Get inspired with unique Valentine’s heart beads

Get inspired with these unique heart beads from Green Girl Studios. Perfect for making inspirational jewelry and beaded designs.

Jewelry making ideas are often inspired by really cool beads, and below are a few examples of the awesome beads from Green Girl Studios.

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Green Girl Studios Laced Heart. Photo Copyright © 2014 Bead Lovers Korner

Get inspired with cool beads

Ordinary heart beads and jewelry making supplies are everywhere, but all of the designs from Green Girl Studios are interesting, unique and are excellent for making meaningful and inspirational jewelry.

Making custom jewelry by hand for family or friends is such a special and unforgettable gift!

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Green Girl Studios Unbreakable Heart. Photo Copyright © 2014 Bead Lovers Korner

Create jewelry designs that will be a lasting keepsake or memory for people who are dear to you.

Make cool pendants or use as a focal bead in your next beaded jewelry design to tell someone how much you love them!

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Hot Lips Besame Mucho Green Girl Studios Bead. Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner

Check out the selection of beads, clasps and jewelry findings from Green Girl Studios in the Bead Lovers Korner Etsy Shop.

These beads are made from Lead Free Pewter and make a great focal piece on bracelets or necklaces. Check them out and Be(ad) Inspired for Valentine gifts or for anytime!

Locked Heart for inspirational jewelry
Green Girl Studios Locked Heart. Photo Copyright © 2014 Bead Lovers Korner

Free gift with purchase for Valentine’s Day

Receive a FREE Gift with purchase of $25.00 on our website, while supplies last, through Valentine’s Day!

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Receive a Free Gift with $25.00 Purchase of beads, charms or bracelets on our website www.beadloverskorner.com

Searching for gift ideas for women? Beads or charms for their bracelet, a new necklace or earrings are great gifts for your wife, gifts for mom or a girlfriend! Check out this limited time offer and get a free gift too!

Free Gift with Purchase of $25.00

  • Purchase $25.00 – receive a Free Gift and Free First Class Shipping in the USA!
  • Purchase $100.00 or more – receive a Free Gift and Free Priority Mail Shipping in the USA!
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Free gift with $25.00 purchase of Carlo Biagi Coin Holders, Coin Pendants and more!

The Carlo Biagi Coin Collection is a hot new interchangeable fashion accessory that is sweeping the nation! Similar to Nikki Lissoni, Mi Moneda, or Lucet Mundi, these are easy to interchange and make a great statement necklace.

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Valentine’s Day Coin Necklace complete set of three

Just for Valentine’s Day this Carlo Biagi Multi Heart coin necklace can be purchased as a complete set at a reduced price, but hurry supplies are limited! This silver plated stainless steel necklace includes coin holder, coin and long, fashionable 33″ chain.

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Free gift with $25.00 purchase of Landmark Beads, Charm Beads and more!

Select from Biagi Charm Beads, Landmark Beads or Bracelets and lots more available on our website and receive a gift with purchase of $25.00! (Charm beads and Landmark beads are compatible with Pandora).

Buy any other $25.00 purchase, such as our own handmade jewelry, Rosary, Charms or Kidz Beads and receive a free gift of our choice. (Free gifts will be of our choice, while supplies last.)

  • This offer is only valid with purchases made on our website www.beadloverskorner.com.
  • Some items may be special order and have longer delivery times so order early!

Please note: images shown in this blog post are examples of items that may be purchased, these are not the Free gifts. Free gifts will be related items of our choice. Offer will last until Valentine’s Day or while supplies last and may end at any time. FREE shipping is in the United States Only!

Top 5 Valentines Day ideas with beads

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These top 5 Valentines Day ideas are easy to make Valentine crafts using beads and Swarovski crystal. Give them as gifts that will be treasured for years for years to come. Use these great ideas as a guide and let your imagination soar!

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Heart earrings with Swarovski crystal

Valentines Day ideas to make jewelry with beads

These three jewelry ideas below are easy to make Valentines gifts to give to moms, teachers, best friends or make them for yourself! Handcrafted jewelry is always a special way to show love and devotion.

1. Heart Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Drops 

Beautiful red Swarovski crystals make these romantic dangle earrings.

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Popular large hole charm beads make a beautiful bracelet

2. Bracelet with Large Hole Beads and Swarovski Crystal

Chamilia, Troll and Pandora bracelets are very popular and this idea creates a similar stunning look.

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Adorable heart beads and heart with key toggle clasp

3. Millefiori Glass Hearts Bead Bracelet

Sweet millefiori glass heart beads and a unique toggle clasp make this a really unique gift!

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Card and gift packaging made with beads

Make Valentines Day gifts special

Here are two Valentines day ideas to check out if you don’t want to make jewelry. Create beautiful decorations on homemade cards or really pretty gift boxes using beads and crystals.

4. Valentine’s Day Card with Swarovski Crystals

5. Gift Box “Love” Decoration with Swarovski Crystal

Inspiring beads and supplies for Valentines Day crafts

See the great selection below of pendants, charms, beads and other jewelry making supplies to enhance Valentine’s Day ideas to use in making gifts!

