Azalea After Rain. Flowers - my inspiration! Photo portraits of Azalea, Rhododendron, Columbine, Rose, Fuchsia - Svetlana.Gallery Photography

Flowers – My Inspiration! Photo Portraits Of Columbine, Azalea, Rhododendron, Fuchsia, Rose

Posted Svetlana Photography
One of the sources of my inspiration is my garden! Flowers start blooming early in spring! Many colors paint up my front and back yard starting from February to late May. At this time of the year, flowers become my inspiration for more colorful beaded jewelry projects. I love photographing them at the different times [...]

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Earring Design Ideas for 12 mm Rivoli Crystal

Earring Design Ideas for 12 mm Rivoli Crystal

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Design Laboratory

What if I say designing an earring around a Rivoli crystal is easy? Moreover, the round shape of Rivoli might even call for other shapes to play with! I am sure, that square, triangular or rectangular earring shapes are all familiar to you. So let’s explore, how can you design a lovely pair of earring […]

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How Good Lighting Can Improve Beaded Jewelry Sales at Craft Shows - Svetlana.Gallery

How Good Lighting Can Improve Beaded Jewelry Sales At Craft Shows

Posted Svetlana Bead Business

What is good lighting for selling beaded jewelry at art and craft shows? Can bad lighting hurt your sales? How can you arrange your lighting, so it helps you sell more of your beaded jewelry? After several years of experiments, I can share my ideas, mistakes, and suggestions! Let me start with the most important […]

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Feeling Royal I Rivers and Bridges Necklace Photography by Rob Woodcox

Beaded Jewelry in Art and Photography

Posted Svetlana Art Museums Exhibitions, Fashion, Photography

Beaded jewelry is the best fashionable accessory anyone can choose for the art project. Unlike fine jewelry, it has much more potential expressions that some people might imagine. From dreamy lace patterns to exotic animals, beadwork can illustrate one’s vivid imagination the unique way – through woven beads. Recently I received an invitation to participate […]

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Luna City Necklace Bead Embroidery Experiment

Luna City Necklace Bead Embroidery Experiment

Posted Svetlana Bead Embroidery, Design Laboratory

“Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.” -Roy T. Bennett Luna City necklace bead embroidery experiment was an adventure worth sharing. Every step of the way was full of surprises. Every detail was leading me to a new idea. Every stitch was part of a journey – a bead […]

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20 Reasons To Love Beading

20 Reasons To Fall In Love With Beading

Posted Svetlana Uncategorized

We come from different backgrounds. We grew up in various parts of the world. We love different music. We have different political views. But there is one thing that unites us: love for beading. We love beading, and I doubt, we need reasons to explain our affection. After all, love is beyond reasons. We just […]

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Crescent Beads In Bead Embroidery

Crescent Beads In Bead Embroidery. Tips And Ideas.

Posted Svetlana Bead Embroidery, Tips

When it comes to bead embroidery, not all the beads are created equally. Some are perfect for covering flat areas and coloring them, some – might be more compelling and suitable for a variety of tasks. Crescent beads are fun to use for bead embroidery. Let’s explore how! Crescent Beads In Bead Embroidery. Larger beads […]

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Herringbone Stitch Pendant Idea

Herringbone Stitch Pendant Idea For Bezeled Rivoli

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Design Laboratory

Is there a free-form herringbone technique? Even if it is not, I used it to make this pendant. The Design Idea My idea revolved around a 12 mm Swarovski Rivoli element. The challenge was to create a free-form movement out of the herringbone stitched elements. I wanted them to be non-symmetrical but balanced enough to […]

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Beading Resolutions

Beading Resolutions

Posted Svetlana Tips

What do you want to achieve next year? What would you be proud of accomplishing? What is more realistic and doable? No matter how serious you are about your craft hobby, you want to have some goals set for the nearest future. “Yeah, right!” Resolutions I promise not to hoard I promise to sort beads […]

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Bracelet Tutorial with Honeycomb Beads

Bracelet Tutorial with Honeycomb Beads

Posted Svetlana Tips, Tutorials

Finally a bracelet, that is easy and quick to make! It doesn’t require learning any special stitches. This honeycomb bracelet tutorial is perfect for beginners. It is also good for everybody who likes creating little jewelry gifts for holidays. I included some tips on materials. As a person who embraces a change, I always look […]

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