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!

I am super excited that Fusion Beads is now offering Size 15 Charlotte Czech Seed Beads. There are two reasons why:  The first is shape. Charlottes have one flat facet cut into the side of the bead. This facet reflects the light and gives your seed bead piece a subtle sparkle and flair.Second, Charlottes […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

As the year wraps up I like to start looking towards the future and to begin planning projects I would like to create before spring. I always start this process by taking some time to put away the ransacked holiday supplies, to categorize and reorganize my beads, and make an up-to-date mental “inventory” of […]

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 […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

When I make jewelry I prefer to use sterling silver wire or findings. Though base metal is a great money saver, there is just something so appealing and special about sterling silver that captivates me, so it is my go-to metal every time. It is traditional, it has intrinsic value and it makes me […]