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What makes handmade jewelry so different from mass-produced? Learn about the different types and some of the techniques for each one.
May 24, 2019

Handmade Jewelry: Types and Techniques

by Ashley Maldonado

Curious what makes handmade jewelry so different from mass-produced? Learn about the different categories of handmade jewelry and some of the techniques for each one.

In this article you'll learn what the best jewelry beading tools are, what componenents you'll need to start beading and much more!
May 22, 2019

Best Beading Tools Used for Making Jewelry

by Erica Stice

Learn what you need to start beading! We've gathered up a list of the beading tools, components, and supplies you'll want to have ready. We also have a video on finishing your beaded jewelry ends along with lots of helpful tips.

Learn easy jewelry making techniques to showcase your lampwork art glass beads or other artisan glass jewelry components.
March 27, 2018

Turning Your Art Glass Beads into Jewelry

by Katie Hacker

Learn a few easy ways to turn your stash of lampwork art glass beads into beautiful, marketable jewelry. Sterling ear wires, basic tools and a few other jewelry supplies are all you need to get started. Plus, tips for selling your jewelry.

Glass artists, learn how to make easy pendant necklaces with your custom lampwork. This tutorial covers supplies and the best glues for the job.
March 08, 2018

How to Make Standout Glass Cabochon Pendant Necklaces

by Erica Stice

We take the guess work out of making jewelry with your lampwork or art glass cabochons in this tutorial. Choose the best adhesive and findings to make high quality silver pendant necklaces with your glass focal pieces.

Learn how to make an easy chain necklace that is interchangeable to showcase your art glass beads collection. This tutorial covers materials and techniques.
March 08, 2018

Simple Chain Necklace for Interchangeable Art Glass Beads

by Erica Stice

Learn how to make bestselling interchangeable bead necklaces with your dichroic or lampwork art glass beads. Customers love this simple concept.

Xuron made in the USA jewelry pliers and cutters will quickly become your favorite jewelry tools. Check out some of Halstead's favorite Xuron Tools.
August 02, 2016

Xuron: Your New Favorite Jewelry Tools

by Katie Hacker

People are passionate about their Xuron jewelry tools. Find out why these Made in the USA line of pliers and cutters will soon be your favorite new jewelry tools too.

Watch Hilary and Katie Hacker finish beaded jewelry using crimp, crimp covers and cable thimbles!
August 25, 2015

How to Finish Beaded Jewelry

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Watch Hilary and Katie Hacker finish beaded jewelry using crimp, crimp covers and cable thimbles!

What's the difference between 19 strand and 49 strand beading wire? Find out by watching our brand new video on selecting the right Beadalon stringing wire.
July 07, 2015

Selecting the Right Beadalon Stringing Wire

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Watch our Beadalon video with BB&J's Katie Hacker!

Explore our guide to common types of jewelry clasps and closures used in necklaces and bracelets. Learn terminology & the best applications for each style.
December 09, 2014

Types of Jewelry Clasps & Closures

by Hilary Halstead Scott

Read our guide on types of jewelry clasps and closures popular in today's modern day necklace and bracelet designs. Choose the best clasp for each design with this helpful glossary of terms.

This glossary of jewelry pliers used for making jewelry in the studio will help you select the tools you need and understand which is best for each task.
August 27, 2014

A Guide to Types of Jewelry Pliers

by Hilary Halstead Scott

There are many different types of jewelry pliers in the studio and at the bench. Here's our quick glossary guide to jewelry making pliers to help you learn the ropes!

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