Tuesday’s Tips and Tricks! – Getting to Know Czech Glass Beads

The gorgeous glass beads that are coming from the Czech Republic are really changing the way beaders are weaving and creating jewelry. Every year new geometric shapes are designed with bead weavers in mind, and although it is exciting, it can be slightly overwhelming to keep up with all the amazing shapes!

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Tuesday Tips & Tricks: Lava Beads and Essential Oils

It is with great excitement and long-awaited anticipation that we now offer lava beads! A recently popular phenomenon in the beading world, lava beads can be used to absorb essential oils making your jewelry part of your aromatherapy regime.

Lava beads are made from the cooled and hardened molten rock from a VOLCANO! […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks: Happy Halloween!

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Although my days of Trick or Treating are long over, I still like to celebrate this spooky evening eating copious amounts of candy, watching scary movies, and of course, dressing up and having a few friends over! To help create a bit of atmosphere I like to light candles […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks! Wire Wrapping Under Pressure

For this week’s Tips and Tricks I would like to share with you a way to make a pendant or a pair of earrings that need to be forward facing not swivel when worn! The trick is quite simple and only requires a little bit of finessing. And of course humming a few […]

Swarovski Fall/Winter 2018-19 Innovations Sneak Peek!

We always look forward to Swarovski’s new product launches (don’t you?), and this season’s doesn’t disappoint! Rich, luxurious new colors lead off the Fall/Winter 2018 collection—check out the gorgeous new Scarlet red color for crystals and the lush Crystal Velvet Brown color for pearls. Swarovski also introduced a glamorous new shimmer effect that […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks: Why 2 Inch Headpins are My Favorite for Wire Wrapping

Wire Wrapping can be a challenging technique to master when you are still a beginner. After taking my first class on wire wrapping, I left feeling quite close to tears with frustration. I was determined (and if I’m honest, still trying) to master the wire wrap loop. If I have learned anything from my fellow […]