Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

In the last few years I have really noticed a dramatic shift in the beading world, a bead renaissance if you will. With the introduction of so many new multi-hole Czech glass beads, beaders have enjoyed the opportunity to truly stretch their weaving skills. There is a myriad of amazing 3 dimensional weaves and […]

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!

Anyone that knows me can tell you I am not an organized person by nature. When it comes to making jewelry I often say, “Creation is messy!” as I sprawl out and take over the living room with my latest project. But as my beading supplies have grown in quantity and my projects have […]

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!

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 […]

Artist Spotlight – Jill Wiseman

Jill Wiseman is a talented jewelry designer who works as a full-time beading instructor at bead shows, bead societies, and bead stores coast-to-coast. She also designs and sells kits and patterns in partnership with her mother, June Wiseman, as Jill Wiseman Designs in her home state of Texas. Jill has beautiful designs published in Beadwork Magazine […]