Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cultured Sea Glass Beads Perfect for Cool Summer Jewelry Designs

Cultured Sea Glass Beads - Recycled Glass Beads & Pendants for Jewelry Making

We are very excited to introduce our new Cultured Sea Glass made from Recycled Glass. The Sea Glass has a smooth matte finish simulating the polish created by the sand and sea.
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We have over 60 different styles of beads and pendants in over 36 amazing colors. We know you will love working with the Sea Glass and incorporating the beads into your upcoming designs.

 


We are having a great time being inspired by nature and designing with the Cultured Sea Glass.  It blends well with our other beautiful artisan products. Layered designs are very popular these days and the Cultured Sea Glass colors and shapes will work well as a backdrop or focal in your designs! Click here to see 12 Fresh Design Ideas to inspire your own Cultured Sea Glass Designs!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

New Leather Cord, Bracelet Components & Kazuri Beads For Your Summer Designs

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Click pic to see all new products for Summer Jewelry Designs
The team at AntelopeBeads.com has been working hard the past few months seeking great new products for your upcoming designs.  We have over 250 new products that will help you design unique and colorful jewelry.  Click the links below to see some of the new products.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Beaded Jewelry Design Contest - Win $150 of AntelopeBeads.com Products

                            1st Place $150         2nd Place $100         3rd Place $50 

Make a Necklace, Earrings or Bracelet using at least three Bulahan Wood, Seed or Natural Beads, all other beads and design elements are up to your discretion.

Entries must be received by June 16, 2014. Winners will be announced on June, 29, 2014.

Please click social@antelopebeads.com and email us with attachment of your high-quality jpgs images of your piece. No copyrighted designs.

Click here to shop all of the beautiful Bulahan Wood, Seed and Natural Beads

We had a special showing of Bulahan Beads at the Rocky Mountain Bead Society Show.
Here is what fellow Beaders had to say about the Bulahan Beads:

"The most beautiful wood beads I have ever seen"

"The Beeswax finish is very silky and the beads are very light in weight"

"The quality of the beads are amazing"

We know you are going to love the quality and beauty of the beads and you will make amazing jewelry for your design contest entries. 


Click here to shop the Bulahan beads. 
We are very excited to see your contest design entries!
Happy Beading

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Riveting 2.0: Take your jewelry designs to the next level with new TierraCast Riveting Components & Tools

The artisans at TierraCast have spent the past year coming up with the next generation of Riveting tools and components. We are very excited to launch Riveting 2.0 and challenge all designers to see what creative and innovative jewelry designs you can come up with using the new tools and products.  

http://www.antelopebeads.com/Riveting-and-Punching-Tools-s/3295.htmTierraCast has created 3 new tools to make riveting easier and provide a more consistent look in your designs.  The Eyelet Setter & Anvil Set allow you to use eyelets that bring a new element of open holes or loops, which gives all kinds of different design possibilities.  Click here to watch the Setting Eyelets Video Tutorial created by TierraCast.  


http://www.antelopebeads.com/Rivets-s/2516.htmThe 4mm and 6mm Snap Rivet Setter tools allow you  better control over hitting the rivets more directly on the  head and help maintain the shape of the rivet head.  The 4mm and 6mm Snap Rivets come in 6 great finishes, giving you right metal finish to complete your custom designs.

http://www.antelopebeads.com/Rivets-s/2516.htmThere are 3 different sizes of  Eyelets that come in 6 different metal finishes.  The 4mm eyelets are to be used with one layer of leather or cork cord.  The 5mm eyelets are designed for double layers of either leather or leather and a component. The 7mm eyelets were designed for stacking components for a great dimensional look. Use the TierraCast Micro Washers with the eyelets to make sure your components and the leather cord fit together without a lot of extra space above the eyelet head so that when secure the eyelet with the eyelet setter, you will be able to make a nice flat head. The Micro Washers also make fun design elements.

Enough with the mechanics.  Time to take a look at the rivetable design elements providing infinite possibilities to create unique and stunning jewelry. Click image below to shop!

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https://www.antelopebeads.com/Violet-Energy-Shield-Bracelet-s/3891.htm
Violet Energy Shield
https://www.antelopebeads.com/Bamboo-Shoots-Bracelet-s/3886.htm
Bamboo Shoots
Here are a few Design Ideas we have created to inspire your own creative juices. Click images to see all project components to make these cool bracelets.   


https://www.antelopebeads.com/Greek-Triple-Wrap-Leather-Bracelet-s/3893.htm
Greek Triple Wrap
We know you are going to a lot of fun creating with all the Riveting 2.0 tools and components. Be sure to send us pictures of your riveted designs so we can show off and share your creativity. Send high quality images to: social@antelopebeads.com

Friday, April 4, 2014

Animal Prints Are In - Make Fashion Forward Jewelry Designs With Our Selection Of Wild Beads & Components

Check out our Animal Print Clasps for Leather and Cork Cord. All you need to do is pick your leather or cork cord and attach the beautiful clasps with Super New Glue.

