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Bulk up your jewelry retail store! Learn how to make ready-to-wear pieces quickly and easily with this step-by-step guide.
April 23, 2020

Ready-to-Wear Sterling Silver Jewelry for Your Retail Store

by Erica Stice

Bulk up your retail store with ready-to-wear jewelry pieces! Ready to wear items are great for low price point impulse purchase items making them quick upsells yet easy to stock.

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.

Best how-to necklace lengths guide. Match neckline styles to necklace lengths! Learn the official names of the various necklace lengths. Download the guide.
October 16, 2018

Necklace Lengths Guide - How to Measure & Choose a Necklace Length

by Erica Stice

Our necklace length guide can help you and our customers quickly make jewelry decisions based on the neckline style you're wearing. Read the article, watch the video and save the infographic. Print it today!

Learn tips on untangling jewelry chain! Jewelry footage and finished chain tend to tangle also we'll cover how to package and store them to prevent tangles.
October 09, 2018

Untangling Jewelry Chain: Tips, Tricks & More

by Erica Stice

Read Tips & Tricks from the Halstead team on untangling chain plus how to properly store chain to prevent further tangles from happening. We've added a few tangled horror chain stories as well.

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.

Make your own sterling silver tassels from chain and jewelry findings. Tassels make beautiful earring dangles, charms or pendants.
February 20, 2018

Two Ways to Create Sterling Silver Tassels

by Erica Stice

Create your own silver jewelry tassels! In this step-by-step guide, we show you how to wire-wrap or solder chain tassels for your jewelry making.

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!

Hear how Halstead Studio Coordinator Erica Stice got her start making and teaching jewelry. Have you ever considered teaching? Learn her story.
July 14, 2015

Adventures in Jewelry Making: Taking & Teaching Classes

by Erica Stice

Erica Stice, the Halstead Studio Coordinator was once a beginner too. Hear her story about how she started making jewelry and progressed to teaching others in the new Halstead employee jewelry studio.

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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