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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

The Ultimate Wholesale Jewelry Supplies Guide for Your Small Business

Jewelry-making has appealed to creative entrepreneurial types for centuries, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a craft that’s relatively approachable — anyone who’s patient enough can master it — and one that can also fit nicely in your budget, no matter what it is. Whether you’re an artsy jeweler who regularly exhibits at craft fairs or you’re operating a small restoration shop to spiff up old pieces, to succeed in your small business, you must know a little bit about wholesale jewelry supplies. […]
By |November 20th, 2018|Buying Guide|0 Comments

Oregon Sunstone: The Gemstone of the Pacific Wonderland

As the state gemstone of the Beaver State, Oregon sunstone has become synonymous with the rugged, earthy spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Its varying color tone, relatively large size and mesmerizing aventurescence make this gorgeous gemstone a popular pick for jewelry-making, rock collecting and simply admiring in wonderment! The exquisite copper-like gemstone has long been valued […]
By |November 9th, 2018|Beads 101|0 Comments

Lobster Clasp 101: Tips, Tricks & More

In the world of jewelry design and creation, lobster clasps are some of the most basic supplies around. They’re among the more common jewelry fasteners because they’re easy to operate, good-looking and simple for designers to add to their creations. They are also a great way to add security when you don’t want to risk […]
By |November 5th, 2018|Beads 101|0 Comments

Caring for Your Freshwater Pearls: Everything You Need to Know

The enchanting, pearlescent appearance of freshwater pearls coupled with their relatively affordable price makes them a desirable option for jewelry designers, restoration specialists and collectors. Unlike saltwater pearls that usually come from saltwater oyster varieties in Japan, Tahiti, Indonesia, Australia and elsewhere, cultured freshwater pearls are farmed using freshwater oysters in China, Japan and the […]
By |November 1st, 2018|Beads 101|0 Comments

Four Tips for Keeping Your Gold-Plated Chains Looking Brand New

If you love the look of real gold but aren’t so fond of the price, gold-plated chains are a great alternative. They are also a perfect choice for jewelry makers who want to create beautiful yet affordable pieces. Modern gold-plated chains look just as good as the real thing, and when properly cared for, they […]
By |October 9th, 2018|Beads 101|0 Comments

The Natural Beauty and Unique Features of Rutilated Quartz

While many gemstones are most valuable when they contain few or no inclusions, rutilated quartz is actually prized because of its unique inclusions. This beautiful stone contains needle-like structures that create a metallic appearance, and it is affordable enough to use in a wide variety of jewelry making projects. What is rutilated quartz exactly, and […]
By |October 6th, 2018|Beads 101|0 Comments