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Featured Designer Bethany Vaughn-Brown of Bohemian Wrap So Beads


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ISSUE 22,   December 2017

In this Issue

Featured Designer 5 Bohemian Wrap So Beads - Bethany Vaughn-Brown

Artisan cross bracelet by Bethany Vaughn-Brown Bohemian Wrap So Beads

Turquoise Copper Chandelier earrings by Bethany Vaughn-Brown Bohemian Wrap So Beads Elegant Lampwork Earrings by  Bethany Vaughn-Brown  Bohemian Wrap So Beads On the Cover: Cranberry & Heart Earrings,  Bethany Vaughn-Brown, Bohemian Wrap So Beads

Meet Our Designers 12 Nancys Fancys Jewelry & Finds - Nancy Clark

Joy-Ani Designs - Anika Braxton

KanLNichols - Leslie Nichols

Joy-Ani Designs Artist Showcase Group          Jill Holston, Binkys Designs                                        For advertising and/or product submission inquiries, please contact: All photos contained in this issue are the sole property of the respective artists and cannot be reproduced without expressed permission.

Happy Holidays!    Hi there!  I’m Talia, founder of La Belle Piece Handmade Jewelry & Gifts. Welcome to the magazine that helps you find that perfect gift every time! It's with great pleasure that I introduce our newest Featured Designer, Ms Bethany Vaughn-Brown of Bohemian Wrap So Beads for our last issue of 2017!  Bethany takes full advantage of her stunning surroundings in New Mexico to create beautiful earthy pieces with a touch of whimsy thrown in on occasion. Her passion for learning and perfecting new techniques while adding fun, interesting twists on classic oneof-a kind pieces are evident in each amazing creation.  See more of Bethany's gorgeous work and what started it all beginning on page 5! As we bid another year adieu, I want to take the time to say, on behalf of our team of talented, wonderful handmade designers, thank you for taking the time to peruse our little corner of the world! We at La Belle Piece want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May 2018 bring you all the perfect pieces for an incredibly beautiful life! I hope that you enjoy the finds throughout these pages! Thank you so much for your support! Handmade with heart,


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Featured Designer Bethany Vaughn-Brown Bohemian Wrap So Beads Albuquerque, NM USA      When you first take in the delightful pieces created by Bethany Vaughn-Brown of Bohemian Wrap So Beads, you are left with no doubt where much of her inspiration comes from: The beautiful surroundings and multitude of cultures in her home state of New Mexico. 

Opposite Page:  Thunderbird Circle Artisan earrings These amazing Native American style earrings contain enamel thunderbirds by artisan Janine MacfarlaneHamilton. The thunderbirds are centered with pale pink snow globes, beaded the brass hoops in a south western pattern, five feather charms dangle from the circles. Brass fish hook earwires.

Another aspect that doesn't go unnoticed is Bethany's love and enjoyment of her craft. Her free-spirited soul and good-nature shows through in every colorful creation, whether it's her latest obsession, like her vintage tin pieces, or her signature wrap bracelets, which were part of the inspiration for her business name. Check out Bethany's fun, earthy jewelry among these pages and read on to discover more about her and Bohemian Wrap So Beads!

Southwestern Beaded Earrings These beauties were made with seed beads on silver-plated wire. Vintage mustard clay beads, howlite, and turquoise clay rondelles make up the drop. Silver plated fish hook earwires.

How long have you been designing?   I have been designing on and off now for about a decade. About 3 years ago and after much prompting from friends and family, who I had been creating my pieces for previously, I decided to go all in and make this my 9 to 5, well more like 9-9!  How did Bohemian Wrap So Beads come to be? I started my sales by doing craft fairs and local events. I discovered, though, that online sales are where the market is headed and found Facebook to be a great starting point for me.  I started off beading and developed such a love for them: the colors, shapes, and outcome! And at this time I was doing many wrap bracelets, which I love. The name of my business was forming. My style, which changes daily and with my mood leans heavily on the free-spirited, southwestern, bohemian side of the spectrum. So, Bohemian Wrap So Beads came to be, a tongue n’ cheek salute to Queen. What's inspires you? This is an ever-changing, evolving, and keep up or get left out business. And it’s a perfect fit for me. I’m inspired when I feel challenged. That’s why I taught myself beading-stringing, then peyote stitch, then brick stitch and on and on. I also picked up some books on macrame and taught myself the basics and began experimenting. In the last few years, I began to play around with wirework and am enjoying pushing myself to do more. Of course, I’m influenced by my multi-cultural surroundings: the beautiful jewelry of the native Americans and the colorful flair from the Hispanic style. And I’m surrounded by the amazing colors in the big sky and the yummy earth tones of the desert, but what keeps me going is the very thing that wears me out-learning and challenging myself. Favorite technique? I love to use many techniques. Although beading is a favorite style, macrame is another favorite of mine as well. I find both of the two to be calming and a huge stress reliever. I love the beauty found in stones and crystals, so I incorporate them into my designs as often as possible. What's your favorite trend this season?   My favorite trend for this season and my latest passion is upcycling! I find it a challenge to use interesting found objects and make them into one amazing jewelry piece! I've fallen in love with vintage tins and making tin components is my newest obsession! For more of her beautiful creations, be sure to visit her on Facebook and Instagram!

On the Cover: Cranberry & heart earrings Are you ready for the holidays? Just the right bling for your holiday party. Then these can be worn the rest of the year! Hammered metal brass hearts, faceted extra shiny acrylic beads, gold plated circles with red rhinestones, and gold plated cable chain with lt. siam Swarovski crystals. French style earwires.

