A look into just a few of the ways that bead artists are flexing their creative muscles and getting down to the business of doing what they do best–surviving imaginatively and with generosity in a changing world. I
A quick overview of some of the terms and curiosities of gemstone and crystal production!
A discussion of right angle weave stitch in bead work; how it can be versatile, easy to learn, and endlessly creative!
A discussion of the color blue, past and present, and a few fascinating tidbits about our favorite blue gemstones!
What is druzy? Here’s a brief look at the this lovely and unusual gemstone, and a showcase of some of the fabulous designers who are using it.
What is boho bridal style? How can indie jewelry artists meet the needs of the modern bride who wants to add more art and independent style to her wedding. Meet some designers!
As part of the heartwish manifesto, I often mention “vintage inspired” or vintage designs. What does this mean?
As we enter 2019, it is time to say good-bye to the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year.
There are many topics related to jewelry making, beads, stones, historical tidbits, etc. that I would love to explore on these pages!