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How do you get color inspiration? I don't know about you, but sometimes I just get stuck!
Posted by Karla Schafer on 7/28/2011
My Bohemian Alter Ego
Posted by Karla Schafer on 7/21/2011
Bo·he·mi·an /boʊˈhimiən/-2. ( usually lowercase ) a person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices...
Welcome Back, Karla!
Auntie's Beads is happy to welcome back the ever popular Karla Schafer! Check out her Project of the Week, chat with her on Facebook, and more. And yes, we do plan to get her busy doing new project videos, by popular demand. Read More
Fancy Filigree Earrings
Posted by Kelly on 12/20/2010
If you're looking for a quick, easy and fun (perhaps last minute ;) Christmas gift for a friend, check out the Project of the Week, Fancy Filigree Earrings
. They are relatively inexpensive to put together, so they won't break your budget. Plus, they would look cute at a New Year's Eve party... so the timing works!!
Everyone who comments on this post prior to 4PM CST today (12/20/2010) will be entered to win a free pair of Fancy Filigree Earrings. :-)
Enjoy and good luck finishing up the rest of your Christmas shopping!
Easy Christmas Tree Charms
Posted by Auntie's Beads on 11/9/2010
This pattern is fun and easy to put together and results in an adorable little Christmas tree
charm perfect for a festive pair of holiday
earrings. The charm totals about 35mm in length with an average size loop...
Jewelry Design Inspired by a Movie
Posted by Auntie's Beads on 11/1/2010
My husband and I are huge Netflix fans. When my brother-in-law finally coaxed us not to be afraid of new technology, we invested in a Blu Ray player so we could instantly stream movies over the internet instead of waiting for them to come in the mail...
Scrap Metal Necklace
Posted by Auntie's Beads on 10/18/2010
So you've got a lot of pesky chain scraps sitting around, huh? Don't want to waste them, right? Some of them are just way too big to use for dangling crystals from something.....
Create Your Own Holiday Necklaces
I love love love cutesy holiday stuff. Well anything tiny and adorable really. I can't help it, I find it irresistable. So for this approaching holiday season, I decided to use our Create Your Own line of ......
Think Pink Bracelet
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to design a simple bracelet, called "Think Pink", we can all wear to show our support for the brave ladies who have struggled with this disease. This easy-to-make and easy-to-wear bracelet is the perfect way to do your part to raise awareness. It makes a great gift, too. I hope you all like it. Have a good week, everybody.
Posted by Auntie's Beads on 10/3/2010
-Kelly McCoy, Auntie's Beads Designer
Staying Hopeful Bracelet
Posted by Auntie's Beads on 9/20/2010
Black is my favorite color. Not because I'm glum, but because it's classic, goes with everything and is flattering on everyone. I love to wear black and use it in designs, so to avoid getting into a rut, I try to add splashes of color whenever possible. That's why I like this lampwork bead
, which inspired me to add peridot and light .....
Can't Stop Me Keychain - Instructions
Posted by Auntie's Beads on 11/16/2009
We all have way more keys then we want. One to the front door, one to the back door, one to work, one to our car, one to our husbands’ car, one to our gym locker… not to mention those keys you keep for your friends and family in case they get locked out. Add some pretty to your big pile of keys as a little reminder that life is good!
Just Rosy Project Instructions
Posted by Auntie's Beads on 9/15/2009
We had a great response from everyone with the Bracelet Giveaway. Thanks to all those who participated. We have a few people out there who were wanting instructions for the Just Rosy bracelet so here they are...
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