In the spirit of the up-and-coming holiday season, the Auntie’s Beads design team (Susie, Shanna, Karla, Deb and I) decided to pack up our beads and visit the nursing home where Susie’s mother lives and help the ladies there design jewelry. Karla whipped up some pre-cut wire with one end of the toggle already attached to save some trouble and we brought extras of everything just in case. We hit the road with a huge variety of beads, not sure what to expect...
It's Crystal Clear to Me Now!
I’ll admit it: we at Auntie’s Beads were once “Swarovski snobs”. We believed that if it didn’t bear the brand name, it wasn’t worth having. Then we stumbled on an excellent source for Grade A Chinese crystal and we changed our minds. Its luminosity, weight, brilliance, color, and overall design make it a product that is well worth having. (And it doesn’t hurt that the price is so reasonable!)So what is Chinese crystal you may be asking? (And, believe me, I have had that question more than once.)...
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!
Everyday Elegance - Full Instructions
The Lantern beads
are one of my favorite styles, and I love I like to make earrings
that can be worn for any occasion. I think these earrings would look great with just about anything…think jeans and a black turtleneck, or a cocktail dress at a holiday party. The lantern beads
provide a sleek, sophisticated look, while the dangles add movement and a touch of whimsy, creating an elegant balance.
- Created by Lisa Hughes Iversen of Angel Whispers Jewelry...