Inspiration & More
Posted by Happy Mango Beads on 3rd Jul 2018
It's really as easy as 1-2-3! Wrap the chain around the pendant, string 3 beads through the chain, and add the clasp of your choice. There is a wide variety of pendants, beads and chain you can use but for this particular necklace, we used the following items:
Beads, Bows or Both?
Here’s something you don’t hear often, one of my absolute favorite things about the holidays is wrapping presents! I believe if a recipient sees my gift and doesn’t say, “it’s too pretty to unwrap”, I’ve stolen half the magic of opening a present. Perfectly creased edges of unique wrapping paper adorned with coordinating ribbon twisted [...]
African Dreams Bracelet by Toni Brundage
Toni Brundage, a long-time Happy Mango Beads customer, purchased our African Dreams Bead Collection and she created this wonderful bracelet! "I am inspired by nature, especially sunsets – it is a constant source of inspiration. I love photography so I spend a lot of time photographing birds, flowers, etc. I like how everything in nature has its [...]
Bead Clean Up
In my recent ventures into jewelry making I’ve improvised a few tricks that I felt were blog-worthy. First thing is that a new kitten and an exposed beading project do not mix well. Add to that scenario a carpeted craft room and I thought for sure I would lose at least half of my precious [...]
Beading Advice...in 4 Words or Less!
We asked our Facebook fans to tell us their best beading advice in 4 words or less, and this is what they came up with: 1. Buy the best tools. 2. Heavy duty crimp beads. 3. Bead happy. 4. Just try it! 5. Always follow your heart. 6. Trust your design instincts. 7. Patience, don't give up! 8. Buy ALL the beads! 9. Take chances. 10. Try it [...]
Beading Tutorial - 3 Step Bracelet
Well folks, it doesn't get much easier than this! 1. String our Cane Glass Beads onto some Bracelet Memory Wire2. Add a few spacer beads, such as these Crystal Glass Beads3. Create a loop on each end of the bracelet with Slim Round Nose Pliers to keep the beads in placeSit back and admire your [...]
Beading Tutorial - 10-Minute Bracelet
Looking for a cute little bracelet that comes together in a cinch? Adrianne over at Happy Hour Projects has thrown together a fabulous tutorial featuring our Moroccan Ring Howlite Gemstone Beads, but really, use whatever you'd like!
Beading Tutorial - Spiral & Gemstone Chip Earrings
First of all, I LOVE chip gemstone beads. I love that they are literally just the scraps and the byproduct of handcrafting other gemstone beads. These "scraps" are drilled, strung, and reused again as beads...awesome! The great thing about gemstone chip beads is that they tend to be much cheaper than other gemstones because of [...]
Beading Tutorial - Knotted Hemp Bead Bracelet
We have yet another simple Knotted Hemp Bracelet Tutorial from Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects. We absolutely love how she uses our Glass Crow Beads, Bone Beads, and Pewter Connector Bead in this project for a simple blend of colors. The hemp knots in the bracelet are a unique touch if you’re interested in [...]
Beading Tutorial - Easy Memory Wire Bracelet
We LOVE this simple Memory Wire Bracelet Tutorial that Melanie over at Artzy Creations put together. Many people want to make jewelry, but don’t know quite where to start. This tutorial is fantastic for beginners and advanced jewelry-makers alike because the end result is simply stunning! Melanie used our Brass Bicone Beads from Ethiopia, but [...]