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.
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.
Everything You Need to Know About Jumprings
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.
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.
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.
''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...
Chokers continue to be a fashion staple. See how the wrap choker has grown in popularity and find ideas for your next design.
Trends: Glimpses of 2014
"In 2014 I look forward to creating intricate structures defined by the subtle hues of stainless steel, copper, bronze, and brass. I've worked so much with color in the past decade, but I am looking forward to developing a collection of earthy...
The "messy chain" style features chaotic tangles that draw in the eye and create the appearance of exuberant abundance.
An Ocean of Style: Sealife Inspirations for Fashion Accessories
Splash into an ocean of style. With shells, charms, rippling ribbons and more you can bring the ocean to your designs.
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...
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....
Let your dreams inspire your jewelry creations. This article shows you how dream-inspired art can hold significant meaning and how to channel your unconscious wishes and desires into designs.
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.
Acrostic Jewelry: Spelling with Gemstones
Blame Napoleon. His empress, Josephine, wanted a unique way to celebrate their courtship and marriage. To that end, her jeweler--the famous Jean-Baptiste Mellerio--created a set of bracelets that spelled out each of their names and the dates of...
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.
Geometric Jewelry Trend
Geometric jewelry is in! This article discusses the latest trend of geometric designs and how you can incorporate them into your jewelry creations.