Learn resin casting & sculpting with Cynthia Thornton

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At the top of my goals for the new year is to learn resin casting and enhance my custom jewelry making with unique designs. I played around with resin once but found it difficult to work with, but that was because I didn’t actually learn how to work properly with this medium.

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Resin Sculpting & Casting Techniques with Cynthia Thornton

Then I found this online class about Resin Sculpting & Casting Techniques taught by Cynthia Thornton, the founder of Green Girl Studios. I love all of the Green Girl Studios beads and pendants, so this is a great teacher to learn from.

Sculpting & resin casting

This Craftsy online class taught by artist Cynthia Thornton guides you through every step and teaches you how to sculpt a polymer master, then make a silicone mold to use in resin casting. Here are some of the things you will learn:

  • Essential polymer clay techniques
  • How to craft a variety of shapes and whimsical creations
  • How to replicate any piece by making resin molds with silicone
  • Tips for smooth, consistent resin results
  • How to use custom dyes, paints and metallic finishes
  • How to seal your work for long-lasting beauty
  • How to mount resin creations to pendants, buttons, hairpins and more!

Better yet is that with Craftsy online classes they are there for you forever! You can access them anytime or anywhere if you need to refresh your memory on a certain step.

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Learn resin casting and sculpting, make your own resin molds create decorative pieces to use as pendants, buttons and more.

About Cynthia Thornton, the Instructor

Cynthia Thornton studied fine art and 3-D illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design. She worked as a sculptor in a variety of industries, and then founded Green Girl Studios. Cynthia is the author and illustrator of the book Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed Media Jewelry With Metal Clay, Wire, Resin & More. Learn more about Cynthia and see some of her limited run creations in her Etsy shop.

What is on your list to learn this year?

Do you have a new jewelry making technique that you would like to learn this year to enhance your handcrafted jewelry? Leave a comment and let us know!

David Bowie: “Fill Your Heart” and you’ll be free

I have always been a David Bowie fan, since the early 1970’s, and I am compelled to share a not so well-known song of his to honor his passing. “Fill Your Heart” on the Hunky Dory album is light, loving and wise.

David Bowie’s Hunky Dory album and I became quite close one fateful night in Virginia a long time ago. Without going into details let me just say that it is forever melded with my soul.

While there really isn’t anything too unique about this blog post, it’s all information you can easily find anywhere online. However I do believe the message in this song is pure and worth pointing out at this time of his death, January 10, 2016.

David Bowie filled the world with his music and talent, but now he is free!

“Fill Your Heart” by David Bowie

Lyrics:

Fill your heart with love today
Don’t play the game of time
Things that happened in the past
Only happened in your Mind
Only in your Mind-Forget your Mind
And you’ll be free-yea’
The writing’s on the wall
Free-yea’. And you can know it all
If you choose. Just remember
Lovers never lose
‘Cause they are Free of thoughts unpure [sic]
And of thoughts unkind
Gentleness clears the soul
Love cleans the mind
And makes it Free.

Happiness is happening
The dragons have been bled
Gentleness is everywhere
Fear’s just in your Head
Only in your Head
Fear is in your Head
Only in your Head
So Forget your Head
And you’ll be free
The writing’s on the wall
Free-yea’. And you can know it all
If you choose. Just remember
Lovers never lose
‘Cause they are free of thoughts unpure
And of thoughts unkind
Gentleness clears the soul
Love cleans the mind
And makes it Free!!

Landmark beads from around the world New for 2016

New for 2016 are four Landmark beads from around the world. Just as 2015 ends and the new year begins, there are four brand new Landmark Beads from locations around the world!

Landmark beads are a unique gift idea for the woman who loves to travel and who also love beads and charms.

Every year billions of people travel around the world for business, vacation, and for a variety of other reasons. Landmark Beads are a unique way for the world traveler to remember each destination on charm bead bracelets such as Pandora or Troll bracelets.

There are over 80 different Landmark Beads and this year there are four new beads being introduced to add to the collection.

New Landmark beads from around the world

New Landmark beads from around the world
New Landmark Beads for 2016. Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner

Landmark beads are made of high quality .925 Sterling Silver and are finely detailed, making them a unique addition to charm bead bracelets.

The four shown above are new for 2016 and are as follows from left to right:

  1. Chiang Mai Palace, Thailand
  2. Sky Tower, New Zealand
  3. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  4. Churchill Downs (Kentucky Derby)

All four beads have just been released and are now available on our website. Each bead is compatible with Chamilia, Troll and Pandora, as well as other European Charm Bead bracelets.

Landmark beads have a large 5mm bead hole that is smooth making it compatible with types of bracelets since there is no threading to worry about.

Landmark beads are a cool way to show where you have traveled, remember a great vacation, signify where you were born, a reminder of where you want to go, and many other possibilities!

They are such a cool bead you could even collect them all!

Caring for your Landmark beads

Clean only with a silver cleaning cloth, do not use silver polish dip as this can remove the oxidation that highlights all of the intricate details in each bead.