Finding quality resources for supplies, tutorials and inspiration for your jewelry making can be daunting. I’ve put together an extensive list of links to resources around the internet to help you. (more…)
The least successful show I ever had in my design career came early at an upscale Farmer’s Market which included an antique store, several cafÃƒ©s and elegant gift shops on the same grounds. (It sounded like a great opportunity at the time!)
I learned these tips from being in shows at all levels from that lousy Farmer’s Market show to a fine arts and crafts show at the Smithsonian. Arts and crafts shows are hard work and very time consuming since they normally last at least for the whole day if not the whole weekend and usually require months of expensive preparation. (more…)
Mixing natural gemstone beads and cabochons with vintage glass beads and oxidized findings lends importance to your art. The colors are rich and the markings are always interesting. The stones are very earthy and flattering to your face. Look for natural, not dyed stones and pendants, since the dye will change and fade over time.
We offer unique jewelry making supplies, items including Swarovski Crystals, ornate brass filigrees and stampings, findings, beads, cameos, chain, settings, tools and display items as well as free lessons and ideas. We’ve been in the jewelry industry since 1989. If we don’t have it…we might be able to locate it for you. (more…)