Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September - Pretty Palletes Blog Hop

 Halcraft, USA the supplier of Bead Gallery® beads found at your local Michaels craft store is hosting another “Pretty Palette” blog hop.
What is the “Pretty Palette” blog hop?  It is a color challenge for jewelry designers with an inspirational reveal on first Wednesday of every month on Halcraft’s blog.  Erin Prais-Hintz picks the color palette.  Then on the last Wednesday of the month, designers everywhere post the designs that they have created all using the same color palette.  All jewelry design bloggers are invited to join in the hop.  For more information about the hop please click here.

My Design - The Lavender Hill Necklace

Above is our yummy color inspiration

Here are my Bead Gallery Bead choices

Special thanks to my beautiful model Riley Binder!

For your free DIY instructions please click Lavender Hill Necklace

Please visit www.Halcraft.com for all the blog hop links.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Unexpected Findings Book Blog Tour

I am excited to announce that I am one of the  co-contributors to Michelle Mach's fabulous new book Unexpected Findings: 50+ Clever Jewelry Designs Featuring Everyday Components

This book takes a completely new approach to working with findings by focusing on nontraditional uses for them: bead frames become connectors; toggle clasps become pendants; filigree can be rolled to create tube beads or bails; and so much more.

Author Michelle Mach offers a thorough overview of the many different findings available, essential tools, and other materials, such as beads, wire, and cords and ribbons. Tips for modifying purchased findings with patinas, beads, hammering, painting, and other techniques is also provided. Fifty projects showcase one or more findings used in a new or unusual way. The designs include necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, some of which can be taken apart and reassembled to become different pieces of jewelry. Basic techniques, such as stringing, simple wirework, and basic metalwork, are also covered along with a thorough list of resources.

Here is a sneak peak at my three designs featured in this book -

Amy Ayres Bracelet

Dancing Damselfly Necklace

Brazen Blooms Necklace

Unexpected Findings Giveaway

What is a party without a fun giveaway?


Etsy Gift Card Grand Prize
$50 (Fifty Dollars) Etsy Gift Card (1 prize)

You can spend this on anything offered at the many individual shops on Etsy.  This could be fabulous art beads, cool jewelry findings, a hand painted coffee mug, a knitted scarf ... whatever you want.  (Note:  Not all Etsy shops accept gift cards, so if you win, you may want to do a search for those that do.)

Fun with Findings Prize Pack
First Prize
Fun with Findings Kit (2 prizes)

You can win some of the exact findings used in the book, plus a bunch of other findings that I thought were cool. (I ran out of room to add all the page numbers to the photo!) Prize packs include everything pictured here: jump rings, head pins (handmade by Miss Fickle Media and C-Koop), filigree links, clasps (hook-and-eye, ball chain, lobster), bead caps, cord ends, and more!

Second Prize (3 prizes)
To play off the "unexpected" in my book title, three winners will receive a small mystery pack of findings (valued at $8).  No photo or preview ahead of time.  It will be a surprise!


This giveaway is open to all visitors except the book's contributors and author (me).  Contributors are welcome (and encouraged!) to comment, but won't be entered in the drawing. 

One comment per person per blog post for a maximum of eight chances to win if you visit and comment on all eight book-related posts during the September 15-19, 2014 period. 

We'd love for you to help us spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.  No extra entries, but lots of good karma!

I will contact the winners by email this weekend (Sept. 20-21) and post the winners here next week (Sept. 23).   Remember when you comment that I'll need an email address to contact you if you win.

Please visit all the co-contributors on the Unexpected Findings Book Blog Tour:

Monday, Sept. 15
Michelle Mach

Tuesday, Sept. 16
Lorelei Eurto
Erin Siegel

Wednesday, Sept. 17
Cindy Wimmer
Erin Prais-Hintz

Thursday, Sept. 18
Andrew Thornton

Friday, Sept. 19
Denise Yezbak Moore

Click here to purchase a copy of Unexpected Findings: 50+ Clever Jewelry Designs Featuring Everyday Components

I hope you enjoy the book blog tour!  


