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Fashion Board: That's Just Peachy

  • Mar 28 2016

Fashion Board: That's Just Peachy

That's Just Peachy


Greet summer in this stylish and fun outfit, all in peach! The flowly blouse flirts beneath a hand-beaded, sequin collar necklace, and the elegant touches of a hand-held clutch and sparkling beaded anklet tie the whole thing together. As the season warms up you'll want an outfit that feels cool and easy, but without having to sacrifice style. Going with breezy skirts, strappy sandals, and nautical colors does the trick. (Not to mention: peach is one of the most decadent shades of them all. Don't you just want to eat this outfit up!?)

While the blouse featured in this fashion board is a steep $465 from Mulberry, and even the clutch will cost you a Benjamin from Shopbob, you can snag the handmade Peter Pan collar necklace for just $20 here, and the sparkling ankle bracelet for just $12 here.


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Eyeglass Chain Necklace - Shop New Styles

  • Feb 4 2016

Eyeglass Chain Necklace - Shop New Styles

Keep your reading glasses or sunglasses on your person all day without issue with a fancy, beaded eyeglass chain necklace from Megan's Beaded Designs.

Several new styles of the eyeglass gripping lanyards have been added and are ready to shop:

Black and Bronze Glasses Lanyard
Black and Gold Glasses Chain Necklace

These handmade, original glasses chains are perfect for wearing your reading glasses at the office, or for rocking your shades all day at the music festival.

Blue and White Eyeglass Lanyard
Tan beaded Glasses Chain Necklace

As someone whose lost her glasses on many a stadium seat and in many a bathroom stall, I can tell you, these eyeglass chain necklaces are a lifesaver!

Plus, they're pretty.

Not that you really needed another excuse to wear more jewelry, but there you go.

And they make great gifts, especially for busy moms, multi-tasking bosses, or personal assistants. (My mother-in-law LOVES her dark brown eyeglass chain.)

You can shop all current eyeglass chain necklaces here.




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Sexy vs Sweet

  • Jan 26 2016

Sexy vs Sweet

The fashion and color trends delivered along with boxes of divine chocolates and soppy greeting cards for Valentine's Day practically begged to be played with. Most delightfully, are your options of playing it sweet and lovely with soft pinks and flowing sheer ruffles--or going for sexy with striking contrasts of bold red and stark black, complete with laced up bodices and strappy heels.

So what will it be for you this Valentines day?

Sweet in Light Pink

Sexy in Red


Shop all light pink jewelry here, or shop all black and red jewelry here.



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New - Completely Customizable Beaded Friendship Bracelets

  • Sep 15 2015

The new, completely customizable and personalized beaded friendship bracelets are here! Pick your choice of colors, symbols, beaded text, and scripted message on the card backing. Perfect Valentine's Day gift, birthday gift, Christmas present, or special surprise for any occasion.

Personalized Valentine's Day Bracelet Gift for Her

Gift a friendship bracelet to your BFF that includes a special code word that only the two of you will be able to understand.

Let your sweetie know how important she or he is to you.

Valentine's Day Gift Personalized Bracelet XOXO

Order a set of bracelets with your special date to give out to your bridal party.

Order a stack of customized, stack-able arm candy when everything you want to say simply can't fit on one.

Give a loved one a bracelet with your favorite pet name for him or her woven in delicate beadwork, where he or she can always look down and see it, remembering you and the thoughtfulness you've put into it.

Lovely Personalized Bracelet

Each personalized bracelet ordered will be originally designed, hand-beaded with your color specifications using high-quality, uniform Delica beads. Message on bracelet card will be created to fit exactly what you want to say.

Click here to order your own!

Style Board: Goth in Green Outfit

  • Aug 19 2015

Style Board: Goth in Green Outfit

Goth in Green



Embrace your rebellious sense of style and present a shockingly sexy ensemble in this dark green and black goth-inspired outfit. I love this style because it presents the right amount of dark edge with just the right touches of frilly femininity. Combat-style boots with heels, a corset bodice decorated in lace, and a short black skirt that fluffs out with tulle - what's not to love? To pull the outfit together, it is completed with green and black evil eye jewelry from Megan's Beaded Designs. This is a perfect set to wear around Halloween, or more likely, any time of the year you want to express your inner dark princess.



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Evil Eye Earrings
Evil Eye Earrings
Evil Eyes Cuff Bracelet
Evil Eyes Cuff Bracelet
Evil Eye Necklace
Evil Eye Necklace

6 Back-to-School Outfits

  • Aug 13 2015

6 Back-to-School Outfits

Get to the classroom in style with these 6 different back-to-school outfits as your inspiration. Click on each individual outfit thumbnail for more details on each one:




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Custom Beaded Bridal Headband Applique

  • Aug 11 2015

One of my favorite custom commission requests to receive and fulfill is for bridal jewelry and hair accessories. A bridal commission means that one of my labors of beaded love is going to be a part of someone's very special day. It's such an honor!

