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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bead and Button 2010 - Beadalon new products application

Playing with findings and new products is always fun if is not done under pressure and that is the recipe for successful use of unexpected products.
Beadalon just came out with a sparkle thread that pushes my boundaries into a more crafty and artsy place. I still was able to add Swarovski Elements and make it something fun and fresh.
Below is the picture of a necklace made by me during my demo hours using the hollow mesh tubing filled with crystal beads and spaced with strands of sparkle thread tied between the beads...triple strand to make it luscious...the sparkle thread  worked as spacers keeping the beads in place mimicking cages. A little bit of a "fantasy look" for girlie days.


My second necklace below was structured by gun metal chain and interesting focal beads serving an opaque carnelian off-shape bead turning into a pendant.
I used adhesive squares to glue Swarovski Elements on each side of a Lucite orange bead.
Another new fave of mine appears here again - an off-shape (love those) rich animal print metallic peacock bead by Canadian jewelry supplier John Bead Corporation. have you seen those? If not you should run to the closest bead shop and ask for them...those beads are amazingly fashionable and very versatile. There are many "lines" to select from, I went with one that coordinates better with the other Swarovski crystals I have used - , red magma roundelle, crystal dorado bicones and golden shadow cubist. 
This necklace will add pizazz to either a summer or fall outfit, and can be worn on day or nightlight. 
Chic, simple and trendy! That is all you need to feel expressively modern and beautiful...but hey don't forget about an upbeat attitude..that is a must have.

Energy to all!