DIY Summer Jewelry Tutorial Collection

Summer is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to try your hand at making some of the season’s trendiest jewelry to show off with your cute summer outfits. Whether your style is classic, boho or somewhere in between we’ve collected some of the best jewelry tutorials below so that you too can…

New Toho Japanese Seed Beads

Adding to our wide selection of wholesale Austrian crystal and Czech glass beads, we are proud to now be carrying the finest quality of Japanese seed beads, also available at wholesale prices to the public. TOHO means “Eastern Treasure” in Japanese and you will find that these beautiful little beads are worth treasuring. TOHO seed…

Takako Sako and the “Costume of Kabuki” Beaded Kimono

At this year’s Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee WI there was a large contingent of Japanese beaders and an amazing Japanese Exhibit featuring this beautiful kimono. Entitled “Costume of Kabuki” this kimono was designed and handmade by Takako Sako, one of Japan’s premier bead weavers. The kimono is a life-size reproduction of the stage…