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Jewelry Journal: Working with Amber Gem Beads

By |January 22nd, 2019|

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 […]

An Expert’s Guide to Working with Sterling Silver Beads

By |July 28th, 2018|

Sterling silver adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any jewelry design. Well-known for its glistening glean and classic appeal, silver has been used in jewelry making for thousands of years. In fact, humans have been mining this precious metal since 3000 BC, and sterling silver has been around since the 14th century. Sterling silver […]

A Guide to Caring for Your Copper Beads

By |June 20th, 2018|

Copper beads add a touch of beauty and sophistication to any type of jewelry. Over time, though, copper tends to lose its vibrant shine and take on its own patina. The patina can be quite beautiful and adds to the appeal of many pieces, but it can also reach a point where it starts turning your skin an unusual shade of green. […]

How to Restore and Repurpose Stone Beads

By |March 28th, 2018|

Stone beads make delightful and eye-catching pieces of jewelry, but they are not immune to damage. Without the proper care, stone beads can lose their luster and look dull and uninviting, and even the hardest gemstones can become damaged. Of course, proper bead care is the best way to ensure your stone beads stay looking their […]

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. […]

Many Vibes of Hematite

By |December 5th, 2016|

You can go to just about any place on Earth and find hematite. This iron oxide is one of the most abundant minerals on the planet. It is an important ore for iron. It has a variety of diverse uses, including the production of pigments, in preparations used for heavy media separation, in radiation shielding, and as ballast, to name a few.


If you’re a student of feng shui, the ancient Chinese art and science of balancing the energies of a space, then you’ve probably heard of hematite. Not only is hematite sought as an aid to bringing peace and balance into your home, it is also associated with the balance of good health and good fortune. If meditation and gemstone energy powers interest you, hematite should be a very popular item on your shopping list. […]

Metals Used in Jewelry and How to Take Care of Them

By |September 20th, 2016|

Metals are very frequently used in the jewelry business for creating gorgeous stand-alone accessories, or they can be used as a chain upon which beautiful gemstones can be linked together. However, as any metal jewel connoisseur already knows, maintenance is extremely important if you are going to keep these items around for generations to come. […]

Jewelry accessories collection

By |September 19th, 2016|

If you love jewelry, there is nothing more exhilarating than buying multiple pieces and trying them on to see if they look good on you. When you find the RIGHT combination or that one eye-catching piece, you will hold on to it for dear life. One of the great things about jewelry is that of […]

Pearls of Wisdom

By |August 31st, 2016|

What Are Pearls? […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Wire Wrapping

By |August 31st, 2016|

While anyone can purchase flawless gemstone jewelry at their local jewelry store, nothing can compare to the originality and imaginative qualities of handmade gemstone jewelry—not to mention the overwhelming sense of accomplishment felt by its maker.

Does making your own gemstone jewelry by hand sound appealing? This comprehensive beginner’s guide to wire wrapping can […]