Fabulous Chain Maille Flags!

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my absolute favorite holidays to create jewelry for, thanks to my undying love of green and gold color combinations. This year, I decided to step outside my usual palette and try something new – an Irish flag made from chain maille!

To create the flag, I used […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Your body is your most important tool when it comes to beading and crafting. You won’t do your best work when you’re sitting in an uncomfortable position, with sore and cramped muscles. But you can use today’s tips to treat your body right while you create!

Most of us work sitting down, so having […]

Swarovski Trend Forecast Spring/Summer 2015!

In their Spring/Summer 2015 trend report, “Traces of Time”, Swarovski highlights the increased focus on the age in our society and the impact of this trend on a global scale. Style is shaped by a sense of nostalgia and becomes both a reminder of past paths that we have walked and a celebration of […]

Our Hearts For Heifer Charity Drive Results Are In!

We here at Fusion Beads want to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of our amazing and generous customers for their support in our yearly Hearts for Heifer Charity Drive! We sold 1038 select TierraCast® lead-free pewter heart charms, which means that we were able to use that $1038 to purchase two Heifers, a […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Not every project turns out right the first time! A recent jewelry clay pendant took three tries before I finally found a design I liked. Fortunately Crystal Clay is very forgiving and I was able to start over with relative ease!

Crystal Clay’s 60-90 minute working time means you can remove the wet clay […]

Our New Swarovski Favorites!

We here at FusionBeads.com are so excited about the launch of the new Swarovski Innovations Spring/Summer 2015! From amazing new shapes to eye-catching colors and effects, there’s definitely something for everyone this season!

I absolutely LOVE the new Swarovski Elements Crystal Skull Beads, especially in the Crystal Metallic Blue 2x; it’s so striking and definitely on trend! The […]