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Best Practices for Working with Rondelle Beads

By |April 19th, 2017|

Rondelle beads are used in a wide range of jewelry styles, most commonly as a spacer between contrasting stones. The beads have a rounded cube shape, and come in a wide variety of colors and styles that can be used across a range of designs. As some of the smallest beads available, it is uncommon to find jewelry made only from Rondelle beads, however it isn’t impossible – and they are a necessary addition to every jewelry maker’s growing collection. […]

Tips and Tricks for Working with Large Hole Pearls and Large Hole Gemstone Beads

By |March 28th, 2017|

Pearls and gemstone beads are popular in women’s fashion and have stood the test of time. It is, therefore, no surprise they are used frequently in DIY projects. Making jewelry can be tricky with the large hole beads, so here are a few tricks on how to do it. 1. Clear Tubing If the hole is too large to stay put, one of the ways to string them together is to use clear tubing. The clear tubing is often sold along with large hole gemstone beads. It fits into the large hole, and you can run metal wiring through it quickly. […]

Jewelry Making with Turquoise Beads – Inspiration and Design Ideas

By |March 25th, 2017|

Turquoise is perhaps history’s greatest stone. It has been used for hundreds of years across the globe from ancient Egypt, to Iran, to pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. It was worn by warriors, shamans, princesses and kings. It is considered a stone of strength and protection due to its smooth surface that is soothing to the touch, while the opaque aqua blue is healing to the beholder. The rich blue-green color is its most recognizable feature, and perhaps what makes it such a beautiful stone to feature in your personal wardrobe. […]

Beautiful Moonstone Bead Design Inspiration

By |March 22nd, 2017|

If you’ve ever come across a beautiful piece of moonstone jewelry and wondered how you could make something equally as striking, know that with the proper guidance, inspiration and quality materials, you can create your own beaded works of art using wholesale gemstone beads.  Use the following tutorials as a catalyst to get your creative juices flowing. Moonstone Spiral Earrings For this project, you’ll need: […]

20+ Ideas for Using Labradorite Beads in Your Jewelry

By |March 17th, 2017|

Labradorite is a gorgeous semi-precious gemstone that has varying hues of green, gray and blue, depending on its facets. It is said that the Inuits believed that labradorite was taken from the frozen lights of the Aurora Borealis, when they fell to Earth. With that wisdom in mind, why not add some mysticism to your beaded jewelry by using labradorite beads. Here are some creative ideas to incorporate labradorite beads into your jewelry creations. […]

Pearl Beads for Bridal Jewelry and Accessories

By |February 27th, 2017|

If you’re getting married soon, you’re probably looking for the right jewelry to wear. But, after paying for attire, bridesmaids’ gowns, catering, the wedding venue, decorations, and much more, who has money left over to splurge on expensive jewelry? Instead of shopping for jewelry, why not make your own? Pearls are becoming more common in wedding […]

How to Be a Craft Show Superstar

By |February 24th, 2017|

Getting Started Which Show Is Right For You? One of the key factors that can determine the success or failure of your handmade business is choosing the right craft show. So, before you dive headlong into the craft show scene, it is important you conduct some market research, first, and come up with a realistic business plan. You should establish what your goals are for selling at a craft show. Are you simply testing out whether your product is marketable? Are you aiming to make your stall at the show a professional occupation? […]

Essential Wholesale Gemstone Beads for Jewelry Making

By |February 22nd, 2017|

When it comes to making beautiful jewelry, gemstone beads are all the rage. There are a variety of precious and semi-precious stones to choose from. With all the shapes, sizes, and colors – from pale white to dark black – you can truly make every jewelry piece one of a kind. Gemstone beads can be opaque, […]

Dos and Don’ts for Buying Wholesale Gemstone Beads

By |February 17th, 2017|

While many people engage in jewelry making simply for relaxation and fun, others take it to another level and make a profit from it. Creating a jewelry business can be complicated – especially the business part. Making sure you obey all the laws, in terms of buying and selling jewelry, can be a challenge. Plus, […]

Bezel Set Gemstones

By |February 13th, 2017|

Once you’ve mastered the many skills involved in creating bead jewelry, you may want to move on to another handy jewelry skill: bezel setting. Bezel setting is a form of metalsmithing that involves mounting diamonds and other gems inside a metal band. Round-cut or rectangular-shaped gems are typically used in a bezel setting. In a bezel […]