Unleash your creativity with our insightful posts on various jewelry making techniques, tools, and trends. From beginner-friendly tips to advanced design ideas, our blog equips you with the knowledge and inspiration to craft stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces. Delve into the enchanting world of gemstone beads, as we explore their vibrant colors, unique properties, and metaphysical properties

Thai Silver Beads vs Sterling Silver Beads

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Thai silver beads are incredible unique works of wearable art. Sterling silver beads are a jewelry making classic but what are these silver beads really?  Silver is as common in jewelry as gold and it’s just as versatile. Much like gold, there are various types of silver, including plated silver, sterling silver, and Thai silver. […]

Beading Tips and Tricks

Beading Tips and Tricks- DIY Jewelry Making

While we love teaching beading classes, we also know that a well-timed beading tip can be equally helpful to first-rate jewelry making. Here are just a few of the beading tips and tricks that we rely on. Clearly, have the right jewelry making supplies is a must! Don’t ever use clear nail polish – Use Hypo-Cement When […]

Greek Worry Beads or Meditation Beads

Worry Beads

Are Meditation Beads the same as Worry Beads? What are Worry Beads? Worry beads are traditionally from Greece. Everyone in Greece carries these glass or gemstone beads strung on a cord. They are usually strung very loose so they can be flipped around your hand throughout the day. Worry beads are very similar to the […]

Anatomy of Buddhist Prayer Beads

Prayer Beads Necklace

Anatomy of Buddhist Prayer Beads We all love making long silk knotted necklaces with gemstones and even adding tassels to them. We have tons of them! When we get new rounds in- of course, we all have to make ourselves a new silk knotted tassel necklace. Have you ever called one of these a mala […]

Business Building Workshop: From Etsy to Instagram

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FROM ETSY TO INSTAGRAM: Digital Sales & Marketing for the Tech-curious Friday, September 22, 11:00AM Part of our free Birthday Workshop series When you’re a small business owner, the internet can be an incredibly powerful tool to promote your brand — if you know how to use it. Before you go head to head with Amazon, […]

Business Building Workshop: How to be Profitable at Any Size

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HOW TO BE PROFITABLE AT ANY SIZE Learn proper pricing and cost controls to help your business flourish Friday, September 22, 10:00AM Part of our free Birthday Workshop series Whether your business is a large-scale operation or run out of your living room, understanding how to price your products and control your costs is critical […]

Business Building Workshop: Make It Official

MAKE IT OFFICIAL: Going from Side-hustler to Solopreneur Friday, September 22, 9:00AM Part of our free Birthday Workshop series Growing your side hustle into a viable, flourishing business is a journey, and every journey has a timeline — but when you’re building a business of your own, the steps aren’t always clear. Are you a […]

Power of the Waning Moon – Protection and Healing

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The waning moon is just as important to talismans and charms as the full or new moon. Talismans or charms made now should be dedicated to protection and healing, banishment and ends. Protection & Banishing Protection is ever present through the moon’s cycle because of how much it can help weary travelers lost at night. For […]

Nephrite vs. Jadeite: What’s the difference?

Jade is a popular gemstone with a wide variety of colors, translucency, and uses. People love it as ornaments and jewelry, but not many know that Jade isn’t actually the name of the gemstone. It’s referring to two different minerals; Nephrite and Jadeite. So, what’s the difference between them? Jade Jade has a long history […]