We are launching the first Fashion Colorworks 2010 Beading Contest, it is held by My Lovely Beads. Entries should be made using one of the color combinations made up of three colors announced by the Pantone Color Institute, the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems, as top 10 colors for spring 2010:
Pantone fashion color report spring 2010
The contest sponsors are:
Soft Flex Company
Beads Direct UK
Please send any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject FASHION COLORWORKS 2010. Submit your entries! We wish you success!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This year I was truly excited by Valentine’s Day beads and components from one the suppliers I've dealt for almost a year, Artbeads.com.
I've newer done watch bands, but when I found out the Marcasite Heart Watch Face on their website, I changed my mind. Thinking of coming Valentine's Day I decided that it would be a great reminder that it is time for love! This heart watch face adorned with marcasites, a very interesting mineral; sterling silver clasp of the same style, hemalyke beads and Queen of Hearts Fire Designs furnace glass beads promised to be a good match.
My Marcasite Heart Watch is done, I like it. What about you?
Disclosure. Being a reviewer of Artbeads.com products and a participant of its blogging program I received all Marcasite Heart Watch Face and Queen of Hearts glass beads free of charge. This post reflects my honest opinion; and Artbeads.com is not compensating me for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received and reviewed.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Is it Russia? Is it Siberia? Oh, no! That's Alexandria, VA, on February 6. In D.C. metro area a snowstorm totals around 1.5 to 2 feet are common, with some places up to and past 30" or 36". Unbelievable! And I'm glad, that these severe days I'm warmed up with the stuff I received from from Artbeads.com.
For sure, Valentine’s Day beads and components can make happy any beadworker because of coming holiday, but copper elements did warm me up this weekend when I worked!
Don't wonder please, as a focal of my first copper necklace I used Copper Heart Toggle Clasp; and I added a mix of copper beads, bright and dark copper color seed beads, copper coins from oriental countries, jasper donuts and leopard skin jasper rounds, some other elements, and I'm done! Hot Copper Mix Necklace is ready.
Close-up of Hot Copper Mix Necklace.
The focal of my second necklace is a regular Copper Heart Shaped Leaf Pendant; Delica beads and teardrop beads with AB coating were a nice addition, they helped me create Copper Heart Leaf Necklace.
Close-up of Copper Heart Leaf Necklace.
Disclosure. Being a reviewer of Artbeads.com products and a participant of its blogging program I received all Copper Heart components free of charge. This post reflects my honest opinion; and Artbeads.com is not compensating me for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received and reviewed.