Cynthia Rutledge’s Sea Art Deco Tutti Frutti Bracelet

Art Deco Tutti Frutti Bracelet is the result of a blend of designs, the Art Deco era with its angles and Tutti Frutti with the riot of colors. These styles come together in a fashionable bracelet using cubic-right-angle weave (CRAW) and peyote stitch. A central oval CZ is bezeled and surrounded with CZ-set cup chain. Four colors of bezeled CZ’s brighten the central component. Flat, odd-count peyote stitch strips link the central component to the side component, leading to the CZ embellished clasp.

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Melissa Grakowsky Shippee’s Sea Meets Sand

Sea Meets Sand Project Inspired by traditional Japanese paintings of waves, and the ocean itself, this bracelet project uses specific bead embroidery techniques to create a rich tapestry of beads rendering an image of a wave crashing on a sandy beach. The focal is a custom coated matte German glass cabochon and is coordinated with Swarovski pearls, rounds, and pave cabochons. There will be three colorways to choose from, this one, a sunset-colored one with purples, pinks, and oranges, and a moonlight-inspired one with cool gray and silver tones. A coordinated magnetic clasp makes attaching and removal from the wrist easy and quick.

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Helena Tang-Lim

Helena Tang-Lim | The Manek Lady | I live in the Far East – an area that is rich in potpourri of many ethnic cultures, races, and religions. From this melting pot of cultures, many influences from both the East and West have created a society of people that have come to love very intricately designed and […]

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Helena Tang-Lim’s Fabergé Vessel

Faberge Vessel The Fabergé Vessel is inspired by these exquisite Easter eggs. It is an egg-shaped self-supporting vessel made entirely out of seed beads. Embellished with sparkling crystal, Czech fire-polished, and cabochons, the Vessel is topped with a dome-shaped lid that opens to a cavity for all your precious keepsakes.

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Melissa Grakowsky Shippee

| Bead Weaving | My life didn’t always involve tiny pieces of colored glass with holes in them. Earlier in life my interests had a broader focus. I always had a fascination with the natural world, and equally with art. In college, when I was finally free to study what I liked, I majored in […]

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Jean Powers’ Limona

This advanced class will teach you all you need to know about creating stunning & sparkling beaded components which can be used for bracelets, necklaces, pendants or earrings…as your heart desires! The project uses CRAW to bezel some striking Swarovski crystals, adding extra color & texture with seed beads and Swarovski Crystal Pearls. Skill level: […]

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Maggie Meister

Maggie Meister Bead Art Maggie’s love of history, archeology & beads has been a part of her life since she was a young girl. These passions merged when she moved to Naples Italy and she began to interpret the ancient designs and motifs using seed beads and beadweaving techniques.  She teaches both in the U.S. and internationally […]

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