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Work bead embroidery in, around, and on top of a large filigree component for a stunning pendant with vintage appeal.
Lay the foundation for this beautiful scalloped bracelet with crossweave technique and crystal accents. A hidden bugle bead base supports the decorative stitching from below.
These deep-bezel ring blanks, typically used for resin, make perfect frames for bead embroidery. Choose one with around or oval opening, and incorporate small cabs, seed beads, or even cup chain!
Adorn curved links of chain with bicone crystals, pearl fringe, and a seed bead edging for this bracelet. Then make a pair of earrings to match!
The original La Peregrina necklace was designed by Cartier and incorporates a large pearl drop, diamonds, rubies, and cultured pearls. This stunning interpretation utilizes beads that are slightly more attainable and combines peyote stitch, herringbone, netting, and brick stitch.
The right-angle weave base of this flexible bracelet works up quickly and provides support for shapely rose petal beads. Embellish the band with seed beads and round beads for an accessory that's always in season.
Branch out to new techniques with a leaf pendant featuring polymer clay, resin, wirework, and a handful of beads.
Gather one edge of a peyote stitch band to make a ruffled medallion a the center of a star-studded bracelet. For a subtler statement, try a pair of ethereal earrings.
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Filigree findings create a gently scalloped profile for an easy strung necklace. Head pin dangles provide just a touch of movement.
Incorporate fire-polished beads into a tw0-drop peyote bangle for a quaint cobblestone effect.
You have a favorite designer. Scratch that, you have 15 favorite designers, and you show your love by stitching every pattern they publish, sell, or teach. But then comes the truest test of your loyalty; What you do with other people's designs has the bower to both wow and wound. Learn to respect the line between adoring your favorite designers and infringing on their copyright.
Designing with Cup Chain
From the catwalk to the craft fair, this sparkling crystal chain is playing a starring role in modern jewelry designs.
Sparkling crystal cup chain overflows with glamour in this right-angle weave bracelet.
Use wire-wrapping techniques join seed beads, drops and crystal-encrusted ring together in this timeless necklace.
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