Iris Flower Delica Bead Color Palettes - Palette #2

Iris Flower Delica Bead Color Palettes

Posted Svetlana Color, Design Laboratory, Photography

Do you get inspired by colors of blooming flowers? After a recent visit to an iris farm in Salem, Oregon I was so inspired by great colors of irises that I had trouble falling asleep for several days. I enjoyed looking at photographs I made and imagining designs I could create using these colors. My […]

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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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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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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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Rivers And Bridges Necklace

One Beaded Necklace: The Story Of Design Evolution

Posted Svetlana Design Laboratory

How often did you go through some of your old beaded pieces and wonder: what was I thinking creating this design? What happens when you no longer excited about your idea of a beaded piece you’ve started awhile ago? Is it more likely to end up in UFO pile or covered with new bead purchases […]

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Freeform Peyote Ring by Svetlana - Side View

Freeform Peyote Ring

Posted Svetlana Design Laboratory

The most wonderful thing about FreeForm Peyote  – there are no rules! Select any beads you like without questioning their size or measuring them. Mix up the colors and you are ready to go. This ring was created for Karen Williams challenge. It became my first ring I ever beaded. First I connected the two large purple […]

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Earrings For Spring And Summer: long and spectacular!

Earrings For Spring And Summer. Long! Spectacular!

Posted Svetlana Design Laboratory, Fashion

When long earrings are in fashion again, I celebrate! The only reason to keep them long is to attract more attention! Isn’t it why women wear jewelry? Earrings are relatively fast to create and cheaper to buy at art and craft shows. It is the most popular jewelry item for artists as well as customers. […]

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Pearly Fish Statement Necklace - freshwater pearls, seed bead embroidery

Spring Creations 2 – Statement Necklaces

Posted Svetlana Design Laboratory, Fashion, Products

As a season of new beginnings, spring is a perfect time for open-minded creators and bold statements! It’s time to let the imagination run wild.  After gloomy rainy Northwestern winter, jewelry design ideas finally see the light of sun. Surprisingly (or not), they illustrate warm wishes for colorful and festive life. Spring Necklace With Rose […]

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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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Merry Berry Pearl Bracelet - Front - Svetlana.Gallery

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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