Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Last week I shared a tip for designing on memory wire and this week I’m finishing my bracelets! I’ve finished a lot of my previous memory wire bracelets by turning a small loop at each end of the coil. These loops come in handy if you want to add charms to your bracelet, but are […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I can be a little indecisive when it comes to jewelry designs. For a stringing project I might change the order or even type of beads I use 3-4 times before I find a pattern I like. Beading boards are an excellent way to see what a necklace or bracelet looks like without stringing your […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Before you sell, gift, or photograph your crystal jewelry it’s a good idea to check it for smudges or fibers. I know I always wind up leaving at least one or two obvious thumbprints on my crystals, especially when I’m working with large pendants or stones. The last thing you want to do is […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I’m dressing up my gifts with something extra-special for the holidays and so can you with today’s tip!

For me, packaging small presents starts with a box. I always keep a stash of little boxes for jewelry, reusing ones from gifts I’ve been given or ordering our gift boxes if I run out. And with […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

So far I’ve set seed beads, gemstones, and Swarovski Crystal stones in Crystal Clay, but this week I found way to use this clay with one of my favorite things – charms! Crystal Clay and a bezel can become the perfect frame for a favorite charm and you can use today’s tips to […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Polyethylene beading threads, like FireLine, are some of the most durable bead weaving threads available. If I use FireLine to weave a project I’m confident my jewelry won’t break or tear over time. But the durability that makes a project last longer can also wreak havoc on your beading scissors. Luckily you can use today’s […]