Discover the World of Beaded Jewelry and Create “Magic” in Your Own World

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Add magic to your outfits, color of hair, or color of eyes by choosing the right colors in bead necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Start with the bead color. Do you want the beads to match your outfit or the color of your eyes or hair? Think about the color wheel and how color harmony is created. Find a good poster of the color wheel and keep it as a handy tool to help you combine bead colors that will enhance your clothes, color of eyes or hair.

The best thing about making your own beaded jewelry is that you can choose right from the start exactly the color combinations you desire. You can do the same thing by consulting with a bead jewelry artisan and having he or she create for you a line of jewelry perfectly matched to every outfit in your wardrobe or to match your skin color, eye or hair color. Using the subtle accents of color harmony in bead jewelry pieces is what gives you that finishing individual touch that helps to create “magic” wherever you go.

Did you just love to color with a brand new box of crayons in a brand new coloring book? Can you remember the “magic” you felt when your grade school teachers started passing out fresh off the printer individual coloring sheets.

I don’t know about you, but when I was a child, coloring was one of my favorite activities at home and in school. I just loved seeing what the colors looked like all in harmony together on the finished piece. I get the same kind of magical feeling when I complete bead jewelry projects.
I would feel so proud when the teacher would choose one of my finished pieces to hang on the wall or the window for everyone to see what a good job I did. I always liked to sign my name even when I could only print my name. The page was not finished until I wrote “Connie” at the end. My coloring book now is the internet and I have my bead jewelry pictures plastered all over the walls and windows of my internet pages. When people click on links leading to my pages, they are peeping through my windows seeing my jewelry art all displayed.

You can experience the same kind of joy and thrills from bead jewelry making. Like magic the colors blend together in harmony singing a little song that only you the creator is hearing. Wear those pieces of handcrafted bead jewelry and watch others hear the same song just like “magic.” I even notice the “males” at the Y noticing my dangle earrings and I see a little sparkle come in their eyes. Men and women enjoy seeing the happy dances of bead dangling earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Bead jewelry adds magic to anyone who wears it.

If you start with the color of beads first then add the style of clothes you might find it actually more fun than buying your clothes first and then trying to find the right color of bead jewelry. Buy your bead jewelry first or create your bead jewelry first if you are an artisan. You might match up a single row of pearls on a necklace with a classical style of an outfit. For evening, match up a little more of an extravagant beaded accessory to your outfit.

With all the fabulous and expressive beads available today you can create exciting jewelry giving you and even your plainest outfits a very unique and dramatic look. Think about a beaded necklace made out of shells, wood or some other natural material to wear with casual clothes, blue jeans, shorts and tops summer outfits. I think these types of materials make for a fun looking appearance.


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If you are more on the refined side in personality and style of clothes consider looking for exquisite beads to enhance the perfect look of your clothes. There is an enormous choice in bead jewelry materials.

Choosing colors and style first helps to remove some of the overwhelming feeling of your search for just the right kind of “magic” look you want to have. Beaded jewelry accents your clothes as well as your personality and overall appearance. Like magic, you are transformed into a fairy princess if you so desire, or like magic, you are transformed into whatever look you hope to achieve.

I just completed a three piece set of necklace, bracelet and earrings I called “Gypsy.” I already have her named, but she could have been named “Fairy Princess” I think as well. She is a set in my opinion that creates an instant fantasy of “magic.” Match her up to a new outfit. She is suitable for any age group. Follow the link below to my Etsy shop to see more pictures of this three piece magical bead set.

Written by: Connie Limon, Bead Jewelry Artisan



This is a 3 piece bead set I added to Carmilita’s Three Piece Bead Sets. There is a necklace, bracelet and earrings in this set.

Materials Used for Earrings:
2 Antique Bronze 11 x 15 Leverback earrings
8 Antique Bronze 5mm 20 Gauge Jump Rings
6 Antique Bronze Ballpins
6 Antique Bronz 8 x 9 mm Decorative Bead Caps
6 Antique Bronze 1.5×4 mm Beaded Rondelles
6 Pink 6 x 12 mm Flower Beads
6 Light Rose 5 x 9 mm Flower Beads

Materials Used for Bracelet
10 inches of Antique Bronze Colored Buddy Braids
1 Antique Bronze 15 mm Thick Rope toggle Clasp
2 Antique Bronze Crimp Beads
2 Antique Bronze 4 mm Crimp Covers
12 Antique Bronze Ballpins
12 Antique Bronze 3 x 9 mm Decorative Bead Caps
12 Antique Bronze 1.5 x 4 mm Beaded Rondelles
12 Pink 6 x 12 mm Flower Beads
12 Light Rose 5 x 9 mm Flower Beads
26 Peach 4 mm Glass Crystal Bicones
13 Pink AB 8 x 5 mm Glass Crystal Rondelles

