Inside The Beautiful Art And History Of Beaded Jewelry

Do you love beaded jewelry as much as we do? We love stringing beads. So many colors. So many shapes and textures. Beaded jewelry enriches us in ways beyond the aesthetic beauty. Beaded jewelry has been part of the human experience for thousands of years. Beads have denoted social status. Beads have been used as currency. Beads are transcendent and show us beauty. Let's…

Everything You Need To Know About Kumihimo

Let's have a look at  kumihimo braiding! If you are reading this, it is likely you belong in one of two camps: you have a kumihimo disk and love it - or - you have a kumihimo disk and it is sitting in your jewelry making kit (it looks so complicated!). The good news is that kumihimo patterns are simple to follow and easy to master. We will look at everything kumihimo today. We have&…

Jewelry Design: Designing With Color And Texture with Lisa Kan

Today we have an article from Lisa Kan. Lisa is a published author, glass artist, and jewelry designer. She left a career as an engineer to pursue her love of jewelry making and has never looked back. She has some great jewelry design tips and tricks. She has advice on how to choose color, interesting textures, glitz, and how not to overdo a piece. If you do not wa…

Challenge Your Jewelry Making Skills With Our Beading Design Kits

Do you like a challenge? If a jewelry making challenge excites you, you need to check out our beading Design Kits. Our Design Kits are created to be stimulating and thoughtful. We pick a theme and then fill the kit with colors and components that reinforce that theme. Each month is a new and exciting theme. One month, we chose to explore the mysteries of Greece in…

Everything You Need To Know About Jewelry Making Findings And Beading Components

Do you know what the term ' jewelry findings' means? Do you know what are considered findings? Did you know that the terms 'findings' and 'components' can be used interchangeably? Today we have a blog that answers your questions about jewelry findings and components. If you are a beginner beader, this is a great resource for learning the ins-and-outs of the jewelry components needed to f…

Beads For Jewelry Making | FAQ’s

Are you starting a new career in bead and jewelry design? Or are you just looking to have some fun with arts and crafts? There is no better way to be creative than designing your own jewelry! There are thousands of different types of beads, and all of these are made from different types of materials. They can be found in different sizes and shapes for every taste. We have a guide to jewelry mak…