Quick & Easy: Make a Delicate Autumn Lariat!

Hello Faithful Beaders! I’m here with a fun quickie project for you. To coincide with our Findings and Chain sale (continues today through tomorrow, 9/20/18!), I wanted to show you a beautiful way to create a delicate looking Lariat necklace that will be lovely for your fall wardrobe (or for any time of year!) Here’s…

We’re all a little Irish on St. Paddy’s! Learn more here!

Saint Patrick’s Day is soon upon us! What do you think about when this holiday rolls around? Probably all things GREEN! Perhaps clothing or funny hats adorned with shamrocks, festive green beer at your local pub, or if you’re a beader – or just plain love jewelry – perhaps you’re digging out all your favorite…

5 Minute Christmas Project

Looking for a quick and easy but cute project for this Holiday Season? These Christmas/Holiday charms are perfect! Each one of these can be made into earrings, small necklace pendant, or whatever you would like. Below there are a few different ideas of what you could create. We do sell some of these charms in…

Beading for the 4th! Happy 4th of July!

As the start of summer gets under way, we are going to be celebrating the biggest holiday of the season.  The 4th of July!  I don’t know about you but I love the 4th.  It brings back fond memories from childhood like going to picnics, fireworks, the beach, the pool and camping. And who can…

Ring in the New Year with Beautiful Beaded Jewelry.

New Years’s Eve is just around the corner, have you decided on the sparkly bling that you will be wearing to ring in the new year in style? If not, don’t fret, we’ve got some great ideas for you below. Add some rainbow sparkle and edgy style to your New Year’s Eve outfit with a…

Fourth of July Americana Jewelry Designs

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, we’ve put together a super simple patriotic jewelry set that is fast and easy to make and even more fun to wear! For the Americana earrings, take a pair of fishhook earwires, 8 Swarovski Red Coral Pearls in 6mm, 4 Ivory Pearls also in 6mm and…

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Fashion Inspiration

As Cinco de Mayo approaches, get inspired by the colorful celebration of Mexican heritage and pride with bright colors, large bohemian beaded necklaces and so much more! Cinco de Mayo originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War, and today the…

Mardi Gras Beads: Past, Present and Future

One thing that Mardi Gras is famous for is the volumes of sparkly beads that mark this annual celebration. But how did this tradition come about? Above: Mardi Gras beads on a fence in New Orleans The first Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans occurred in the 1830s but beads became associated with the festival…

Swarovski Crystal Hearts for all of your Valentine’s Day Projects

Hello Love-Birds! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s the right time to get started on some fun Valentine’s Day themed jewelry projects! The effervescent beauty of a Swarovski Crystal Heart Pendant is the perfect element to use as a centerpiece for your Valentine’s DIY jewelry project. Swarovski also makes a line of designer…