Coin pearl cocktail ring

I By Cindy Goldrick About a year ago I was inspired by a huge Art Deco-style cocktail ring I saw in a magazine and decided, since I was busy creating bead embroidered vintage buttons, to adapt the technique to a ring that riffed on the jewelled one I coveted. Here’s how I did it.  I chose the flattest coin pearl from a strand of them. It had a slight pinkish tint to it but also had flecks of gold and so I got busy and looked through my stash to find some coordinating seed beads and crystals. The picture above …

Creativity Abounds at our mid-September classes

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer. Helen Hunt Jackson Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/h/helenhuntj192240.html?src=t_september By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer. Helen Hunt Jackson Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/h/helenhuntj192240.html?src=t_september By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer. –   Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885  Our September classes continue with some new projects! Seedbeaders will love Pauline Peskoff’s new earring designs and, if you love beads and wire …

InspirationFX: Emerald City

Emerald City by: Malliga Nathan  I can imagine what night life must be like deep within the Emerald city. This necklace is like one of the many things I could imagine. The rich greens sparkle amidst the dark metals, much like City lights gleaming through the darkness of the night. I love this piece because it is rich in colour yet delicate in design. Helpful hints: The centres of these earring pieces are a tight fit. It is best to attach the 4mm bicone on a head pin directly. There won’t be enough room if you use a jumpring. For …

Ethereal Elegance vs Boho Casual

And More Power To You – Jean Power teaching in September! It’s not really a contest you know. It’s not really a cage match with the “Ele-e-gant Cryst-hal Cabochons in this cow-ner, weighing in at pure bling and a touch of dazzle; and in this cow-ner – a flash from the past, with a dust of rust, the down-to-earth funky Metal Pendants.” Well – it might be. But I’m fairly certain that most of us have dabbled in both ends of design spectrum at one time or another! And – sometimes we even combine the two! And with this week’s …