Thursday, December 13, 2012

Peace Sign Necklace

Hey everyone! I have a fun project to show you today! This would be perfect for yourself or a gift for a teen maybe. Peace signs are all the rage right now! This piece was created by Lena May, one of our awesome Design Team Members. And with the instructions, it will be easy to make your own!


 Peace Sign Necklace


Make your own peace sign necklace using Blue Moon Beads. This is a simple project that you can make in about 30 minutes. Use the following materials to make your necklace:

Supplies & Tools:

Needle nose pliers
Flush cut wire cutters
18 inch chain
18 inch glass bead necklace
Eye pins
Jump Rings - assorted sizes
Bead
Circular metal connector
Peace sign pendants
Lobster claw

Instructions:

Use jump rings and eye pins to attach the peace sign pendant to the circular metal connector. Use a larger size jump ring to attach the 18 inch chain, glass bead necklace and pendant.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Beautiful Bead Mixes

Hey everyone! Ready for some great bead inspiration?? Today's projects all come from Design Team Member Jeri Vann. She is a wonderful bead artist and I have loved getting to know her work.


This fun necklace was created with the Blue Moon Beads Bead Tin in the Toffee Crunch theme. I love the mix of the brown and the turquoise beads, so pretty! This necklace has tons of style! See more views of her piece on her blog HERE.



This great set of earrings also uses a Bead Tin in the Melon Ball theme. Love the mix of the silver and the green beads, very classy! See more of Jeri's earrings HERE.



And her last beautiful creation uses the Mud Pie Bead Tin. Her necklace features silver and black beads. I love the different lengths of beads in the front which makes it so unique! More views of Jeri's necklace can be found HERE.

I hope you loved these projects! Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bead Inspiration

Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here! Do you have any big plans for this weekend? I hope you are all doing something to enjoy this festive month :)

I have a few new projects to show you all using Blue Moon Beads!


This first project was made by DT Member Kate. She used the Rum Raisin Bead Tin that is out at Jo-Ann Stores right now. I love how she used the gold chain with these beads, I love purple and gold together! See more views of her necklace and tips on how to make your own HERE.



This bracelet and earring pair were made by DT Member Crystal. She used the Melon Ball Bead Tin for her creations. These beads are so fun..she named her project "Green with Envy" and I agree! See more of her projects HERE.


DT Member Kimberly made this gorgeous necklace. She used glass pearls and rose colored accent pieces. I love this! See more of Kimberly's project HERE.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

All About Bracelets

Hello again! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! 

I have some beautiful BRACELETS to show you today!! 


Design Team Member Kimberly made the first 2 projects I am showing you today. I love her classy style! The top one was made with BMB findings and glass pearls. See more views of her creation HERE.


I love this simple bracelet also from Kimberly. It is just Blue Moon Beads with stretchy beading coard. Looks like you paid a lot of money for it! See more of views of the bracelet HERE


This fun one was created by DT Member Carol. She used silver wire and beads from the "PB&J Bead Tin". So creative, great job Carol! See more of her bracelet on her blog post HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Color!!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by the BMB Blog!

I have some beautiful jewelry pieces to inspire you today, all using Blue Moon Beads!



This first necklace & bracelet set was made by DT Member Mary. I love how she mixed up all kinds of colors and textures in this set! So pretty, and it for sure makes a statement! Love the hanging chain too!


Ohhhh I love to see shimmering beads :) Makes me happy! See more of Mary's set HERE.



This is also a great earring and necklace set made by DT Member Athena. I think this piece is just beautiful for the holidays! I can see it paired with a plum colored dress for a party. She used some of the beads from the Toffee Crunch Bead Tin that is at Jo-Ann Stores. See more of Athena's creations on her blog HERE.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gorgeous Jewels

Hey everyone! I am so excited to start posting some great jewelry ideas from our awesome Blue Moon Bead Design Team! Are you ready to get new bead inspiration from us every week??

We are ready!!


I love this great bracelet that DT Member Lena made! The Caribbean inspired her for this creation. I think I better go on vacation and do a little research on it ;) Lena put some awesome instructions on her blog HERE so you can make your own at home!


DT Member Jeri made this great necklace and bracelet set. She used jute as her cording and I just love it! The purple and orange beads from our Blue Moon Bead tins are just stunning. 


Great job, Jeri! I bet this looks darling on you! See more of her project on her blog HERE.


Crystal from our Design Team created this beautiful necklace with our beads. I love all of the different textures that it includes. Perfect for fall!


I definetly think that handmade jewelry is just so special and unique! Love all of these pieces. Crystals can be found in more detail on her blog post HERE.

Hope these beautiful pieces inspired you to get out your own beads and start beading!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Our 2012-2013 BMB Design Team!

I am so excited to announce our 2012-2013 Blue Moon Beads Design Team!

First off, thank you to everyone who took the time to apply! We received some amazing entries, it was so hard for our team to choose! We think we chose 12 well rounded jewelry makers who will be sure to inspire you with ideas and techniques here on the blog. 

Congratulations to:

Sally Lynn MacDonald
Crystyl Ortega
Kate Taylor
Christiane Ross
Cheryl Van Cott
Athena Mansfield
Mary Feliciano
Jeri Vann
Lena May
Carol Cook
Clair Rigby
Debbie Rogers

We are so excited to work with you and see the amazing things you will make with Blue Moon Beads!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Our Big Announcement!



We are thrilled to announce the addition of a 
Blue Moon Beads Design Team 
for 2012-2013!

Our team at Blue Moon Beads has always prided ourselves with being the leading manufacturer of quality beading and jewelry making products at reasonable prices. We are looking for a dedicated Design Team to help promote our brand for the upcoming year. The successful applicants will need to work well with deadlines, direction within a team environment and always produce projects of a high standard.

Our Blue Moon Beads Design Team will commence as of the 1st of November 2012 and run till the 31st of October 2013.

Being a part of Blue Moon Beads Design Team you will…
            Receive a regular supply of Blue Moon products including new releases of bead lines. Occasionally, you will receive our home d├ęcor, stationary and paper products.

            The opportunity to be featured regularly on the Blue Moon Beads blog which is coming soon!
           
If you are chosen to be one of the 12 members of the Blue Moon Beads Design Team, you will agree to the following responsibilities:
            Create (1) necklace, (1) bracelet, (1) earring piece and (1) craft project including beads each month. These projects will be put on the Blue Moon Beads blog and social media sites.

            Maintain your personal blog and link to the Blue Moon Beads website/blog using our products on your projects and linking.

            Actively promoting Blue Moon Beads which includes an active presence on       
            social media sites.
           
            If requested, special projects for shows, catalogues, promotional items and trade shows.

If the above description sounds perfect to you, we want you to apply!
Please forward the following information by September 30th 11:59pm EST via email > erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com with ‘Blue Moon Beads Design Team Application’ in the subject line. **Please note that no late submissions will be accepted.

- Full name, address, daytime/evening phone number and email address.

- Recent photograph & short biography on why you want to be a part of the Blue Moon Beads Design Team.

- Links to your online gallery or blog.

- List of any other design teams you have been on or are still with.

- Four Photos of your work which include a necklace, bracelet, earring and (1) craft project including beads. The projects are to show that a majority of Blue Moon Beads products have been used.

 ** Make sure your photos are no bigger than 500kb each.

We welcome submissions from Blue Moon Bead fans from all around the world! There will be no international restrictions on this design call. 

The 2012 – 2013 Blue Moon Beads Design Team of 12 members will be announced on October 15th, 2012!

Good luck!