October 01, 2017
In recent years, Island Cove Beads & Gallery has presented special trunk shows inspired by ancient civilizations that created some of the world's most memorable and unique beads and artifacts. We have hosted themed parties to celebrate Colleen's award-winning Deco-Egyptian Bracelet and the glass lampwork of Venice, Italy. This October, join us as we explore another of the world's most prolific bead-making societies - Japan - and celebrate its contribution to the art of beading and jewelry design.
These limited Japanese glass beads will be available at Island Cove on the evening of October 28th at 6:30pm. In addition, Andrew will be folding Origami for donations to a Children's Mission, and we will serve appetizers and drinks. Feel free to wear a kimono or other Japanese-themed garb and accessories if you have them!
- What to expect? Trays of individual glass beads and cabochons, strands of beads including many with the original "Made in Japan" labels still intact, ranging in colors and sizes. RSVP here.
- Plus, Island Cove stocks Tulip brand needles from Japan, Miyuki seed beads, and Japanese-themed koi fish charms.
- Also plan to shop the boutique for limited edition Japanese-themed gifts created by Island Cove's local artists. These special pieces include cherry blossom gem trees by Jerri Heer, bead embroidered Japanese china pendants by Debbye Mika as well as Jerri Heir, painted and embellished boxes by Catherine Valle, Japanese Water Garden lampwork glass beads by Lea Zinke, and handmade cherry blossom scented "Sakura Spring" soaps by Beryl Coder.
May 29, 2022
This month, Island Cove is featuring the Herringbone stitch. A geometric, versatile pattern for using different sizes and shapes of beads to create beautiful beaded jewelry!
Named after the backbone of the Herring fish, the 2 bead pattern creates a shape like a “v” similar to a chevron but not the same, and is then...
November 27, 2021
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.
Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more …