Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Slide End Tubes provide a clean and simple way to finish off woven seed bead projects. These findings work wonderfully but there is a bit of a trick to use them. This finding is specially made to work with certain types of stitches so the orientation of your beads is very important. A slide tube […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I had the opportunity to test drive the new Endless Loom this week and I have to shout out some praise for its innovative qualities that I found truly exciting! The first nice feature is the size of this loom. Its travel size so it is convenient to transport and easy to use while in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Give the Gift of Handmade Jewelry!

If you’re a jewelry designer, you know that your friends and family are expecting fabulous handmade jewelry this holiday season. Sometimes it can be overwhelming, but making great jewelry doesn’t have to be too time consuming or break the bank.

Every year, Mari designs a handful of jewelry as gifts to send overseas for her friends […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I can’t believe 2016 is wrapping up already. This holiday season has just flown by!  Now that all my holiday gifts are all set and ready, its time to turn my attention towards New Year’s Eve plans. Some years I like to stay at home and watch the excitement from the sidelines, but […]