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Artistic Evolution

''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...

The Seven Year Stringing Cycle

Dear Customer, In the 36 years that we have been manufacturing jewelry wire, we have witnessed a clear trend that we refer to as "The Seven Year Stringing Cycle." For approximately seven years, the fashion jewelry industry embraces bead stringing...

2nd Street Beads

After much deliberation and about a year of research, Janie and Russell were ready. They made a few renovations to their charming old furniture shop and started stocking up on jewelry-making basics including findings, Swarovski crystals, gemstone...

Mosaic Masterpieces

Jacqui Ridley always drew, took art classes when she was an undergrad at Wayne State University, ran a successful bakery business, and found ways to nurture her creative spirit. But something shifted within her when she started playing with pieces...

Persistence Pays Off

I've always made my own jewelry, but it wasn't until I decided to make my sister some jewelry for Christmas that I discovered the world of lampwork bead making. I wanted to make her something extra special, but couldn't find the right beads. Then I...

Bold and Brilliant

pre-made and then pick one of a zillion stones, and voila! You have a so-called ‘custom piece.' Metal clay brings back the feel of having a one-of-a-kind piece. Unless you have something cast and run off a machine, it is impossible to make two...

Can Inspiration Overstep Its Bounds?

A young artist named Lauren Clay exhibited seven hand-painted papier-mâché tabletop sculptures at the annual "Grounds for Sculpture" exhibition in Hamilton, New Jersey. Each work was based in small scale on the welded steel assemblages of David...

D.X. Ross

A creator in every sense of the word, D. X. Ross (American, 1953 - 2008) was perhaps best known for her totemic jewelry: hand wrought, intricate metal work, with juxtaposed materials of precious and semiprecious stones, unusual shapes and soft...

AmericasMart®

Are you ready? The winter market season at AmericasMart in Atlanta, Georgia will soon be underway! The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market will open Jan. 12-19, 2016. The Atlanta International Area Rug market featuring the...

Jewelry Showcase: Artists Share the Inspiration Behind Their Successful Lines

''As a mother and daughter team, we have many good reasons to unite and create together. We are able to bounce ideas off each other and design products that span generations,'' explains Dodie Eisenhauer, who has been creating wire mesh and springy...

It's a Wide, Wide World!

Getting going can be expensive; it's essential to not compromise quality now, or ever, in your career. You'll be faced with the cost of the classes where you'll learn your skills, and then there are tools and space to pay for. Typically all of this...

The Tax Man Cometh

Remember that "911 for artists" idea I had awhile back? I think we also need a special income tax service for artists. When tax season rolls around, things get a little heated around here. Not like at house, I'm sure. I bet things are very civilized...

The Flying Pig Enchants on Lake Michigan's Majestic Shoreline

Conner, whose background is in accounting and library science, partnered with Robyn Mulhaney, a master gardener and artist, to create the compelling environment that keeps visitors coming back season after season. "The act of discovery and surprise...

In the Shadows of the Mountains: Kat West Creates Art

Like so many artists, as we talk, West becomes more animated about her artwork. She takes a couple of boxes from a shelf and begins to carefully open them one at a time. Each box contains a large, incredible stone. There are rare stones and minerals...

Beading Societies

For most beaders, there comes a time when you notice that your loved ones aren't quite as supportive of your hobby as they used to be. You catch them rolling their eyes each time you bubble over about a great local tearcher coming to town who you...

From Craft Drawer to Career

Whether she's making metal clay rings, teaching workshops or producing new learning resources on this fascinating clay-like material, Hattie Sanderson's craft business is, in her words, a "one-woman show." After a career including work as an art...

Bead Star 2009 Best in Show

Sue has left Florida and moved back to New Jersey to be with her son and grandchild. While everyone hopes to be an asset to the company they work for, it's another thing for the boss to turn out to be an asset to the employee. Clearly, Sue's boss...

Kentucky Crafted: The Market

So how does someone with a Ph.D. in biochemistry become an artist with such a unique product? While completing her doctoral studies, her husband encouraged her to pursue a hobby to relieve her of the stress of research work. Senetar joined a local...

Discover the Black Pearl

A little bit of luck, a whole lot of skill, and a strong will to succeed was the magic potion needed for the husband-and-wife team of Eric and Mikkeline Hicks to make it in the wholesale jewelry world. Six years ago, the couple began a handmade...

Attitude of Gratitude

Congratulate yourself if you made it through 2010 with your business and personal life relatively intact. Even if you're a bit bruised, bummed or burned out, you still need to pat yourself on the back--you survived! In my last column, I mentioned...
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