DIY Jean Cuff

We just launched a great new tool on our site: the Crystal Applicator Tool! This fabulous gadget is used to set a variety of stylish Swarovski Crystal components into fabric: Jeans Buttons, Decorative Buttons, Snap Fasteners, Rivets, and Rose Pins. I was so excited to try the tool out once I laid […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

When choosing a stringing material, it’s important to know the hole size of your beads. We list the hole size of all of our beads online, but how do you determine the hole size for beads from the bottom of your stash? I’ve wound up with plenty of beads from swaps or vintage […]

Get Creative With Katiedids!

Have you had your eye on our Katiedids components, but didn’t know what to create with them? Here’s a quick and easily customizable way to turn a Katiedids piece into a sparkling crystal clay pendant!

To make your pendant, you will need a Katiedids component, 1088 PP24 Swarovski Crystal Chatons (I used Tangerine […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

When your stringing material is close to the size of a bead’s hole it’s hard to use a needle. Folding a thread or cord around a needle eye doubles the thickness of that material. You can string directly on to metal wires or beading wire or Griffin Bead Cords with their attached needles, but […]

Fantastic Tassels!

I confess, it’s true: I am OBSESSED with tassels. They are my new favorite thing to make in all the world! I want them in my jewelry, on my clothes, on my shoes, dangling from my purse, in my hair, on my pillows… oh my, I should stop… Seriously though, they are so […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

It takes 72 hours for ICE Resin to cure completely, developing its permanent, glassy surface. A lot can happen in 3 days, so today’s trick will help you keep your resin projects safe while they dry!

Every crafter I know would love to have a dedicated studio to work in where they could leave projects […]