Ginko Garden Trellis Bracelet

Course outline: In this class with Pamela Kearns, you’ll create a beautiful bracelet using the new 2-hole Ginko beads plus seed beads and demi beads. Reminiscent of a garden trellis, this bracelet is easy to do and fun to wear. Skill level: This class is suitable for students of all levels. Prerequisite: Comfort with a needle and thread is helpful. Technique: Seed beading Bring to class: Two tubes of Ginko beads One tube of size 8/0 Toho Demi beads One tube of Miyuki or Toho 8/0 seed beads Beading needle and thread of choice (Fireline is not necessary) Jump rings …

Golden Summer

Ah yes – it is officially summer. Sweet, soft summer breezes; late evenings with friends. Lazy days and sparkling light off the water. Summer is golden – especially when you live where the winter seems to try and kill you. To celebrate summer – how about the rich look of gold? Bead caps and cones – use in your jewelry to bring multiple strands together, or to accent a single bead, or even a bunch of special beads. Or make a statement with these fine focal pendants! Or take a look at this! This solid cast bead is heavy and …

Holey Big Stone Beads, Batman; Beryl; Ginkos

Or, Big Hole Stone Beads First up, we know you just love the big hole stone beads, whether stringing on leather or light cord or even on elastic for stretchy bracelets. Big Hole beads are fun, easy to string, and easy to love. And we just got a bunch of them, from Matte White African Opal to Matte Black Onyx, with a detour into the rainbow, colour by colour or all at once, in the case of the Mixed Impression Jasper or the Mixed Stone. Beryl My mother had a friend called “Beryl” – I always thought it was a …