December 31, 2018
Each December the Pantone Color Institute announces a signature color for the upcoming year. It's the result of their team's research across the globe and across industries including fashion, home, and product design. They "comb the world looking for new color influences," and for 2019, they chose an energizing hue called "Living Coral."
Corals are known for their beautiful shapes and colors in ocean reef communities. Pantone's Living Coral is "evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color."
Island Cove sells a selection of genuine coral beads (shown in the photo above) in shades ranging from red, pink, coral, cream, and even light purple. A few of our artists integrate coral into their designs too, which you can check out in our gift gallery. Plus, shop our collection of glass beads, gemstones, charms, and cabochons in this pretty coral hue.
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.
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