Don’t you hate when you’ve got a new idea and you realize that you don’t have enough supplies to finish, much less start. Earlier this afternoon, I tried setting up a collegiate necklace for my Etsy store. I had everything laid out with my chain, beads and focal charm. But, I didn’t have any eye…

 

Making paper beads at home is a great way to enhance any child’s (or adult’s) creative side because paper beads can be made out of any type of paper, and you can design them into many different shapes. Simple tube beads are great to start with when making paper beads, rolling the paper into tubes….

 

Mokume Gane originated in Japan in the 17th century. It is a mixed-metal laminate with layered patterns. Traditionally, soft metallic elements and alloys were used to bond to one another without completely melting, but more modern techniques use non-traditional components, such as titanium, platinum, iron, bronze, etc. When I started watching the tutorial, I really…

 

Once in a while I get inspired to play with polymer clay, and this video is definitely one of those inspirational videos. Julie Picarello is the author of Patterns in Polymer: Imprint and Accent Bead Techniques. You’ll be surprised as to how simple the techniques are, especially when you realize that the pendants you will…

 

College sports are huge in all areas of the United States, so it never hurts to stock collegiate beads and team colors. You’ll find that if you support local colors, you can easily sell your beaded crafts locally. For example, if you live in Georgia, you could stock Yellow and Black for Georgia Tech and…