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 […]

Our 2017 Hearts For Heifer Charity Drive Results Are In!

We want to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of our kind and generous customers for their support in our yearly Hearts for Heifer Charity Drive! We sold 1390 Nunn Design pewter heart charms, which means that we were able to use that $1,390 to purchase 2 cows, 1 water buffalo and […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Open Jump rings are a staple in jewelry making. Though they are one of the most commonly used components, many beaders still find it challenging to select the right size for their needs. Today, we are going to briefly discuss how to select the right jump ring to use in a charm bracelet.

I […]

Swarovski Spring/Summer 2018 Innovations!

Launched in two tones, the new Swarovski Crystal Iridescent Dark Blue and Light Blue pearls reflect the demand for companionship and togetherness. These timeless shades are suitable for all seasons and fit well with romantic and modern looks! It’s the perfect extension of the successful Swarovski Crystal Iridescent Pearl Effect line.As we seek intense […]

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 […]