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Go to Gallery of Designs
  • Get fresh ideas from thousands of fashionable jewelry pieces.
  • Look over necklaces, bracelets and earring designs.
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Jewelry-Making Contests
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Go to Free Beading Instructions
  • Get FREE beading patterns.
  • Discover new techniques.
  • Learn all you need to know about designing with Swarovski┬« crystal components.
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Free Video Tutorials
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Go to the EncycloBEADia
  • Useful charts and interesting articles.
  • Answers to your jewelry-making questions.
  • Complete dictionary of beading terms.
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about gemstones.
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Ask the Experts about Metal Beads
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I have read your Q and A on jump rings and it mentioned that "a jump ring is never truly closed unless you solder it closed." I would like to know how to solder a jump ring and what tools to use to do this. Can a soldering iron be used?

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What’s Happening!

The 2015 Bead&Button Show

The Bead&Button® Show in Milwaukee is a ten-day extravaganza with hundreds of bead vendors, jewelry-making classes and beading workshops. Join us for Meet the Teachers 2015, take our own Esther's classes or come watch Christi Friesen and Lisa Pavelka's demonstrations at our booth (#411). Come visit and say "Hi!" (and enter our raffles). See you there!

Winners Announced for the 2014 Creative Clays Jewelry-Making Contest

It wasn't easy judging the 2014 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® Swarovski Contest, but Sonia Lidozzi's stunning piece, with its fabulous combination of energetic color, textural intrigue and talented techniques, captivated judges and earned the Grand Prize Gold Medal. See the award-winning pieces in all their glittering glory with direct links to view the spectacular finalists up close and personal in the Gallery of Designs.

Jewelry Maker’s Catalogs

Comprehensive Catalog

2014-2015 Comprehensive Catalog
  • 1,302 pages full of jewelry-making supplies
  • NEW inspirational design ideas
  • Widest selection anywhere with over 40,000 jewelry-making products!
  • FREE to all U.S. customers who have placed orders over $150 in the past 12 months. $200 for International customers.

Free Best Sellers Catalog

2014-15 Best Sellers Catalog
  • Over 15,000 HOT jewelry-making products
  • Inspirational design ideas to get you started
  • 386 pages full of the best-selling jewelry-making supplies
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