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…
Jewelry Design: Escape The Dark Metallic Iris Trap with Margie Deeb

Jewelry Design: Escape The Dark Metallic Iris Trap with Margie Deeb

Margie Deeb revisits a jewelry making trap. Dark metallic iris beads are pretty amazing. They are full of highlights and colors. They are little rainbow planets with hot spots, oil slicked surfaces, and a base color. But if they are overused, they can be drab and lifeless. They can even seem reptilian and alien. Margie sees them used as a crutch quite often. Beaders will sometimes settle for th…
Jewelry Design: Mixed Metals  Make Holidays Opulent with Margie Deeb

Jewelry Design: Mixed Metals Make Holidays Opulent with Margie Deeb

Let's make things interesting this holiday season. It is time to unlearn the unwritten rule that you cannot mix metals when wearing jewelry. Margie Deeb is going to tell us how to make the holidays glamorous with warm and cool metal tones. Forget the Ho-Ho-Holiday colors you always wear and show off your chic side. Mixed metals are sumptuous, stately, and perfect for this time of year…