Thursday, November 27, 2014

Book Review - Timeless Weaving

Wire weaving not only adds texture and interest to wire designs but this cold connection technique is a marvellous way to join wire, beads and other findings together.  It is not that difficult but doing it properly and consistently is the key.



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Knotted Leather Cord Necklace Tutorial

We`ve seen a number of wonderful leather cord bracelets.  If you want a change, check out this knotted leather cord necklace tutorial by Portuguese artisan and blogger Daniela over on Curly Made.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

World's Largest Beaded Wedding Dress and Other Amazing Beaded Dresses by Gail Be Designs

We consider ourselves beadaholics.  But Gail Be of Edina, Minnesota has got us all beat.  She owns the largest private collection of beads ever amassed.  This amazing bead work artist who specializes in "fabric free" dresses recently completed what is the world's largest beaded wedding dress!



Monday, November 24, 2014

Winner of Best Beads' $50 Czech Beads Giveaway

Many of you were hard pressed to name your favorite Czech beads for last week's giveaway of $50 Czech Beads! I am not surprised as there is a huge range of shapes with many delicious colors and finishes. A mix of the mottled and metallic ones are simply wonderful!


How to Wire Net a Bezel - From Front to Back!

Making a wire netted bezel for a cabochon is not that difficult providing you take your time to space out the wire. The basics was touched on at the end of Camille Sharon's video tutorial about Viking knit and net wire bezels for  cabochons.  You start with a frame at the back and then make wire loops.  Check out my past post which covers Camille's tutorial and shows my wire frame and how I used my bail forming pliers to space out the loops.



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