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 …

Gemduos & The Elastic Needle

The next wave of GemDuos are here – the Gold Splash colours! Splashed with gold! More earthy than the Backlit Gemduos; Earthy is good, right?   Elastic Cord Needle! The Elastic Cord Needle. I thought for sure that this was going to be a swing and a miss in terms of new products – but I was pleasantly surprised! The instructions say: “Use the Elastic Cord Needle to plan out your beaded design, stringing the beads onto the wire, then catch 0.50 – 0.80 mm stretch cord with the threader hook, and slide your beads onto the elastic cord. The …

Blue Pearls and Rhyolite this week at BeadFX

More of these truly lovely Swarovski light and dark blue iridescent pearls. These fill in the gaps in the sizes from our first shipment of them. These really are beautiful – they have a two-tone iridescent shimmer to them that you really have to see in person. One of the nicest new items to come from Swarovski!   Rhyolite – a cream and green stone with hints of a warm reddish brown. It’s been a while since we had a big stock of this, and it is always a hit. We’re also adding some new colours in the size B …

Blue Pearls and Rhyolite this week at BeadFX

More of these truly lovely Swarovski light and dark blue iridescent pearls. These fill in the gaps in the sizes from our first shipment of them. These really are beautiful – they have a two-tone iridescent shimmer to them that you really have to see in person. One of the nicest new items to come from Swarovski!   Rhyolite – a cream and green stone with hints of a warm reddish brown. It’s been a while since we had a big stock of this, and it is always a hit. We’re also adding some new colours in the size B …

Sparkling Hearts Necklace for Mother’s Day

Sparkling Hearts Necklace Jewelry, designed by CREATE YOUR STYLE TEAM, Austria   If it takes just one heart to let the world know the wearer is loved, imagine the story told by a necklace featuring six rows of them! Let her feel the love this Mother’s Day with a waterfall of sparkling hearts in warm tonal shades of brand new Light Silk color and Crystal Rose Gold effect. A gift of hearts straight from the heart.   You can find the directions for this spectacular necklace at www.create-your-style.com  Supplies List: 6mm Swarovski Crystal Pearls 18 mm Swarovski Heart Pendant Chain, silver, …

Jen’s Bracelet Variations

Last week – Jen promised to show you some variations on a bracelet that she made for the Inspirations. But then, she had some technical difficulties. Jen finally managed to locate the bracelets – but not the photos – so she sent them with me for shooting. Here they are. The original bracelet is in the centre – and the colour variation is on the left is the second one. This is a pleasing combo of dark blue, light blue and light mauve. The third variation, however, proved to be quite interesting. Instead of the 6 and 8 mm pearls …

New Swarovski Stuff

This summer’s new colour from Swarovski was Mocca and new items in that colourway arrived today: 4mm bicones, 2 sizes of donuts, big 10mm rounds and pendant drops. Also picked up more colours of the 3-branch coral pendants. These will go nicely with the sterling coral pieces that we stock. One last item is several more colours of the new Swarovski pendant butterflies. Oh, and I almost forgot the new brown Swarovski pearls in 4, 6, 8 and 10mm. Nice colour – like melted dark chocolate. These will be showing up on the BeadFX website as soon as they are …