Most recently, I was commissioned to make a beaded applique for a bridal headband.

Custom bridal Headband

For this bridal headband I used a mix of silver-lined crystal glass beads with light gold glass beads and Swarovski crystal pearls as details. The beaded layers of embroidery wrap around each other to form circles that radiate from the center, with a sleek set of longer bugle beads that divide the center of the design.

Beaded Bridal Applique

This detailed beaded design is going to look stunning against the bride's elegantly cascading tresses, and it's going to sparkle and shine in all of her wedding photographs.

Are you interested in having me create a custom beaded work for you? Simply shoot me an e-mail at contact@megansbeadeddesigns.com, or fill out the form on my contact page and I will get back to you with a commission quote right away. I would LOVE to make something especially for you!

Back-to-School Outfit: Sky Blue

  • Aug 10 2015

Back-to-School Outfit: Sky Blue

Sky Blue Back to School



Head back to school in simple, easy sky-blue style. Be ready to take plenty of notes with a colorful array of pens, pack away your supplies in a stylish sack, and express yourself with beaded drop earrings and an ethic-inspired leather bracelet.



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Drop Earrings
Drop Earrings

Ethnic Tribal Bracelet
Tribal Leather Bracelet

Feature & Interview with That Retro Ruth

  • Aug 7 2015

In two separate posts, Megan's Beaded Designs has been featured in the That Retro Ruth blog. First off, we were a highlighted small business, and secondly, I responded to a full interview on fashion.

Megan's Beaded Designs Featured in That Retro Ruth

Here is a snippet from the Small Business Feature:

How does it make you feel when somebody is interested in buying your stuff?

Megan: It doesn’t matter how many jewelry pieces I sell, it is always such an honor and remarkable feeling that someone would choose my work to adorn themselves with. I feel that jewelry is very personal – and that my creations can resonate with others is extraordinarily touching to me. I strive to honor their choice by creating the best experience and highest quality I can in return. It is very special that something I craft becomes the thing that someone uses to express themselves to the world with.

Where do you draw your inspiration?

Megan: Ideas are never-ending, and I draw my inspiration from everywhere. Fashion, fine art, pop culture, music, suggestions and requests from my customers, and more. There will never be enough time in the 24/7 cycle for me to create everything that pops into my brain, but I embrace the overall abundance of the ideas that come to me. My favorite thing is when I get a custom order request from a customer, and I am able to create exactly what she wanted from me (or even better!) I love the give and take of ideas and creativity that happens during the custom order process.

You can read the rest of the feature on That Retro Ruth here.

Here is a snippet from the Fashion Interview:

Why is fashion important to you?

I believe that what makes us different is what makes us beautiful, and fashion is the ultimate way to express our individuality. By choosing pieces that speak to us, we get to feel more like ourselves, while at the same time telling on-lookers, “Hey, this is me. Take it or leave it.”

How does it make you feel?

I’m drawn to fashion that makes me feel empowered, sexy, and glamorous… all with a sense of humor mixed in. I think that when we get to choose and wear pieces that are distinctly “us” we feel more complete. I know that’s a profound thing to say about–as an example–wearing a new blouse or necklace, but it’s true.

If you could only wear clothing from one particular decade which one would it be and why?

Marilyn Monroe is my fashion icon. I love, love, LOVE everything about mid-century style. It’s so classic and pretty, while being professional at the same time. It’s my go-to style for office-wear and networking events. That being said, a lot of my jewelry draws inspiration from the 60s and 70s inspired boho/gypsy style, partially because I work in beads, but also because I’m drawn to the whole overall idea of free-spirited expression.

What are your favorite accessories to wear, i.e brands, home made, local, Etsy etc.

I’ve never been a big fan of brand logos plastered on my stuff (I don’t want to be a walking advertisement, thank you), but that being said, I’ll opt for anything that suits my personal style. I shop local boutiques, craft fairs, Etsy, small business websites, and more popular fast-fashion websites, and even the occasional department or outlet store–but it’s all about finding the right individual pieces. For example, if I find a pair of black spike-covered stilettos with glittery, hot-pink soles: it doesn’t matter whose selling them, those darlings are going in my closet.

You can read the entire interview on That Retro Ruth, here.

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Sharpen Your Back-to-School Style

  • Aug 6 2015

Sharpen Your Back-to-School Style

Pencils Welcome



Sharpen your back-to-school style with this outfit inspired from, you guessed it, the classic #2 pencil. The combination of mustard yellow with white and black reflective of vintage, mid-century style while being classically timeless. This is such a fun set to step back into the classroom with! Not to mention the expressive conversation starter of the comic-book inspired hair clip included in this style board.



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Sigh Comic Book Hair Clip
Small Sigh, Comic Book Hair Clip