Thursday, January 23, 2014

Stay Warm This Winter with Our Video Tutorials

Take a look out the window and what do you see?

Chances are it will be snow, ice, and frigid temperatures all across the US (well, unless you’re one of the lucky states!) Antelope Beads wants you to avoid the cold and stay indoors watching one of our over 30 easy-to-follow video tutorials.

So put on your slippers, spark up that fireplace, and busy up those craft tables – it’s jewelry making time.

We believe that DIY jewelry making is one of the most fun and inspiring creative activities you can do, which is why we created these video tutorials. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced jewelry maker – we have video tutorials for you.

Regaliz Greek Leather Video Tutorials
The Regaliz Greek Leather videos explain and demonstrate the step-by-step process of how you can make attractive and affordable genuine leather bracelets. These bracelets are perfect for men and women and have a wide variety of available clasps, cords, and decorative customizations. These can be made for less than $20 and in less than 10 minutes – They will be THE perfect homemade gift for any occasion!

In this video section, our resident designer Jamie Hogsett explains how to make origami gift boxes out of scrapbook paper in a special bonus video. These boxes can be made in any size and paper combination, and they don’t need anything to hold them together. Now you have the perfect gift box for all of your winter gift projects!

Flat and Round Leather Video Tutorials
Our flat leather videos explain everything you need to know about hand crafting attractive and fun flat and round leather bracelets. You can learn about everything from selecting the materials, studding, riveting, punching, and braiding to crimping metal and wrapping with wire. The possibilities are limitless with a variety of leather colors and accessories. Jamie walks you through each video step by step and teaches you the skills you need to start your own projects.

These are just a few of the exciting projects available for you to learn online. There are many more categories of instructional and how to videos for beginners, intermediates, experts and those simply wanting to polish their skills.

This winter, stay in and let us teach you the art of jewelry making. Our extensive selection of beads, leather, findings, tools, etc. is all available and shipping over $50 is free. We will bring the materials and the know-how right to you.

A fun and exciting journey of creativity and creation await – all from the comfort of your own home.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Portuguese Cork Cord: New Styles, New Creations, New Fun!

If you’re like us, you love to mix up your styles and designs of your DIY beaded projects from time to time. There are plenty of varieties of beads and findings to choose from, but we’re so pleased to announce the arrival of our cork beading cord! This Portuguese cork cord comes in six varied styles and 19 beautiful colors.

cork beading cord

You’ll notice some similarities between our popular Regaliz®, Flat and Round leather cords and this new cork cord. This colorful and earthy cork cord works well on all of our leather beading components.

For our designers who are looking for non-animal products for their Vegan customers the flat & round cork cord is 100% vegan so you can feel great about designing eco-friendly jewelry!

Another style that may be familiar to you is our braided cork cord. Available in a variety of gauges, this braided cork cord is great for adding layers of alternating texture and patterns to your creations.

Samunnat large hole beadsWe also have 10mm oval cork cord which, while not fully vegan as it’s wrapped around a leather base, still offers a beautiful and simplistic design for bracelets and other jewelry. Our new exotic and colorful Samunnat large-hole beads look amazing on the 10mm oval cork cord.

This line of Portuguese cork cord is harvested in an eco-friendly manner. This is especially significant since the trees help their environment from becoming arid and thus helps to maintain rare and delicate ecosystems.

With a new style of beading cord comes all sorts of amazing new creations and designs. We’re so excited to see what you come up with using these variations of beautiful cork cord, so be sure to contact us and share your designs with us!