The first netting project I ever tried was our Creepy Crawler Bracelet. I was really excited to make this Halloween piece, but it used all Opaque Black Round Japanese Seed Beads. Because all of my beads were the same color it was very difficult for me to follow the pattern and remember which […]
I hate it when the cords in wrapped cord bracelet cross or bunch, pushing the last few beads in my design out of place. (Especially when I’ve worked really hard to make my wraps perfect!) Instead of using the same number or even the same type of bead at the ends of these […]
Most jewelry tools are made to last. While this durability means you can invest in pliers and cutters that last for years, it also makes protecting your wire and findings from the harder metal of your tools a challenge. With today’s trick you can avoid tool marks quickly and effectively!
The whole Creative Team here at FusionBeads.com is super excited about the new Swarovski Innovations Fall/Winter 2015/16 launch! There are three stunning new colors and effects, and six inspiring new bead, pendant, and button shapes! Whether you prefer classic or modern elements, this launch truly has something for everyone. Check out our favorites from these fabulous new Innovations […]
The latest Swarovski Trend Forecast for the Fall/Winter 2015/16 Innovations is here! Titled “Secrets of the Soul”, this report takes a glimpse into the impact of digitalization upon our lives and where this is leading us. As people, on a global scale, have started to realize that algorithms cannot replace real human contact and […]
My first time using Swarovski Elements Crystal Hotfix Flat Backs was definitely a learning experience! It took a lot of practice before I started setting my crystals confidently and accurately. You can learn from my mistakes and use today’s tips to add sparkle to your projects like a pro!