Druzy agate copper earrings This stunning pair is made with gorgeous druzy agate beads featuring a matte rainbow titanium finish wire wrapped with non tarnish copper ball headpins. They dangle from artisan made copper spirals. Handmade copper earwires..

Vintage tin & stone earrings These unique lovelies are made from upcycled Brighton gift tin that I cut, sanded, and aged with a dremel. Each tassel is wire wrapped with non tarnish silver plated wire and has a small rose quartz stone and a black striped orange core seed bead. Amazing Smokey Quartz flat teardrops are in the center and the outer 2 are trimmed with black glass teardrops. Fish hook earwires. Perfect one of a kind gift.

Mooakite necklace This stunning boho necklace is not for the faint of heart. The Mooakite stones are bold. The cut wooden leaf pendant lays underneath the beautiful red acrylic funky cut beads. Many gold plated and brass findings and charms including rhinestone spacers, leaf charm, heart charm, feather charm, 2” extension, and lobster clasp. Also little garnet teardrops and coconut wood beads. Be brave and sport the trending merlot color with this necklace.

Turquoise Copper Chandelier earrings These bohemian beauties start with copper components made from artisan Kathleen Hamilton. The dangles are blue turquoise sea sediment jasper coin beads wire wrapped with copper wire and edged with copper feather charms. Handmade French style copper earwires.

African Turquoise necklace This chunky beauty has 2 rows of gorgeous African Turquoise which is its own unique stone-a teal, speckled form of jasper. Separated by gunmetal spacers and beads. Two loops of grey Czech seed beads & Matubo Turquoise green Picasso seed beads. Silver plated and gunmetal findings, chain, extension, and lobster clasp.Â

Elegant lampwork earrings These elegant beauties are made with lampwork beads from Kimberly Nunn. They have gorgeous gold plated filigree drops wire wrapped with brown, brick, and turquoise seed beads.

Artisan cross bracelet This beautiful statement bracelet centers around the red and raku Lampwork cross by artisan Angela Bohanan. The gorgeous grey/blue agate is wire wrapped with non tarnish silver plated wire and jump rings which hold a grey with copper core Japanese rocaille. Lobster clasp.

African Turquoise Leaf necklace This stunning statement kumihimo necklace is made from Matubo turquoise green Picasso seed beads and gold Japanese rocaille. Gold plated bead caps, non tarnish antique brass wire, lobster clasp, & etched brass  circle. The drop has a corrugated brass bead, African Turquoise stone, and large turquoise filigree metal leaf.

Flourite Artisan earrings Gorgeous flourite octahedron crystals are wire wrapped with non tarnish silver plated wire and shaped into triangles with a dangling feather charm. On top are amazing lampwork beads by artisan Angela Bohanan and sterling silver beads. Flat fish hook earwires.

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Meet Our Designers! It is such a pleasure to have the following amazing and diverse group of handmade designers exhibiting their work here among the pages of La Belle Piece Handmade Jewelry & Gifts Magazine! The pieces displayed are just a sampling of the fantastic work they do, and many of the designers create custom pieces just for you!  To find out more about them and their work, just click on their business URL!

Nancys Fancys Jewelry & Finds - Nancy Clark

Owls in Waiting Silver metal leaves and owls with black metal chain earrings Measures 3 3/4 inches

Midnight Bloom Black rectangle beads and black metal flowers adorned with sparkling diamond rhinestones on silver plate necklace. 22 inches

Simplicity Silver snake necklace chain with lamp work heart to be worn year round. Necklace measures 16 inches plus extension Pendant 1 1/2 inches

Opposite Page: Sparkle Put a little sparkle in your daily life with these diamond rhinestone earrings Length 1 3/4 inches .

Owls on Branch Brass colored metal owls and leaves with black metal chain Earrings measure 2 3/4 inches.

 Candy Cane Aromotherapy beaded ornament is made with 6mm pearls and 6mm Czech rounds. it contains white lava stones filled with peppermint oil. Measures 36mm with gold cord hanger and organza ribbon  

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Bright and Bold rectangular Coral Mother of Pearl frames are the perfect backdrop for the freshwater pearls with the perfect accompanying touch of blue with the faceted Aquamarine rondelles atop and below the Mother of Pearl frame.  These feminine and daringly bold earrings are approximately 2.5" in length on Sterling Sliver clam sell detailed lever back earrings.  

KandLNichols - Leslie Nichols

Southern Girlz Glam - Adorable Pink Glitz Snowflakes ❄ earrings are perfect for any event or that walk through your Winter Wonderland. Approximately 2.75” In length. 

Southern Girlz Glam - ‘Tis the Season’ lovely Lampwork Peppermint ‘candy’ beads are on Silver Wishbone ear wires and approximately 2.75” LIMITED EDITION.

Simply Stunning best describes these earrings created with Moonstones and topped with irregular Lapis Lazuli squares. These beauties are on round Sterling hoop detailed earrings and are perfect for all day and evening wear! These bring to mind a special evening under a glowing moon in the early evening sky! Earrings are approximately 1.25" in length.

Stunning OOAK Lampwork donut with metallic Copper accents on blue with a focal accent in Rust. This piece is on a 20” Antique Copper chain that can be customized upon request.

Artisan crafted Copper detailed earring components are the perfect compliment for the hammered copper rings with finely wrought Sterling Silver daisies. Teal Swarovski crystals sit below miniscule copper spacer beads to complete these feminine and daring earrings that are approximately 2.5" in length.

The “First Frost” seen in the clear early morning light is the inspiration for these beautiful Topaz earrings. The faceted White Topaz hold the clear Sky Blue faceted Topaz stones suspended beautifully on Sterling earwires.  These lovelies will be a beautiful compliment for any occasion or daily wear.

ARTIST: Jill Holston Binkys Design

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