Tuesday, January 25, 2011

11 DIY Beaded LOVE Projects for Valentines, Mother's Day, Graduations and June Brides

With Valentines, Mother's Day and Wedding Season just around the corner, we present Made with Love ~ an assortment of 11 inspired projects from our very talented friends and coworkers ~ Shenoa and Cheryl Satterlee (a grandaughter/grandmother team!) and the ever-crafty Anne Strasser.  (Step aside! She's armed with Weldbond again!)  Love is surely in the air with all the inspiration our crafty friends found to share with you this month!  Enjoy!

#1 Sweethearts
You will love this darling choker made by Shenoa.  We just love these red Millefiori hearts (our SKU 1712.25) that were the inspiration for her work.  Pairing the hearts with some of our crystals and seeds beads, she added a focal heart from our #405 special heart bead strand.  You too can make a sweet heart necklace. (Items used are 1712.25, 378, 417 and 405)

 #2 The Case of the Missing Chocolates
Anne came across an empty box of Valentines chocolates the other day - imagine her surprise - and decided to fluff it up a little. She got out her Weldbond and/or e6000 craft adhesives and went to town - smothering the top in our Tropicana Seed Bead mix 417, and adorning the sides with our Berry Red glass pearls 446D. Now it's way too pretty for the recycling bin - she can use it year round for jewelry, beads, findings, small office or even small hardware items.. Pretty cool, eh?
#3 I Love Pink
Another great creation from Shenoa.  We love pink just as much as she does.  This new creation features our rondelle beads with pink appliqué roses and black dots.  A very modern color combination is off set with our pink glass pearls.  I’m sure you will find lots of outfits that need this accessory.  Shenoa used our 1261, 444AA, 417 along with our findings. 

#4 Pink Pearl Perfection Classic glass pearls in a brand new twist makes for a stylish necklace of chains and pearls.  Shenoa made pearl drops with our headpins and pink glass pearls.  Then she attached them to multiple chains for a sophisticated necklace to that will never go out of style.  And look at the earrings that she made to go with it.  See all of our glass pearls in 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm sizes in a rainbow of color choices.
#5 Framed with Love
There is no end to the possibilities for a framed art necklace.  And so easy!  Shenoa created the floral artwork in her charm frame.  But you can add a photo or decorative paper in your creation.  With a simple charm and one of our organza neck cords, you will have a memorable one-of-a-kind piece for yourself or others.  Our neck cords come in a assortment of colors for every project.  Check out our photo frames 103 A-E and our cords 368-369.

#6 Beach DreamsAnne also recently came across an empty Altoid Mints tin and promptly ran for the Weldbond, again! She used a laser print out of a balmy beach scene, a strand of strung shells from the thrift store, some sand, some scrapbookking tape from the dollar store and some of our Tumbled Aqua Glass Beads 545, our Flip Flop pewter charms 1226, and our Wander Message/Word Token 1213V. The results are almost too inspiring to continue writing this article!  How exactly does this fit into our current theme of love, mothers and weddings? Well, every mom would LOVE to get to the beach about now, AND it's blue (as in something borrowed.....something.....!) Any further questions?

#7 Spring Garden Butterfly
Get ready for Spring!  We have the beads for all your Spring crafting needs.  Get inspired by Shenoa and the fancy Lampwork beads she used in this beautiful necklace.  Shenoa chose to feature our “Just the Fancies” pink collection along with our Green and Pink Bumpy Dot beads.  But you can choose any of the other “Just the Fancies” colors.  We have red, blue, green, yellow, aqua and even a black and purple variety.  (Items used 1264, 550, 378 and 417)
#8 Color Riot
You will just bubble over with joy and laughter when you see the new necklace using our “Just the Fancies” red and yellow beads.  Shenoa has again created an original design that has gone crazy with color.  She used three strands of beading wire for this necklace.  First she treated seed beads on each strand and then put all three strands through a fancy lampwork bead.  She continued on in this pattern throughout the necklace using both red and yellow beads.  The variety of beads in our “Just the Fancies” is amazing and such fun.  Check out the Lady Bug earring Shenoa made from beads in the mix.  (Items 554, 556, 417)
#9 Your Heart Shines Through
Red heart Millefiori beads and Lustre beads made a darling bracelet just in time for Valentines Day.  Shenoa combined these two items into a sweet simple bracelet will inspire you to get creating.  She used our 1712.25 Millefiori beads and our 1348 Lustre Bead Mix.  How Beautiful!
#10 Crystal Heart
Here is an easy quick necklace that is sure to be a hit. Cheryl used one of our pink 3-strand organza cords as a base and attached a variety of hearts on headpins and jump rings.  The star of the creation is our Ice Crystal Faceted Glass Heart (433.13).  Surrounded by beads from our 1348 lustre mix, the crystal heart really shines.  You might like to make a pair of earrings to co-ordinate too.  Check out all our bead mixes and findings to get inspired.
#11 Frosted Heart Valentine
A new creation by Shenoa is a beautiful necklace with a heart theme.  Using our Pink Sherbet Frost bead mix along with our pink glass pearls and our Tropicana seed bead mix, she gave us a stunning necklace to wear at Valentines and many months after.  Check out the beads she used = 378, 417, 444AA and all our findings.
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About the designers: Cheryl and Shenoa Satterlee are our dynamite grandmother and grandaughter jewelry design team. Cheryl wears many hats here - packer, designer, copywriter and inventory tracker. When she's not here, she switches to her most favorite hats of all as mom and grandmom! Shenoa is a multi-tasking 7th grader who has a real gift for creative jewelry making. How lucky we are!
Anne Strasser just keeps getting craftier, if that's even possible. Spring is in the air and we'd better get her winter projects published before we lose her to the great outdoors ~  the e6000 is headed outdoors as we type! Anne wears many hats too, of course, mom, aunt, crafter, gardener, editor, baker, let's face it, she's our Martha. It's a good thing.

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