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How to Start Building Your First Jewelry Kit

In a 2020 report, in the custom jewelry category, 38 percent of respondents reported an increase in custom jewelry sales compared to 2019.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, making jewelry was a great way to have fun and de-stress inside during the lockdowns. Making jewelry is a relaxing hobby, it’s so soothing as you string each bead to […]

10 Easy DIY Gifts You Can Make in Under an Hour

The majority of participants in a study agreed that they would far prefer DIY gifts to store-bought. There’s something about a handmade gift that feels very thoughtful and personal, and really shows you’ve put in some effort. If you love the idea of creating a handmade gift for someone but aren’t sure where to start, we can […]

How to Wear 2022’s Color of the Year

Pantone recently revealed the color of the year, and it’s a brand new one created specifically for 2022. PANTONE® 17-3938 Very Peri is a gorgeous mix of periwinkle blue with violet undertones. If you’re looking for new and creative ways to incorporate the 2022 color of the year into your wardrobe, you’re in the right place. […]

The 4 Jewelry Trends You Won’t Want to Miss in 2022

Well here we are again a fresh start to the new year which can only mean one thing… new jewelry trends. So, let’s get into it!  What are we seeing overall?  The runways for 2022 are not for the weak of heart. They were filled with bold, statement pieces where each piece was more impressive than the last. A good way to put […]

A Quick Guide on How to Start Your Own Jewelry Business

Do you dream of turning your passion for jewelry-making into a business? More people are starting businesses and side hustles they enjoy to pay the bills. A recent report revealed that a whopping 85% of people hate their full-time jobs.  So how can your turn your creative hobby into a career? Setting up a jewelry business can be […]

5 Tips to Help You Start Creating Fantastic Jewelry Today

Are you looking for a way to create awesome jewelry that people will admire? Do you want to have a way of making pieces that no one else in the world has access to? If so, then you need to learn all that you can about jewelry making.  Doing so can help you pick up […]

How to Make DIY Jewelry That Looks More Expensive Than It Is

Are you a born crafter? If you are, then you’ve probably come to a point where you’re feeling more confident. You know how to use your tools a little better and you’re wondering how to take your DIY jewelry to the next level. If you’re looking to make your jewelry look more expensive, you’ve come […]

Jewelry Tools: What Do You Need To Start Your Own Jewelry Store?

Are you getting into jewelry making? Making and selling jewelry is a great way to collide your artistic creativity and making money! Before you start your new journey, you need to make sure you have the right jewelry tools. It may seem like you could use just anything to put your jewelry together, but having […]

What You Need To Know About Wholesale Jewelry Supply

Why should you buy from a wholesale jewelry supply store? Before we answer this question, consider this. Did you pick up a new skill while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? You’re not alone: a lot of people took up new skills like baking, jewelry-making, and crafting to pass the time while in quarantine. […]

Winners #DIYchallenge – Earth Day

Thank you so much for all the beautiful entries in this week’s #DIYchallenge. We love to see all of the upcycling projects, it’s always amazing to see every day’s items in a new artistic form. This week’s winners are: Rosanne Rosenberger #DIYChallenge Earth Day Sterling Silver with Tanzanite from a beginner class I teach… Rosanne we […]

Winners #DIYchallenge – Spring is here

Thank you so much for all the beautiful entries in this week’s #DIYchallenge. This week’s winners are: Stacy Diaz  #DIYChallenge #SpringishereI love these beautiful earrings for Spring! Made with clay and glass beads  Linda Susan Claus Henry Her first entry! This beautiful necklace was beautifully designed and the perfect representation of Spring!  If you are a […]

Winners #DIYchallenge – St. Patrick’s Day

Thank you so much for all the beautiful entries in this week’s #DIYchallenge. This week’s winners are: Susan Ange Lee #DIYChallenge#StPatricksDay#leprechaun#CreatewithCousinTwo of my favorite things- Beads and Rainbows! Patricia Jacoud #DIYChallenge #St. Patrick’s Day – March 17 is my birthday. I decided to make myself a birthday present and this set is the “PERFECT” gift […]

Finding a Gem: A Complete Guide to Getting the Best Wholesale Jewelry Supplies

Are you looking for wholesale jewelry supplies and not sure how to navigate your options? We explain what to look for and how to find it here. Jewelry-making crafters and hobbyists are always looking for great deals on supplies. Fashion retailers are also on the lookout for high-quality wholesale fashion jewelry. The hitch often comes […]

How to Start a Thriving Jewelry Business: Top Considerations for Creators

From gathering wholesale jewelry supplies to getting to crucial jewelry tools, we explain how to start a jewelry business (that thrives) in this guide! If you’re looking to break into a booming business, the jewelry business might be for you. In 2018, jewelry stores in the United States made almost forty billion dollars, with a year-over-year […]

Winners #DIYchallenge – National Embroidery Month

Thank you so much for all the beautiful entries in this week’s #DIYchallenge. Embroidery can be a challenging skill but we are so happy to see that a lot of you tried for the first time! This week’s winners are: Jill Lewis #DIYChallenge#nationalembroiderymonth bead embroidery on hand dyed silk. This was a fun project out […]

Winners #DIYchallenge – Valentine’s Day

Thank you so much for all the beautiful entries in this week #DIYchallenge. We can definitely tell so much love was put into each and every one of the projects! This week’s winners are: Chicogal Maulik #DIYCHALLENGE Valentine’s Day “For my Valentines, I made a small ornament that was fun using a felt heart cutout, and […]