May 08, 2021

Festoon Fancy Bracelet

I have a box of unfinished projects - most of them are experiments of ideas that needed to be worked on further. I started many years ago and, got stuck, put it in that UFO box and forgot all about it.

In order to get myself beading as I used to, I sometimes go through my boxed of beads to wake up my inspiration and I found this bracelet base design. As it happens sometimes when you revisit a project, an idea or a solution that helps you go on with it pops up, just like that.... So much joy when it happens!

So here's the finished project - Festoon Fancy Bracelet - three variations of the many it can offer: wide with Swarovski crystals, wide with Tila beads and narrower with just seed beads .

The tutorial for it is listed in my Etsy shop.










March 18, 2021

Spring Sale Coupon

Spring is coming, so I decided to celebrate it with a sale in my Etsy shop

 from now until March 31, 

with coupon code: SPRINGFUN on checkout. 

The sale is on all items in my shop,

including: beading tutorialsbeading patterns

beading kits and finished jewelry, which also offered now with free shipping!


Happy Spring to you all out there!



March 10, 2021

Shirring Rows Bracelet

I didn't have much patience to go through my bead stash (too much on my mind right now), so I decided to bead something with just seed beads. You know, like we used to do many years ago, when there was a small variety of beads in the market... Do you believe how far we've gone since then?.... 

This is Shirring Rows bracelet, a very textured one, like I love to design. In the tutorial I wrote for Shirring Rows, I included instructions for a combination of techniques to end the bracelet in a symmetrical way, which you can use in other beading projects that involves Herringbone or Ladder stitches.
Hope you like it!






February 28, 2021

Mosaic Mandala Pendant

Here's my latest beading tutorial for a pendant made with 2-hole Kite and DuoDrop beads (and seed beads, of course). The tutorial is available in my Etsy shop. The name for this beading project was suggested by Carol Dean Sharpe of SandFibers 




February 09, 2021

Freeform Just For Fun

When I want to bead something of my own just for relaxation, but can't put my mind to set on Designing Mode, I like to make freeform creations. 

I beaded this bracelet some time ago, while recovering from fatigue in bed, enjoying the ability that freeform beading allows you to do so. The cabochon button was beaded "normally"- sitting by my working table, though...  

I used a bead mix of some leftovers to make this bracelet. As I always say: every bead finds its destiny, just be patient... 

Stay safe you all!