When making handmade ear wires, one thing to keep in mind when you are planning your design is how long the wire that hangs behind your ear lobe will be. Typically, you will need at least .75″ to 1″ of wire behind the ear to keep the ear wire in place. If you […]
Making your own ear wires is a great way to add that handmade feel to your jewelry and save money! Follow our step by step technique for Making an Ear Wire and you can create customized ear wires in no time! It is so easy to customize your ear wires to fit the feel of your jewelry. […]
I am totally in love with the new Preciosa Czech Crystal Rhinestone Chain we just launched! As we worked on our inspiration using the new rhinestone cup chain, I noticed we had several little sections of chain left over, so I thought they would make cute ring embellishments!
First, I gathered the tools and supplies I would […]
When choosing a stringing material, it’s important to know the hole size of your beads. We list the hole size of all of our beads online, but how do you determine the hole size for beads from the bottom of your stash? I’ve wound up with plenty of beads from swaps or vintage […]
Hammering and texturing wires can add a whole new look to your jewelry designs. To get the best results and avoid disappointment, you’ll want to use the right wire for your project. Although it’s tempting to use bright colored, lower cost craft wires like Artistic Wire, Parawire and Soft Flex Craft Wire, strikes from a […]
Nothing ruins a project quicker than discovering your wire stash is in a snarled mess. Hard to untangle and almost impossible to un-kink, badly stored wire can spell the end of a project. Today’s storage tips will keep your wire neat, tidy and ready to use!