Friday, November 6, 2009

SATeam Wrist Candy Holiday Giveaway:
Elegance and Sparkles and
Jewelry Tales,
Participating Shops

The SATeam Wrist Candy Holiday Giveaway has begun!

The sale runs from October 26, 2009 to December 6, 2009, so this is your chance to get your Christmas shopping done, and possibly win a special gift for yourself!

Every time you purchase an item from a participating shop, your name will be entered into the draw to win this beautiful holiday-themed bracelet, just bursting with with charms hand-made by members of SATeam.

Jewelry Tales and Elegance and Sparkles are two of the many SATeam shops particiating in the SATeam Wrist Candy Holiday Giveaway; every time you purchase an item from either of these shops, from now until December 6, 2009, your name will be entered into the draw to win this stunner.

(To see the complete list of participating shops, click here. Items included in this sale can also be found by searching SATEAMWRIST.)

Click on any photo to learn more about the item, or go directly to Elegance and Sparkles or Jewelry Tales to see all of the beautiful items available.

This flexible bangle hugs your wrist and whispers, “bling.” No wires are needed to make it; it gets its support and keeps its shape with a clever combination of netting and peyote stitches. The materials list is for a bangle with an inner diameter of 6 cm and an outer diameter of 7.5 cm; your bangle may be made larger or smaller. Wouldn't you love to make this bangle yourself? My instructions, with complete diagrams and step-by-step directions, make it easy! In order to make this project, you must be familiar with peyote and netting stitches. I will be asking you to do some very interesting and unusual things with these stitches, so get ready!

Kristin Child's fantastic borosilicate flower beads are the star of the show in this bracelet.She makes the most amazing bead flowers and the colours are super. Red and yellow sparkly faceted glass quartz beads pull the whole look together. There are Bali sterling silver bead caps and small cubic zirconia beads that serve as great complements. The closure is a Bali sterling silver toggle clasp and a dangle of several cubic zirconia beads. A great work of art!

A pair of wooden hairsticks are capped with rhinestone rondelle spacers and a colorful dangle of beads suspended from a byzantine chain maille weave chain with a lot of sterling silver accents. A great way to dress your hair.

Use a combination of double-needle weave and peyote stitch to create sweet band rings with crystal, pearl or gemstone accents. As shown, these rings are approximately 8mm wide; they can be made even wider by adding additional rows, if you like. They can be made to fit any size finger. This bead-weaving project is appropriate for nearly all levels of seed beaders; beginners may find it challenging, but anyone who is comfortable following a beading diagram will be able to make it.

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galadryl said...

What a gorgeous bracelet by Elegance and Sparkles. Wonderful tutorials from Jewelry Tales. I admire everyone who works with such tiny beads *g

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

Thanks, Galadryl! Jewelry Tales is also offering a special during the SATeam Giveaway; if you buy five tutorials, I"ll give you a sixth one for free! Simply order and pay for five, then put the name of your freebie in the comments section.

BeadSire said...

I love the tutorials, very clever and can't wait to try them! Beautiful work from Elegance and Sparkles.

Leilani said...

I can vouch first hand on the tutorials - very well done! Elegance & Sparkles it truly many wonderful choices from this artist as well!

Cat said...

I can only second what galadryl said about the tiny beads *sigh* Gorgeous work from both of you!

Bonnie said...

Jewelry Tales has such wonderful tutorials. I give such kudos with those that work magic with the tiny beads!
Fabulous hairsticks by Elegance and Sparkles. What a great way to put a little color in your wardrobe!