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Friday, 11 February 2011

Designs Ideas from the FHFTeam

'Fab and funky' are the words for this week's idea; a take on bright carnival colours that can't help but shine through the winter gloom.

Starting off with a true attention-grabber, MangoBeads' giant (33mm) wheel-shaped focal makes the perfect centre-piece for a necklace - use a lark's head knot to secure cord through the large hole and hang it centrally, or make it a feature toggle clasp by forging your own accompanying bar from heavy gauge wire.

 After such a colourful start, a few pretty swirled citrus yellow beads by ARJewellery  can hold their own as spacers, without causing too much dizziness!

 But of course, a carnival necklace must be allowed to have a bit more colour, so adding two of Nemeton's joyful beaded beads at mid-points in the necklace pumps the colour level higher, and adds some fun, funky texture too.

For a final extra eye-popping effect, go crazy adding these buttons by Pandanimal to everything you can find, to get the true carnival look!


SteamPunkGlass said...

Wow, and amazing selection!

Kitzbitz Art Glass said...

Fabulous! love your eye popping colour choices Hazel x

Yvette said...

Carnival indeed, I love all those colours!