You are invited to join us for our Spring 2018 Bead Show! Feel free to share this invitation and bring a friend, beader or collector — we have something for everyone!
Free admission to our 2018 Spring Show on April 13 & 14, 2018 from 11am-4pm each day. Arrive early to shop the best selection. Wholesale prices to the public, no tax ID required. Continue Reading…
Custom jewelry is always in style. And with Mothers Day around the corner it can be a great way to make personalized gifts. ImpressArt came out with awesome stampable bars and metal beads and I just love the way they look! They really give you so many possibilities! See how easy they are to use below! Continue Reading…
Great prices on new styles of gold fill and sterling silver finger rings!
We just expanded our selection of wholesale priced base metal ready-to-wear rings in antique silver, antique brass, and antique copper platings. Smaller sized rings can be used as pinky, midi or knuckle rings. Larger sizes work for thumb rings.
I love sweet, simple jewelry. Dainty little bracelets and necklaces. This project is just that! It features a delicate sterling silver infinity connector and Swarovski crystal accents. See how to make this bracelet below! Continue Reading…
The holidays are just around the corner and homemade gifts are always so fun to give! If you aren’t sure of your creative abilities, this project is for you! This is a great project for a first-time-make-your-own-gifts person. Plus this project features Swarovski crystals plus sterling silver chain and still costs you less than $20. Just think – you can make an item that would easily retail for $40 or more! Best part? You can make this necklace in under 5 minutes! Read on to see how! Continue Reading…
With fall comes pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters and boots. And if you’re the parent of a middle-school to college aged daughter, you know fall brings another thing too: extracurricular activities. I remember loving when school started back up so I could join the volleyball team! Whether your children are into volleyball, soccer, basketball or cheer squad, we have new metal stamps just for you! And the best part is, you can make necklaces at a reasonable cost for the entire team! See how I made these school spirited custom necklaces below! Continue Reading…
Football season has begun and whether you live in New Orleans, San Francisco, Denver, or elsewhere, we have beads to match your teams colors! I happen to live in Seattle, so I support a particular football team who’s colors are green and blue and who’s mascot is a member of the hawk family. I just had to make some earrings for game day to show my pride! These are really easy to make, and have lots of bling for the lady football fan!
When I first saw the cool shape of Swarovski’s crystal dome beads (from their Fall/Winter 2014/15 Innovations), two thoughts immediately came to my mind – bell and angel skirt.
This tutorial shows you how to use these sparkling faceted beads to make angel skirts for earring designs. The exact same combinations can also be used to make single angels for pendants, bookmarks, gift tags, and more!
There are two styles of Swarovski dome beads to choose from. The large dome beads give you a more elongated shape:
The small dome beads have a more rounded out bell shape:
The main components of any crystal angel design are: halos, heads, wing beads, and bodies:
TierraCast makes a variety of wing bead styles. Additional wing beads are also available in base metal and sterling silver.
Popular bead styles for halos include heishi, and beaded heishi beads as well as rhinestone rondelles.
Here are several combinations of halos, wings, and bodies in different colors and sizes. For a complete parts list of supplies ready to buy, click each image below! (Or browse our Rings & Things Design Gallery.)
Other popular shapes for body include the Teardrop bead and the cone-shaped Swarovski Crystal Artemis bead.
Keep in mind that angels can be any color! Choose whatever colors you like for whatever mood you’re in!
No matter whether you’re preparing for Christmas or you’re a year round angel aficionado, take inspiration from these designs and create your own heavenly host.