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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Valentines Hearts

heart earringsIt is getting close to to Saint Valentines Day and it's time to think about that special gift.

Valentines Day is all about love, and the heart is the symbol of love.

I have made quite a lot of different beaded hearts, some puffy 3d types, some other 3 dimensional ones, as well as 2 dimensional flat ones.

Here are some of them.



open heart
heart earrings
3d beaded heart
beaded heart earrings
puffy heart
3d heart earrings
red open heart
3d puffy heart















All of these are available from Craft Cove

But don't forget all other jewellery also makes wonderful gifts for valentines day

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Yummy things added to Craft Cove

I've added some yummy things to Craft Cove. There's lots of fruit, and desserts, cakes and mushrooms.

Orange cake beaded
beaded watermelon



This is just a small sample of them.


mont blanc
beaded donut
3d strawberry

Friday, January 8, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Coral Fringe Necklace

coral fringe necklace

I just finished a fringe necklace made with the coralling technique. Usually I would string the length of beads for each fringe, then work back upwards for each branch, but this time I did it the opposite way. I worked each branch as I went down the fringe. I think it gave it a more interesting jagged look, as opposed to a smoother look to the fringe.

fringe necklace

I used black seed beads for the majority of it, with gold seed beads at the ends of each branch. Glass chips in a amberish color were scattered throughout. I added 2 beaded clasps that can be exchanged for more or less length, with a single loop on the other end.

I also made some matching earrings, you can see the jagged fringe more in this image of the earrings.
coral fringe earrings

If you're a beader and you've done coralled fringes, which way do you prefer to bead it?

Which way do you think looks better? (I don't have an image of the other method at the moment)

These are available to buy from my website.

Bracelet and Necklace Sizing

I thought this information would be useful to many

Bracelet and Necklace Sizing

Bracelet Sizes - Adult
Very Small = 6 - 6.5” 15-17cm
Small = 7” 18cm
Medium = 7.5” 19cm
Large = 8” 21cm
Extra Large = 8.5” 22cm

Necklace Sizes
• Collar (12-13 inches) 30-35cm
Collar necklaces lie snugly around the middle of the neck. Great for evening wear. Perfect for off the shoulder and v-neck necklines

• Choker (14-16 inches) 36-40cm
A 14-16 inch choker falls perfectly around the base of the neck. Perfect for any time of day and occasion. Great for a child's necklace

• Princess (17-19 inches) 43-48cm
The princess necklace is best suited for crew and high necklines, falling just below the throat. Perfect length for both daytime and evening wear. Compliments a crew neck and higher necklines or wear as a contrast to low necklines.

• Matinee (20-24 inches) 51-61cm
Longer than the princess necklace, and slightly shorter than an opera length, a 20-24 inch matinee necklace is for casual or business dress. Compliments a higher neckline

• Opera (28-34 inches) 71-86cm
Ranging from 28-34 inches, the opera necklace is the longest of all lengths. Wear it as a single or double strand. Ideal for classic or casual attire. Works with both high or crew necklines

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