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Taking on jewelry making as a creative hobby has a wide range of benefits. But once you’ve gotten hooked, how do you make it sustainable and
November 17, 2021

Jewelry Making as a Hobby: Keep it Enjoyable and Sustainable

by Ashley Maldonado

Taking on jewelry making as a creative hobby has a wide range of benefits. But once you’ve gotten hooked, how do you make it sustainable and enjoyable long term? Read on for our best tips!

Understand the difference between beading findings in this jewelry beading guide. Our educational article covers clasps, headpins, stringing wire, and more!
November 02, 2021

A Jeweler's Guide to Essential Beading Findings

by Erica Stice

Learn about beading findings in our educational jewelry guide! When you are beginning beading, the lingo can be overwhelming. Learn the essential vocabulary and common components you will need. Choose the right beading wire, clasps, headpins, and more for your next beading design.

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!

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