Style Snapshot: Ladybugs
by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Commonly believed to be an emblem of luck and good fortune and a symbol of love and protection, the ladybug holds special meaning and offers an undeniable cuteness. It is well-known to many that when a ladybug lands on you, you are being protected and your wishes will come true. Ladybugs are a lively and delightful addition to jewelry, fashion and home décor, and are spot-on with the current color trend of bright red and jet black. Here are some product suggestions and design ideas for adding these lovable bugs to jewelry designs.

Design Idea 588A Bracelet
Ladybugs can define an entire jewelry line or be used as accents in a multitude of jewelry styles. As a symbol of love, they are a great choice for bridal and bridal party jewelry, jewelry gifts and special occasion pieces. Ladybug charms, available in sterling silver, 14Kt gold and plated metals, offer a wide range of price points and design options for feel-good charm bracelets and pendant necklaces. Ladybug link components can create a flight of ladybugs across the wrist, neckline or cascading from the ears in bracelet, necklace and earring designs.

It doesn't get much cuter than playful ladybug glass beads to make a fun-loving piece. Mix ladybug glass beads with red and black Czech pressed glass beads for a stunning combination, or add in black and red Swarovski crystal for a sparkly touch. This popular critter is also available in a large-hole slide bead, designed to work with the Dione® Add a Bead System for personalized neckwires, bracelets and earrings. Design Idea 534C Bracelet

Ladybug Finished Jewelry Hill Tribes fine silver ladybug beads offer a more understated way to incorporate ladybugs into gemstone jewelry designs. And don't miss ladybug clasps that deserve to be the focal point of the piece, ladybug Hot Tips® bead tips and a ladybug stamp punch for polymer clay, metal clay or metal.

Used to deter predators, the instantly recognizable bright colors of a ladybug are stunning. Let ladybugs be your color inspiration and stay on trend with bright red and jet black combinations in jewelry. Design with cinnabar beads, seed beads, Swarovski crystal, Celestial Crystal® and Czech pressed glass beads for spot-on style.

Looking for finished jewelry? Find charming ladybug jewelry, similar to the pieces above, including bracelets, earrings and more for easy resale and gifts.

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