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A spiral rope celebration

A spiral rope celebration

Sometimes perfection can be found in the simplest of designs. This winter, discover Boundless Beads’ Eternal Spiral Rope Necklace, a magical fusion of size, colour and effect. Pairing traditional and modern colours and coatings, it’s an ideal beginner-level project with a striking outcome.
The clever stitch of this chic and simple necklace creates contrast between an inner core and spiralling outer beadwork, accentuated by a choice of three enchanting colourways.
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A captivating yarn

A captivating yarn

Here at Boundless Beads, we don’t just bead. We sew, we knit, and if it’s possible to work beads into a project, we’ll have a go!
We were delighted with the results of a recent family collaboration: pretty artisanal Preciosa Czech glass silver lined seed beads 5/0 in steel blue, woven into hand-dyed blue and subtle green yarn used to create this lacy shawl.
In our family, like many others, everyone has their crafting speciality. In this case, Kate’s mum and sister a[..]

Categories: jewellery making, knitting with beads, beaded shawl, Beads for Wool, necklace making

Every day’s a school day

Every day’s a school day

When it comes to hand-crafted jewellery there isn’t much that can top a beautiful Czech glass beaded bracelet… well, other than a stack of them, that is.
Not only will our latest design combination leave you with a stack of glowing, shimmering bracelets, it also doubles as a technique tutorial perfect for beginner jewelery making. So, if you’re keen to work on your beading skills while acquiring some eye-catching new arm candy, this stack is for you.
Top of the class
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Categories: Handmade bracelet, How to Bead, Jewellery Making, Make your own bracelet

Hello, sunshine! Six new popping pastels to welcome spring

Hello, sunshine! Six new popping pastels to welcome spring

As wild flowers start to festoon the countryside and winter gives way to spring, we’re very excited to introduce you to a brand new collection of popping pastel beads. The latest additions to Preciosa Ornela’s seed bead palette were an absolute must for us here at Boundless Beads, echoing the captivating spring colours of wild daffodils, forget-me-nots, bluebells, cuckoo flowers and unfurling leaves.
Crafted using centuries-old methods in Bohemia, these artisan beads are not only [..]

Categories: Jewellery Making, seed beads

Behind the scenes at Boundless Beads: Crafting the Spark

Behind the scenes at Boundless Beads: Crafting the Spark

There’s been more than beautiful artisan Czech beads arriving at Boundless Beads recently. We’re delighted to introduce you to our incredible Avery scales, now ensconced in pride of place at our HQ as part of an exciting ongoing project.

These state-of-the-art scales have certainly added spark behind the scenes at Boundless Beads, enabling us to fulfil all your orders quickly and with absolute precision. Your beads arrive perfectly quantified - and double-checked hand-counting[..]

Categories: bead bracelet instructions, How to Bead, Jewellery Making

In the pink

In the pink

Long, lazy evenings with candy floss skies, chilled rosé, juicy strawberries and daisies streaked pink by the sun… OK, let’s be honest, this may not be the most accurate description of summer 2021 here in the UK, but the mellow pinks of summer can still help us see life through rose-tinted spectacles.
Which is why now feels like the perfect time to introduce a beautiful, twinkling bead to our collection: the Czech Crystal Rosa Radiance2 4mm bicone. A delicate pink, fully c[..]

Categories: How to Bead, Jewellery Design, Czech crystal bicone

Magnetic attraction

Magnetic attraction

What’s the one thing that always makes you late for a swanky night out (or, let’s be honest, a sofa night in in these viral times)? Well, apart from not being able to find your house keys, your car keys, your scarf, half of your favourite pair of heels, your handbag and your phone?
Get a grip
It’s fastening that dang clasp on your necklace isn’t it? You know, that one that has your arms and hands contorting behind your neck into some sort of wholly unnatural geometr[..]

Categories: Beads, Glass Beads, Jewellery Making, seed beads, swarovski elements

Hanging by a thread

Hanging by a thread

Did you know, dragonflies have been around for 300 million years which makes them older than dinosaurs, and one of the world’s first living insects! Pretty special huh? We certainly think so, and – as lovers of the natural world - we’ve turned to these ageless, shimmering beauties for inspiration for our latest pendant kits.
Ayes to the right (and left).
Before we go on, here are three fascinating facts about dragonflies we just had to share:
1. Their massive glob[..]

Categories: How to Bead, Jewellery Design, Jewellery Making

I’m dreaming of a ̶w̶h̶i̶t̶e̶ green Christmas.

I’m dreaming of a   ̶w̶h̶i̶t̶e̶   green Christmas.

You’ve heard about the climate crisis right? And our plastic-swamped oceans? This Christmas, give the best present you can to our planet (and your tree) and ditch glittery plastic bling in favour of some magical eco-friendly woollen baubles and glass bead twisticles >>
Shocks away
In the UK, we throw away 30% more than normal during the festive period, and send 100 million bags of rubbish to landfill. Shocking right? Not to mention the 277,000 miles of wrapping paper we bin; mu[..]

Categories: Beads, Beads for Wool, Glass Beads, Handmade Christmas, How to Bead

Ladies in lavender. And green!

Ladies in lavender. And green!

Hot off the press, we wanted to introduce you to our latest beautiful jewellery kit; our Floris Stretch Bangle. It may look intricate with its delicately intertwined flowers, but we promise, it’s really simple to put together and we’re dying for you to give it a go…
The home stretch
One thing we love about this bangle is that it’s created using Griffin Elastic Jewellery Cord. The cord is incredibly easy to work with - and strong too – but being elasticated me[..]

Categories: bead bracelet instructions, Jewellery Making, Beads

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