Category Archives: Glues

Global Chic – New Hook Clasp

This gorgeous new bracelet by Fernando DaSilva features a little bit of everything in our new Global Chic collection.  You are seeing Tapestry Cord, Channel Beads with personalized thread and fish leather centres, Sliders and a unique new finding we … Continue reading

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New Global Chic Channel Beads and Two Part Apoxie

You are seeing unique crystal and clay channel beads that are easy to make and then string on our new Global Chic tapestry cord.     The project begins with our new Global Chic channel beads which are available is several … Continue reading

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Golden Days Necklace – A Fernando DaSilva Atelier Project

Materials 2g Delica 8/0 rd gun metal 8 icy bead pebble metallic gold – 2780 0486-06s8 8 large bronze jump rings 1 topaz 14mm SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS rivoli stone 14 xilion pp18 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS gsha chatton 2 large wood rings 9 … Continue reading

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Leather Kumihimo and Instant Glam Arrow

I have designed many kumihimo braids this year using different stringing materials and fibers.  My husband is always quite interested in the results and it occurred to me that I should try and make a kumihimo braid that he might … Continue reading

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Jars of Happy = Wood Pendants and Crystals

I can never resist a Treasure Mix!  I love these special jars from John Bead because they are always filled to the brim with great components.  The pricing is phenomenal as well.  Last year in Florida I took my niece … Continue reading

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New Brass Cuff Bracelets!

This new cuff has only three components.  One of the new Metal Complex brass cuffs, an ultra suede strip and some rhinestone chain. The new cuffs are available in four sizes:  .44, 1, 1.5 and 2 inches. I have really … Continue reading

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Repurposed Jewels and Ultra Suede Cuffs

I am always happy when I manage to turn something broken or unused into something new.  These two cuffs are a perfect example of what re-purposing is all about.  I am turning the new John Bead ultra suede strips into … Continue reading

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How To Save Over $1000 Euros!

This bracelet is the perfect showcase for the new Ori Crystals.  They just sparkle and I love the donut shape! It was inspired by this Sidney Evan bracelet I recently viewed.  His bracelet features gemstones and a diamond encrusted gold … Continue reading

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New Glue – Quick Grip

I never would have imagined that I could create a jeweled collage on a metal blank with glue. John Bead is now carrying Quick Grip, a permanent adhesive designed to replace super glues.  I was happy to test it because … Continue reading

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Rattail For Chinese Knots

I am sure in your travels you may have come across a necklace, bookmark or dangle featuring a Chinese knot. If you google the term “Chinese knot” literally hundreds of pictures and articles appear!  I also noticed in several of … Continue reading

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