Tuesday Tips and Tricks!


Metal stamping has always been very difficult for me due to repeated multiple breaks in my left wrist. When I would try to hold the stamp in my left hand, the position in which I had to hold and grip the stamp would always cause the wrist pain to flare up, leading […]

Tila Beads and Magazine Giveaway!


This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Cathi M., on winning this amazing selection of Tila Beads and Beading Magazines! We hope you enjoy!

Whether you weave them, string them or stitch them into place, Tila beads give jewelry gorgeous color and texture! There are many possibilities when it comes to these fun two-hole […]

A Visit to Swarovski Crystal World

It’s kind of fitting that today is Daniel Swarovski’s 150th Birthday, because today’s blog is about our recent trip to Austria.

Daniel Swarovski

Some make the pilgrimage from far and wide to see the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the leaning tower in Pisa…Us? We go to beader’s mecca – Swarovski’s Crystal […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

We all polish our silver from time to time, sitting down and rubbing dingy silver jewelry until it shines with its original brilliance. But when was the last time you cleaned your brass jewelry?

There are commercial brass cleaners available at your local hardware store, but I prefer to use a more natural […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Bead embroidery may seem difficult when compared to stringing or wire wrapping, but with today’s simple tips you can introduce a whole new element to your designs! You can embroider a single pendant, like in our Volcano Flame Necklace, or make an entire piece with it like our Lots O’ Dots Bracelet. You […]

Get the Look for Less!

There was a lot of sparkle down the red carpet this year at the 2012 Emmys! If you’re like me and love the look of these beautiful precious stones but not the price tag, then get a little creative and whip up some jewelry that is inspired by or resembles some of […]