Materials Used for Necklace
26 inches of Antique Bronze Colored Buddy Braids
1 Antique Bronze 14 x 8 mm Lobster Clasps
1 Antique Bronze Split Ring
2 Antique Bronze Crimp Beads
2 Antique Bronze 4 mm Crimp Bead covers
4 Antique Bronze 5 mm 20 Gauge Jump Rings
7 Antique Bronze Ball Pins
7 Antique Bronze 2 x 9 mm Decorative Bead Caps
48 Antique Bronze 1.5×4 mm Beaded Rondelles
10 Antique Bronze 4 x 5 mm Bicones
12 Antique Bronze 8 mm Bicones
72 Pink 4 mm Glass Crystal Bicones
18 Peach AB 8 x 5 mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
7 Pink 6 x 12 mm Flower Beads
7 Light Rose 5 x 9 mm Flower Beads




Wear Beaded Jewelry to Feel and Look “Precious”

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If you are looking for a hobby to express your unique personality, beading is perfect for you. Bead jewelry making is one of the most expressive forms of jewelry today. Bead necklaces and earrings can subtly call attention to facial features and coloring you want most to shine forth to yourself and others.

Light your features up with bead necklaces and earrings that are worn closest to your facial features. Do you have beautiful eyes that you want to stand out from the rest of your face? Shades of beads can pick up the color of your eyes and make them shine forth as if a spotlight has been placed upon them. How about enhancing highlights in your hair? You can do that with beaded necklaces and earrings. Bead jewelry creates a gleam of extra excitement about you that most likely you will fall in love with.

Jewelry makes some of the strongest non-verbal messages about you. The announcements from your heart are “you feel good about yourself,” “you feel youthful and vibrant,” “you are ready to face the day or the night boldly if you have to and subtly if you have to,” your jewelry makes all kinds of non-verbal statements about how you feel on the inside.

Wear no jewelry and you will look empty, lonely and shallow, even sad and depressed. Jewelry makes you look and feel lively, alive, and happy. Not just any jewelry, it has to be beaded jewelry. Try it and see the difference that you feel from the inside and is communicated through you to others. Perk up people around you with your choices in beaded jewelry. It is like dancing to a silent tune everywhere you go and you are the music maker, you are the dancer, you are the star beneath the spotlight.

Self-esteem is even enhanced with the use of jewelry, but especially bead jewelry. There is just something about the beads that creates an inner self confidence which shines through to everyone around you. Wearing beaded jewelry is one of the most enjoyable ways of expressing inner self confidence. Put on a pair of bead dangle earrings and turn your head from side to side, now tilt your head up a little to one side and see the difference immediately in the mirror. A new you has arrived, a new you with loads of self confidence!

See a sparkling pink bracelet or a bracelet made of pink pearls and you immediately say, “precious.” People often associate jewelry with “preciousness,” but not just any jewelry mind you. It has to be bead jewelry.

Bead jewelry is an expression of being and feeling “precious.” Preciousness is a gift you receive from loving parents as they first set eyes upon their newborn child. It is a long lasting memory for an infant to hold in their minds and carried over to adulthood.

Wearing beaded jewelry will bring back that sudden moment your parents first laid eyes upon you as a newborn infant and said within themselves and to you in those early moments of life, “this is my child, this is my baby, this is my infant, “she is so very precious.”

You will feel the same when you fall in love with beaded jewelry and begin to wear it. You will feel absolutely “precious,” and you are precious. Remember, your parents don’t tell lies. They first said it, and it is true. Wearing bead jewelry confirms the truth about you that you are “precious.”

One of the absolute best things about falling in love with beaded jewelry is the price tag. You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a variety of “precious looks.” Beads are everywhere in every color, shape and size, hanging here and there, just waiting to go around your neck and in your ears and on your arms and make you look and feel so very precious.

Discover the fascinating world of beaded jewelry and learn just how really “precious” you were all along.

Written by: Connie Limon, Bead Jewelry Artisan


dangle earrings sandy

Sandy is a pair of dangle earrings I added to Carmilita’s Simplicity Collection of Dangle Earrings.She dangles about 1 1/2 inch from the hook. She is made from semiprecious nuggets and sunburst glass crystals. The nuggets look like different shapes of little gravel rocks. Some are round in shape, others are a bit off round, a bit off square, just like you would see a pebble rock. Beautiful pair of earrings for the fall time of year.

