October 5, 2015

Pretty in Pink!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we have a handful of specials that are pretty in pink! Save up to 20% on these 20 items!

Here are a couple of design ideas that might inspire you to create with these crystals and blanks. We also have an awareness ribbon design stamp to dress up any blank.

September 25, 2015

Swarovski Rivoli + New Sterling Bezel = Pretty Pendant

Introducing sterling silver bezels that are designed to frame a Swarovski 14mm rivoli perfectly! Simply use your flat nose pliers to bend the metal prongs that hold the crystal in and you've got a pretty pendant in just minutes!

We are offering these bezels in two different designs, a floral pattern and one we're calling "royal." Doesn't the royal one look just like a crown?

If you want a less blingy pendant, these bezels will also work to hold our Small 8-Petal Flower blanks. We carry these blanks in 7 metals. These are 14mm and fit perfectly into the bezel. The 18g aluminum flower works well on its own, or you can stack two 24g blanks to fill the bezel's depth. Use a brass blank under a sterling one to save money! You may need to bend the prongs slightly back with flat nose pliers before inserting the flower.  

If you want to see these bezels in action, check out our new free product video! Watch Lisa demonstrate how to work the crystals and blanks into these bezels and bend the prongs into place.

September 17, 2015


Happy dance time!!! It's the Fall Sterling Blanks and Charms Sale, just in time to stock up for all your holiday orders and gifts.

We challenged our design team to use sterling blanks in a fun new way. Take a look at these fresh designs!

At 25% off sterling blanks, charms, and solderable accents, it's a great time to try something new. Looking for some inspiration? We have you covered. Check out our Trending Designs page. Sterling is still the metal of choice for so many people and we love creating with it.

From keychains to bracelets, our Stamped Jewelry category is full of fun designs that are easy to execute.

What are you waiting for? Hop on over and stock up! Offer is valid on in-stock items only, so shop early for best selection!

September 10, 2015

NEW FREE CLASS! Drilling Stones & Found Objects

Our online classes are designed to help you expand your knowledge and give you some new ideas for making beautiful jewelry. Our newest class does both of those things! 
Admit it. You have drawers full of beautiful stones and other trinkets that you "will do something with someday," if only you knew how to set the stone or make it into a pendant. Beaducation to the rescue!

We were delighted to have Kate Richbourg back in the studio to shoot this fun and informative class. 
In Drilling Stones and Found Objects, Kate will demonstrate how to drill through a variety of found objects and beads. You'll see the flex shaft system and Dremel tool in action, creating new holes and enlarging holes in your pre-cut beads.
In under an hour, you'll be ready to drill all of those treasures you've been collecting!

September 3, 2015

{FREE PROJECT} Personalized Wine Charms

I hosted a bridal shower for my best friend last weekend. The girls attending the celebration happen to enjoy drinking wine, so personalized wine charms were perfect favors for all the party-goers. Here are the tools and supplies I used:
I lined up a handful of blanks at a time on my 4" bench block and kicked into production mode. Stamping on aluminum with the ergo hammer is a dream! The soft metal and design of the hammer made it easy to complete the project quickly.

After they were all stamped, I added jump rings and tied them to the stem of the glass with some beautiful wide organza ribbon I pulled from my craft closet.

The 16 glasses looked great together out in the sun next to the giant vat of sangria (I substituted lemon Bacardi for brandy, yum!). The guests loved their take-away gift. This festive idea would be great for weddings, baby showers, and holiday parties!

August 27, 2015

Go Back to School with Beaducation! ��

While your kids are hitting the books in the classroom, now is a great time for you to go back to school with Beaducation! 

If you're new to Beaducation, you may not know that we have over 150 online video classes that have taught basic techniques like Stamping on Metal and Wire Jewelry Fundamentals, as well as project-based classes like ShaBangle Bracelet and Chainmail Earrings. And all of them are FREE!


Back to school supplies aren't just for kids! With our Buy More, Save More sales event, you can enjoy great savings when you buy the tools and materials needed for the projects in these classes! 

Did you know that we have launched two FREE classes in the last month? It's true!  

Bangles are an ancient form of jewelry, dating back to 2600 BC. They are still as popular as ever in today's culture. We have two new classes that will teach you to make your own bangles. Choose the technique that best suits you!

In Lisa Niven Kelly's new class, Riveted Bangles, you'll learn to measure, shape, and rivet 14 gauge wire into stylish bangles. We think these bracelets look great layered on your wrist with mixed metals and texturing. Riveting is a cold connection technique that is easy enough for beginners!

Got 30 minutes? If so, you've got enough time to learn to solder your own bangles! In our new free class, Soldered Bangles, instructor Aisha Formanski will show you how to size your bangles using large gauge round wire and flat rectangle wire, then teach you to solder the ends together. The class also covers embellishing your wire with texturing and stamping. 

August 20, 2015

What's on sale? You choose!

Get out your wish lists, because now is the time to save on EVERYTHING in our shop! The more you buy, the more you save!

Back by popular demand, our "Buy More, Save More" sale allows you to choose what items you want to save on! Since we don't often discount our tools, now is a great time to upgrade. Look at your best sellers and start stocking up on the staples you use most often. Have you had your eye on one of our new design stamps or letter sets? Give them a try!