May 31, 2019

Free Tip Friday: Herringbone Ladder with SuperDuos

Hey everybody! Thanks for joining us for this special Free Tip Friday to learn more about Herringbone with SuperDuos. Working in Customer Service means I notice some trends in our emailed queries. One of the most common questions is always—always!—about Herringbone with SuperDuos. Infinity stitch can be tough to grasp on its own…add in two-holed beads and it’s even more challenging…make those two-holed beads sit within each other—woah boy. But don’t you worry. With this Free Tip Friday and a new Skill Builder? You've got this!

As promised, here is a linked list of ingredients I used today on-air:
1 Dubliner Button- Antique Copper
1 Spool Apricot KO Thread
1 Pkg Metallic Maroon 1.5mm Indian Leather
1 Tube Emerald Matte Rembrandt SuperDuos
1 Tube Jet Bronze SuperDuos
1 Tube 8-642 Dyed Rose Bronze S/L Alabaster 8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

Here's a quick snap of what I made on-air...I've brought these beads home from the office with me and I'll make a full bracelet with them and update this blog once it's finished...this colorway was chosen specifically to help distinguish the beads, thread, and leather from one another on camera...but honestly? I loved it! They look really nice together. Who knew?

See you next time, everyone!!
Happy beading...

May 9, 2019

Top Ten Tips By Janice

Hey Gang,
I know you all love pearls of wisdom... and who better to share their pearls that our one-and-only founder, Janice!

JP and I were chatting a while back about our favorite tips, and I asked her to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and send over her top tips from the many that she has shared over the years.

She send me a fantastic list. About the same time, she began a series of watercolors that featured jewelry and beads. I thought, "You know, the combo of those tips and watercolors would make a terrific document to share with our customers. I'll bet they will be as entranced by them as I am."

So I put my fingers to the keyboard and whipped up this little downloadable document just in time to celebrate Janice's milestone birthday... you can download it at this link and join me on Free Tip Friday on May 10th for a fun flip through Janice's pearls of wisdom and watercolors. Happy Birthday JP!! Thanks for all of the bead and design knowledge you have shared over the years. We can't wait to see what you create next.

Flash Sale Friday...get creative!

Last week Kate went shopping for some special strands at a local gem show, and she brought back six stone strands she couldn't live with...