Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Nothing beats a surgeon’s knot when it comes to securing beading thread to a component! It’s the perfect start to a brick stitch project like our Color Splash Earrings and a good general knot to have in your crafting toolbox. Use these steps next time you’re anchoring a thread!

I’m using a satin cord […]

Swarovski Trend Forecast Fall/Winter 2016/17!

In their Fall/Winter 2016/17 trend report, “Power to Shine”, Swarovski focuses on the concept of resilience, reflecting as it does a desire for resistance against the given and the established. This season, Swarovski salutes the worldwide rise in activism from people of all genders and walks of life across the globe as we look […]

Swarovski Fall/Winter 2016/17 Innovations Sneak Peek!

Swarovski’s Fall/Winter 2016/17 Innovations are almost here! This upcoming launch features something for everyone: two new effects, one new pearl color, two new bead shapes, two new pendant shapes, and one new fancy stone! Take a peek at the inspiring new additions below and get excited for new crystal!

Crystal Light Chrome – […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

An unexpected tool mark can ruin a project. I’ve shared tricks in the past for taking the edge off your pliers with Tool Magic and painters tape. You can use today’s trick to prevent marks when punching holes in metal!

Metal hole punch pliers and piercing systems can both leave an unwanted impression around the hole in […]

September’s Color of the Month: Biscay Bay!

Source: Pantone

We chose the beautiful deep color of Biscay Bay from the Pantone’s Fall 2015 Fashion Color Report for our September Color of the Month!

Source: Pantone

Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director at the Pantone Color Institute®, says Biscay Bay “splashes up against more heated tones with its cool touch. Combining the serene qualities […]