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Style Snapshot: Best Earrings for Your Hairstyle

Curious to know which earrings look best with your hairstyle? You’ll want to consider a couple key elements: First of all, you’ll want to find your face shape. There are a handful of face shapes including round, square, heart and more. Find your...

Organize Your Seed Beads

Part of cleaning up my studio space involved grouping like items together. After getting the packs of seed beads organized and into storage bins, I realized I was missing out on a great opportunity to let them help dress up the place and lend some...

7 Principles of Design for Jewelry-Making Inspiration: Part 4 - Proportion

What visual message is your jewelry sending? The answer to this can be found in design theory, more specifically the principles of design as applied to jewelry creations. The design principles include balance, proportion, contrast, unity, harmony,...

Seed Bead Troubleshooting and Success Guide

Whether you are new to seed beading or a seasoned pro, here are some common pitfalls and tips for successful seed bead projects. Find more beading tips and answers to commonly asked beading questions by searching for jewelry-making success. View ...

Seed Beads 101 - A Jewelry-Maker's Guide to Seed Beads

A Jewelry-Maker's Guide to Seed Beads gives you the valuable knowledge you need to buy the right seed beads and design with confidence. Find , all in one place, including FREE printable seed bead resources and charts for quick and easy reference...

The Art of Embellishment: Tips for Scrapbooking and Card-Making

Scrapbookers, card-makers and beaders become one as they cross over their creative talents to create sentimental pieces of art. So, where do the beads come in? Well, one of the most noted trends in scrapbooking and card-making is embellishment and...

History of Seed Beads: Japan

Part two on the history of Japanese seed bead industry. Find out how Japanese beads came to be regarded with such acclaim by beaders around the world.

Beginner's Guide to Loomwork - Part 3: Weaving the Design

In , we covered how to select a loom based on weaving size and features. In , we talked about the tools and materials you'll need to do some bead weaving with the loom. The final part in your entry into the world of loomwork is weaving a design on...

The History of Preciosa Czech Glass Bead Making

Learn the origins of Czech glass beads and the nearly five-hundred-year history of Preciosa® from humble beginnings to their solidified status as a giant of glass beads.

Festival of Seed Beads

Bright colors, lots of fringe, tassels and big, bold patterns and shapes all characterize the current craze of boho-style jewelry. This earthy, free-flowing style, prevalent in Europe more than a century ago, was revitalized in the late 1960s with...

Seed Bead Tree, Oh Seed Bead Tree

From Rockefeller Center's majestic Norway spruce to Charlie Brown's lonely little tree, the Christmas tree has always been an icon of the holiday season. As the centerpiece of our home's holiday décor, variations of the Christmas tree have changed...

Beginner's Guide to Loomwork - Part 2: Basic Terms, Tools and Materials

Now that you've selected a loom, let's talk about the tools and materials you'll need to do some bead weaving with it. But before we do that, here's a review of some basic loomwork terms. Thankfully, because the looms we are dealing with are basic,...

Beginner's Guide to Loomwork - Part 1: Selecting a Loom

The first important step in your entry into the world of loomwork is selecting a loom. We sell two types of looms: In this article, we'll discuss the beading loom, because it costs less and is easier to learn on than a weaving loom. A beading loom...

Peyote Stitch Pleasures

Peyote stitch has turned into my Zen practice. Growing up in the Midwest, I often saw PDK (NOT PDA Public Displays of Affection, but Public Displays of Knitting) and I would watch with wonder and longing to feel the deep pleasure they were clearly...

History of Seed Beads: Europe

Though tiny in size, glass have played an epic role across cultures for thousands of years. Miniature masterpieces, created from natural resources, seed beads have been objects of adornment, as well as function. They have represented power, wealth...

C-Lon® Beading Thread - The thread your beads are asking for!

Tell me this hasn't happened to you: you're going about your daily business, then out of nowhere your necklace decides to burst, spilling beads everywhere. There you are frantically recovering tiny little beads while holding a frayed, unraveled...

Jewelry Designers' Favorite Seed Beads

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads resident designer-artists have extensive experience creating beautiful jewelry designs using . They describe their favorite seed beads, how they use them and why:

Top 10 Seed Beading Tools

Seed bead jewelry and art looks incredible. You want to try it, yet you don't even know where to begin? For such tiny little things, seed beads cast a long shadow in the beading and jewelry-making worlds. There is a lot of information connected to...

Thread, Cord and Wire Information

There are a lot of stringing materials out there. How do you know which beading thread, cord or wire to use for your jewelry-making projects? Learn what the best stringing supplies are made with and their intended uses to help ensure you're getting...
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