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pretty Palettes - August 2014 - Blog Hop

Every month Halcraft, USA the supplier of Bead Gallery® beads found at your local Michaels craft store hosts a “Pretty Palette” blog hop.

What is the “Pretty Palette” blog hop?  It is a color challenge for jewelry designers with an inspirational reveal on first Wednesday of every month on Halcraft’s blog.  Erin Prais-Hintz picks the color palette.  Then on the last Wednesday of the month, designers everywhere post the designs that they have created all using the same color palette.  All jewelry design bloggers are invited to join in the hop.

Here is the August palette

My Beads
My Design

For your free DIY jewelry instructions please click  

All Bead Gallery® beads and findings can be purchased at your 
local Michaels store

I would like to thank my beautiful model Dannie Arnold for bringing this necklace to life. 

Please visit www.halcraft.com every Fashion Friday - for the latest trends and DIY Saturday where I feature two new necklace designs with free DIY instructions.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Blogging On Halcraft.com

I know I have been MIA for awhile.  I wanted to let you know I will be blogging for Halcraft, USA's blog.  Halcraft has just completed a fabulous new website and blog with tons of inspirational ideas, tips and techniques.  Halcraft is the supplier for Bead Gallery Beads at Michaels and Bliss Beads at Joann Fabrics.  My blog posts will consist of DYI ideas, fashion, trends and other fun posts.  I will supply links from here so you can connect and see what I am up to.

Here is a look at my Fashion Friday post.  Grunge may not be your thing but there is a fabulous micro-trend within the Neo-Grunge style.  Click the link below to see what it is!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Inspired by Vintage - Bead Gallery Give A Way

Do you love vintage-inspired design as much as I do?  Bead Gallery Beads is pleased to celebrate their new Bead Gallery vintage-inspired beads (available exclusively at Michaels) with an #InspiredByVintage Pinterest contest!

The Prize: an amazing stash of Bead Gallery vintage-inspired beads plus a vintage-inspired storage container. 

To enter click on this link Inspired By Vintage.
The contest ends September 30, 2012!  Good Luck everyone!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Halcraft, USA Announces A New Line!

Bead Gallery Beads
New Vintage Line

As many of you know I am a designer for Halcraft, USA.  Halcraft is the supplier for all the fabulous Bead Gallery beads that line the walls at your local Michaels stores.   Recently, they just launched a new line inspired by vintage components.  I wanted to share with you a few of my designs with the hope that they will inspire you to visit your local Michaels.

The above bracelet and necklace are entitled "Sparkle Blossoms".  These designs are perfect for the holidays.

How about a little magic?  "Molly's Magic" necklace and bracelet were inspired by Molly Schaller a fellow designer at Halcraft.  She created a cool new technique that makes the beading wire appear to disappear as shown in my designs above.

This elegant bracelet was created using memory wire and sliders.  

Bracelets are a great addition to any outfit.  The above bracelet was created using Stretch Magic cord.  Super easy to make.  

I hope these designs have inspired you.  Check back soon for more inspiration and a tutorial on how to make a Stretch Magic bracelet!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry Blog Celebration Weekend!

Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry

Have you seen it?  Have you read it?  All I can say is Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry is one of the most inspirational books I have ever laid my eyes on.  Lorelei Eurto and Erin Siegel really hit it out of the park with this gem!

 I am honored to be a co-contributor along with Tracy Statler and Mary Jane Dodd.  My designs in this book are my first attempts at working with silk, leather, and linen.

 My Designs


Eclectic Erin
(Named after my friend Erin Strother)


Want to see more of my work?  Follow me on Facebook - Denise Yezbak Moore Designs

 Still need a copy of Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry?  Here are a few links:

print edition on sale for $13.77
ebook on sale for $10.77 and available for immediate download.