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The Ladies of Samunnat from Nepal have created a line of Animal Print Beads for jewelry making with a wild side.  The high quality and light weight polymer clay will make beautiful and unique designs. Be sure to check out all our other unique handmade beads and components  at http://www.antelopebeads.com/

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http://www.antelopebeads.com/Wild-Child-Cork-Bracelet-s/3736.htm

Seasons Change Earrings – One Design, Three Ways

The three seasons of beads offered in the colorful handmade Samunnat Sundari bead line are perfect for showing how one beaded design can look completely different depending on the beads used in it. In the two pairs and one trio of earrings shown, the type, size and shape of the beads and findings remain constant throughout, while the colors of the beads and tones of the wood change.


The Spring pair is a fun example of how Sundari coins that coordinate, but don't necessarily match, work together for an eye-stopping pop of color. Samunnat Sundari coin beads come in all sorts of different styles within the same color combination. So, even though the floral pattern of the beads differs, they're lovely together because the same colors of clay have been used in both beads. As it says on our website, we unfortunately can't guarantee exact matches with these beads. With the harmonizing colors, it's safe to be adventurous though!

Click here to see our Spring Earrings or Summer Earrings  or Winter Earrings

Summer's pair of earrings takes that exploration to the extreme, with three earrings: two that match and one that coordinates. The sunny warmth of the Bayong wood beads works great with the subtle yellow touches of the Sundari beads' Summer color palette and the three beads allows for lots of different looks.

In the Winter earrings, the natural white wood rondelles parallel the beige polymer clay used in the petals of the flowers on the Sundari coins, while the sky rubber o-rings bring out the tiny bit of that same shade of blue used in the center of the beads' flowers. Copper spacers and findings add a balanced warmth to the cool tones of the beads.

These earrings are just one example of how one jewelry design can look different with just a few changes in color. The next time you're browsing through the samples shown on our Ideas and Inspiration pages, select a design you like and imagine it with a different color palette. It's a great way to experiment with new colors and beads, maybe even venturing out into a color brand new to you. Let your imagination go wild!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Bulahan Wood: Blessed Beads

bulahan beadsBeads have been a part of many cultures throughout history due to their beauty, sustainability, and versatility, with nearly every major religion using some type of wood beads as prayer beads. It is only natural then that AntelopeBeads.com's new line of beads is called Bulahan, which means 'blessed' in the Filipino language. We find the many shades and grains of the beads in the Bulahan line work beautifully with our lines of handmade beads and focal pieces, and know they'll be fabulous additions to your beaded creations.


Dark Wood Beads


To add an earthy, rich tone to your beading projects, consider some of our Bayong round wood beads. The strand below features 4mm beads in a warm shade of brown showing a variety of natural imperfections and spots in the wood grain.

bayong wood beadsPerfect for offsetting your bright components and colored beads, these round Bayong beads are a popular choice and come in sizes ranging from 4mm to 12mm. If you prefer a lighter shade of Bayong wood, our selection of flat beads and more unconventional shapes will change up the color palette very slightly.

tiger ebony wood beads
Taking things to a dark chocolate shade of brown is our line of Tiger Ebony beads. Offered in the same variety of sizes and shapes as our Bayong beads, Tiger Ebony beads present dark, full shades of brown and black and have an especially shiny luster. While Tiger Ebony is a rare wood, we’re pleased to partner with suppliers that harvest the wood ethically by only taking its branches, thus ensuring the continued health of the trees. Take a look at some of our 8mm cube beads below.

 

Light Wood Beads

white wood beadsOn the other end of the spectrum, our Natural White Wood beads are finished with a beautiful, pure white style. Use them to add a touch of simplicity and elegance to your designs.

Rosewood also presents a beautiful option for a lighter, softer shade of wood beads. Our flat, round 5mm Rosewood beads (shown below) are perfect for a simplistic, geometric design. The second photo shows Rosewood beads in a petal shape which is a great option for a chunky, eye-catching necklace!

 

Colorful Wood Beads

If you’re looking to infuse your design with some more drastic colors like yellow, grey or red, we’ve got a great selection that will make your jewelry really pop.

jackfruit wood beads
To brighten up your wood bead creation, consider our line of Jackfruit wood beads. Featuring a vibrant golden hue, Jackfruit wood beads are a great option for infusing some color into your design while still using wooden components. Take a look at these flat, square 16mm beads.

grey wood beadsOur Greywood twisted round beads (shown below) offer a dark shade of brownish-grey, with elegantly dramatic wood grain. They’re perfect for offsetting your brighter beads and components.

Lastly, to really spice up your design, add some Redwood beads! Featuring a bright shade of red, or orange in some instances, Redwood beads are the perfect addition to a design that helps usher in spring weather and new life in the grond.
redwood beads

Our selection of wooden beads is vast, and we’re so excited to add these natural beads to our product offering. More so, we look forward to seeing what kind of creations you can come up with when you use them!
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