Thursday, February 4, 2016

An Antelope Beads Valentine’s Day Gift Guide


Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to give a gift with some heart and meaning behind it. As we’re all about DIY crafting, of course we’re all about DIY Valentine gifts as well! It can be tricky to think of DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas, so we’ve compiled a handful of products you can find on our site that could be perfect for your Valentine’s Day gift, whether it’s a traditional bracelet, charm bracelet or some type of necklace.
gem on fire valentines bracelet

We love bracelet bars. They’re a great way to break up the continuous look of leather cord jewelry, and they add a focal point to any design. Try this antique silver-finished bracelet bar featuring stamped hearts and the word “love” in flowing script across the front. Pair it with some pink flat leather, add some clasps to close it around the wrist and you’ve got a quick and simple design she’ll love! The design to the right uses a plain bracelet bar to keep the focus on the cord and the gem in the center. This sort of design is great for color-focused designs.

sea glass bead earringsHeart-shaped charms are a great way to add some loving touches to a bracelet. Simple styles like an open-heart TierraCast charm can be added to any piece with jump rings so they dangle on the design, and they can be broken up easily with leather cord sliders like this one embossed with hearts. Spacing them out prevents the charms from catching on each other and lets you cover more surface area with fewer pieces. Have you ever thought about linking charms to create a focal point on earrings? These vine hearts to the left have been linked upside-down to create a centerpiece in these sea glass beads. It adds a small detail that gives the piece just the right touch of customization and style.

What about DIY Valentine gifts for him? Most men don’t like wearing jewelry, but don’t worry - we’ve got some great findings and components for him, too! Letter and number sliders are perfect for adding a personalized touch to a bracelet such as a name or an anniversary date, and they’re a bit more subtle so he can pair the jewelry up with more neutral outfits. All of our letters and numbers come in either antique silver or gold finish so you can keep your design consistent or mix and match.

Making your own Valentine’s Day gifts doesn’t need to be complicated or flashy. Find some components and colors that fit your style and just start pairing them up! If you’re still stumped as to how your design should look for your DIY Valentine’s gift, head over to our Ideas & Inspirations section where we’ve got a variety of Valentine’s gift design ideas you can use to draw some inspiration! We always love to see what sort of designs you come up with, so share your ideas with us below or comment on our Facebook page. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Sparkle in the New Year!

Sparkle & Shine this Season
Happy Holidays & Cheers to 2016!

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Time Catching Up with You this Holiday Season?
Pick up Designer Jewelry All Ready to Go!



 
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Holiday Quick & Easy Jewelry / Veterans Day Thank You

This Holiday, Make Some Quick & Easy Jewelry


We show you how to design, make, and size bracelets, allowing you to give them as gifts with confidence! Also, learn techniques, tips, and tricks to build stunning bracelets and necklaces from any of our inspirations featured below.   


Watch and Learn How to Make Our
Victoria's Dream Regaliz® Leather Bracelet 
 
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Victoria's Dream Regaliz® Leather Bracelet
Basic Gluing and Sizing of Leather Bracelets 
How to Size and Glue Leather Bracelets 

Watch and Learn How to Make Our
Emerald Sunrise Golem and Leather Bracelet


Designing Elements for Leather or Cord Bracelets 
Design Tips and Tricks for Leather or Cord Bracelets
  
 
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Emerald Sunrise Golem and Leather Bracelet



Check out all our Quick & Easy Design Inspirations 
Click pic below to see components used and learn how to make each 
 



Veterans Day 2015 
Antelope Beads wants to take this time to give a Big THANK YOU to our VETERANS and their Families for your Service & Sacrifice 
 
 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

What's New with Urban Raku? Watch & Learn


Learn How to Make Unique Jewelry Designs 
using Beautiful Urban Raku Components  
From beginner to advanced jewelry making - we show you how!
Check out our video tutorials and other ideas below!




Watch and Learn How to Make Our Earthen Elegance Urban Raku Necklace

 
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 How to Make a Wrapped Donut Pendant Bail

Watch and Learn How to Make Our Verdigris Bling Urban Raku Bracelet



How to Rivet an Urban Raku Center Hole Focal 
How to Rivet an Urban Raku Center Hole Focal
 
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Verdigris Bling Urban Raku Bracelet

Watch and Learn How to Make Our Fire and Water Urban Raku Bracelet



 
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Fire and Water Urban Raku Bracelet
How to Make an Urban Raku Bracelet with 2 Strips of Leather
How to Make an Urban Raku Bracelet
with 2 Strips of Leather

Watch and Learn How to Make Our Turquoise Wave Urban Raku Necklace



How to Use the Urban Raku Bails 
How to Use the Urban Raku Bails
 
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Turquoise Wave Urban Raku Necklace
Click Pic below  to see other Beautiful Urban Raku Design Ideas using the Glazes featured below!
 

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Introducing Golem Design Studio

Gotta Have Golem Design Studio  



We are delighted to have the privilege of carrying the work of Vladislav Ivanov and Kremena Ivanova of Golem Design Studio, an artist family from Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. We are carrying their carved and solid slider beads for flat cord which will make your jewelry creations sing!
 
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Halloween Contest Winner Announced!



Our Halloween $50 Gift Certificate 
Winner Announced!

To enter all you had to do was:

  Tell us your favorite childhood costume,
by Friday, October 16th, 2015

Congratulations Lainie Leeds Wilson!
Answer:
"The year my mom made me and my three brothers spacemen. She got shiny silver material for the body of the costumes, but gave us each different belts and helmets. Of course my sister didn't want to be a spaceman. She wanted to be a witch. So that year we were the old and new ways to travel"


A Huge Thank You to Everyone that Participated!

There is still time to get your Halloween on! 
 Check out the following:

Halloween Design Inspirations
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