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!

If you are anything like me you have a healthy stash of extra beads from past projects taking up precious space in your craft area. What do you do with little bits of this and that? The solution; make a multi-colored bracelet using your bead “leftovers”. You will be amazed how random beads of […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

You may not always think to use closed jump rings in your projects, but these great little findings are perfect for the other side of a clasp for lobster claw clasps, spring rings, hooks, etc. They’re also fabulous for finishing off bead weaving projects. There’s no risk of a thread slipping through the […]

Now Up to Bat: Your Team by TierraCast®!

We are thrilled to kick off the launch of TierraCast®’s brand new Your Team collection! This fan-tastic line features perfectly detailed baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and volleyball charms, along with stepped bezel charms featuring a colorful array of genuine Swarovski crystals framed in both silver and gold plated pewter. For a glimpse at these future hall-of-famers in action, […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Just like with everything else in life, making mistakes while beading is inevitable for us all. Not all mistakes mean the end of your project, though; you can always set aside your “ruined” projects for another day when they may be perfect for a new design idea!

Take this bracelet, for instance. I […]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and this year it falls on June 19th. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find it really hard to shop for gifts for my dad; he always tells me he doesn’t need anything! This year, though, I decided I would make him something special. The picture above shows […]