange beads? Go to Cyndi's blog Beading Arts, carefully read information about giveaway and participation terms. And maybe you'll be a winner!

Good luck!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Beaded tutorial: bracelet "Strawberry with cream"

I promised to translate one tutorial almost three months ago. Finally I have enough time to do it :)

Original tutorial is written by Elena Vasianovich (Елена Васянович) from Ukraine. You can find original text here: The piece of summer.

Bracelet "Strawberry with cream"

- red and white 10/0 rocaille seed beads;
- nylon thread 0.17-0.2mm;
- clasp (nor required).

You can make beaded bracelet without clasps, because final rope can be stretched.

String 4 red beads, pass the thread through the first bead once again and tie the strung seed beads into a circle. You'll get a cross (1st, 2nd, 3d and 4th beads on a picture). Than string 2 white, 1 red, 2 white and 4 red beads. Make a cross from the last 4 red beads. Go on with this process until you get 4 crosses with 5 beads between each of them (look at the picture).

(Beads marked with green points are used in the second row as single red beads in the first row. Beads marked with yellow points are used as a fourth beads for cross in the last row).

String 2 white beads after the 4th cross and pass thread through red bead, which is marked with green point and has number 3:

Go on with the pattern: 2 white beads, 4 red beads, make a cross, 2 white beads, pass through red bead from the previous row, 2 white beads, 4 red beads, make a cross...

Go on as long as you get necessery lenght. Now you have to connect both ends of the rope. You should have enough crosses in the last row to connect the last one with the second cross from the first row. If you miss one or two crosses, you'll see that the rope will be distorted.

String 2 white beads, 2 red beads and pass through the red one from the first row (it was marked with yellow on the first picture), than string 1 red bead and make a cross. Go on with 2 white beads and red beads from the last row, which is the upper bead in the cross. Repeat the process till you reach the first bead in your rope (you can see it on the first picture).

Of course you can make this bracelet using other color combination.

I'll publish the second part of tutorial (bracelet "Camomile field") in a few days.

Happy beading!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

New Neon Mixes

We've expanded our range of neon beads! We offer you yellow, pink, orange and green neon mixes! Each item weights 25g and contains different shapes and sizes of opaque neon beads.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Free shipping

Dear all, we are happy to inform you about free shipping service at our shop! Every customer'll receive free shipping on all orders over $100! Free shipping is calculates automatically at The Best Beads Shop. You can use coupon code FREESHIPPING at our etsy shop.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Don't miss special offer at our shop! Buy three glass buttons, pay only for two of them!

Offer is valid from 8th October till 29th October.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Halloween gifts!

The Falls... The Falls means Halloween!
We've prepared wonderful holiday gifts for you! 

Every customer, who makes $30 purchase from 14th September till 31st October, will receive amazing luminescent beads! Faceted fire polished beads glow in the dark! They are ideal for Halloween handicrafts!

Every customer, who makes $50 purchase, will receive luminescent beads and 50g matt neon rocaille! Neon beads glow under UV light and they are perfect for night club.

We are waiting for you at The Best Beads Shop!

Offer is valid from 14th September till 31st October.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Neon ring

We have new collection of neon seed beads at ou shop! Neon rocaille is available in four colors and four sizes.


You can find, how to male this ring, in under-cut tutorial:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Model of glass factory

Today I want to tell you about amazing handcraft, which is kept in Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou.

This model of glass factory in Lucany nad Nisou is made by Czech master Skyva in 1996.  

It consists of about 200 000 seed beads, that makes up approximately 5 kg of rocaille. It width is 60 cm and length is 120 cm. 

Mr. Skyva worked at the model 170 hours. 

Factory was built in 1912 and it is opened at present days.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Simple bracelet and earnings

I have exams at the university now. Yesterday I had an exam at 9 a.m. I could wake up at 7 a.m., but I woke up at 5 a.m. I don't know why... I repeated theorems and proofs twice, I manicured, I had breakfast twice... And I still had A LOT OF TIME before exam. I hate it, I hate to wait for exams in the morning.

I decided that the best way to calm is to create some handicraft. And I created this set:

blue rectangles bracelet and earnings 

It's pretty simple, but these rectangle beads are my favourite in my shop :) I do love color and this small oval deeping in the center.

Of course, I put on this set yesterday :) And the best compliment was from my boyfriend, who said: "Haven't seen this earnings before. Something new?". Yes! He has noticed! :)

Friday, June 14, 2013

My first personal beading experience

Although I have bead store, I'm not a jewellery maker. My favourite hobby is cross stitching. In spite of that I can do simple earnings and bracelets. That week I decided to try myself at beading. I was inspired by this tutorial by Preciosa.

I used twins and 9/0 rocaille for flowers and I placed 4mm fire polished rounds in the middle.

I followed the instruction and made nine flowers, but it's not enough. I found out it, when I finished beadind :) It is a good lesson for me - don't trust any instructions! :) Anyway, I finished bracelet and made earnings in the same technique.

But I wasn't satisfied with my work, that's why I began to bead new bracelet in violet and white colors. That time I made ten flowers. Surely, ten is not so good for ornament as nine does, but size is more important in this case. I think, this bracelet is cute :) I really love it :)

Of course, I made earnings in these colors too. Now I have jewelery set, the first beading set I've made by myself :)

And now, when I look at my handicrafts, I think, that I have new hobby... :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Projects with neon farfalle

We are happy to represent you new beads. Neon farfalle is available in four colors - green, pink, yellow and orange. Here you can find tutorial and projects from Preciosa Ornela designers. Hope, they'll inspire you :)

Tutorial in full size

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Bored By Back Stitch by Cyndi Lavin

I've already bought book Bored By Back Stitch by Cyndi Lavin and I'm going to use patterns and ideas in my projects. And what about you?

"Would you like to learn to use beadweaving stitches to spice up your bead embroidery designs?  Bored By Back Stitch will teach you how to create twelve different bead embroidery motifs, using nine different beadweaving stitches.  Learn how beadweaving stitches can be morphed into beautiful bead embroidered motifs, created to surround and enhance your cabochons or accent beads."
Cyndi L.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Inspiration for Piggy

Many our customers say, that Piggy beads are odds :) Well, yes, this is brand new shape and tutorials with them don't exist yet. We offer you this picture for inspiration, how you can use Piggy beads in your projects. Good luck!

Monday, May 27, 2013

How to turn old button into fashion ring

I've found one more wonderful idea, how to use old buttons. You already know, that button can be used instead of cabochon. Here you can find tutorial, how to make a ring using old button

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bracelet with leaf beads

Cute leaf-shaped beads are perfect for this nature romantic bracelet. We used here 12x7mm brown with light violet leaves. You can choose your own color.