Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tutorial: Wheelpoint Earrings

You will need (one unit per each item):
6/0 lustered ivory rocaille
8/0 lustered gold-brown rocaille
6mm white travertine wheel beads
2 ear hooks

1. String one 8/0 bead, one 6/0 bead and repeat it five times. You’ll get 12 beads on the thread.

2. Pass the thread through the first bead and tie the strung seed beads into a circle. Pass the thread through a few beads. Thread should appear from 6/0 bead.

3. String one wheel bead, one 6/0 rocaille and one wheel bead. Pass the thread through 6/0 rocaille bead that is opposite to the bead you have started with. Pass thread through wheel-rocaille-wheel beads back, pass through 6/0 rocaille you have started with and pass through the circle till 8/0 rocaille, which became of top of the figure (see the picture).

4. It should look like this! The first element is finished.

5. String 6/0, 8/0 and 6/0 rocailles, pass the thread through the bead you have started with and tie the strung seed beads into a circle. Pass the thread to the top bead of this circle.

6. String two 8/0 beads, ear hook and two 8/0 beads and pass the thread through the beads you have started with.

7-10. Pass the thread through the beads according to pic.7-10. The thread should appear at the red point.

11. String three 8/0 beads, pass the thread through the bead you have started with  and tie the strung seed beads into a circle.

12. Fix the thread and hide its ends. Earring is ready!

Tutorial is provided by Birgit Kowollik

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Matubo Rocaille

New items! We are happy to offer you Matubo Rocaille! 13 colors!
A seed bead pearl manufactured using a precise pressing technology. Superior shape and size constancy.

Find them here!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The miser bag

Miser bags are known by many names. Miser's purses, misers, ring or string purses, and finger purses, are just a few of the names they were given. They originated in the late eighteenth century and were popular into the early 1900's.

These bags were used by both men and women. They usually were long, almost stocking looking, with single small pouches at either end, usually one ending in a rounded shape and the other having a squared-off shape. There is a narrower neck in the middle with a slit, and either one or two rings gathering it closed. The two different shapes of the pouches denoted silver or gold coins within, or in the case of two identical pouches, coin and paper money compartments.

Miser bags were most often crocheted or knitted, with varying quantities of beads, they were carried in the hand or pinned within the garment or slung over the waistband of the wearer with one pouch exposed.

Called Miser bags because of the restricted way you got access to your money - by sliding the ring away from the pouch and then being barely able to get two fingers inside the slit opening.

Sources - Yesterday's Threads, The Miser Bag

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Prices go down!

The Best Beads Shop offers you the best prices for neon rocaille!

25g neon matt or neon opaque rocaille costs only $1.99!!! You won't find better price :) We guarantee.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Neolithic beads

We've found interesting photo of Neolithic beads. Our ancestors used these beads... Amazing!

Neolithic stone pearls from early settlements in Sahara, North Africa - 5000 BC

Largest piece: 17x10 mm, smallest  3x10 mm

Source - Ancient Beads


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Offer is valid till 29th August.