New Czech Rizo Beads from Modebeads

Add a new dimension to your woven jewelry designs using the brand Czech Rizo Beads from Modebeads! Rizo beads are high quality Czech Glass Beads, similar in shape to a dagger beads. The basic difference  is that they are more rounded in shape and don’t give that sword like appearance. The hole is situated at the top of the bead, to allow for the rounded tip at the bottom to dangle freely. Rizo beads measure 2.5x6mm in dimension, and are sold in 100 gram bags. The versatility of this fantastic bead will allow the Rizo bead to become a staple in your seed beads and woven jewelry bead collection! Our ever growing collection includes over 30 colors , including neons, coatings and specialty colors and finishes.

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New Beading Section at CHA

Ohhh… We’re more excited than ever for this years 2014 CHA Craft & Hobby Show! Taking place in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center January 10-14 2014.

Why the eshutterstock_111579662xcitement? That’s because this year CHA has added an entire beading section to their show! This section has recently been named CHA North American Bead Association, and will merge beaders, designers, bead stores and suppliers together to offer each other support and guidance in strengthening the bead niche in particular, within the general crafting industry.

CHA has acknowledged, that the brick & mortar bead stores have suffered as a whole , with a 25% closure rate over the past few years. Although this may not seem to affect the industry at large, you will be surprised to learn that this does eventually trickle down to affect everyone including the customers. Being involved in this part of the CHA will give people the opportunity to discover pertinent industry information and to think outside of the box! Each conference, industry gathering and meeting is bound to evoke new energy, excitement and a wealth of new ideas and business opportunites which will help improve the beading industry as a whole. CHA offers private forums, networking opportunities, webinars, business seminars,  vendor connections and much more.

Modebeads is excited to exhibit at this fantastic new venue, and we look forward to exhibiting our new product lines and educating the consumers most popular trends, upcoming new 2014 styles, best selling beads, ever popular linked bead chain  and rhinestone cup chain… and so much more!

Click Here to register:  https://www.expologic.com/registration/dsp_eventstart.cfm?eventID=560&source=CHAewebATT

Preciosa & Pantone Color Trends for Fall/ Winter 2013-2014

Precisoa, the Leader of Czech Crystal beads has once again predicted the color trends for the upcoming season, by partnering with Pantone. This most amazing collaboration, gives designers and beaders a wealth of information in the fashion industry. Preciosa has taken the predicted color patterns for the upcoming season, and matched their crystals to the color swatches shade by shade. What an amazing idea!! This provides us all with beads ready for jewelry making and creativity which will coordinate and match all clothing, shoes, garments , and accessories for the next season.

What an aweome color pallete is in store for Fall/ Winter 2013- 2014!

 

Preciousness: Like a day spent indoors, going through faded photographs and precious heirlooms, preserved through generations, these colors are the nostalgic special memories of times gone by. Preciosa® GENUINE CZECH CRYSTAL™ designs made with this gentle palette – like that delicately treasured heirloom – are sure to be cherished for years to come.

This Color Palette includes subdued and muted pinks and purples like Preciosas Vitrael Medium, Vitrael Light and Light Rose, as well as a stark Brown Flare as a contrast.

 

 

 

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Bliss: Irresistable and luscios, these ripe hues are reminiscent of a blissful evening with a fine red wine and dark chocolate. A sophisticated, rather than purely decadent indulgence, the mouth-watering temptation of these colours can be elegantly contrasted with various metals to create enticingly shimmering crystal jewellery and accessories.

This Color Palette Includes Siam, Garnet, and Light Siam.

 

Togetherness: mid-morning coffee with your best friend or afternoon break with your sweetheart, this aromatic colour mix of rich toffees, caramels, roasted beans and café lattes is the essence of togetherness. It is a palette full of warmth for a fall and winter of sparkling inspirations!

 

This warm Color Palette includes the pale hues of Light Peach, as well as Sun, Crystal Venus, and Smoked Topaz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joyesness: A warm hearted mix of complementary and contrasting mid-tones is reflective of a light-hearted and fun-filled afternoon full of free-flowing creativity. Mix and match these playfully soft colours to create your own vividly sparkling combinations of Preciosa® GENUINE CZECH CRYSTAL™ creations!

 

This color Palette includes the Plush Rich Shades of Deep Tanzanite,as well as the Tangy splash of Olive Green! Crystal Apricot and Fucshia combine to give it that splash!

Differences of Super Duos and Twin Beads

Two Holed Seed beads have been become the one of the most sought after beads in the jewelry fashion industry. The possibilities of creation with these are endless! We’ve come across the most original, ornate, and fantastic designs, all created with two holed seed beads.

When choosing your two holed seed beads, there are two options available. The Super Duo Seed beads and the Preciosa Twin Beads. Although they are both produced in the Czech Republic,are similar in both shape and size, and are of superior quality, they each boast their individual qualities, due to their manufacturing process.

Super Duos are pressed glass beads, meaning they are produced in a mold, thus ensuring consistency of shape and size, with no variations. Twin Beads, on the flip side are manufactured according to Traditional Czech Seed Bead making techniques, in which that process can not guarantee uniform and consistent results.

When handling SuperDuos, you will not find the need to discard unusable and defective beads, as each will be to utmost perfect. Twin Beads offers a more natural feel to it, and will always necessitate culling, removal of unnecessary beads.

