Bracelets – Finding the Perfect Closure!

December 6, 2014

This week we will discuss all the fun ways to make bracelets.  Handcrafted bracelets can look artsy or elegant, depending on the jewelry design. There are so many ways to make bracelets, from forming your own cuff bracelets out of metal to knitting wire in elaborate patterns, from making a wire-wrapped bracelet to knotting a simple […]

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Black Friday Sales Online – Why did it become so popular?

November 23, 2014

For millions of people Black Friday is the time to do some serious Christmas shopping — even before the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone! Black Black is the Friday after Thanksgiving, and it’s one of the major shopping days of the year in the United States – falling anywhere between November 23 and […]

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Lampwork Beads, a Popular Glass Stone Beads

November 20, 2014

I have had a lot of inquiries about my post regard glass stone beads.  Many have asked about more information regarding  Lampwork beads so I thought I would go into a bit more detail.  Lampworking is a type of glasswork where a torch or lamp was primarily used to melt the glass. Once in a molten […]

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Glass Stone Beads

November 20, 2014

Glass is one of the most versatile and widely used materials for the creation of beads.  Glass beads or stones are perfect for jewelry making and have been around since ancient times.  Glass beads are normally categorized by the method used to create the glass and fall into three main categories: molded, drawn and wound […]

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Wholesale Jewelry Making Supplies: Kumihimo

November 1, 2013

A Bead Store carries all the wholesale jewelry making supplies you need to create the latest jewelry trends, and that includes Kumihimo!  We have instructional books and kits to help you get started as well as discs, cords, and findings for more experienced enthusiasts.   For more information on our selection, check out the “Trends” page on our […]

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Infinity Bracelet Project with Silver Plated Infinity with Green Patina and Peridot Green Crystal Rondelles

October 28, 2013

We are LOVING these new infinity crystal connectors.  Hopefully this project will inspire you to put together a great gift for the holidays! You will need: 1 Silver Plated Infinity with Crystals 1 Strand of 8mm Light Green Chinese Crystal Rondelles 2 strands of 4mm metallic silver Czech Glass Bead Strands 16 Silver Plated Barrels with […]

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Designer Components Make Great Designs!

August 22, 2013

We are having a sale on all of our Designer components including Vintaj, Nunn Design, Green Girl, Swarovski, and TierraCast! All of these brands make for great additions to any design!  Check out this necklace we made with some of our favorite Nunn Design. We love this classic look!  Here is a list of supplies […]

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Vintage Cinnebar Bracelet Project with Antique Gold

August 16, 2013

We are loving the “new” Vintage beads we just got in stock.  The staff favorite is the Cinnabar 12mm smooth round beads with gold patina.  This stack of 4 bracelets are easy to put together and right on trend! Supplies for bracelet 1: 1 Strand Cinnabar 12mm round Vintage beads Stranded wire gold plated crimps Antique gold […]

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Elven Sterling Necklace

July 20, 2013

6″ 18ga Sterling Silver Wire 12″ Sterling Silver Cable Chain 3″ Sterling Silver Extender Chain 1 Sterling Silver Clasp 18″ 26ga Sterling Silver Wire 1 Small Pear Shaped Briolette (example shown is Rainbow Moonstone) 6 3mm Garnet Round Beads 2 4mm Rainbow Moonstone Faceted Round Beads 1 4mm Labradorite Round Bead Tools: Ergonomic Plier Set […]

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Hand Hammered Art Deco Ring

July 20, 2013

Materials: 16ga Copper Wire 26ga Copper Wire 1 Small (6-10mm) Flat Bead. A Rainbow Moonstone Coin Shaped bead was used in this design. Tools: Ergonomic Plier Set Stainless Steel Bench Block Dampening Block (optional, place it under the steel bench block to dampen sound/minimize damage to surfaces. Mine is a square of pine about 3/4″ […]

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