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.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Crocheting with Preciosa Ornela

Video tutorial, how to make your own crocheted necklace, bracelet, earrings or heart.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Egyptian Inspiration

Today I want to share beautiful jewellery made by Jenny. Old Egyptian jewellery inspire her to create amazing projects. For example, this Egyptian beaded necklace with golden Nefertiti charm and clear with copper half coated spikes:

May favourite is this cute bracelet with pure white frosted sea glass and fire polished beryl donuts:

Find more jewelleries at Jenny's blog - Egyptian Inspiration

Friday, May 17, 2013

Few words about handmade buttons

Modern technologies change the world. It concerns beads manufactory too. A lot of goods are made by unmanned units, that’s why handmade products are valuable. Fortunately traditions of handcrafts are still alive in small Czech city Jablonec nad Nisou.

We visited master, who makes glass buttons by manual pressing. It is pretty hard work, requiring physical strength. Furthermore the whole process of production deals with high temperatures that master has to endure.

First of all, he chooses a glass rod:

Glass rod is heated to a high temperature, from 900 to 1500 degrees Celsius (temperature depends on glass color).

Then it is pressed by a mold.

Master has a great number of molds – different patterns and sizes.

Buttons after pressing:

They get cold slowly during a few days. After that they are sent to manual polishing and painting.

So, glass buttons from the Czech Republic are unique handmade product.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Button instead of cabochon

You want to create beaded brooch with cabochon in the center, but can't find suitable cabochon? Dodn't worry! You always can use button instead of cabocoh. For example look at this brooch. Monika used glass button and made perfect jewellery.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Fire polished beads

Fire polished beads are the most popular in the world. The uniqueness of the production process is in the fact that each bead is placed to hot oven for 20 minutes. At the first stage faceted beads are placed on metal sheet in one layer.

Sheets slowly run through the oven with an average speed of 0.4 metre per minute.

Oven usually consists of three parts. Temperature in each part is higher than in the previous one. For each color these temperatures are different.

 So after the last stage we have amazing fire polished beads!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Giveaway is closed

It's time to announce our winners! All of them shared information about giveaway at Facebook.

Wendy Dager won $50 gift card!

Sherrie Myers won $40 gift card!

Cyndi Lavin won $30 gift card!


Monday, May 6, 2013

Piggy beads

Are you lloking for unusual beads? Our new offer is for you! Brand-new double hole Piggy beads! One hole is drilled in the center, another one is 3mm off-centered. Beads are available in twelve gorgeous colors.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hockey puck tutorial

Do you love hockey as well as everybody do in the Czech Republic? If yes, this tutorial is for you! Find out, how to make beaded hockey puck!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

For inspiration

Beaded pendant and earnings. Somebody calls them chrysanthemum, but they are called hedgehog in the Czech Republic. Yellow short daggers are used in this project.