Tuesday Tips and Tricks: How to Make a Tassel with Chain

Creating a chain tassel for the first time can seem like an intimidating task. Luckily, I’m here to tell you that the best part about making a tassel with chain is that it only involves using beginner’s beading skills! To make a chain tassel, you will need these three techniques: to cut chain efficiently, […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks: Why 2 Inch Headpins are My Favorite for Wire Wrapping

Wire Wrapping can be a challenging technique to master when you are still a beginner. After taking my first class on wire wrapping, I left feeling quite close to tears with frustration. I was determined (and if I’m honest, still trying) to master the wire wrap loop. If I have learned anything from my fellow […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Here’s an easy way to add a bright pop of color to your designs in an unexpected way: dress up your clasp with wire coiling!

First, choose your clasp. S-clasps, hook and eye clasps, and toggle clasps are all excellent options to use. You can also create your own clasp with our Handmade […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I always wind up with a few inches of scrap cord every time I make a wrapped cord bracelet. As someone who hates waste, I was super-excited to come up with a project that uses just a few inches of cord! Give this tip a try next time you have leftover cord.

Trim your […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I hope you’re all having as much fun with our March Bead Challenge as I am! One of my favorite things about the Challenge is getting motivated to use techniques I normally avoid. Wire and I don’t get along very well, so I decided to use tomorrow’s prompt to make wire wrapped rings as an […]

Golden Globe Party Jewelry!

Let the Golden Globes excitement begin!

What better way is there to get into the mood to watch the awards show than to make some fabulous jewelry inspired by a few of your favorite nominations? I love the era that both Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire are set […]