Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

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 […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

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!

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Artist Spotlight – Jill Wiseman

Jill Wiseman is a talented jewelry designer who works as a full-time beading instructor at bead shows, bead societies, and bead stores coast-to-coast. She also designs and sells kits and patterns in partnership with her mother, June Wiseman, as Jill Wiseman Designs in her home state of Texas. Jill has beautiful designs published in Beadwork Magazine […]

Holiday Party Jewelry Ideas!

The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means: tons of parties! No matter what kind of party you’re attending, from work functions to celebrating with family and friends, you should have some fabulous jewelry to complete your look and make an unforgettable entrance! Need some design inspiration? Check out just a few of the […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Having a good fit with a ring is very important, but, like clothing, tight-fitting woven jewelry can stretch over time. You don’t want to lose a ring you’ve spent hours weaving together, especially one with a bead woven bezel! My best tip for making beaded rings is to weave them together with FireLine […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Whether a short road trip or cross-country flight, travel means beading on the go! I usually pack my beading projects in the heavy plastic bag my last Fusion order arrived in. But for this year’s upcoming holiday trips I’m making a custom travel kit small and sturdy enough to pop in my purse!

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