Beads for Backpacks – Charity Drive Results 2016!

The results of our Beads for Backpacks Charity Drive are in! 1000 select alphabet beads and charms were purchased during our charity drive, which means that we were able to make a $1000 donation to Treehouse, a charity that provides underprivileged foster children with much-needed school supplies!

Due to a number of challenges, less than half […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Welcome to our third installment of Clasp Crash Course!

Over the last two weeks I have sung the praises of the illustrious toggle clasp and lobster claw clasp which are the most popular clasps in the beading world. Today, I’m going to highlight a lesser known, but no-less notable clasp, the box clasp. True […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

In our last installment of Clasp Crash Course we discussed the versatility of toggle clasps. Today we are going to talk about a very standard, well-known type of clasp called a lobster claw. The lobster claw clasp’s name is derived from its unique shape. Yep, you guessed it, it is named after its likeness […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Crash Course in Clasps- Part 1: Toggles

Today I’m going to talk about the versatility of different types of clasps. In the first installment we will focus on everyone’s favorite, the toggle clasp. Toggles are sturdy and reliable clasps. They are beautifully simple, easy to use and will ensure a secure closure for […]