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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Designing Jewelry with Buttons

Designing Jewelry with Buttons

by Phoebe Moll April 15, 2018

Did you know that Island Cove Beads has a beautiful collection of buttons too? This month we interview owner Colleen Ewart about her unique collection of vintage Czech glass and metal buttons, and how you can use them in your jewelry designs.

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Island Cove honors Florida flora and fauna on its 6th anniversary

Island Cove honors Florida flora and fauna on its 6th anniversary

by Phoebe Moll January 31, 2018

This February, as we celebrate our 6th anniversary, we'll feature a collection of new Florida Flora & Fauna themed beads, art, and jewelry. The flowers, trees, birds, and sea creatures that call Florida home have inspired the many artists whose work we proudly display in our gallery.

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Ultra Violet: Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year

Ultra Violet: Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year

by Phoebe Moll December 29, 2017

New year, new beads! Check out our collection of purple and ultra violet beads plus fun pops of bright color in lime punch, cherry tomato red, or the more dramatic chili oil and spring crocus shades. 

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Crazy for Chrysanthemums: the official bloom of November

Crazy for Chrysanthemums: the official bloom of November

by Phoebe Moll October 29, 2017

Typically it's the changing of the leaves that signifies fall flora. But its chrysanthemums, or “mums,” that have caught our attention this month. They commonly bloom during the fall, earning the designation as birthday flower for those born in November.  Available in a wide array of colors - from white, to yellow and gold, pink, orange, bronze, deep red, and purple, Island Cove artists and clients alike are going crazy for chrysanthemums.

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Island Cove Artists Embrace Symbols of Japan

Island Cove Artists Embrace Symbols of Japan

by Phoebe Moll October 21, 2017

Drawing inspiration from Japanese folklore and symbolism, Island Cove's artisans have integrated cherry blossoms, lotus flowers, mermaids, and koi fish into their designs.

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Made in Japan: Island Cove to debut limited collection of vintage Japanese Cherry Brand beads

Made in Japan: Island Cove to debut limited collection of vintage Japanese Cherry Brand beads

by Phoebe Moll October 01, 2017

This autumn, Island Cove explores another of the world's most prolific bead-making societies - Japan. Join us as we celebrate the Japanese civilization's contribution to the art of beading, including vintage Cherry Brand glass beads.

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Japanese Glass: Miyuki Seed Beads

Japanese Glass: Miyuki Seed Beads

by Phoebe Moll August 31, 2017

Did you know that the majority of seed beads stocked at Island Cove are Miyuki brand? 

In anticipation of our upcoming Japanese Twilight Garden Party event in October 2017, let's explore the world of premium Japanese glass seed beads by Miyuki. 

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Trending Colors for Fall-Winter 2017 at Island Cove

Trending Colors for Fall-Winter 2017 at Island Cove

by Phoebe Moll August 23, 2017

Once again, the change of seasons is upon us and the ladies at Island Cove have interpreted the Fall 2017 Pantone color forecast for beading enthusiasts. There are 10 hues in total, and we're presenting them in five cool combinations.

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Kumihimo Technique - Japanese Braided Beauty

Kumihimo Technique - Japanese Braided Beauty

by Phoebe Moll July 31, 2017

Discover the fascinating history of Kumihimo - an ancient Japanese braiding technique that you can customize with beads and fibers to create a totally modern jewelry look. The instructors at Island Cove are head over heels about this jewelry technique!

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