Green Girl Studios

Some of my all-time favorite bead artists are the fabulous family at Green Girl Studios. Cynthia Thornton and Greg Ogden are the husband-and-wife team behind the magical creations cast of fine pewter, sterling silver, shibuichi and bronze. They live in Asheville, North Carolina, with their two amazing children, Azalea and Max. Their wonderful brother, […]

Fun Chunky Necklace

Chunky designs are everywhere! If you take a look around, you’ll see all kinds of bold jewelry made from large beads in magazines and stores.  That’s why we are so excited about our new Czech glass rounds, which come in sizes up to 18mm! We haven’t had anything quite like these […]

Stamped Metal Jewelry

We just got in a terrific new book, Stamped Metal Jewelry, by Lisa Niven Kelly.  If you’ve ever thought about trying a stamping project, this is the book for you!

The amount of valuable information in this book is amazing. It takes you through all the basics of the tools and materials […]


We have a fun new technique at – Basic Riveting. I absolutely love anything riveted, so I was very excited about this new technique.  Rivets are a great way to cold-join metal to metal.

We show you how to make your own rivets with wire. The technique is shown with 14 gauge fine […]