Designer Spotlight – Meet Katie!

Hi Everyone! My name is Katie and I’ve been working here at Fusion Beads for almost 19 years. Wow! Time sure flies. I can’t believe it’s been that long.

I moved to Seattle from the Bay Area in 1998. When I first started working for Fusion Beads, we were just a local bead […]

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 […]

Preserving Organics for Resin Jewelry

The more organics that I preserve, the more I learn. But honestly, in the big scheme of all there is to know on this subject, I have to admit, I know very little. I’m embracing the fact that I’m learning as I go along and am committed to share what I learn.

A couple […]

How to Make 2017 Summer Pantone Colors with Colorized Resin

Supplies Needed:

Nunn Design 2-Part Resin Kit

Resin Mixing Cups

Resin Stir Stick Narrow

Resin Stir Stick Wide

Castin’ Crafts Opaque Pigments

Others:

Wet-wipes

Toothpicks

Plastic bag for work surface

Tape

Plastic gloves

Step 1: Read the resin instructions for safety concerns regarding the Nunn Design Resin. When I work with resin, I always:

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Tuesday Tips and Tricks – The Resin Obsession Cannot Be Stopped!

Personally, as a bit of newbie in the beading world I have yet to dabble into the awesome techniques that use resin. Jewelry pieces that include resin in their designs can be beautiful, and opens up unique and creative ways to make an extra special memento! Resin can be used to incorporate mixed media […]