Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I don’t know about your families, but the women in mine love being reminded of their children. This year for Mothers Day I decided to make a necklace for my grandmother that incorporated not only the birthstones of her children, but also her grandchildren and great grandchildren!

One of the best tools for a […]

Turning Toys into Jewelry!

Most parents know the unmistakably painful feeling of stepping on a tiny plastic Lego piece in the middle of the night. The hatred that burns in all of us at that moment is mixed with tears of pain. However, in the light of day, Legos can bring back memories from our […]

Earth Day 2014 – Charity Results!

The results of our annual Earth Day charity drive are in, and they are absolutely incredible! 1068 TierraCast Tree of Life charms and buttons were purchased in our Earth Day charity drive, which means that we were able to make a $1068 donation to the National Wildlife Federation!

For over 75 years, the NWF […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Finding the right prop for a photo can be tricky. Black velvet is a classic way of displaying your work. But one way you can cultivate a unique look for your photos is to find a signature set of photo props! The first place I start looking for props is in my kitchen. It may […]

DIY Upcycled Beads

To commemorate Earth Day this year, I decided to make beads of my own with upcycled materials. I started with the idea of making paper beads. I love  paper beads so much, they are so colorful and lightweight and a fun way to add some whimsy into a necklace.

The only problem was […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

It takes practice to master a new bead weaving stitch. Each time I learn a new Technique I make a 1-2 inch sample piece of bead weaving. Making these swatches helps me learn something new without committing to creating an entire piece of jewelry. I often use bigger beads that I would normally choose, like […]