Super Quick Heart Shape Beaded Earring Project

Super Quick Heart Shape Beaded Earring Project

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas

When you have a couple of hours for a bead project, it is nice to open your favorite blog and find just what you need to spend a cozy evening crafting a new pair of earrings. A quick tutorial caught my eye when I was looking through my subscriptions on Youtube. To be honest, it […]

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Beaded Earrings Idea Inspired by Kangra Pattern -Svetlana.Gallery

Beaded Earrings Idea Inspired by Kangra Pattern

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas

Kangra design is perfect for necklaces, but adding a little more imagination and a couple of extra beads, you can make a pair of earrings to complete the set. Recently I went to a party wearing Kangra necklace, and several people were curious about this design. They found Kangra alluring and captivating. Suddenly one woman, […]

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Exploring Hubble Stitch. Basic beading projects. - Svetlana.Gallery

Exploring Hubble Stitch. Basic Beading Projects.

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Books

Even though Hubble stitch might remind you a Right Angle Weave (RAW) stitch when you look at the woven structure, it is quite different in many aspects. I picked up a book Hubble Stitch: Instructions & Inspiration for this Creative New Lace Beadwork Technique to try a couple of projects and find out how Hubble […]

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Beaded Christmas Tree Ornaments and Holiday Bead Patterns

Beaded Christmas Tree Ornaments and Holiday Bead Patterns

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Tutorials

November and December are hectic months for beaders! Some make little gifts to give away at parties and gatherings, some create new Christmas tree ornaments, and others are busy selling their creations at holiday craft events. No matter what we choose to do, we are busy beading!   Choosing a holiday bead pattern. What to […]

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CRAW Stitch Bracelet Idea with Labradorite Beads - Svetlana.Gallery

CRAW Stitch Bracelet Idea with Labradorite Beads

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Beads, Tips

Every one of us has a pack of beads in a stash that didn’t quite make it into a beading project. Not yet. There are million of reasons why. Some of them can even be excuses! I didn’t know what to do with them, or I couldn’t quite match the colors to use them in […]

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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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