Learn Everything You Need To Know About Pearls

Learn Everything You Need To Know About Pearls

The elegance and lasting beauty of a strand of pearls is timeless. There has never been a period in history where pearls were not en vogue. In the modern world, natural pearls are both rare and expensive. If it was not for the technology of cultured pearls, most of us would not be able to own pearls today. It is miraculous how a pearl is created but how many of us know the process or man's r…
Jewelry Design: The Promise Of Pink with Margie Deeb

Jewelry Design: The Promise Of Pink with Margie Deeb

Let's think pink! Pink is truly a sublime color. It is fiery passion. It is warmth and sensuality. It is luminous and elegant. So lovely! Pink is a wonderful choice for bead stringing wire if you want a luscious complementary accent to your beads and gemstones. Today, Margie discusses pink. She discusses the strengths and weaknesses of her favorite tone - mage…
Jewelry Design: Elegant Holiday Texture with Margie Deeb

Jewelry Design: Elegant Holiday Texture with Margie Deeb

Want to add a little magic to your handmade jewelry this holiday season? Today, we are going to look at textures and color. We all have an idea of how traditional holiday jewelry should look - when we think of color. But a lot of us may overlook the textures when we are stringing beads. Color is great. But when we add interesting textures, we create a feast…
Jewelry Design: The Process Of Color Forecasting with Margie Deeb

Jewelry Design: The Process Of Color Forecasting with Margie Deeb

How does the Pantone Color Institute forecast seasonal and trending colors? You might think they just gauge fashion. But that is only a part of it. Color forecasters explore everything. They follow graphic design. They track popular culture. They even monitor the health of society. To intimately know how colors may trend, forecasters watch elections, protests, and topical events that range fr…
Jewelry Design: Beauty, Innovation, And Permanence with Margie Deeb

Jewelry Design: Beauty, Innovation, And Permanence with Margie Deeb

Lark Books has a delicious collection called the 500 series. These splendid gallery books are loaded with professional photos of jewelry and other art mediums. Margie Deeb had the opportunity to interview senior editor and juror of Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry, Ray Hemachandra. Ray discussed his thoughts on being a juror, the evolution of the beading community, and the importanc…
Jewelry Design: Ask The Color Queens with Margie Deeb

Jewelry Design: Ask The Color Queens with Margie Deeb

Color queens Margie Deeb and Beverly Ash Gilbert answer a single question about bead color. Asked how they work with a bead that does not match the color palette of the jewelry they intend to make, both ladies offer different and insightful answers. Working outside your comfort zone can put you into a unique creative phase. What seems like an artistic limitation can end up streng…