InspirationFX: Bronzed Beauty

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Bronzed Beauty  by: Malliga Nathan  This bronze and gold necklace makes me think of tanning luxuriously in the sun poolside with a cool drink in hand. Not sure why maybe cause it resembles the colours on the Hawaiian Tropics bottles I see in the store! String beads on in the following patterns until it reaches approximately 9.25 inches. Do not crimp the end before stringing. Instead use the bead stoppers on each end. If you don’t have stoppers tape works fine. Strand 1 -1 Large oval, 1 size 8/0 seed bead. Strand 2 – …

InspirationFX: Sea Cruise

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Sea Cruiseby: Dwyn Tomlinson Be my guest – you’ve got nothin’ to lose – won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise? Sea stars and sea turtles and soothing aqua flowers! The shining silver surf is up – so dive on it! The skills required for this are simple, you need to be able to use a hole punch and whack things with a hammer. Ready? Plan your design by laying out your pieces on your leather base in a pleasing and artful design. Or completely random, if that’s your preference. Trim …

InspirationFX: Leathered Elegance

Leathered Elegance  by: Rochelle Kilmer I love the look of leather, but sometimes I feel it’s just too chunky to be elegant. In this design I was able to mix leather with a dainty chain to get the best of both worlds. With so many colour options in the leather it was hard to decide, but black goes with everything so it can be very versatile. 1) Divide the width of the leather in half lengthwise. Measure to the halfway point on both ends of the leather and mark the center line on the underside of the leather 2) Using a metal ruler, …

InspirationFX: To Zig or To Zag?

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing To Zig or To Zag? by: Pam Kearns One of the many opportunities for staff at BeadFX is the chance to try out new products such as the new 3D Bangle Bracelet Jig. Now, I’m not a wire worker (yet!) but I was able to create a fun to wear bracelet with only four different items. The jig comes with complete instructions so it was easy to use. 1. I placed the jig pegs in a pleasing zig zag pattern around the jig and secured them with the peg fasteners as instructed. 2. I …

InspirationFX: Spiked in Gold

Spiked in Gold by: Rochelle Kilmer I liked the spikes when they came in, but wasn’t sure how to use them. This wonderfully simple design uses them without ‘stabbing’ you in the face!! With so many different colours you can keep it fresh for every season. You can use as many spikes as you want and with the different sizes you could even gradate the spikes with a large one in the middle working to the outside with baby spikes. Necklace:Cut about 6 inches of Softflex for your focal piece. Crimp one end and alternate metal bead, spike, metal bead …

InspirationFX: Chunky Rose

Chunky Rose by: Rae Huggins Simply string the stones and spacers on heavy softflex – you can follow the picture or do as you please. End it by adding a large hook clasp and a large swivel link. Enjoy the compliments you’ll surely receive when you step out in style with Chunky Rose.   Components Go to our components list for this project and to buy what you need! Need some help with some of the techniques? Check our tips page.