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.
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 Crimps
Crimps are the powerhouse finding that hold together one or multiple strands of beading wire. Lean more about them in this article.
Swellegant!™ Metal Coatings and Patinas Q and A
Swellegant™ has some interesting uses, but sometimes it's best to hear it from the mouth of the creator itself. That's why Swellegant themselves sat down to answer some questions for you!
Ergonomics for Beaders
- equipment and practices designed for the human body to prevent injury as well as optimize well-being and performance. As those of us who often get lost in our work sometimes come to realize: beading for long periods of time can cause pain. This...
The Increasing Demand of Silver
Have you ever paid attention to those boisterous TV commercials offering to buy your gold and silver? There's a good reason why precious metal buyers are becoming more abundant and it has to do with demand and price increases. Now, before any of us...
Industrial Nature for Illustrious Jewelry
Nature-themed jewelry may be in but wait until you see nature-themed metal jewelry. Give your design elements of nature capsulized for eternity in the shimmer of metal.
Metal Clays--Tips for Working with COPPRclay™ and BRONZclay™
COPPRclay™ and BRONZclay™ are an easy to sculpt and mold, and form into solid metal once they have been fired. Working with this product can lead to some amazing designs.
As one MC said, it's hammer time. There are plenty of hammers out there but finding the ideal one for working with metal can be tough. Let's hammer out the details for you in this article.
Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire Review
Read what Paula S. Morgan of about.com has to say about Fire Mountain's Accu-Flex Professional-Quality Beading Wire in her expert review.
History of Filigree
Filigree has been part of the jewelry making tradition for almost 4000 years! From the Egyptians to the Persians, through the Renaissance and Art Nouveaue eras, it's got quite the history.
Traveling with Jewelry
Everyone looks forward to travel, but packing for a trip can feel like an unsolvable puzzle. This article explains safe ways to pack jewelry and how packing more can actually save space.
The Best Polymer Clay for You
How do you know which polymer clay is the right one to use? This article compares the top clay brands so you know which works best for your jewelry-making projects.
Earrings: History and Style Guide
Different earring styles suit different needs, and the findings make all the difference! This handy guide explains the unique benefits of each type of earring finding.
Liquid Polymer Clay: Oh the Design Possibilities
Learn to use liquid polymer clay with this article. With the right materials and a little imagination, the possibilities are endless.
The Importance of Daylight Lamps
Discover the complex nature of light and the human eye and the importance of daylight, not only in jewelry-making but all forms of art to find true color.
Know Your Beading Wire
Learn to select the perfect beading wire to satisfy your needs. Key factors to consider are flexibility, resistance to kinking, strength and color.
Impressions of Prague
I'm allergic to molds. They make me break out in excited anticipation! I'm talking about silicone molds, of course ... the ones that can be used to make impressions for art/craft projects. I work with polymer clay, so molds come in very handy for...
The Many Uses of Accu-Flex®
Discover the versatility of Accu-Flex beading wire with this informative article. Learn about different strand counts, finishing techniques and design ideas.
In the Loupe: All about Jewelry Loupes
Used in the geological and jewelry industries, loupes allow you to closely examine gemological properties, jewelry and more. The most common lenses you’ll come across are: Figuring out where to hold your loupe and object is a bit of trial and error....