Top Ten Things You Need to Know to Make Jewelry

I saw this in passing in one of the many magazines that are precariously balanced on the edge of the sink in my “reading room.” I didn’t actually read the article yet – but I started to think, what are those 10 things? I may have to find the article and read it, because I can’t come up with 10 things. If I expanded to 10 – you could make every kind of jewelry ever. So I will go with a shorter list: The Five Essential Things you Need to Know to Make Jewelry This, of course, doesn’t cover all …

Beading Basics – the Pros and Cons of Stretchy Bracelets

Stretchy bracelets – beads strung on a stretchy, elastic, often clear, beading cord that is knotted. Sounds simple eh? And it is – a quick and easy bracelet – gotta love ’em as a project for kids and tweens. Make ’em by the dozen. No need for fancy measuring – you just need to be more or less in the ballpark – if it’s a little small, no worries, the beads just space out a little, and it has to be waaaay to large to fall off, in which case, you can just double it over and wear it as …