Sneak Peek at Swarovski Innovations Spring/Summer 2013

It’s finally time for us to reveal the new colors and shapes from the upcoming Swarovski Innovations Spring/Summer 2013 line! Everyone over here at is going crazy for these amazing new pieces! In addition to the standard new color, new effect, new pearl color and a number of new bead and pendant shapes, […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

If you have ever worked on a bead weaving project with Swarovski Elements Crystals and found that your thread keeps breaking, you may have cursed your project and tossed it to the side, too frustrated to fix it and continue. Don’t worry, it’s not your fault that the thread breaks; you may just […]

Read Our Interview With Lillypilly!

Who doesn’t love Lillypilly’s vibrant and fanciful artisan pendants and anodized aluminum products? We sure do! We were inspired to use this Colorado studio’s delicate shell pendants to add a classy touch to our Love Me Do and Tooled necklaces and our Rising Sun and Bamboo Shoot earrings, while their anodized aluminum blanks […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

My tip today will help you make the same size simple loops (see technique here), on any wire work project with lots of simple loops! If you are working on a piece of jewelry with multiple simple loops and the same size bead this tip works great. Bend the head pin at the top of one […]

Learn All The Variations of Brick Stitch!

Brick Stitch is a fabulous and versatile bead weaving stitch that can be adapted in so many different ways to achieve a number of different looks. You can use basic brick stitch with decreasing to make flat shapes with seed beads, or you can embellish components or beads with brick stitch to add color, […]

Guess the Crystal Colors and Finishes Giveaway!

*This giveaway had ended. You are all just way too smart, because the winner of this contest was the SECOND person to guess the answers! Congratulations to Erin, you did an amazing job and you’ve won! (If you want a leg up on the competition in our future contests, make sure to subscribe to […]