January 24, 2017
If you've browsed the gallery at Island Cove, you've likely spotted a few of the bracelets and necklaces designed by Debbye Mika - The Cove's bead crochet expert. Read on to learn more about this special beading technique and why Debbye enjoys it so much.
1. Select your color palette and gather your beads - this is the first step in creating your special piece. You can work with colors that coordinate with a particular outfit or are thematic in your wardrobe. Another on-trend idea: break out of your comfort zone and choose new colors that are perfect for the season.
2. Begin to crochet your necklace or bracelet using special crochet hooks. Take your time and enjoy the rhythmic repetition. This type of creativity is both rewarding and stress-relieving for many artists.
3. Add a decorative clasp - Island Cove has many to choose from - metallic finishes including copper, gold tone, sterling silver, or antique bronze. We have a gorgeous selection of toggles, magnetic clasps, and lobster claws to choose from, or bring your own.
Can't wait to get started crocheting? Call in to The Cove to book your seat at Debbye's next bead crochet course - you're sure to be inspired too!
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...
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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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