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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Instant Glam™ by Fernando workshops @ JTV


Hello my friends!

Today I am launching my signature line called Instant Glam™ by Fernando among some lovely ladies who are fans, followers and enthusiasts of JTV and Jewel School designers.
Many of these ladies have seen me on my guest appearance for Beadalon and John Bead at Jewel School and I might have some new ladies that have not seen my work nor my face on TV. 
Regardless, they are all welcome to join me on my Instant Glam™ workshops.

The design showcases two products designed exclusively for and manufactured by John Bead.
The project highlights some of the latest findings by Beadalon that have been forgotten by some of their customers and I am bringing them to the spotlight...the pendant is structured around gunmetal and gunmetal and gold, sometimes silver color shades and crystal Bermuda blue Swarovski Elements twist coin beads.
I used 18 gauge hematite Artistic Wire® to create simple double loop connectors and gold-plated EZ lobster clasps to closure the ends of both parts of the necklace. The look resembles Art Deco/1920 e years....gilded gold and jet to sparkle the ideas and add an industrial vibe to it.

In the middle of the design, a substantial, bold, extravagant and unorthodox bezel is filled with crystal rocks, an innovative component made by Swarovski Elements that showcase double pointed chatons.
The participantes of the workshops will have the opportunity to see in person four of the shapes chosen by JTV to be part of  this launching. The complete collection has six shapes of both products and we are releasing it in silver and gunmetal color.

Each bezel has its matching Instant Glam™ crystal rocks but both products are versatile enough to stand on its own - both products can be use separately on different applications.
As matter of fact, crystal rocks can be adhered to home decor items or hot-fixed directly to textile on items like curtains and pillows.
Instant Glam™ bezels can be used in conjunction with resin, two-part epoxy putty, polymer clay or filled with different materials - possibilities are endless.








The necklace above is the original idea for the workshops, however few things had to change to make it doable for everybody. The middle piece is called "tres" and the Italian architecture was the inspiration behind its creation.

I hope you all like it and buy it...lol

Stay tuned for more finished designs amde with different shapes.

Glam it Up, baby!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My Signature Line

Hello my glamourous people!

I am trilled to announce to all of you that one of the results of my partnership with Daniel John and  John Bead Corporation, one of the largest jewelry and craft suppliers in the world, will be introduced tomorrow to the Jewelry Television and Jewel Schoollers enthusiasts during the workshops I am teaching as part of their Customer Appreciation week, also called by me Jewel School Fall Workshops.lol

The event is co-sponsored by Beadalon, the company who helped me to launch my career in the DIY segment and that its by my side on this entrepreneurial endeavor.

I am also very happy to announce that Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements is a huge part of this landmark on my career and its also major reason for the existence of this line itself.

This joint venture with John Bead is the first step the company is taking to create an unique and exclusive portfolio filled with innovative and unorthodox products to feed an eager and creative segment that is constantly requiring new products.

And the product line is called :











Stay tuned for sneak peek on finished pieces by Instant Glam™ by Fernando. .

May all the warrior angels bring light to your creative mind and stand by your side on your personal endeavors. 
Thanks for your constant support. 

" People were born to shine. " (Caetano Veloso)


Monday, September 3, 2012

My work reviewed at About.com/jewelrymaking


Never is too late to find out that our work has delivered what has promised.
More than a year later after hitting the shelves of all major book sellers around this country, my book "Modern Expressions" was reviewed by Tammy Powley. We found out that she simply never got a copy that was supposed to be sent to her by my publisher but luckily I was able to correct that.
About.com/jewelrymaking is exclusively dedicated to all things when it comes to jewelry Tammy Powley is one of the most important authorities in the DIYsegment.
Below is a picture of project from the book that was highlighted by Tammy.







Photo by Christine Polomsky for 'Modern Expressions' by North Light Books - FW Media
All rights reserved ©  2010

Illustration by Vlad Alvarez.
Copyright© 2010


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sweet September

Hello my friends!

A month has passed since my last post and I know this is not cool but what can I do?
August was a terribly and wonderful busy month...lots of goals were achieved, lots of take offs, lots of  landings, lots of smiles, lots of smells, lots of flavors, lots of feelings, lots of files, lots of sparkles, lots of 
laughs, a few bumps, a few tears, exactly like life is supposed to be. 

Not many designs to show now but lots of new designs to show soon.
September is my favorite time of the year - it's the time I personally celebrate so many good things...things that I have been celebrating for many years but also things that I feel honored to celebrate for not so many years but still belonging to this magical time of the year.
Down in Brazil is the beginning of Spring, it's St. Cosmos and St. Damian's month - time to give way candies, cake and refreshments to kids all over.  It's Brazilian Independence Day. 





To make it more special  I had in the middle of today's morning a delicious coffee with chocolate trufles given to me by our friend Katie Hacker... I am telling you, I love Septembers.




I hope you, my fellow reader, have not given up on me yet because this September lots of new things will come to life.

My signature line of jewelry making components manufactured in partnership with John Bead Corp and Daniel John will be launched on September 20th at the headquarters of Jewelry Television during the Jewel School Customer Appreciation Workshops.

We can't wait to release to the public the result of a groundbreaking design project in my career.






Have a great weekend!

With lots of love,

Nando.