Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sparkly Spider Earrings!

The Sparkly Spider Earrings pattern is now available in an Instant Download PDF! These are a very quick project, and require only a Wrapped Wire Loop pre-requisite.  Available for purchase on both my Etsy Bead Shop and Peacock Bead Shop sites!

Friday, August 11, 2017

New Swarovski Crystals/Discontinued Style

I found some factory packs of discontinued Swarovski Crystal Bicone style #5301 to share with you!  They're in packs of 36 pieces. These are listed in both the Web Store, and the Etsy Shop, so you can purchase them either place.

The colors are:

Vitrail Medium

Olivine 2xAB

 White Opal AB

Lime AB


*Cricket. Cricket*

So why have I been so quiet lately?  Because of the Bead&Button Show deadline, that's why!

This time of year, I spend a month or more creating new things, and testing them out, scrapping some ideas, and trying again so that I will be able to send in brand new class proposals to teach at Bead&Button the next year!  What did I come up with?

Well, these Glittering Firefly Brooch/Pendants for starters!  I also like to call this project "Working out the Bugs"!  They have been very well received by everyone so far, so I really hope they get picked!


And this necklace whose pendant some of you saw me working on at the end of May/ beginning of June.  It features a natural jewel beetle wing (elytra), and Swarovski Crystal Scarabs.



And, by popular request, I sent in Crystallized Bamboo Knitting Needles!  This is a fun and easy project that most students would finish in a 3 hour class.



Now, it usually takes a while for them to narrow-down the selections, so I'll let you know what they decide on.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Candy Corn Bracelet Kit

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and candy corn is a perfect symbol for it.

This kit includes the full-color patter with design suggestions, as well as 11/0 seed beads and findings to create a 7.5" bracelet in Odd-count Peyote Stitch.  Decreasing is involved.

Click on the picture to take you straight to it!


Friday, June 23, 2017

Giant Navette-shaped Swarovski Crystals!

I found some of these at the Bead&Button Show for my personal use, but many of you requested them for your own designs, so I hunted them down for you.

The first color is Crystal Clear with a foil backing, but there are more to come!

Want one?  Click on the pictures!



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Now Available: Jewel Beetle Wings, Undrilled and Double Drilled

Many of you have been asking for me to list some of the Beetle Wings (Elytra), that I've been using in recent projects, so here they are!

I have disinfected these, and culled the herd from the ones that will break easily (though these are still a fragile component), and have stock in Undrilled, and Double Drilled available for your creative process.



Peacock Feather Earring Kit: Purple/Blue Colorway

Freshly back from the Bead&Button Show (I will post more on that later once I've got my ducks in a row), I have added the Peacock Feather Earring Kit in the Purple/Blue colorway to the website.  This is one of my most popular colorways, so I hope that you enjoy it!