Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Wrapped cord bracelets continue to be an enduringly popular beading technique. The most common question we hear is what stringing material is best for a wrap cord bracelet? Today we are going to compare three commonly used threads and discuss how their unique characteristics function in a wrapped cord bracelet.

FireLine is one of the […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

For a whimsical touch try a tassel in your next jewelry project! Tassels can be made from many different materials such as thread, chain or leather, which makes them a fun and versatile addition to any design. Tassels are incredibly easy to make. You can either use your fingers to quickly […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Open Jump rings are a staple in jewelry making. Though they are one of the most commonly used components, many beaders still find it challenging to select the right size for their needs. Today, we are going to briefly discuss how to select the right jump ring to use in a charm bracelet.

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Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Slide End Tubes provide a clean and simple way to finish off woven seed bead projects. These findings work wonderfully but there is a bit of a trick to use them. This finding is specially made to work with certain types of stitches so the orientation of your beads is very important. A slide tube […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

We love all the new and innovative patterns created by CzechMates. Not only do these patterns showcase elegant and intricate 3-dimensional designs, but they also demonstrate imaginative ways to use two-hole Czech glass beads in a piece. These designs are amazing, but sometimes it is a challenge for me to keep all the beads […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I am super excited that Fusion Beads is now offering Size 15 Charlotte Czech Seed Beads. There are two reasons why:  The first is shape. Charlottes have one flat facet cut into the side of the bead. This facet reflects the light and gives your seed bead piece a subtle sparkle and flair.Second, Charlottes […]