Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Monday!!

Happy Monday everyone!  

Hope you have a fabulous and sparkling day!!!

Had some fun time  in the studio last night and wanted to share this necklace just full of Swarovski crystals in some of my favorite happy colors! Enjoy!!


Sparkles!

June

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Blog Hop with Carmi!

I love Blog Hop's!  So much fun!!  This time it is with my favorite gal, Carmi in Toronto for Dazzle It Neo chain.  Love this chain, have seen it on some of my various trips abroad and was delighted that John Bead was bringing it to everyone in so many colors and size variations

I got a lovely package from Carmi to create a few pieces from and here they are……Course, leave it to "sparkle" girl to add some of my custom pendants that I made from various Swarovski Elements to complete the pieces!  I love the faux wood grain resin pendant with Swarovski's Ceralun two-part epoxy clay which is my favorite clay these day, especially the metallics but  I used black for this project.

Here is another necklace I created with a key pendant wrapped in Swarovski Elements Ceralun Two Part epoxy clay with Swarovski Elements Chatons and Star Pendants mixed with John Bead Dazzle It Neo Chains in cream and blue, jump rings and closures! LOVE!!! 

I simply took 3 of the Dazzle It chains and made random knots to create the base of the necklace, added jump rings, closures before adding the pendant and Swarovski Elements star pendants.

Note: John Bead is a wholesale only company, so you need to have the proper credentials to buy from them directly but all the materials are available from their various suppliers.

Enjoy!  Can't wait to see what you create!!

Sparkles

June

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Trend Watch Column at Bead Style Magazine's Bead Room

Hi all!!

Here is the latest and greatest Trend Watch Column of mine at Bead Style Magazine featured in the Bead Room.....check it out!  As always love to see what everyone creates with the theme of the Trend Watch so send pictures, post them in the gallery at Bead Style Magazine's subscriber gallery or at my Beach Haus Design Facebook Page.


Sparkles!

June


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day !
A double heart dog tag necklace I made using fabulous Swarovski fatback crystals……...

Have a fabulous and sparkly day!!

Much Love & Sparkles

June

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A post just for fun…..

Found this while looking on Pinterest tonight and while it made me smile it also reminded me of my dear friend Jill, who has had some fun with her dentist in the last couple of weeks….

Jill, this is for you!  Hugs & sparkles!



Sparkles!

June


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Resin Time Project with Carmi

Here is some great inspiration for you today!

Carmi over at Resin Crafts hosted a series that many designers including myself participated in recently.  We were each sent a pocket watch bezel and asked to create something with it using resin or resin epoxy clay.

She has been posting the submissions in groups for the last couple of weeks and it has been so fun to watch all of the various projects come through!

Such creativity and inspiration…….I am thrilled to have been included and of course, my project included Swarovski Elements Ceralun 2-part Epoxy Clay as well as other Swarovski Elements crystals and embellishments……


Check out the projects, I have no doubt you will be very inspired both by some of the stories of some of the designers but the projects themselves……




Sparkles!

June


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:http://bds.jewelrymakingmagazines.com/How%20To/Bead%20Room/2013/12/Trend%20Report%20December%202013.aspx

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!

Sparkles!


June