Kumihimo techniques are wonderfully meditative and I often find myself almost hypnotized as I move the cords around my braiding disk. But an interruption in the middle of a flow like that can seriously derail a project. Keeping track of which cords you move means the difference between making a beautiful braid or completely […]
Last week I shared a tip for designing on memory wire and this week I’m finishing my bracelets! I’ve finished a lot of my previous memory wire bracelets by turning a small loop at each end of the coil. These loops come in handy if you want to add charms to your bracelet, but are […]
TierraCast has been making my favorite bead cap for as long as I can remember. Though it is only 3mm x 5mm, this tiny leaf bead cap makes a big design impact. The size does not restrict the beads I can combine it with. It can easily be added to a 6mm bead […]
I can be a little indecisive when it comes to jewelry designs. For a stringing project I might change the order or even type of beads I use 3-4 times before I find a pattern I like. Beading boards are an excellent way to see what a necklace or bracelet looks like without stringing your […]
I am totally in love with the new Preciosa Czech Crystal Rhinestone Chain we just launched! As we worked on our inspiration using the new rhinestone cup chain, I noticed we had several little sections of chain left over, so I thought they would make cute ring embellishments!
First, I gathered the tools and supplies I would […]
For my first project of the New Year I wanted to make a right angle weave pearl collar that would lay with the contours of my neck, without being a choker. I thought this would be a challenge, until I realized I could make it using the trick for creating peyote stitch bezels! […]