Give the Gift of Handmade Jewelry!

If you’re a jewelry designer, you know that your friends and family are expecting fabulous handmade jewelry this holiday season. Sometimes it can be overwhelming, but making great jewelry doesn’t have to be too time consuming or break the bank.

Every year, Mari designs a handful of jewelry as gifts to send overseas for her friends […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I can’t believe 2016 is wrapping up already. This holiday season has just flown by!  Now that all my holiday gifts are all set and ready, its time to turn my attention towards New Year’s Eve plans. Some years I like to stay at home and watch the excitement from the sidelines, but […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Being a jewelry aficionado I love to make little jewelry gifts for my co-workers and acquaintances for the holidays. One of my favorite gifts to make are Swarovski Christmas tree earrings. These wonderful earrings are easy to make, inexpensive and are always well received! Fusion Beads offers numerous free Christmas tree earring patterns in […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

One of the things I find the most rewarding when beading is the opportunity to problem solve and create jewelry using unexpected materials. I get immense satisfaction when I am able to complete a project by thinking outside of the box a little. Today I am going to demonstrate how to use a […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

One of the most amazing aspects of beading is its interconnectivity with other craft art forms. We have all seen beads and crystals used to embellish knitting projects, quilts or clothing. But have you ever thought of how items traditionally used in fabric arts can be repurposed in jewelry projects? Take for example the […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Here at Fusion Beads we love stretch bracelets! Stretch bracelets are brilliantly simple to construct but are far from basic. They can be simple or very dressy and chic depending upon your preference and the beads you wish to use. Best of all, stretch bracelets are highly customizable! You can create different stretch bracelets […]