City Style Beaded Bracelet Idea - Peyote Stitch Metallic Colors - Svetlana.Gallery Beading and Embroidery

City Style Beaded Bracelet Idea

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Color

Did you notice, city style fashion preferences often do not include too many color variations? When in a city, it is always safe to wear black, gray, white or muted tones of blue, green, burgundy, purple and pink. A bright color is often combined with one of the safe colors. Therefore, jewelry preferences reflect “safe” […]

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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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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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Beaded Heart Pendant: Mini Duos And Freeform Beadweaving Technique Explored

Beaded Heart Pendant: Mini Duos And Freeform Beadweaving Technique Explored

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Design Laboratory

A heart of a bead artist is always open for new ideas. When the bead muse visits it feels almost like love… Love is in the air! And I don’t know if I’m just dreaming I don’t know if I feel sane but it is something that I must believe in… Being obsessed with two-sided […]

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How And When To Use A Big Eye Needle - Beading Tips

How And When To Use A Big Eye Needle

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Tips

Have you ever been frustrated trying to thread a beading needle? Postponing a beading project just because you are tired of numerous attempts trying to thread that needle sound familiar to you? Luckily, there is a solution! The right tool for the job is a big eye needle. When I finished my little jade bead […]

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Peyote Stitch Bracelet Idea

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Design Laboratory

Peyote stitch is relatively easy and wide known off-loom bead weaving technique. It is incredible how many different designs you can create using this technique. Today I would like to share one simple idea how to create a beaded bracelet with a peyote base.  I sold several bracelets of this kind recently. You might like […]

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Codetta Beaded Pendant Pattern and Tutorial by Svetlana

Codetta Beaded Pendant Pattern and Tutorial

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Tutorials

As part of my continuous learning process I constantly try other people’s patterns. Not every pattern I try, runs smoothly till the end. Today I would like to share an idea I adopted from Elena Hellenca’s tutorial for a pendant called “Sunny”. She did a great job creating a lovely pattern and including a photo for […]

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Wet Rocks Beaded Bracelet - Svetlana.gallery

Herringbone Stitch Beaded Bracelet Idea

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Design Laboratory

Some time ago I spent weeks exploring the herringbone stitch. I made earrings, necklaces, and different components until I finally got hooked on one herringbone stitch beaded bracelet idea. Wavy patterns for herringbone stitched necklaces are probably familiar to many of you. Herringbone stitch creates a flexible structure that allows you to incorporate other beads […]

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Geometric Beadwork Earring Design

Geometric Beadwork Earring Design

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Design Laboratory

I wouldn’t describe geometric beadwork as relaxing, but it’s certainly more rewarding than other types of beading I have tried so far. Why? Let’s discover together what’s involved. The Pattern Are you someone who can easily calculate beads and stitches to create a beaded shape? I am not. Not yet! I have used books to […]

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