Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Last week I showed you how to keep a soutache design symmetrical. This week I’m finishing my Lily Pin from Amee K. Sweet-McNamara’s Soutache & Bead Embroidery: Three Basic Shapes Booklet by adding a backing. You can use today’s tips to make your soutache projects nice and tidy!

Don’t worry about the reverse side […]

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!

It can be tempting to reach for the closest pliers or tube of adhesive when you’re rushing through a project. Instead take the time to make sure you’re using products that are designed for jewelry making. Using the right supplies for your project will help you have a successful and enjoyable experience from […]

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!

I recently tried out the Vintaj OneStep Loop Plier, a tool that reduces the shaping and trimming of a simple loop into one single step, making the same size and shape of loop each time. While an experienced beader can make simple loops just as uniform as these pliers, this tool is perfect for mass […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

As the holidays get closer and the days get shorter, I starting looking for ways to brighten up my projects with more sparkle! I’ve been working with our Metallic Soutache Cords this week noticed my needle was getting stuck every few stitches. You can use today’s tip to work around this problem and still […]