Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Head pins are one of the most commonly used jewelry findings. They provide a quick and easy way to create earrings, pendants and other beaded components. Standard head pins have a 1.5-2mm diameter head, which works with most beads. But what do you do when your bead keep slipping off the head pin? […]

Pantone Fashion Trend Color Report Spring 2013!

Women’s Pantone Fashion Trend Color Report 2013:

“The expression ‘balancing act’ is something we all relate to as we strive to find harmony in the frantic pace of our everyday lives,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “The same can be said for fashion as we look for balance between […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Using ribbon to string jewelry adds an interesting soft texture to a project. Fabric ribbons evoke a romantic or vintage feeling and make a nice change from constantly stringing on cord or beading wire. Securing a ribbon neatly can be challenging, but fortunately there’s a finding designed just for this!

Ribbon ends

Grip […]

Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

With the approaching Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, I thought it might be fun to take a look at all of our Chinese character charms!

2013 welcomes in the Chinese Year of the Snake. During the celebration of Chinese New Year, families gather and celebrate for days. To usher […]

Replenish Your Beading Basics Giveaway!

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Helouise V.  on winning this wonderful assortment of jewelry basics! We hope you enjoy!

Now that the holiday gift making madness is over, you may be looking to replenish your stock of all the beading basics you’ve used up! We’re giving you the opportunity to win a […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

A bead spill is one of the worst calamities to have happen during a project. Not only can this mean losing your precious supplies, but if multiple beads are spilled together a beader faces the daunting task of separating hundreds or even thousands of tiny beads. Tools like an aluminum triangle or a metal […]