Tuesday Tips and Tricks – Adding a little Pizzazz ain’t so Bad! How to place a Swarovski Crystal into a Setting

For this week’s post I was reminded of my reaction when I was first exposed to Swarovski Crystals. I remember my eyes widened. I probably let out a little gasp. And I think I stuttered something along the lines of,  “Oh! The twinkle! The sparkle!” and quickly proceeded to buy them all. Just […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks

You may find yourself asking every once in a while, “How many beads will I need to make this bracelet?” To answer this question there is a wonderful tool at your disposal! You may have already guessed it…that’s right, a beading board! For today’s tip, I will be highlighting how working with a […]

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I’ve been eagerly awaiting the new chain styles we are introducing this week. These chains feature really cool geometric shapes that will look fabulous on a necklace or bracelet. Our wonderful designer Allie has made an amazing Inspiration Project called the Summer Festival necklace that illustrates the versatility of these fun chains. What I’m most […]

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Over the last few years I have been dabbling in silversmithing. As with anything, it took quite a lot of practice before I could manipulate the metal and successfully solder anything. But thankfully, a friend has shared a little tip about annealing sterling silver with me that has really made a big […]

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 […]