Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

There are a lot of beading foundations available for your embroidery projects, but one of my favorites is fish leather! Its bold colors and textures add a lot of interest to a piece of jewelry, like our Mermaid Dreams Bracelet. The durability of this leather makes for long lasting projects, but also makes it […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I haven’t mastered wire work, but I do love the new trend of adjustable bangles! These bracelets are perfect for those of us who don’t have standard size wrists. With the new 3D Bracelet Jig and today’s tip you’ll have a new stack of arm candy in no time!

For me, trying out a new […]

Inspired by Nature

I love this time of year and all of the incredible inspiration you can find right outside your front door! The spring flowers are starting to bloom, the birds are singing their little hearts out, and there’s brilliant bursts of color everywhere you look! So with nature’s beauty in mind, I gathered a few of our […]

Find Beading Inspiration With Cross Stitch Patterns!

What’s your go-to source for new bead weaving patterns?

Chances are, if you’re like me, you probably said “books, magazines, and beading websites”. Recently, though, I came to a huge revelation while looking for Eastern European folk costumes online: cross stitch patterns are perfectly suited for square stitch and loom designs! I’m sure I’m […]

Celebrate 120 Years Of Swarovski With The Edelweiss Pendant!

Like his father before him, Daniel Swarovski learned the trade of crystal cutting as a young man, and after discovering how to cut a crystal to sparkle like a gem, he setup a company in a small town in the Austrian mountains. Under the sign of the Edelweiss, he started producing what would become the […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I’m always excited to find new ways to use Crystal Clay and this week I decided to create a marbled effect by mixing two colors together!

Part of the fun of this trick is not knowing what your finished piece will look like. The colors and patterns in the marbling wind up being very organic. […]