Friday, December 27, 2013

Bead Style Magazine Trend Watch Column- Color of the Year 2014

Hi everyone!

Back with a new Trend Watch Column for Bead Style Magazine!  Love the team at Bead Style not only are they are a sparkly bunch but wonderful ladies and each super talented!

Check out my current trend watch column:

Trend Watch: Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year

Create beautiful jewelry in Radiant Orchid
by June Beach
Published: December 12, 2013
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Get ready to be dazzled! Radiant Orchid is Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year!

Pantone is considered the leading authority for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. Their new color trend announcements are eagerly anticipated across the globe.

Radiant Orchid is a beautiful blend of bold fuchsia and deep purple with pink undertones. It’s a vibrant and inviting color that looks good on most skin types — perfect for making jewelry! (Think about using sugilite gemstones or cyclamen opal crystal beads.) This color has already shown up on runways at Prada, Gucci, Chanel, and Dior, and it will be a prominent look for outerwear, tops, and dresses at Topshop, Zara, and Old Navy this spring.
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Pantone’s 2014 spring slate of colors is so wearable! Gorgeous tones that range from bright to pastel provide stability and balance.

Along with Radiant Orchid, the vivid tones of Celosia Orange, Cayenne, Freesia, and Dazzling Blue add energy and spice to the mix. Capture those colors with hyacinth, Indian red, sunflower, and Capri blue crystal beads. On the lighter side, Hemlock, Violet Tulip, and Placid Blue provide a romantic, tranquil counterpoint. Achieve that softness with Pacific opal and tanzanite crystals and blue lace agate. Warm Sand and sophisticated Paloma act as versatile neutrals.
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According to Pantone, Radiant Orchid suggests creativity and ingenuity — so take it to heart! Experiment with new ideas and color combinations. Pair the softer pastels with a bolder hue for an au courant look, or combine Radiant Orchid with Celosia Orange and Freesia to really energize your color palette. Here’s a bracelet I designed that includes the Color of the Year. I love the sparkle of crystals, and weaving sequins into the chain allows for extra sparkle and shine this season.
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For a modern take on Radiant Orchid tones, designer Jamie North of Glitz-N-Kitz combined leather, Swarovski Elements crystals, and metal components in this unique bracelet.

Radiant Orchid is kicking off a dazzling year for color! For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest board. What will you make with Pantone’s Color of the Year? EmailBead Style with your design and check future posts to see a few of our favorites!



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blog Hop- Dazzle-It Tassels blog

So one of my favorite people in the world asked if I would be ok participating in a blog hop for John Bead Corp based in Toronto, Canada……Carmi really had to twist my arm ( LOL!!! Don't believe it!)  I love to create, love Carmi and love John Bead!  Course one of my other favorite people in the world Fernando DeSaliva, a fellow Swarovski Elements Ambassador, works with John Bead to create some of the most fabulous designs!

So drum roll, here are a few of my fav designs using their latest and greatest tassels that are trending big time!!  Loads of colors but all of the suede tassels, lacing, etc is  all available  on their website.  Keep in mind they are a wholesale only site but seriously they are more than fabulous, great service and well, cool designs as well as they are "on trend" which those of you who know and follow me, know that is SO important these days in the flash trend moments on FB, Pinterest, Polyvore and more!

Here are a few of my favorite pieces I designed featuring John Bead's new Dazzle-It Tassels:

love this fabulous Garden party style bracelet, been making this for years but seems SO updated and fresh with the tassel from Dazzle -It by John Bead

With all of the native and western influences these days this seed beaded bracelet was a natural to add to my tassel collection!! LOVE!!!!  Might just wear this bracelet tomorrow…what do you think???

Classic, clean and simple.  Sometimes that is exactly what makes up the best designs!

this is my nod to the holiday designs that are out there.  Love the tassel influences but the crochet and the soldered pendant really become the main event accented perfectly with the tassels!

Let me know what you design with the tassel trend!  Can't wait to see!



Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sparkle of the Day

Thought it would be fun to post a Sparkle of the Day......

I, of course, love anything that sparkles especially if that sparkle is courtesy of Swarovski Elements which is my favorite crystal in the world!!! :)

So here is your Sparkles of the Day, full of Swarovski Elements Crystals and Neon Pearls as well as Swarovksi Elements cupchain woven throughout the necklace!



Friday, November 8, 2013

Beaders In Paradise 2013

I was honored to be asked to teach for a second year at Beaders In Paradise 2013!

               A beautiful lady with her completed necklace from mine & Jamie North's class!!!

 Two of my favorite people in the world!  Kevin & Jamie, so much fun to be able to spend time together during Beaders In Paradise!

 Another lovely lady showing off her necklace from my Color Me Starfish resin class!  Fantastic job and wonderful student!!

 Two amazing ladies I am thrilled to call friends Melissa Grakowsky Shippee & Melissa Cable.  These ladies are beyond talented!!! Such a pleasure to get to spend time with them!

 Some of our students busy working on their was a busy but fun few days!

Me & my sweetie enjoying time with friends during dinner at Compass Point

Till next time!  



Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sparkling Things to start the week.....

Hope your Sunday is going well.......thought I would share a few sparkling pieces that I am enjoying at the moment full of some great SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals and pendants as well as some stunning gemstones from Dakota Stones.......

 Love this simple necklace with fun Swarovski Elements neon yellow pearls and the Rutilated Quartz semi precious stones

One of my favorite pieces right now!!  Love the Swarovski Elements pendants, neon yellow pearls, black crystal pearls as well as the semi precious rutilated quartz all crocheted and wound together to make quite the statement necklace!




Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy Monday everyone!  

Here is a fun necklace full of color with pops of neon that is so hot right now but loving the Swarovski Elements Forever 1 Heart Pendant

Hope you have a great day!!  



Monday, February 25, 2013

Blog Hop with Carmi & Friends

Hey all!  I had the honor of being asked to participate in a blog hop with Carmi Cimicata, The Queen of Resin ( She does some pretty fabulous resin pieces! ) as well as she does blogging for John Bead Corp.

So she sent me some fabulous product to play with and see what I could create with it:
Second Skin- Fish Leather in a fabulous green and a metal cuff

So I cut the fish leather to fit my cuff bracelet, glued it in place and then added in some fun cabs and a vintage floral metal piece that I have found on some of my and colorful!

The other bracelet is the fish leather in purple and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Crystal Mesh over the top for a clean and color blocked look with my standard sparkle of course!!

Check it out and see what you create!



Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Trend Watch Article in the Bead Room for Bead Style Magazine

Love my emerald green designs featuring SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Crystals and Artistic Wire!
Click on the photo for the article in the Bead Room at Bead Style Magazine! 




Saturday, January 19, 2013

Crystal Jewelry Inspiration Featuring the Create Your Style with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassadors

I am so thrilled to be a part of the Crystal Jewelry Inspiration book by Kalmbach featuring the Create Your Style with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassadors!!! Thank you SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and Kalmbach for making this happen!!

I  was part of a fun and sparkling book signing this past week with fellow Ambassadors Lisa Pavelka, Jamie North, Diane Whiting, Lilian Chen and Leslee Furmin at CHA- Craft and Hobby Associations annual show in Anaheim, CA....

The book is now available for order! Exciting projects full of more sparkle and shine as well as such a diversity of projects from some of the best designers around....You will not want to the miss the gallery section of the book which features some amazingly                                                                             talented international Create Your Style Ambassadors!  

Leave a comment about you love most about SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on my blog or facebook and a one lucky person will be picked to receive a sparkling gift!

I am sure you will enjoy this sparkling book!!!