The Art of The Ornament- by guest blogger Michelle Chapman Geller

The Art of The Ornament- by guest blogger Michelle Chapman Geller

by Colleen Ewart November 27, 2021

Island Cove is putting up their tree and getting ready to sell their unique hand-crafted Christmas decorations. They have already started offering classes and patterns to make your very own Christmas Beaded Bauble. These balls are adorned with a netting stitch and fire-polished beads or crystals which twinkle under the shine of the Tree lights.

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The Domino Effect - by guest blogger Michelle Chapman Geller

The Domino Effect - by guest blogger Michelle Chapman Geller

by Colleen Ewart October 31, 2021

Dominoes inspire artist Susan Sudnik, an instructor at Island Cove Beads in Indian Rocks Beach, FL, to create whimsical holiday-themed dolls.

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Jewelry & Color Trends for Spring 2021

Jewelry & Color Trends for Spring 2021

by Phoebe Moll November 01, 2020

Find out the hottest shades and styles we're looking forward to as the new year approaches. Lots of bright, happy colors paired up with a fresh take on neutrals.

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Falling in Love with Beads

Falling in Love with Beads

by Phoebe Moll February 01, 2020

This Valentine's Day, we have a confession to make...we've been crushing on beads and jewelry-making for years. When did the love affair begin? Read our romantic memories about the day the beading "love bug" bit us. 

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We've Got the Blues in 2020

We've Got the Blues in 2020

by Phoebe Moll December 28, 2019

As a new decade begins, the desire for a stable foundation is key to Pantone's selection of Classic Blue as the 2020 Color of the Year. And it's our inspiration for these 6 fresh color combos on display at Island Cove Beads & Gallery.

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Creativity on the Go, and on the Road

Creativity on the Go, and on the Road

by Phoebe Moll August 09, 2019

Beaders love to take their creativity on the road. Island Cove's instructors and clients share six examples of organization for travel-friendly beading.

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"Garden Party" Earrings featured in new subscription box

"Garden Party" Earrings featured in new subscription box

by Phoebe Moll June 08, 2019

Each box is chock full of seasonal handmade treasures from makers of Florida's Suncoast. Colleen's "Garden Party" earrings are just one of the items created exclusively for this new subscription box.

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Fresh Finds for Spring 2019

Fresh Finds for Spring 2019

by Phoebe Moll March 02, 2019

Each season Island Cove loves to bring you a snapshot of what's new in jewelry, fashion, and style. Read on to discover what Spring 2019 has in store: sunny colors, flowers in bloom, and celestial themed beads.

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Beading Resolutions & New 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral

Beading Resolutions & New 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral

by Phoebe Moll December 31, 2018

Each December the Pantone Color Institute "combs the world looking for new color influences" to identify a hero color for the upcoming year. For 2019 they chose an energizing hue called  "Living Coral." Get inspired by the new signature color of 2019.

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Art Deco Era Inspires New Treasure Boxes

Art Deco Era Inspires New Treasure Boxes

by Phoebe Moll October 01, 2018

The Art Deco Era is heralded as one of the most influential periods for the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, and fashion. Did you know that the rapidly changing fashions in clothing brought new styles of jewelry too?

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Playing with Fire: Torch Fired Enamels

Playing with Fire: Torch Fired Enamels

by Phoebe Moll July 01, 2018

Peek behind the curtain of Colleen Ewart's home studio to discover her inspiration and creative process behind the beautiful torch fired enamel charms and pendants at Island Cove. 

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Passport to Paris: Micro-Fine Bead Embroidery

Passport to Paris: Micro-Fine Bead Embroidery

by Phoebe Moll April 30, 2018

A rare flea market find inspires Island Cove instructor to create one-of-a-kind bead embroidered necklace fit for a Parisian princess.

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