Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the new chain styles we are introducing this week. These chains feature really cool geometric shapes that will look fabulous on a necklace or bracelet. Our wonderful designer Allie has made an amazing Inspiration Project called the Summer Festival necklace that illustrates the versatility of these fun chains. What I’m most […]

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 […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

We all know that clasps love to rotate to the front when we’re wearing necklaces, so here’s a design tip to stop your necklace from rotating! Adding an extender chain with a bead or charm at the end will balance the weight of your necklace and help anchor your clasp in place. Any […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

It can be difficult to determine how much stringing material you’ll need for a project, especially for bead weaving, bead crochet, and kumihimo braiding techniques. Thankfully, new tools and supplies are being introduced all the time to help beaders save time and materials, and none more so than the Wire Knitter/Kumihimo Weight!

The […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

If you’re someone who gets crafty and makes all of your loved ones handmade gifts, then this tip is for you! When you’re making tons of jewelry you can tend to forget whose is whose when gift giving during the holiday season. To avoid this, it’s always a good idea to take pictures […]

How to Punch and Stitch a Deertan Lace Necklace! By Becky Nunn

Learn how to punch and stitch leather beautifully in this step by step blog from Becky Nunn. Click here to download the PDF instructions.

SUPPLIES NEEDED: SM5154 – 26” of 5mm Chocolate Deertan Lace SM5154 – 2” of 5mm Chocolate Deertan Lace-to create a punching template SM4711 – 1 Foot of 1mm […]