Tuesday Tips & Tricks

One of my favorite techniques for covering the inside of a component is using Brick Stitch! The finished look is delightfully boho chic as well as an awesome statement piece. A great way to successfully create a design using brick stitch is to guesstimate the amount of beads you will need to fill your […]

Designer Spotlight – Meet Allie

My name is Allie and I have been with the Fusion Beads team since 2005! I started out at the Fusion Beads Seattle store location, but after a couple of years I made my way to our website where I now make jewelry to inspire people to create. It doesn’t get much better than […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]