October 26, 2013

Grained Leaf Pendant with Rulla Beads

This is a new pendant I designed, using Czech two-hole Rulla (Rula) beads, Swarovski crystal Rivoli stone and Japanese seed beads. The leaf shaped pendant has a 3-dimensional and textural grained look thanks to the use of Rulla beads, and it can be hung from any type of necklace.

The tutorial for this pendant is available in both shops - in my Etsy the file is available for instant download, and in my Artfire the PDF file is sent by me via email. 

This is a rather fast and easy to bead project!

October 21, 2013

Squares with a Twist Bracelet

Squares with a Twist Bracelet

Just a quick note regarding my Squares with a Twist bracelet project (which is done in one continuous stitch, and that was originally published in the Aug/Sept. 2013 issue of Beadwork magazine):  a few beaders already had contacted me and asked why is it that the strings between the squares do not remain twisted as they should. 

The answer is quite simple - in order to make the strings stay twisted, the strings are designed so that each string consists of a different number of seed beads. So you should please check the instructions (or count the number of beads in the illustration) and see how many beads you should string each time.

Hope that helps.... Happy Beading!

October 16, 2013

Beading Tutorial of the Week - Oct. 16-22

I am offering another one of my popular beading patterns at a large discount, and this time it will be the Oriental Lace bracelet tutorial . For the next seven days only - Oct.16-22,  you can buy this pattern at 45% discount, so the price will be $8.25 instead of $15. 

To receive the discount, please enter coupon code (copy & paste): ORIENTAL50 on checkout. 

The coupon is applicable in both my Etsy and Artfire shops.