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Amethyst Beads: February Birthstone

By |February 8th, 2017|

If you’re mesmerized by purple jewelry, you’ll love making bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings out of amethysts. Amethysts – also known as purple quartz – are the birthstone for February. They offer the perfect mix of beauty and affordability. These beautiful gems have long been associated with royalty – and were actually as expensive as […]

Jewelry Merchandising Tips for Boutiques

By |January 31st, 2017|

The management of merchandising jewelry is one of the most important keys to the success of a boutique store today. Many believe it is the most important thing a store owner can do to increase sales. For boutique managers and owners, executing management programs that utilize flexibility, agility, and speed makes the difference between great profits and not-so-great, or even no, profits. […]

Expert Tips for Purchasing Wholesale Beads

By |January 27th, 2017|

Whether you’re a longtime jewelry shop owner or brand new bead enthusiast, the process of buying wholesale can be an intimidating task. From completing government paperwork to deciding on appropriate quantities, many crafters miss out on the many advantages of wholesale purchasing because they simply don’t understand how to do it. This expert guide breaks down the complications of wholesale buying into simple tips that will have you expanding your small business or hobby in no time.  […]

Tips for Using Keshi Pearls

By |January 11th, 2017|

While searching for new materials for your jewelry projects, you may have come across pearls that are flatter in appearance than traditional pearls. These pearls also come in a variety of colors. These are called Keshi pearls, and they are very rare. They are found only in the Japanese Akoya Oyster, which is found in the Sea of Japan. […]

10 Unique Ways to Use Pink Gold Beads

By |January 2nd, 2017|

Pink gold – more commonly known as rose gold – has recently become a popular metal color thanks to lush warm tones. Rose gold actually first became popular in the United States in the 1920s. It is an understated hue, yet it makes everything look more luxurious in appearance. While rose gold is commonly found in jewelry, you can also find this color on handbags and even smartphones. […]

7 Secrets to Success on Etsy

By |December 28th, 2016|

Jewelry making can be a fun and lucrative business venture – if you follow the right steps. Starting any new business can be overwhelming. A business is not simply an exchange of goods for money. There are laws to follow, and many other elements to consider. Even if you do decide to start your own […]

Vibrant Gemstones Bring Fall Colors to Life. Tips for Jewelry Makers

By |December 16th, 2016|

Scents of pumpkin, apple, spices, and burning leaves bedeck the season of autumn. As the leaves change from deep green of summer to nature’s rainbow of red, orange, yellow, and every shade in between, a shift begins in fashion styles. The weather gets cooler and out come the sweaters, jeans, and hoodies to keep you warm on chilly fall nights. […]

Tips for Storing Your Beads

By |December 9th, 2016|

If beading is your hobby, then you know the cardinal rule of bead workers: You can never have too many beads! Shopping for beads and beading supplies can be as much fun and as satisfying as creating beautiful jewelry. There always seems to be another shape, color, or finish to a certain type of bead or gemstone that you simply must have. Or a new tool comes along that will make a job faster or easier. Why not add it to your beading supplies?


Before you know it, you’ve got quite a stash of beads and beading supplies. Now may be a good time to give some thought to how to organize and store all of your goodies. Having fantastic beads isn’t much good if you can’t find them when you want to add them to your latest creation. That new tool won’t help if you can’t find it. […]

Choosing the Right Material to String Your Beads

By |November 28th, 2016|

When you make the decision to create your own bead jewelry, choosing which beads to use is the fun part, but there’s more to creating that perfect necklace than just selecting some gorgeous beads. You still have to decide what material to use as the stringer on which you’ll string these fantastic bead finds.

Selecting the right type of material for stringing your jewelry projects is the most important decision you’ll make when creating your own pieces. You’ll need to take into consideration the type of jewelry you’ll be making: necklace? bracelet? earrings? You’ll want to consider the overall look and style you plan to create with your design. Finally, you have to be certain your choice for stringing material is a good fit for the type and size of beads you’ll be using.

To help you with this most important decision, we’ve put together a list of some of the most popular stringing materials. […]

Get Crafty with Happy Hour

By |August 21st, 2016|

Who doesn’t love happy hour? Whether it’s a well-priced cocktail at an upscale bar or a pint from your favorite pub, happy hour is a welcomed way to celebrate the end of the work day. Happy hour is a time to reflect, reward ourselves, and connect with other people, and can happen anywhere, even in […]