Thursday, September 20, 2012

It was a busy summer and lots of new designs!  I am back to teaching more frequently and I am cranking up production to prepare for the holiday shoppers. 
The Mustache has not left popularity along with all the OWLS!

I have been busy with jewelry shows and selling my jewelry at additional locations!  You can still find my custom made jewelry at All Strung Out, True Treasures and Vintage Crush all in Bentonville, Arkansas.  If you are not local you can find me on FACEBOOK under, Chic Designs by Bea to see new pieces or ask about custom orders.  Chic Designs is all set up on PAYPAL to make payment a breeze and I will gladly ship purchases to you!
Fall Harvest Jewelry Show 9/8/12 at All Strung Out
A brand new setup, complete with new painted displays

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Leather wrap bracelets are here!  Check out these fun beauties, double wraps are $7.00 and triple wraps are $8.00.
I had to work at convincing my husband that I needed use of his Dremel and an exacto knife, but once I got started these were a breeze to make.  All together, I have the 8 posted below and a few additional to complete. 

Thank you to all my helpers at Springfield Leather Company for your help and guidance, what a fun, fun project!
My love of jewelry making keeps expanding into new techniques and adventures!  This weekend I visited one of my favorite places in Springfield, MO on a mission to learn more about leather working.  I visited, Springfield Leather Company and love their store because it is not only full of awesome products (jewelry making supplies and leather) but they have some of the greatest people that work there, who know their business.  On a usual basis over the past three years there are two associates I always look for there, Molly or Chris. They are so FULL of KNOWLEDGE and always help me out.

Molly and Chris are patient with me everytime I am trying to learn a new technique and searching for something special for my business. This weekend, Chris helped me through something I know almost nothing about, LEATHER.  I wanted to learn basics of punching and using button screw findings to recreate a bracelet that I saw.  He was so patient with me and thank goodness he could translate my descriptions of what I thought I needed.  He helped me walk away with more than I could have imagined.

So if you are ever in the Springfield area and are in love with jewelry making like me, go see them!
You can also visith their website at:

Here is an example of the some of the beautiful leather assortments I purchased:

Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer Styles

Newly made designs to get you ready for FUN in the SUN!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Trends for Summer 2012


The Mustache!

I "mustache" what the craze has been with a simple icon, the mustache.  It came out of no where and has been here to stay for some time.  There is still time to get some of these cute whimsical pieces.

The Collar Necklace, also seen as the Bid Necklace

These necklaces are beautiful and give you so many options, this example is named, Modern Peals and has sheer ribbon that connects in the back with the perfect clasp.  These can be created with chain or simply stringing an assortment of beads in one or multiple layers.  Get creative!


This is the easiest trend and allows you to use some of the jewelry peices you have in your wardrobe.  Take single bracelets that mix and match and stack them!  Use them in 3's for starters, they can be elastic stretch, leather, memory wire or a mixture of metals.  Time to get your style on...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

5x7 Folded Card

Picture More Berry 5x7 folded card
Creating Christmas cards have never been this easy.
View the entire collection of cards.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Find me on Facebook, Chic Designs by Bea!

Spring is in the air, check out Bloom Town!  A beautiful mixture of silver plated hammered chain links, glass pearls, sparkling crystals, a polymer clay rose and accents of silver plated beads.



Friday, March 23, 2012

New Webpage!

Check out our new webpage that is set up to accept Paypal payments!  This will be a great tool to set up for special orders.

Come check us out and please sign our guestbook.

Spring is HERE!

Springtime is all about the trees and flowers blooming, birds singing and the warm sun kissing our cheeks.  All the colors and beauty of the season is inspiring new creations! 

Chain Maille Scale Earrings

Monday, March 5, 2012

Chain Maille - My Latest Passion!

I recently took a class for Chain Maille and learned the byzantine design, at first I thought there is no way this is for me!  I was tense and feeling like I was all thumbs and dropping more jumprings than I placed.  I am so happy I perservered,  came home after the class, lost sleep to complete my first bracelet.  In total it took me 3 hours!!

Since the class I am getting a tad quicker and daring new ideas with this weave and chain maille in general.  There is a lot involved, learning guage size, diameter and aspect ratio.  It is a lot to take in and I am busy reading and trying projects.  Attached are some creations!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Creations!

Byzantine Bracelets - $30.00 by order only

Love Catcher $15.00

More Chain Mail ...Irish Eyes are smiling at this adorable set!

Bracelet Watches - $35.00

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Heart Treasure Chest

Items for Sale at True Treasures!

Chic Designs is now making additional unique pieces available to you at True Treasures in Bentonville.  They are located at 10770 HWY 72 and are open Tues-Sat 9:30-5:00 & Sunday 12-4 (May -October).  Check out their Facebook page to see all they have to offer, they too provide unique and repurposed merchandise and no two items are the alike!!/pages/True-Treasures/106968643439

I have been busy designing wire wrapped cuff bracelets and rings!  I am so excited to offer our pieces at two local locations.  If you are not local and are interested in purchasing one of our items, please email me at or visit us on Facebook under Chic Designs by Bea.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Power of Printerest!

Many of you have ended up here on my blog from a link on Printerest and isn't it incredible the vast number of postings that fill our minds with "boards" of things we aspire to do?  I love to scan Printerest to see what is popular or what may inspire me.  Pinterest is like having the DIY and HGTV shows all at our disposal when we want, not waiting for the ideal project.  I was thinking today how great this must be for Moms that need a quick recipe or party ideas for their children.

What are your thoughts of Pinterest and how is it impacting you?  From recipes, homemade detergents/soaps to funny cat photos, what inspires you?  We would love to hear how you are utilizing Pinterest.

Happy pinning and please become a follower of my blog for upcoming specials/give aways.

Keep Making Life Beautiful,

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Items!

Happy New Year 2012!

Modern Pearls to Mother of Pearl Coins with silver accents, we have new necklace designs to fit your budget!  Starting at $20.00.  New earrings starting at $7.00!  Check in at our facebook page, Chic Designs by Bea and receive 10% off ONE item at All Strung out in Bentonville, AR.  If you are not local and would like to receive this discount message me for details. 

*Coupon valid for one handmade item and is valid through 1/31/12*

Monday, January 2, 2012

Unlocked Designs! $15.00/each

Unlocking designs with what else but KEYS!  I have seen keys starting to appear as a new trend in jewelry and decided it was time to try my hand at it.  There are so many ways to utilize keys and below are a just a few of my pieces, introducing the Unlocked Designs Line, new for 2012.  Be the first to own one of these custom pieces for only $15.00.

Happy New Year 2012

 I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year 2012 and thank you for your support and patronage.  I spent some time today unlocking some new designs and looking forward to great things in 2012. 

I will post new photos shortly!