Types of Pearl Beads

Pearl beads come in a wide variety of colors and styles, and depending on your project, pearls can add a nice look. Many just think about using round beads, but using other shapes as spacers and even focal beads, you will be able to create just the right look. Potato Pearl Beads are oval shaped and have a vertical hole […]

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Native American Theme Jewelry

I’ve always loved the look of Native American jewelry, but it’s never been something that I’ve tried. I’ve never been able to match the pattern and color consistently, but there are many crafters who can use seed beads, bugle beads, and varying stone beads to make beautiful Native American themed jewelry. Native American jewelry holds a lot of symbolism with […]

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Jewelry Stand

I’m moving soon, and I want to make a new jewelry stand for my necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and such. Before, I was using a cheap jewelry stand that I used at reptile shows when I would offer jewelry for sale along with reptiles and reptile supplies. That stand is awkward. It’s great because it holds tons of jewelry, but it’s […]

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Mountain Shadow Beads

I receive emails from various bead websites and occasionally I get notification of sales and discounts. Most of the time, I ignore the emails, but once in a while, I check out at least one of the shops. Well, a while back, I opened one of the emails and stumbled upon Mountain Shadow Beads. The Etsy shop is run by […]

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Need Inspiration for Color?

Color is everywhere, but there are times where you may need help with color inspiration. I know I get stuck sometimes, and end up using the same handful of colors. This gets boring. I know it, and I know my boyfriend is thinking it when I show him my new pieces. So, once in a while, I try new colors […]

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