Chainmaille: Fashionable Armor
Nowadays, demand for armor has shriveled while the need for exclusive jewelry has exploded. In this article, see how chainmaille offers endless possibilities for the clever designer.
Everything You Need to Know About Jump Rings
An essential finding, jump rings are handy components for a multitude of purposes. Learn about types of connections, measurements, available materials and more in this article.
Scalemaille jewelry is gaining popularity. Discover all the design possibilities these scale components offer and get inspired to start creating today.
Climb the Ladder Trend
Ladder jewelry is a long-lasting trend that accommodates a wide range of tastes. Learn more about this eye-catching jewelry trend and how to incorporate it into your designs.
All About Jump Rings
Jump rings are essential findings for your toolbox--not only do they hold things together, but you can use them to create your own chain. Here are some interesting facts about jump rings.
Botanical, terrarium jewelry is a growing trend--literally. These eco-inspired jewelry designs are wearable, living curiosities made with vessels and specific types of plants or moss.
''By the time I was a senior in high school, I'd been playing the piano for a dozen years, and many people expected me to pursue it in college,'' Rebeca explains. ''However, it wasn't something that came truly natural to me. I enjoyed playing, but I...
Life in Color: Oh! Ring™ Components
Oh how we love the flamboyant bright neon colors of soft and pliable rubber Oh! Rings™. Twisty little circles are so versatile and you can even add to jump rings for chainmaille.
Chokers continue to be a fashion staple. See how the wrap choker has grown in popularity and find ideas for your next design.
The "messy chain" style features chaotic tangles that draw in the eye and create the appearance of exuberant abundance.
Trend Flash: Hand Bracelets
From wrist to fingers, hands are getting a lot of attention these days from jewelry artists. Seen on runways and in collections from renowned designers including Alexander McQueen, hand bracelets are the "right now" fashion accessory. Also known as...
An Ocean of Style: Sealife Inspirations for Fashion Accessories
The appeal of ocean-influenced style is no sea-cret. Explore this aquatic trend and get ready to swim in a wave of inspiration.
Boost Sales and Inspiration Through Jewelry-Making Books
If you own a jewelry supply business, but don't sell jewelry-making books, you're missing a large opportunity for revenue. Whether your customers are new or veteran beaders, having a shelf of jewelry-making books on hand is never a bad idea....
The Octopus Jewelry Trend
Octopuses usually live at the bottom of the sea, but they've also taken shelter in jewelry designs. This article shows why octopus jewelry is worth the hype.
Geometric jewelry is in! This article discusses the latest trend of geometric designs and how you can incorporate them into your jewelry creations.
5 Easy Ways to Live Life More Fully
In today's hustle and bustle, sometimes it helps to take a step back and do a few simple things that make you feel relaxed, happy or just a little more fulfilled. Here's our list of five easy ways to accomplish this. Plus, you'll love how they can...
The Rock Star Look: Embellished Guitar Straps
Artists like Jimi Hendrix, B.B King, Eric Clapton and more all rocked stylish and vibrant guitar straps to add to their rock classics. Create embellished straps with seed beads, cording or even Crystal Passions® crystal.
Acrostic Jewelry: Spelling with Gemstones
Looking for a fun idea with gemstones? See how to use the Alphabet of Gemstones to spell out messages for custom jewelry creations.
Consigning Your Products to a Crafter's Market--What Happens?
When the beading bug hit me, it slowly took over my house; first it was the corner of the kitchen table, spreading to the end of the kitchen table, moving to the sunroom table (better light), the window-sill next to the table, the hutch and finally...
The Meaning of Metals
What does your choice of metal say about you? This article explores the meaning of different metals in jewelry designs to help you learn what your jewelry is saying.