Creative - Nalu Beads Blog

Chainsaw Sculpted Art. Interview With Ossum Tree Carving

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Surfboard Carving

We absolutely love Paul Edwards artistic ability, creating awesome intricate wooden scuptures using power tools and drawing on inspiration from his interests from the creative world and extreme sports. Paul manages to create intricate work even using relatively large power tools, with one of our favourites being his surfboard carving pictured below. Paul is turning his hobby into… Read more »

Be Creative With Us! – August Nalu Workshops

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Nalu Workshops

Join us at our Nalu office in Braunton, North Devon this summer and get creative with us! Enjoy our workshops taking place every Wednesday throughout August where we can show you how to make your own unique Nalu jewellery. Update your bracelet with some shiny new beads or a new cord colour for the summer! Kids… Read more »

NEW Silver Beach Inspired Toggles

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Silver Jewellery

Toggles are a great way of fastening your Nalu bracelet securely if you enjoy braiding. We’ve designed and created some new beach inspired toggles to share with you. Designed by our silver and Murano glass bead designer, Emma, these simple fasteners make us think of trips to the beach. Take a peak at her initial… Read more »

Inspirational Surfers

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Women surfers

We love anybody who is inspirational. We’ve discovered inspirational women surfers from Lola Mignot, an elegant longboarer from Sayulita, Mexico, to India’s first female surfer. Some videos touch on the life of a competitive surfer while others look to personal growth and women’s empowerment. Lola’s grace on a longboard, her impeccable balance and style, with… Read more »

European Surf

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European Surf Spot bracelets

  Seen as the surf capital of Portugal, Ericeira is part of the World-class Surfing Reserve, alongside the famous surf spots of Malibu, Santa Cruz and Australia’s Manly Beach. Within an 8 km stretch of stunning sun baked coastline, there are a chain of 15 breaks. We designed a bead made up of Medium Lapis… Read more »

Natural Wonders

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Puff The Magic Dragon Saunton by Rob Tibbles

(Central image credit – Swilly There’s much more to surfing than just catching wave after wave and paddling. Once you look around you there are many natural wonders to notice and sometimes spectacles that people who don’t surf may never see. Another reason that makes surfing such a special past time. While sitting out the… Read more »

Spring Has Sprung – Flower Beads

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Scottish Flower Beada

Spring has sprung and we’re celebrating all things floral. Many of our beads are inspired by local flora and fauna, whether from the Scottish Highlands or warm tropical places. We love to take inspiration not only from water and coastline but the native flowers that line cliff tops or survive in the rocks or dunes…. Read more »

It’s Teal Love with Cool Blues

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Rob Tibbles Devon Wave

Nalu Beads are loving everthing in icy colours and teal hues this December. If you want to copy our featured bracelet (above) all you need is 1 metre and 2 metre turquoise cord weaved using the simple macrame knot. The beads we’ve used are St Agnes, Porthtowan, Portballintrae, Putsborough, Saunton, Woolacombe, Watergate Bay and Maldives… Read more »

Electric Seas and Fireflies

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Bioluminescent Waves

(Cool blues in the white wash. Image provided by Chad Adjamian under the creative commons license. The original image can be viewed here.) Commonly discovered in warm tropical lagoons, swathes of dazzling electric blue water can be seen at night on beaches across the world. So what is this phenomena found in the sea causing similar… Read more »