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For The Love of Beads BlogThe adventures of Suzanne, Nibbler, and friends in the world of beads and jewelry making crafts

First off, check out this gorgeous necklace by Heather Cote of Azure Island Designs:
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This beautiful piece was made using blue dyed bone beads that Heather won in a Giveaway we sponsored on The Beading Gem a little while ago. Isn’t it great? I love the way she has captured the various colors in the bone beads and the silver spacers really make the whole thing shine!

Beading Daily frequently has incredibly useful tips and suggestions and lately they have had a few great ones. Want to lengthen a necklace that’s just not long enough but don’t know how? Check out their Necklace Extension suggestions. They also have this handy post on how to properly clean chains.  Finally there is a really good guide on how to choose the right wire gauge for your projects.

Melissa of Strands posted recently about her massive stash of buttons and how she has gone about including them in her jewelry designs – neat idea!

Also, take a look at Lisa of Lucid Moon Studio’s first jewelry tutorial – beautiful piece and nice, clear, instructions – good job Lisa!

The Rabbit Muse featured a neat bracelet today in which she used a skeleton key in a most interesting and creative way.

Pearl, the Beading Gem, has a great post about origami jewelry up today. I am in the process of trying to find some appropriate paper to make myself a bazillion origami stars!

And lastly (the blog world is taking a short break for Thanksgiving it seems) Sue Beads, TotusMel, and the wonderful people over at the Art Bead Scene are all offering various holiday savings so check that out before its too late! (If I missed anyone, apologies! Feel free to leave a note to let me know!)

Posted by Emily 4 comments


  1. Comment by Heather — November 30, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

    Wow…blowing up the photo makes it look much better!!! See that is something I didn’t think of as I usually post smaller sized photos! I’ll have to keep that in mind when I take a photo that is not great in the lighting department!!

    Thank you Emi for posting the necklace and link…of course I still have some of the blue and all of the brown left…I will continue to post photos/links once I make something with them.



    Reply by Emily — December 1st, 2009 @ 10:21 am

    I can’t wait to see what you do with the brown ones – nice to know they ended up in such capable hands!

    I tend to use slightly larger pictures as my camera is not the best and I find bigger pictures are easier to see even if they are a little bit less sharp.


  2. Comment by Jp Manching — November 30, 2009 @ 1:58 pm

    Beautiful combination of the beads and silver. The bone beads looks very glassy and shiny, Amazing!


  3. Comment by Beadswax — December 1, 2009 @ 7:51 am

    Well-crafted and a very inspiring piece. Wish I could also make one someday.


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