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Trends: Animal Beads

crystal beadsEnvironmentalism seems to be en vogue right now. People are eating organic food, driving hybrid cars and wearing faux-fur. The trend extends to jewelry making, too. This summer, expect to see people rocking a lot of animal themed jewelry. That means everything from crystal beads shaped like animals to using faux-rabbit’s feet and shark’s teeth in their jewelry creations.

Getting on trend is easy with the right tools. One simple thing you can do is get some animal shaped beads and weave them into your work. Many such beads are small and discrete so you can work them into traditional designs without much hassle. You can also opt for a necklace made of seed beads with a natural pendant. This pendant can be anything from an animal’s bone to a feather. Anything that symbolizes nature will play well.

If you set beads in enamel for pendants you can just easily the beads to crate animal designs. All you need for that is your typical enameling supplies and some brightly colored beads. You can find information online about how to create convincing animal shapes. Don’t be afraid to make use of more natural looking, less polished stones to exude that rustic beauty because that is what is in this summer!

The Gift of Creativity

wholesale jewelry supplies Most young girls out there, at one point or another, go through a phase of loving fashion. For some it is just a phase while others maintain a love of fashion for their entire lives. Few however can turn this love into a creative hobby. By purchasing wholesale jewelry supplies you can turn that love of fashion into a stimulating, creative and potentially lucrative hobby.

Since young girls love jewelry they will jump at the opportunity to make their own. It is a great hobby that stimulates creativity and industriousness. Young people get to set a goal and work hard to meet that goal. Once they have completed their project they have something they can wear or give to a friend. It is also a proven fact that artistically based hobbies like arts and crafts, music, and painting stimulate the brain and can improve school performance. Jewelry making improves everything from fine motor function to pattern recognition.

Instead of just reading a magazine or surfing the web, why not have your little girl make her own fashion trends? Buying wholesale jewelry supplies may even end up saving you money on costly trips to the mall. Besides, you may have a budding designer in your home. If they make it big, who do you think they will thank?

Rhinestone Clothing

wholesale rhinestonesNow that spring is here many people are trading in their heavy winter coats for lighter spring jackets. Denim jackets are popular this season and many people are buying wholesale rhinestones and using them to add a personal touch to these jackets. With so many guides online adding wholesale rhinestones to a jacket, pair of jeans, or other clothing item is easy.

Trends are cyclical in nature. The trend of adding rhinestone to jackets first gained popularity in the 1970’s but has again come into fashion. Some clothing stores are offering denim jackets with pre-sewn rhinestone designs. Other savvy and craft capable entrepreneurs are selling their services adding custom images to people jackets or jeans. Rhinestone designs offer people the option of making their jean jackets and other items unique. With so many people out there wearing the same thing customizing is a good way for the fashion conscious to stand out.

If you already know how to sew, learning to add rhinestone is not going to be difficult. Since wholesale rhinestones are cheap you can try a few practice runs before going to work customizing your favorite items of clothing. Animals seem to be a popular theme but anything and everything looks good in rhinestone, so go wild!

Gifting Homemade Jewelry

glass beadsMaking jewelry at home using whole sale jewelry supplies is a fun hobby but it can also save you money. Once you have practiced your craft you can make pieces to give friends. Considering how much jewelry costs retail, you will be glad you made it at home. Making jewelry at home also allows you to personalize it for the recipients using their favorite colors and glass beads.
You don’t need to be a master craftsperson to be able to make impressive jewelry. All you need to make a necklace are beads and wire. Just chose a pattern and get to beading, you will have something fashionable in no time. From there you can work your way up to more complex pieces like earrings or tiaras.
If you don’t think you have the creative spark or time to make jewelry you can always gift someone jewelry making supplies. It is certainly more affordable and personal than buying pre-made jewelry items. Anyone you know with a love of fashion and an independent streak will appreciate the gesture. Then maybe they will make you something special for your next birthday!
If you need some inspiration to get started look online. Many websites are devoted to home jewelry craft.

Quirky Style And Homemade Jewelry

With the charms of quirky hipsters finally making their way to the mainstream through things like Zoey Deschanel’s New Girl and the new HBO series Girls, things like self made jewelry made with wholesale jewelry supplies are more and more the cool thing to do. In a culture where unique looks and individual taste are the norm doing it yourself can make a humongous stylistic difference.

Making your own jewelry with the wide variety of beads(Czech beads, seed beads, etc.) available from Mode Beads is a great way to stand out from the pack in a fun and kitschy way. You can design the sort of jewelry that you favored back in the days of Strawberry Shortcake and Jem and the Holograms without losing your more adult sense of self. It can be a great playful balance between youthful ingenuity and an adult sense of personal style.

The great thing about these new moves towards self designed fashion are obvious. Suddenly looking good is not about getting the most expensive this or the biggest brand name that, suddenly being who you are has become the coolest and hottest fashion choice. It is a great move forward for women and for style and it’s a great chance to get creative.

ASD Show in Las Vegas

We are excited to be exhibiting at the ASD show in Las Vegas! March 25- 28, 2012! See us out booth # SU2137. Visit ASDonline for registration or more information! Looking forward to greeting you there!

Web Updates happening daily!

Boy have we been hard at work! Keep checking our deal of the day to be sure you don’t miss any of our really great specials! Our website is being updated daily so check back often to watch our progress!

Our Brand New Website!

Congratulations. Yes, we’ve updated our website, and it’s great! But is it? Seems like we’ve hit a few rough patches along the way. Over the last week, we’ve had a lot of feedback from existing customers, along with new customers. While this project has been one we’ve been working on for a while now, it seems to have hit some controversy among our customers.

First off, Change. No one likes change. Change means we need to learn and adapt to something foreign to us, which often is a hassle, time consuming, and over-all never quite pleasant. Well, we get that, and so we tried to keep things simple, and scrapped a lot of advanced changes for the time being. But, with that said, it’s still new, and does require some strides to over-come the learning curve.

Here’s what we think.