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It's All in the Details

There are many articles on selling your jewelry such as , and to name a few. And many of us jewelry-making entrepreneurs are wearing quite a few hats these days whether it is an Etsy shop, brick and mortar store, website sales or shows. We are...

The Power of Words

Poet and Nobel Prize for Literature recipient, Rudyard Kipling stated, "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind." From the dark depths of devastation of a "Dear Jane" letter in junior high school to the joy of a new baby...

Peyote Stitch Pleasures

For Krystal Wick, the peyote stitch, "has turned into my Zen practice." She weaves an interesting tale about the peyote stitch, why this stitch is her favorite and how seed beads got in the mix.

Angels Among Us

Learn why angels have become so engrained in society and examples of how you can be an angel in the life in others.

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! Changing up your Jewelry-Making (among other things)

I don't like New Years resolutions, do you? I set them and follow until the bleak mid-February hits, then the resolutions taper off, then stop--followed by feeling like a loser once again for quitting! Just the word ''resolution'' seems so, well,...

Feed a Funk, Starve the Blues

I don't know about you all but there are moments I fall into a funk, feel like I'm battling the blues and simply cannot tap into my creativity for one reason or another. Maybe it's too many hot summer days in a row, or running out of my frozen Girl...

Beading as Meditation

I've taken yoga and meditation classes for eons. I've even stayed at an ashram with a real live guru and participated in a silent 4-day noise fast to tackle my "monkey mind" (quite similar to Julia Roberts in only she has better hair), and I gotta...

Growing Your Mailing List = Gold Mine

Many artists overlook the all important task of keeping in touch with customers. I mean, let's face it, we'd all rather be in the studio making stuff, 24-7 as in those early days of dreaming what our fairytale lives as an artist would be like, am I...

Why Do We Love Swarovski? Let Me Count the Ways

You know you're a blingaholic when any of the following occurs: Fellow blingsters, we're a mighty bunch and wear our obsession proudly on our sleeves (and ears and necks and fingers and wrists and ... ), well, you get the picture. Whether you buy...

Organize Your Nooks AND Your Crannies

I remember a time when all my tubes fit into a shoe box ... LOL! That lasted about 12 hours and 1 cuff later--Seed Bead Tsunami! The seed bead storm hit and it's been wailing ever since. After getting past the first 3-row-struggle (key to every...

Lucky Clovers

As kids, we were constantly on the look out for four-leaf clovers. The woods of Minnesota contained miles and miles of lush green grassy magical wonders, sure to house many fairies, wood nymphs and perhaps a leprechaun or two. We'd spend hours...

Zentangle® Your Jewels

Zentangle has been sweeping the world as one of the new art movements. When you try your hand at it, it's obvious why it's caught on like it has. It feels good! Google Zentangle or look on Pinterest and you'll find all kinds of blogs, examples and...

Flower Power - Kanzashi Then and Now

Kanzashi really reached its peak in popularity during the Edo period (1603 to 1868). The Japanese hairstyles grew larger and more complex, incorporating more than one hair ornament at the same time (this must be where Cher got her inspiration for...

Key to My Heart

and have fascinated us for centuries and although there is no absolute certainty as to where the first lock and key was invented, evidence suggests they came from the Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations. One of the first known lock and key...

Handcrafted is the New Black

I don't have to tell you how quickly the holidays are coming, it happens every year. Geeeeze, you'd think we'd all remember last year with all the last-minute chaos and days flitting by like butterflies in a wildflower meadow. You'd think we'd...

Righteous Beady Vibes

There's no denying the power of the almighty bead and I know I'm preaching to the choir here but it's also commonly believed that there are many natural healing qualities of the gemstones and crystals we love so dearly. We're all drawn to certain...

Mix and Match Your Bling

I have to admit, color is my #1 fave part of jewelry design. Everything else ties with 2nd place and there's no 3rd! When writing my first best seller, I spent a lot of time putting together sample color pallets showing mixtures of different...

Surviving Your First Bead Show

Whether you're attending The Bead and Button® Show in Wisconsin (the biggest retail bead show in the world) or one in your local scene, there are some survival tactics directly from bead veterans I'd like to share with you. Preparation is key to...

Beading On The Go

I have a theory ... many precious minutes are lost when one could be beading; waiting at the airport, picking up the kids from soccer, chatting on the phone, happy hour at your BFF's, etc. But let's face it, packing everything up, making sure you...

Be Your Own Valentine

Gone are the days of our youth when we handmade Valentine Boxes in grade school, laboriously embellished with red and pink construction paper hearts, glue paste (that one kid in class always ate to gross us out), and the pièce de résistance ... lacy...
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