Materials Used:
2 Antique Copper Dangle Earrings
12 Antique Copper Ball Pins
12 Antique Copper 5 mm 22 Gauge Jump Rings
6 Sunburst AB 6 x 4 mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
6 Picture Jasper 7 x 10 mm Semiprecious Nuggets




Uplift Your Mood in the Winter Season with Some Sparkling Fashion Jewelry Accessories

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When seasons change you usually change your wardrobe. You also need to change your fashion jewelry accessories when seasons change. At the time I am writing this article we are in the fall season in which we usually think of colorful leaves like red, yellow and orange falling onto the ground, orange pumpkins on the porch for Halloween, colorful turkey colors for Thanksgiving and then on into the winter season with thoughts of Christmas of green, gold, silver and red.

Winter is usually a fairy dull, dreary and drab time of year. Even the beautiful white snow covered areas are sometimes not so beautiful when we all have to get out and travel through it. Just in general winter is fairly dull. This does not mean your wardrobe and fashion jewelry accessories have to be dull, drab and dreary looking.

Boost your mood in the time of year when we see the least amount of sunshine with some sparkling beautiful fashion jewelry accessories that will really make those winter colors we most often wear in the winter season stand out from everyone else.

Think bargains! One great way to find a bargain without ever leaving your house is to shop online. Save yourself some money in gas and mileage on your car and look for fashion jewelry with specials like “free shipping.”

I offer free shipping every day on all fashion jewelry accessories in my Etsy Shop at Carmilita’s Earrings and on all my blogs. Most every purchase also gets a free gift sent along in the package when specified within the description.

I am excited at the time of this writing because I have several new bead bracelet kits on the way to me and will probably arrive in my mail tomorrow. Get excited about your mail coming in each day and purchase some sparkling fashion bead jewelry online this year for the winter season. It will be like receiving a gift and in fact when you purchase from me, I do wrap each purchase in some pretty wrapping paper then tuck the purchase inside a little silk bag as well.

I don’t have all that brick-and-mortar retailer high overhead costs so you can really count on some bargain handmade unique jewelry pieces from me. Purchase now and tuck them away for later Christmas gifts. You receive nice handmade bead jewelry plus free shipping and a special gift with most packages. If that is not a bargain online, I can’t think of any at all.


I do have a special goal in mind for the blogs and that is for Carmilita’s Handmade Bead Jewelry wordpress blog at least to write one article per day. There are 365 days in a year so by this time next year or around July of 2015, I should have at least 365 articles posted on that blog.
When you are shopping for bracelets, a bracelet that will stand out from the rest of the pack is one that is first of all handmade and beaded. Look for bracelets that uses semi-precious stones, glass beads and beautiful color combinations as well as a unique design as a whole.

I am making some bracelets with the stretch bands which are ideal for any size wrist. The sparkles of Czech beads in these bracelets are always perfect for any type of formal event as well as many other occasions.

After experiencing the beauty of a sparkling bead bracelet I doubt you will ever go back to plain silver and gold bracelets, as this was the case with me, however, everyone is different. I just have not seen many people so far who have seen my bead bracelets in person who have not “gasped” at the the sudden beauty they see within them. They are simply gorgeous!

I have a little stretch pink, clear crystal and peach glass bead bracelet now in my Etsy Shop that would look so nice with something snow white for Christmas, and so special all wrapped up in a beautiful package for a special someone on your Christmas gift list.

Silver is classic and always adds a pleasing wintry feel to necklaces, earrings and bracelets in the fall seasons going into winter time. At Christmas we also see a lot of bead fashion jewelry bracelets, necklaces and earrings made from wreath and snowflake charms with the added sparkles of red, white, green, gold and clear crystal glass beads. These sets make a stunning gift.

Do you have a school teacher on your gift list this year? You might shop online for a slide magnetic bracelet with a school-based theme of some kind, a golden teacher brooch or a teacher’s stretch bracelet. All of these choices would make good school teacher gifts to send along with your child at Christmas time for her teacher this year.

Religious and spiritual rosary beads are great gifts for Sunday school teachers. A cross necklace with multiple strands or a pair of cross-shaped earrings would be nice as well.

Just because in the fall everything seems to start to die and get dreary right on up into the winter season does not mean we cannot add some sparkle and shine to our self for an uplift in mood with some beautiful fashion jewelry. Shop online and save yourself some gas, and wear on your car.

Written by: Connie Limon, Bead Jewelry Artisan


bracelets miss sparkles

This is the sweetest little bracelet ever!