Another major difference between SuperDuos and Twin beads is the color options available in each. SuperDuos are available in more specialty colors and coatings than the Twin Beads, such as iridescents and two tones.

 

 

Trends: Animal Beads

crystal beadsEnvironmentalism seems to be en vogue right now. People are eating organic food, driving hybrid cars and wearing faux-fur. The trend extends to jewelry making, too. This summer, expect to see people rocking a lot of animal themed jewelry. That means everything from crystal beads shaped like animals to using faux-rabbit’s feet and shark’s teeth in their jewelry creations.

Getting on trend is easy with the right tools. One simple thing you can do is get some animal shaped beads and weave them into your work. Many such beads are small and discrete so you can work them into traditional designs without much hassle. You can also opt for a necklace made of seed beads with a natural pendant. This pendant can be anything from an animal’s bone to a feather. Anything that symbolizes nature will play well.

If you set beads in enamel for pendants you can just easily the beads to crate animal designs. All you need for that is your typical enameling supplies and some brightly colored beads. You can find information online about how to create convincing animal shapes. Don’t be afraid to make use of more natural looking, less polished stones to exude that rustic beauty because that is what is in this summer!

The Gift of Creativity

wholesale jewelry supplies Most young girls out there, at one point or another, go through a phase of loving fashion. For some it is just a phase while others maintain a love of fashion for their entire lives. Few however can turn this love into a creative hobby. By purchasing wholesale jewelry supplies you can turn that love of fashion into a stimulating, creative and potentially lucrative hobby.

Since young girls love jewelry they will jump at the opportunity to make their own. It is a great hobby that stimulates creativity and industriousness. Young people get to set a goal and work hard to meet that goal. Once they have completed their project they have something they can wear or give to a friend. It is also a proven fact that artistically based hobbies like arts and crafts, music, and painting stimulate the brain and can improve school performance. Jewelry making improves everything from fine motor function to pattern recognition.

Instead of just reading a magazine or surfing the web, why not have your little girl make her own fashion trends? Buying wholesale jewelry supplies may even end up saving you money on costly trips to the mall. Besides, you may have a budding designer in your home. If they make it big, who do you think they will thank?

Rhinestone Clothing

wholesale rhinestonesNow that spring is here many people are trading in their heavy winter coats for lighter spring jackets. Denim jackets are popular this season and many people are buying wholesale rhinestones and using them to add a personal touch to these jackets. With so many guides online adding wholesale rhinestones to a jacket, pair of jeans, or other clothing item is easy.

Trends are cyclical in nature. The trend of adding rhinestone to jackets first gained popularity in the 1970’s but has again come into fashion. Some clothing stores are offering denim jackets with pre-sewn rhinestone designs. Other savvy and craft capable entrepreneurs are selling their services adding custom images to people jackets or jeans. Rhinestone designs offer people the option of making their jean jackets and other items unique. With so many people out there wearing the same thing customizing is a good way for the fashion conscious to stand out.

If you already know how to sew, learning to add rhinestone is not going to be difficult. Since wholesale rhinestones are cheap you can try a few practice runs before going to work customizing your favorite items of clothing. Animals seem to be a popular theme but anything and everything looks good in rhinestone, so go wild!

Gifting Homemade Jewelry

glass beadsMaking jewelry at home using whole sale jewelry supplies is a fun hobby but it can also save you money. Once you have practiced your craft you can make pieces to give friends. Considering how much jewelry costs retail, you will be glad you made it at home. Making jewelry at home also allows you to personalize it for the recipients using their favorite colors and glass beads.
You don’t need to be a master craftsperson to be able to make impressive jewelry. All you need to make a necklace are beads and wire. Just chose a pattern and get to beading, you will have something fashionable in no time. From there you can work your way up to more complex pieces like earrings or tiaras.
If you don’t think you have the creative spark or time to make jewelry you can always gift someone jewelry making supplies. It is certainly more affordable and personal than buying pre-made jewelry items. Anyone you know with a love of fashion and an independent streak will appreciate the gesture. Then maybe they will make you something special for your next birthday!
If you need some inspiration to get started look online. Many websites are devoted to home jewelry craft.

Quirky Style And Homemade Jewelry

With the charms of quirky hipsters finally making their way to the mainstream through things like Zoey Deschanel’s New Girl and the new HBO series Girls, things like self made jewelry made with wholesale jewelry supplies are more and more the cool thing to do. In a culture where unique looks and individual taste are the norm doing it yourself can make a humongous stylistic difference.

Making your own jewelry with the wide variety of beads(Czech beads, seed beads, etc.) available from Mode Beads is a great way to stand out from the pack in a fun and kitschy way. You can design the sort of jewelry that you favored back in the days of Strawberry Shortcake and Jem and the Holograms without losing your more adult sense of self. It can be a great playful balance between youthful ingenuity and an adult sense of personal style.

The great thing about these new moves towards self designed fashion are obvious. Suddenly looking good is not about getting the most expensive this or the biggest brand name that, suddenly being who you are has become the coolest and hottest fashion choice. It is a great move forward for women and for style and it’s a great chance to get creative.

ASD Show in Las Vegas

We are excited to be exhibiting at the ASD show in Las Vegas! March 25- 28, 2012! See us out booth # SU2137. Visit ASDonline for registration or more information! Looking forward to greeting you there!