August 22, 2015

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Unique Czech Glass Finish - Lila Luster

  Gentle petals of sakura leaves, a shade of sunset in Bahamas, the color of your romantic mood - Lila Luster Czech glass finish is so beautiful!

It has this subtle, but captivating golden spark, seen especially well on Silky beads and Spikes. Being a glass finish, a top coat, Lila Luster looks slightly different when applied to various color bases. In the collage you can see Lila Luster on both Chalk White and Alabaster base glass and that explains a slight difference in the final color of the beads.

Nevertheless, don't worry! The beads in Alabaster Lila Luster will work perfectly with Chalk White Lila Luster ones creating a sophisticated light falling that can be done only by exploiting this tiny difference in color.

Whether you're looking for the girlish appeal or the floral tenderness, Lila Luster is a stunning choice!

Looking for Lila Luster beads at HauteHobby? Click here or type " 14494 " in our website search and see all the Czech beads we have in Lila Luster finish.

Unique Czech Glass FInish - Lila Luster

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July 28, 2015

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Rulla beads: 13 new colors

Rulla beads are popular Czech Glass Pressed Beads with 2 holes and 3x5mm cylinder shape (some describe them as rectangular with rounded corners.) 2 holes allow them to be a central piece of any 2 strands of beads in bracelets and necklaces, so Rulla beads are an easy way to add sophistication to your beading pattern.
Rulla beads come in variety of colors and finishes including Picasso, Travertine, Lusters etc. We've just received 13 new colors of Rulla(will be available on the website in the next few days), in addition to our range of 37, so now we carry a unique variety of 50 rulla colors!

Below you can find some inspiration pictures for Rulla beads, how they are used by renowed masters in their beautiful creations:

 

 

 

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May 09, 2015

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Miyuki Delica seed beads & why we love them

Miyuki Seed Beads are produced in Japan since 1949 by one of the best glass seed bead manufacturers in the world and Delica is the brand name of cylinder seed beads by Miyuki. (similarly, cylinder seed beads produced by TOHO are called TOHO Treasures.) Miyuki Delica seed beads were first coined in 1982 as an alternative to French metallic cylinder beads and since then gained huge popularity and worldwide recognition.

What makes Miyuki Delicas so popular all over the world?

First, it is uniformity in size and shape. Japanese seed beads don't require calibration and there are very very few broken seed beads in the package. Any beadwork using Miyuki Delica can be started right away and you can be sure that whether you do peyote stitch, brick stitch, or beadweaving on looms, the uniform cylinder shape of Delica will give the finished piece a flat quality-looking surface.

Second, Miyuki Delica seed beads have a proportionally large hole and thin wall (keeping outer size standard, like 11/0, 8/0 etc. ) that allows more threads to pass through the same seed bead in woven work. Delica seed beads, therefore, give you much more opportunities for experimentation, as well as for the correction of your works.

What is more, the wall/hole ratio makes Delica seed beads very light in comparison with regular seed beads. What does it mean for you? Not only the jewellery created from Delicas will be lighter and more comfortable to use, but also buying Delicas you get more seed beads per gram!

Miyuki makes Delica seed beads in four sizes: 8/0, 10/0, 11/0 and 15/0. HauteHobby.com carries all 4 of them.

Color codes are uniform inside the Delicas family (DB0010 is the Delica #11 while DBL0010 is the Delica #8 of the same color) which helps you combine sizes in your work.

At the same time, color codes of Miyuki Round seed beads are different from Delica seed beads color codes. Be aware of that and for our convenience Miyuki created an official conversion table between Miyuki Rounds and Delica color codesclick here

We have a huge range of Miyuki Delicas at HauteHobby, more than 850 colors of just size 11/0 (we carry all 4 sizes) and great selection of color mixes. Click here to see our Miyuki Delica assortment.

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May 07, 2015

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5 types of Silky Beads: All you need to know about new Silky Beads forms and shapes

Silky beads are pressed (and sometimes table cut) glass beads made in Czech Republic.

Czech Glass Silky Beads gained huge popularity all over the world. The stylish 6x6mm square beads with two parallel holes running diagonally through the bead, they allow to continue your weavng pattern from all four sides of the bead. Silky Beads work perfectly as a central element in bracelets and earrings.

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Another common way to use them is to create a band of interconnected silky beads that leaves the angular sides and plain full-covered middle.

At the beginning, there was just 1 classic type of Silky Beads:

 

It has a raised diagonal level on the face side and a flat back side. The raised line runs opposite of the diagonal thread paths inside the bead.

These type of Silky beads remains popular and relevant now, but since late 2014 - 2015 there were new 4 types of Silky beads coined in Czech factories. These are: Silky X, Silky Clubs, Silky Arcobaleno and Silky Valle. These 4 are the newest addition to the silky beads family and new tutorials are coming using this particular forms of Silky as the trendiest and the newest. Let's look at them one by one:

1) Silky X (2 parallel diagonal holes like in classical Silky):

Silky X beads in Jet Picasso

Here on the photo you can also see the effect of Table Cut finish on the beads: it creates a perfectly plain surface of the side of the bead(here on crosses) and make them reflect the light almost like a mirror! It also allows for fresh color combinations, as Table Cut finish reveals the color of the glass of the bead that in pressed beads is usually hidden by applied finish on top.

