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The Best Places to Sell Handmade Jewelry

Do you love designing unique jewelry for yourself or as gifts for friends and loved ones? If so, you may also enjoy selling your creations for profit. Selling handmade jewelry is a great way to bring in some extra income. Whether you just sell enough to fund your hobby or you turn it into a […]
By |February 7th, 2019|What's Trending|0 Comments

Jewelry Journal: Working with Coin Pearls

Freshwater pearls are remarkable gemstones. Unlike all other gems, they are formed inside of living creatures. They come in a vast assortment of colors, sizes and shapes, and since entering the market several decades ago, they have made it much more affordable for an average person to own genuine pearls. The coin pearl is a unique […]
By |February 3rd, 2019|Do It Yourself|0 Comments

A Guide to Different Types of Jewelry Chains

When you are making necklaces or bracelets, there are several different types of chains to choose from. In addition to different finishes, there are also varying styles. From hand-wrapped chain, dangling chain and bezeled chain featuring various gemstones to plain metal link chain, the options are virtually limitless. At Beads of Cambay, we stock a wide […]
By |January 29th, 2019|Styles|0 Comments

Jewelry Journal: Working with Amber Gem Beads

While most gems are formed from minerals, amber is not. In fact, while it is a gem, it isn’t a gemstone at all. Instead, it belongs to a small group of organic gems that form as biological products of nature. Amber is not a crystal or a mineral, but rather a protective tree resin that […]
By |January 22nd, 2019|Beads 101, Do It Yourself, Jewelry Maintenance, Styles|0 Comments

How to Determine the Quality of Your Pearl Beads

Pearls are some of the most beautiful and unique gemstones in the world. Unlike other stones that form in the earth, they are formed organically in living creatures. Every type of pearl forms in a specific species of oyster, and each oyster is found in a different part of the world in different climates. Pearls […]
By |January 19th, 2019|Buying Guide, Do It Yourself|0 Comments

A Complete Guide to Making Jewelry with Apatite Beads

Naturally occurring in several different colors, apatite is a beautiful stone to use in your jewelry-making projects. While it is most commonly green in color, it can also be brown, yellow, blue, pink, purple or even clear, making it versatile enough to use in virtually any project. Its color and clarity are often so exceptional that the stones are frequently cut as faceted gemstones. Those with beautiful color but less desirable clarity are commonly used as cabochons and beads. […]
By |January 18th, 2019|Beads 101, Do It Yourself|0 Comments

The Intriguing Background of Biwa Pearl Beads

Pearls are some of the most unique and interesting gems on the market, and the Biwa pearl is no exception. Because each type of pearl forms in a specific type of oyster or mussel in a certain location, there are several different varieties, and each has its own appearance and characteristics. Biwa pearls are unusually […]
By |January 15th, 2019|Beads 101, Buying Guide|0 Comments

The Beginner’s Guide to Wire-Wrapping Stones

If you have ever thought about learning how to wrap stones in wire to make jewelry but didn’t know where to get started, you’ve come to the right place. Wire wrapping stones is actually much easier than it looks and learning how to do it enables you to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces using only a few basic materials. In fact, all you need to get started is a gemstone, some wire and two types of pliers. Keep reading to discover how you can start creating unique jewelry by wire-wrapping crystals. […]
By |December 5th, 2018|Do It Yourself|0 Comments

Jewelry Journal: Working with Pink Peruvian Opal Beads

If you are looking for a natural pink stone with a soft, feminine appearance, pink Peruvian opals may be exactly what you are looking for. This unique stone ranges from translucent to opaque and comes in a range of warm pink hues. It is mined exclusively in the Andes Mountains, and it is a beautiful stone for jewelry-making. Pink Peruvian opal beads come in various sizes and styles and can be used to make everything from simple statement necklaces to gorgeous bracelets, bold rings and glamorous earrings. […]
By |November 30th, 2018|Beads 101|0 Comments

Everything You Need to Know About Amazonite Beads

Amazonite is a breathtakingly beautiful and quite amazing gemstone. It is a type of microcline, which belongs to the group of minerals known as feldspar. It forms either in masses or in tabular crystals, and while feldspar is one of the most common mineral types in the world, very few varieties are gemstone quality. […]
By |November 25th, 2018|Beads 101|0 Comments