I love making multi-strand bracelets, but sometimes I get a little restless using the same style clasp to complete my design. Luckily, TierraCast® has a brilliant line of findings that allow us beaders to switch it up a bit. The TeirraCast Slotted D Ring and Multi-Hole D Ring clasps provide a simple yet elegant […]
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 […]
I had the opportunity to test drive the new Endless Loom this week and I have to shout out some praise for its innovative qualities that I found truly exciting! The first nice feature is the size of this loom. Its travel size so it is convenient to transport and easy to use while in […]
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 […]
One of the many perks of my job at Fusion Beads is trying out products. Today, I’m going to share my testing experience using Beadsmith Opelon Stretch Jewelry Fiber Cord. Many of us are already familiar with Stretch Magic for stretch bracelets, but Opelon has a few key advantages over other elastic cords […]
It can be difficult to determine how much stringing material you’ll need for a project, especially for bead weaving, bead crochet, and kumihimo braiding techniques. Thankfully, new tools and supplies are being introduced all the time to help beaders save time and materials, and none more so than the Wire Knitter/Kumihimo Weight!