Lollipop Bead Shoppe Yesterday was a rainy, blah feeling sort of day where I live in South Mississippi, but a trip to the post office brightened my day!  At the beginning of the week I placed a first-time order to the “Lollipop

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Craft Bands help kids 8 and up create their own charm bracelets.This weekend I had the chance to review Crafty Bands from Epiphany Crafts. These new design-your-own-charm bracelets for kids are colorful, fun and easy to make. Your kids will be eager to start making their own personalized charms from …

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October is jewelry month at Michaels!October is Jewelry Month at Michaels and they are giving you plenty of reasons to make October your new favorite month! No matter your skill level, Michaels has exclusive projects, deals, classes and demos to help you. With your new …

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still images from the Easy Knotter video tutorialMaureen Oliveto’s invention will make tying knots in your bead work more precise and faster, too. Take a look at her video tutorial and see just how simple it is to use the Easy Knotter! Creating jewelry with evenly …

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Enter the Vintage Radiant Raven Design Challenge today!What’s your interpretation of “Radiant Raven?” Create your piece using Vintaj Natural Brass, Arte Metal and/or Artisan Copper to express it! Submissions are due by noon (CST) Friday, September 28. Get the rules and details at the Vintaj blog.…

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After This Row knitting toolHave you seen this knitting tool? After This Row designed by avid knitter Joyce Garris from Huntley, Illinois, helps you keep track of where you are on your knitting project regardless of how many times you have to lay it …

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win a $60 gift certificate from PhotoJewelryMaking.comDon’t miss your chance to enter the PhotoJewelryMaking.com $60 giveaway! A lucky winner will receive a $60 gift certificate for use at PhotoJewelryMaking.com. Head over to the giveaway post to enter now. This giveaway ends October 1 and is …

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bangle printed with Inkodye Remember my post about Inkodye photosensitive ink?  There’s soon going to be an app for that! Using the ‘Lumityper’ app, take a picture using an iPhone, convert it into a negative, and then print the negative on …

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Eureka! Beads Annual Sale is going on right now! (September 13 – September 19, 2010) Their annual sale is 50% off most products. They are also offering 30% off magazines, books, and Burfitt tools.

The 50% discount is good both …

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sale items from Andrew ThorntonIf you haven’t been over to Andrew’s sale site to see all the goodies, what are you waiting for? Andrew’s quest to organize his studio and make sure his treasures find new homes has me in deep admiration. Hang in there, …

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Here is another video from Rio Grande on making seamless molds.  This time it is with precious metal clay and the ring maker molds.  This too looks like a fairly simple and fast way to create a seamless …

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If you are already into steampunk or thinking of trying to make your first piece, this will come as good news to you.  Fire Mountain Gems is now offering a line of Steampunk inspired components, books, antiquing paste and designs …

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If you are looking for some interesting elements for your jewelry, check out RJBeads on Etsy.  They have an excellent selection of fun and funky beads and the prices are pretty reasonable too.…

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More and more Etsy is becoming a go to place for beading supplies.  Here is another funky find, these micro-faceted diamond shaped briolettes are available from Sky Valley Gems - and could make for some sparkly chunky jewels.…

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Ornamenta is now carrying this awesome Swarovski crystal chain, by the foot, in crystal, fuchsia and olivine colors.

I can think of a ton of projects off the top of my head that might be fun to use this chain …

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