Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I can’t believe 2016 is wrapping up already. This holiday season has just flown by!  Now that all my holiday gifts are all set and ready, its time to turn my attention towards New Year’s Eve plans. Some years I like to stay at home and watch the excitement from the sidelines, but […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

When I make jewelry I prefer to use sterling silver wire or findings. Though base metal is a great money saver, there is just something so appealing and special about sterling silver that captivates me, so it is my go-to metal every time. It is traditional, it has intrinsic value and it makes me […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Being a jewelry aficionado I love to make little jewelry gifts for my co-workers and acquaintances for the holidays. One of my favorite gifts to make are Swarovski Christmas tree earrings. These wonderful earrings are easy to make, inexpensive and are always well received! Fusion Beads offers numerous free Christmas tree earring patterns in […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

It is hard to believe that the holiday season is already upon us! At Fusion Beads we want to make sure you get everything you need in time to make and ship your special gifts to your loved ones. Here are some shipping guidelines to keep in mind to ensure your orders arrive […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Over the years I have picked up many bead weaving tricks the hard way by fighting through frustrating setbacks or reworking projects that never quite came together as I hoped. I have learned that bead weaving takes practice, a lot of patience and some important preparation to achieve success. Today, we are going […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

One of the most amazing aspects of beading is its interconnectivity with other craft art forms. We have all seen beads and crystals used to embellish knitting projects, quilts or clothing. But have you ever thought of how items traditionally used in fabric arts can be repurposed in jewelry projects? Take for example the […]