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  • Next in our Facebook Live Classroom -- Mixed Media Tips, Earring Project and Giveaway with Becky Nunn!

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    We have some exciting news for our next Facebook Live class: Becky Nunn, creator of the Nunn Design line of jewelry components, will be joining us in our studio as our special guest! It's always a blast when Becky visits -- we love her style and she's an excellent teacher. So we thought, why not hold a live class so you can ask her your mixed media and design questions in person? Well, in less than a month, you can! The class will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 1pm ET/10am PT, and during the class we'll hold a giveaway where you can win pieces from Nunn Design's Fall 2016 Collection.

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    Get ready -- we're going to cover a lot of ground in this class. Becky will give an overview of her brand-new Fall 2016 Collection and show how the different pieces and components she created for the line work together. She'll be showing pieces she's made using mixed media techniques including resin and Crystal Clay. She'll guide you through a live tutorial for a fun pair of earrings she designed. And, of course, she'll be here with us live and ready to answer your questions in real time.

    During the class, we will also give away a package of pieces from the new Nunn Design collection to one of our commenters. Here is a preview of the pieces in the giveaway -- all you have to do is comment during the class and you could win!

    Nunn Fall 2016 Giveaway

    When: Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 1pm ET/10am PT

    Where: Beadaholique's Facebook Page

    This class is free to watch on Facebook, and you don't have to sign up in advance. If you can't tune in live at the time of the class, don't worry -- the video will be posted to our Facebook page so you'll be able to watch it later. In case you missed it, below you can check out our most recent Facebook Live class:

    Watch Julie and Kat in our last live class, talking about how to display, package, gift and sell your jewelry for the holiday season!

    Posted by on Friday, October 21, 2016

  • October Fashion and Accessory Trends -- Get Inspired

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    Fall fashion is heading in two sophisticated new directions, according to the pages of Marie Claire's latest issue. First, we have a focus on romantic noir, with black lace, drapey ties, and plenty of pure, brilliant sparkle. Get this look with the Stella Watch, featuring a crystal-inset watch face set off by a band of black faux-leather, or the Chevron Right Angle Weave Bracelet Kit in Black and Silver. To put some Victorian bling on your finger, check out the Jet Black Faux Druzy Ring, with its antiqued silver Nunn Design bezel and splash of Beadelle crystal. We've got inspiration for your ears, too, in the form of the Vintage Glam Earrings, with their Swarovski crystal patina-patterned rivolis, and on the bottom left, two colorways of our Jasmine Earrings in White and Blue.

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    Next, we head out to the stables with a resurgence of the equestrian fashion trend. For this look, focus on leather alternatives, earthy colors and country-chic metal hardware. The Prescott Bracelet, shown top right, mixes richly-colored Create Recklessly faux leather with copper eyelets and studs for a surprisingly Boho look. The beaded Lakeside Dock Loom Bracelet, bottom right, is finished with rustic faux leather and suede. Faux leather also takes center stage in the Canter Necklace, left, and forms a dangling accent for the bead-embroidered Tuscon Necklace, center. A thick band of Regaliz braided cork cord gives the unisex Men's Braided Cork Bracelet its strong profile. And now you're ready to ride into the season in style!

  • Check Out Our Halloween Bootique for Jewelry Ideas

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    Can you hear Halloween knocking at the door yet? We're just about a month away from the spookiest holiday, and in order to help you get your supplies for themed jewelry, all of our Halloween products are on sale now! Browse the collection and then check out our designer Halloween projects for inspiration. Shown above are the Sugar Skull Bracelet, featuring colorful magnesite gemstone skull beads, the Halloween Crochet Bracelet, which sports a cute TierraCast pumpkin charm near the clasp, and the Midnight Glam Necklace, studded by edgy Swarovski crystal double-spike beads in dark finishes. Finally, our new batch of Halloween earring kits (which are also on sale!) are the perfect way to add some subtle holiday flair to your trick-or-treating attire. Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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