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Friday, 28 January 2011

Designs Ideas from the FHFTeam:

Everyone who knows about jewellery, knows about big-hole-beads, or BHBs. They're on the High Street, in the media, and probably on your wrist! The whole idea behind them is to make a special, meaningful bracelet, and one way to do that is to buy unique handmade artisan beads; with that in mind, here are a few ideas for a special Valentine's themed BHB bracelet.

 First up, you're going to need something to put the beads on; if you want a simple snake chain to highlight your beads, ARJewellery have a sterling silver chain available, all ready for threading.


If, on the other hand, you want to make a bold statement with your chain as well, mizgeorge makes a handmade sterling version complete with a stunning, handmade, gemstone accented toggle clasp.

And for the beads...

For the traditional Valentine's touch, this trio of beads by HelenPetersBeads provide a soft palette of pinks that fits well with an ultra-romantic theme.

Continuing the colour scheme is dilunahs' beautiful silver glass bead featuring a subtle interplay of pastel pinks and purples, and finished off with a sterling silver core, which is textured to add that special detail.

Sometimes you need a bit more silver to complement your beads, and mizgeorge's handmade charms will work perfectly; and their inspirarion, a style of Russian wedding ring, adds an extra romantic significance.

For a bit of passion and vibrancy, this bead pair by ScarletImpressions will make a statement, with their ruby red depths, without causing too much of a stir amongs the softer colours

And finally, if you really want to include an extra personal effort, have a look at beadweaving tutorial for bubbly beads - the pattern has scope for experimentation, so you can adapt it to fit your bracelet, and use your beloved favourite colours

Hope you enjoy!

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