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Style Snapshot: Tennis Bracelets

The fashion world is all abuzz with the high-scoring style of tennis bracelets. These thin, stylish pieces of wrist jewelry are being worn with everything from high-tech watches to other bracelets and more traditional timepieces for a "game on"...

Earrings: History and Style Guide

The necklace may be the oldest form of jewelry, but earrings aren't that far behind. In ancient Egypt and Babylon, both men and women pierced their ears. Otzi the Iceman had pierced ears, as did Julius Caesar and King Tut. Earrings have kept their...

A Guide to Bails

What is the jewelry finding called a "bail"? It's a jewelry-making finding that transforms a bead, donut, flat-backed component and other pieces into a necklace pendant or drop. Jewelry bails expand design options without metalsmithing or soldering....

Design Your Own Customized Jewelry Components with Epoxy and Chatons

Introducing an entirely new jewelry-making system involving setting rhinestone crystals and chatons into new and existing jewelry components. Perfect for beaders and jewelry-artists, this exciting new method entails matching various crystals in...

Crimp Resource Guide - All About Crimps

Crimps may be small in size, but they are "super findings." Crimps are metal and mighty--holding stringing materials and beads together in jewelry designs. They are THE finding to keep your stringing projects intact, the "glue" that keeps a design...

Cold Connections

- Amazingly tiny but mighty and finely engineered screws, washers and nuts in brass and in silver and copper finishes. - These guys are essential when making holes in the materials to be joined as they create holes which allow the passage of the...

A BIG Statement: Multi-Strand Necklace and Dangle Earring Jewelry Set Featuring an Eclectic Mix of Crystal, Glass, Pearl, Resin Beads and Chain

The earrings are cleverly created by using Celestial Crystal faceted cones turned downwards, paired with a gold-finished brass cone for an elongated look and feel that flatters the face and neck. Pull hair back to best show the sparkle of these...

Thinking Outside the Bead Box: Alternate Uses for Bead Caps, Cord Caps, End Caps and Cones

Cap off your traditional uses of bead caps, cord caps, end caps and cones, and open up a world of alternative options for these popular jewelry-making components. Move beyond accenting beads and finishing strung jewelry designs by adding these...

Clasps: Closing the Show

The role of clasps has always been to keep a piece of jewelry closed. How much of a celebrity the clasp is in a particular jewelry piece is up to the designer. Will it be cast as an extra or the star of the show? Different clasps are designed for...

Crimp Tubes

Crimp tubes are amazing little titans of the jewelry-making world. They are metal and mighty--holding stringing materials and beads together. They are THE finding to keep your stringing projects intact; they are the "glue" that keeps a design...

Bezels

or cabochon settings are a great finding to use when incorporating flat back, undrilled materials, like or into jewelry. These items are "set" into the bezel securely then the settingl incorporated into your design accordingly. There are a few...

Utilitarian Findings: Grommets and Eyelets

The first time you probably saw a grommet, you were trying to remember the old rhyme. It was one of the smallest forms of grommet--an eyelet--and your shoelace passed through it. Fashion designers such as Sonia Rykiel, Emilio Pucci, Marc Jacobs and...

Return of the Hairpin in Jewelry

Hairpins have been long viewed as estate sale jewelry or something your grandma may have collecting dust in her jewelry box. Decorative hairpins are returning in a big way though, combining functionality with fashionable designs. There is truly no...

Everything You Need to Know About Jumprings

are an essential finding for jewelry designers. These handy little components can seem a little overwhelming at first with the myriad of uses, materials, sizes and other options to consider. We're here to break it all down for you and get you fully...

All About Earnut Jewelry Findings

Earring backs or earnuts (sometimes also written ear nuts) are a jewelry-making finding that is immensely convenient and oftentimes overlooked--as well as frequently lost! They disappear down drains, on sidewalks, into couches and elsewhere, leaving...

Earwires: What's Good for What Job

The necklace may be the oldest form of jewelry, but earrings aren't that far behind. In ancient Egypt and Babylon, both men and women pierced their ears. Otzi the Iceman had pierced ears, as did Julius Caesar and King Tut. Through the centuries,...

History of Filigree

Derived from the Latin word "filum" (meaning thread), filigree is an ancient art form that has been appreciated as far back as 2500 B.C. Twisted and formed to closely resemble lace, filigree refers to the openwork design of an exquisitely entwined...

Decoding the Sales Talk

Sales talk--the words used to describe products and services can be helpful and easy to understand or they can be confusing. We'll look at some commonly used descriptive or modifying words and phrases from the jewelry-making business and decode them...

All About Jumprings

Jumprings are an essential finding for your toolbox--not only do they hold things together, but you can also use many of them to create your own chain. Here are the answers to your commonly-asked questions about jumprings: Jewelry-making tools are...
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