Fashion Jewelry – Not All That Glitters Is Gold

They say that diamonds are girls’ best friends, but in contemporary society, fashion jewelry seems to have replaced the diamonds. It has become a popular commodity available in everyone’s budget, which is extensively used today to complement one’s persona. Jewelry, like clothes, has become a new way of expressing one’s lifestyle. Whether you are a […]

How to Buy Beads for Home-Craft Jewelry Making

Buying Beads by Size Buying beads can be complicated. With hundreds-of-thousands of different materials, sizes, shapes, colors, and prices. Often buyers purchase the wrong size because they don’t know millimetres – and purchasing too many beads is a waste of money. However, armed with a little knowledge and common sense, it’s not so difficult. Seed […]

Bead Store Basics: Seed Beads

Before 1939 Europe was home to a thriving bead industry, particularly in what is now Czechoslovakia. Italy and France were also renowned for their glass beads, and later their steel cut beads. Unfortunately during World War II most of the factories were destroyed, and along came the Cold War. Finally, after the end of the […]