Are you ready for a challenge?
Polyvore Challenge and Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry Blog Celebration Weekend
How would you wear with the jewelry pieces in the new book, Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry? The book’s authors, Erin Siegel and Lorelei Eurto, are giving away two of the necklaces in the book – The Pompidou Necklace by Lorelei (featured on the cover!) and In the Garden by Erin-- to two lucky participants in our Polyvore Style Challenge.
Here are the necklaces:
 The Pompidou Necklace by Lorelei Eurto
(project instructions in the book)
In the Garden by Erin Siegel
(project instructions in the book)

Now here’s how the Polyvore Style Challenge works:
Step 1. Become a member of Polyvore.com if you aren’t already. Not familiar with Polyvore? This fashion website is hugely addictive and fun, and it’s easy once you get the hang of it!
Step 2. Use the Polyvore Clipper to “clip” the photos of either of the necklaces from this blog post to your Polyvore account.
Step 3. Create a Polyvore board using the necklace as your centerpiece, and show us how you would wear it! You can see a sample board created by our PR Director, Jaime Guthals here.
Step 4: Tag your Polyvore board photo with the caption “Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry” and leave a comment on this blog with the link to your board so we know where to find it.
Step 5: And that’s it! By creating a board you’ll automatically be entered into our random drawing to win one of the necklaces. If you create two boards, one for the The Pompidou Necklace and one for In the Garden—you’ll be entered to win twice.
Prizes for the Most Likes : The three participants in the challenge who receive the most “likes” for their board on Polyvore.com will also win complimentary copies of the book, Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry

Wait… there’s more! Join us for a blog party this weekend!
Join us in our weekend blog hop celebrating the book’s launch! Thirty fantastic bloggers from all around the country will be joining the party and sharing their thoughts on the new book, plus a few bloggers will be offering chances to win copies of the book, so you don’t want to miss out. Check out their posts all weekend long!
Kicking it Off: BeadingDaily.com (right here!)
Meet the authors: Lorelei Eurto and Erin Siegel
Say howdy to the book contributors: Denise Yezbak Moore, Mary Jane Dodd, and Tracy Statler                                   
 Then join us for the blog party with:                 
Amy Freeland – CopperDiem
Barbara Bechtel -    - Second Surf                  
Beth Hemmila - Hint Jewelry                   
Erin Prais-Hintz  - Tesori Trovati                  
Gaea Cannaday - Gaea Handmade                 
Heather Powers  - Art Bead Scene                 
Heather Trudeau - The Peacock Fairy                 
Kathleen Lange Klik - Modern Nature Studio
Keirsten Giles - Cerebral Dilettante                   
Kristie Roeder - Artisan Clay                  
Lori Anderson - Pretty Things                 
Melanie Brooks - Earthenwood Studio                  
Michelle Mach - Beads & Books                 
Pearl Blay - The Beading Gem's Journal                  
Rebecca Anderson  - Song Beads                 
Rebekah Payne  - TreeWingsStudio                  
Sally Russick - The Studio Sublime                 
Shannon Chomanczuk- For My Sweet Daughter                   
Shannon LeVart - Miss Fickle Media 
Staci Smith - Staci Smith Jewelry                 
Stacie Florer - Love My Art Jewelry                  
Susan Kennedy - Sue Beads                  
Don’t forget, if you’re entering the Polyvore Style Challenge, leave a comment right here with a link to your style board so we can check out your creations.
Enjoy the tour!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Belle Armoire Jewelry Spring 2012

Belle Armoire Jewelry
Copper Couture

In the spring 2012 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry I have a stepped out tutorial on how to make the necklace below. 

I love making elegant wire wrapped jewelry.  Do you like working with wire?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bead and Button Magazine February 2012

Bead and Button Magazine
February 2012

The February issue of Bead and Button Magazine features two of my designs in the Michaels national campaign ad.  These necklaces were designed using Bead Gallery beads, found exclusively at Michaels.  There is a 20% off coupon so be sure to pick up a copy.

Do you like the color pallet?  Different shades of orange are going to be a hot color this year.  

I would also like to know if any of you ever use Bead Gallery beads in your designs?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jewelry Affaire Autumn 2011

Jewelry Affaire Autumn 2011

Hi everyone!  Below are my new designs now featured in Jewelry Affaire Autumn 2011.
Many of these designs are for sale on my etsy site.  www.etsy.com/shop/rustyroxx


All the designs below were made with Bead Gallery Beads - Halcraft USA.  These beads can be found at your local Michaels store.  These designs are not for sale.
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