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!