Materials Used:
12 inches of 0.8 mm Elastic Cord
6 Peach 12 x 9 mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
6 Pink AB 12 x 9 mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
18 Silver Plated 8 mm Rhinestone Rondelles with Clear Crystals




The Fine Art Effect of Faceted Glass Beads

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If you appreciate fine art you probably will also appreciate the beauty in faceted glass beads. Faceted glass beads always add a special touch or flair to a wide variety of items especially handmade bead jewelry. They are a bit smaller in size than regular glass beads and at the surface will be cut creating a fabulous sparkle effect. Transparent glass beads may offer just a bit more of this sparkle as many jewelry beaders seem to prefer the transparent glass beads.

Check out the jewelry box of a modern female. You will most likely find faceted glass beads used as ornaments to enhance her jewelry collection. Faceted glass beads are relatively inexpensive making them available for use in a wide variety of jewelry designs.

Bead jewelry artisans usually find a lot of enjoyment using the vast assortment of faceted glass beads in their jewelry designs. The ways in which faceted glass beads can be used is not limited to bead jewelry. You will see faceted glass beads in thousands of decorative items.

The art of making glass beads is actually thousands of years old. Unlike other precious stones, the price and quality of these beads are not greatly affected by the cut or the clarity.

The art of beading requires some amount of personal creativity, some patience, time and dedication. Faceted glass beads are just one of the many types of beads a beader can use. The jewelry made using faceted glass beads can be worn for any occasion anywhere. They are not associated with certain eras or specific occasions and can be used as gifts throughout the year for any reason. A gift of handmade beaded jewelry made with faceted glass beads is always a gift that is fashionable and in style in any season or for any occasion. The variety of color choices is one main reason faceted glass beads are sometimes even more popular than more costly precious stones that come in only one or two colors. People all over the world actually sometimes prefer jewelry made with faceted glass beads in colors that match their clothing perfectly over more expensive jewelry pieces.
Faceted glass beads are tiny pieces of art most people who appreciate fine art will enjoy wearing and/or looking at.


Written by: Connie Limon, Bead Jewelry Artisan


dangle earrings starr


Dangles delightfully from the hook about 1 1/2 inches.

Materials Used:

4 star or snowflake silver plated charms same on both sides
2 silver plated French earring hooks
8 silver plated jump rings 9 mm
4 purple glass crackle beads 6 mm
4 pink glass crackle beads 6 mm
16 silver plated filigree beads 3 mm



Bead Jewelry Never Goes Out of Style

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Hip, colorful jewelry exactly matching the colors in your wardrobe is not only fun to wear but also very fashionable. Bead jewelry sets accessorize your clothing without running up your credit card bills.

Bead jewelry is far less expensive than gemstone jewelry or even moderately priced costume jewelry from favorite retailers. The variety of colors in bead jewelry give you much more creativity when pairing with clothing shades than jewelry that uses only one or two color combinations. Fashionable is what you will appear the most as being.

Bead jewelry is available as bracelets, anklets, earrings, necklaces, pins. You can even match up your key rings to your outfits using bead jewelry. Craft fairs and flea markets offer a vast selection of an excellent assortment of bead jewelry designs often from home jewelry artisans who take great pride in designing bead jewelry.

I love to decorate with bead jewelry necklaces. Hang a strand around a knob of furniture anywhere and enjoy the beautiful color and sparkles of the piece as it livens up your surroundings.

Bead jewelry is easy to make, yet can be time consuming. You have to be a person who enjoys sitting quietly and patiently following pattern instructions exactly if it is not your own design and you have to enjoy working with your hands. The fingers need to be extremely flexible. If you are one with stiff joints and still want to try the hand craft of bead jewelry, don’t give up. As you work with the beads, if your joint pain is not too severe, the pain lessens and the joints loosen up making your fingers more flexible as you bead. The art of beading is definitely a great hand craft with many rewards. Make some for yourself, make some for gifts and make some for sale.

You can use patterns or select your beads and pattern you design yourself. It is a hand craft allowing complete freedom and unlimited creativity. The only limits to bead work is your horizon of imagination. If you have a problem imagining a finished piece, try looking online or buying a popular bead jewelry magazine to get a few ideas.

Bead jewelry makes an excellent wedding gift from brides to her bridesmaids.

Are you trying to decide what to give as a trendy gift for sleepover parties for preteen and young teenage girls? Bead jewelry is your answer to this question. Keep the jewelry simple and provide a wide variety of colorful bracelets, earrings and necklaces. It will sure to be the highlight of their evening spent together and may be the very first time the girls are introduced to this amazing craft and pieces of jewelry.

Bead jewelry is always trendy and fashionable and will never go out of style!

Written by: Connie Limon


dangle earrings Rhea


Materials Used:
2 Gold Plated Leverback Earring Hooks
6 Gold Plated Fancy Bead Caps
4 Gold Czech Glass Pearl Beads 6 mm
2 Gold Plated Head Pins
2 Red and Gold Lampwork Beads 12 mm