InspirationFX: Peachy Keen Jelly Bean

Peachy Keen Jelly Bean Designed by: Chelle Kilmer I wanted to take a twist on something classic. Pearls are classic and I love them. Natural and organic freshwater pearls, Swarovski pearls in their near perfectness, even teeny, tiny, glass pearls! Have you checked out our 2mm glass pearls? They come in the most amazing colour selection and such a perfect size for almost every project. I truly believe there might actually be a pearl for every occasion! But this time around it was the twisted Swarovski pearls that caught my eye! A soft, warm, peachy glow beckoned me over to …

InspirationFX: Simplicity in Red

~ ~ ~ Get your creative juices flowing ~ ~ ~ Simplicity in Red Designed by: Anne Marie Desaulniers There are times when life gets complicated, and you need a little simplicity in your life! Dress it up, or dress it down, it’s very wearable! It’s also my reaction to the new Swarovski colour “Scarlet”. I simply love it! Instructions: 1. Cut a generous length of 20-gauge wire (approximately 7 inches) 2. Make a wrapped loop on one end. 3. Add 5 – 8 mm SW Faceted Rounds 4. Make a wrapped loop on the second end. 5. Cut excess …

InspirationFX: Jack-O-Lantern

Get your creative juices flowing ~ ~ ~ Jack-O-Lantern Designed by: Erin Singleton With 3 days to go before Halloween it’s getting pretty hard to tell if your neighbours have been decorating or were the victims of a grizzly murder. In the evening, ghosts sway from tree branches while jack-o-lanterns flicker their orange glow from porch after front porch. To help get in the spirit, without all the cobwebs and caution tape, we’ve come up with this ghoulish necklace. A Swarovski skull dangles from a strand of matte black river stone while bead caps and bicones mimic the orange fire …

InspirationFX: Nile Waters

Get your creative juices flowing ~ ~ ~ Nile Waters Designed by: Rosemary Beasley The starting point for this necklace was a strand of the little ‘tooth’ shaped pieces of s56460 5×15 Flat Chips Impression Jasper. The aqua/turquoise tones represent the water of the Nile River and the sandy veining the sand of the surrounding deserts. The 2mm fire polish beads were added to give a hint of sparkle, like the sunlight bouncing off the waves.Although I have never taken a cruise down the Nile, this is how I imagine the Nile to look. Maybe someday I will have a …

InspirationFX: Sticks & Stones

Sticks and Stones Designed by: Dwyn Tomlinson I love these twig inspired links – it seems to me that there are so many possibilities for using them; I hardly know where to start! This very dainty necklace features the twig links, and rivolies – feel free to use your favorite color. You could also make this with more chain and only 2 links and one rivoli stone, or you could make matching earrings with a single link and a rivoli – assuming you like super long dangling earrings, and have the long neck to wear them! You’ll need these super …

InspirationFX: Fire & Ice

Get your creative juices flowing~~~ Fire & Ice Designed by: Bonnie Cottingham There is a heart of fire glowing from within this cool milky stone. Silver, like ice, shimmers against the contrast of the fire opal. Necklace: Cut the beading chain into 2- 12inch lengths, 1- 10 inch length, 1- 14 inch length. Starting with the 14 inch piece of chain, string on the 30mm Fire Opal Coin bead to the centre, place crimp on either side and flatten with a pair of pliers. Cover the crimp with a crimp cover. You can choose your own placement of the 8mm …

Inspiration Monday: Ring a Bling Bling

Enjoy! InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing by: Dwyn Tomlinson It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that bling … . Surely I must have used that before somewhere! Our new ring bases are just beautiful – with the heft of fine jewelry.  We bought some big sizes too – so you could even design a signet-style ring for your dude. Probably with less Swarovski’s than this though! Because these are made to be quite random (except for the one with the single rivoli) – take the component list as a starting point – rather than a definitive list. …

Inspiration Monday: Beach Baby

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Beach Baby by: Rochelle Kilmer Seafoam colours and sea shell clasp – makes for a pretty bracelet for a day at the beach or a date after. String a wire guardian and secure with a crimp. Then string the bracelet, 2 donuts and a rondelle, with a daisy spacer in between each. Adjust for length at the end by adding or subtracting a donut as required. Use jumprings to attach the wire guardians to the clasp. This bracelet is about 18 cm (7 inches).   Components Go to our components list for this project and …

Inspiration Monday: Alert the Fashion Watch!

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Fashion Watch by: Rochelle Kilmer Watch what happens when you wear this – you’ll get compliments. And the most fun part is – you can mix and match – change it up – add strands, take them off, dress it up, funk it up, go casual, sleek, chic or whatever your taste du jour is! These are just a few examples of what you could use for interchangeable watch bands. You will probably need at least 2 or 3 to look balanced with this sizable watch face – which has the advantage of being super …

InspirationFX: One Tough Ombre

Get your creative juices flowing by: Dwyn Tomlinson The other trend that is hot this year is “ombre” – shaded colours. (Especially the hair – love the ombre hair! Anyone think I should try the ombre hair?) Now – I’ve always been fond of shaded colours – the current trend in neon colours is – IMHO – a flash in the pan. I like bright – but the neon is a like a perky house guest – fun for a few days – but by the end of the weekend – you’re relieved to see them leave. Not so with …