2) Silky Clubs (2 parallel horyzontal holes like in Tile beads):

Silky Clubs in Jet Lila Vega Luster

3) Silky Arcobaleno (2 parallel horyzontal holes like in Tile beads):

4) Silky Valle (2 parallel horyzontal holes like in Tile beads):

As you can see, right now there is a new tendency for creation of universal Silky beads that can be used together or interchanged with Tile beads by CzechMates. In other words, Silky Valle, Silky Arcobaleno and Silky Clubs can be used in any beading pattern in place of Tile beads, while Silky X can be a fresh solution to try in place of the classic Silky beads.

Don't be intimidated by the newness of the forms and experiment freely with the new shapes of Silky beads! If you know how to use Tile beads or Classical Silky, you'll find new shapes of Silky beads an easy and trendy way to update your beading creations!

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April 30, 2015

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"New Arrivals", briolettes, silky beads and other updates from April

Good morning from Milan!

We have so many updates for you!

To begin with, NEW ARRIVALS button has been created as some of you pointed out that it was difficult to spot the newly appeared items among thousands of the products that we carry. From now on all updates from the last 30 days will be there. On the other pages you will be able to see the new products as ones tagged by NEW. Hope you'll find it easier to keep up with our growing assortment :)

So far in April we've added some brand new bead types:

Czech Glass Teardrop beads (also known as briolettes):

 

Czech Glass Faceted Rondelles:

 Czech Glass Faceted Rondelles

Czech Glass Table Cut Pansy beads (just a preview so far, more colors next week)::


 

Czech Glass Silky Arcobaleno beads (more colors will arrive next week):

 

Czech Glass Silky Valle beads (more colors will arrive next week)::

 

Czech Glass Heart beads:

 

Czech Glass Leaf beads:

 

In May all the Miyuki seed beads and beads that we carry will be published (we have one of the biggest color ranges in Europe, so get ready :) ) as well as new colors of Silky Beads, SuperDuo, Rulla, and much much more! Stay in touch!

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March 25, 2015

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Pastel Romantic

Romance is a never-ending story and... wonderful source of inspiration! Designers all over the world use it over and over again showing different sides of love we see, whether it is a fierce passion or, like in our today's board, gracious, gentle courtesy of old times that we all sometimes dream of.

Pastel colors are a MUST in creating such an impression. To add sophisticated feeling to your art piece, use more than one shade of the color! Mixture of pale pinks, for example, will be an elegant solution to rendering the flowers as we see them in nature - somewhere slightly darker, somewhere paler and none exactly the same. 

 

 

Rizo - Pastel Light Rose Lauscha Blue Milky Way
 
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February 20, 2015

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Daily wear: Paillettes

Nowadays a lot of brands and stylists use beads and paillets in a daily wear outfits, without any doubts that it will be too much. There is an endless variety of dressing up casual and be the center of attention, just by mixing your beaded clothes with something simple.

So, put on a sheer beaded blouse with classy pencil skirt or pullover with sparkling print and jeans to hang out with your friends or to do some shopping and definitely go for sequined skirt for the night out!

Couture Sequin Paillettes - Sky Blue Picasso

Couture Sequin Paillettes – Vintage Rose Gold

Couture Sequin Paillettes - Silver Blue Picasso

 

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January 20, 2015

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Milano, Ciao!

 

Milan is the most cosmopolitan and forward-looking city in Italy. If one day you'll visit Milan during your wonderful Italian vacation or business trip, you will instantly feel that this city has its own energy and its own tune!
       
It is impossible to be fed up with Milan, with its breathtaking mixture of architectural styles, people from all over the world trying to "outdress" local crowd and show us all their most stylish selves, delicious food, smell of freshly grounded coffee from small bars, art exibitions, antique fairs, not to mention divine shopping!
  
Milan is a place where you can discover other parts of your soul by being surrounded with splendid things, be it the marble lace details of Duomo cathedral in the heart of Milan, or glorious "Last supper" painting by Leonardo Da Vinci in the Church of Holy Mary of Grace.
   
Come and fall in love with Milan with us, be inspired and enjoy every minute of your visit!
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January 19, 2015

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Top-5 Books to boost your creativity

5) "Steal as an Artist" by  Austin Kleon 

“If you ever find that you’re the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room.”

 

4) "Creative Confidence" by Tom & David Kelley

“That combination of thought and action defines creative confidence: the ability to come up with new ideas and the courage to try them out.” 

 

3) "It's not How Hood You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be" by Paul Arden

“Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have. Without having a goal it’s difficult to score.” 

 

2) "Orbiting the Giant Hairball" by Gordon Mackenzie

“You have a masterpiece inside you, you know. One unlike any that has ever been created, or ever will be. If you go to your grave without painting your masterpiece, it will not get painted. No one else can paint it. Only you.” 

 

1) "Start with why" by Simon Sinek

“People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe”

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January 15, 2015

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Nude Elegance

 

Nude shades were on every catwalk for the last few seasons and still combined are one of the hottest and trendiest colors. Compared with any common colours, whether dark or bright, nude tones will always convey this tender elegant and chic feeling. Nude details will make every outfit look naturally relaxed and smartly sophisticated.

 

There are absolutely no rules how to use this colour: with transparent fabrics, feathers, ruffles, jewellry or accessories, you can do whatever you want!

 

Miyuki Drops 3.4mm - Crystal Sliperit

Czech Glass Diabolo Bead 4x6mm - Crystal Capri Gold

Czech Glass Rose Petal Bead 8x7mm - Crystal Sunset Matted

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