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2021 Holiday Gift Guide. Shop Small, Shop Female!

Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite people? (Who isn't, right?!) Forget the headache of shopping small, and support small businesses: actual people following their passion. What a beautiful win/win!

We've curated this Holiday Gift Guide to inspire your best gifting season yet!

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What Do I String That On?

Whether you're new to beading or an experienced bead stringer, sometimes the options for stringing materials can be overwhelming. 

While there is no right or wrong stringing material, some materials certainly work better than others in regards to specific styles of beads.  Sometimes it's a matter of ease when stringing, but other times it's a matter of the sturdiness of the finished piece of jewelry.

We've taken some of the mystery out of the situation in this blog post, to help guide your bead stringing endeavors.

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The Spiritual Side of Skull Beads & Jewelry

Skulls are an iconic symbol that can symbolize many things, and skulls can either be an attraction or a turn-off depending on your beliefs regarding their symbolism. When skull beads are worn in bracelets and other jewelry, the meanings and symbolism can vary depending on the cultural heritage of the wearer and the emotions that they are trying to express. Read on to learn more about the symbolism of skulls in jewelry

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Accessorize Your (Fill in the Blank)! Fun Ideas for Non-Jewelry DIY's.

Not into making or wearing jewelry? Well don't let that count you out of the DIY activities! There are sooooooo many other fun things you can accessorize that will deliver a smile and a pop of color where you need it.

Over the years we've come up with some fun ideas, but also seen our customers come up with some great ones too.  Read on to take some inspiration from our favorites.

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Fall Candy to Bead Pairings

Alright bead lovers, I know there are quite a few Candy Lovers among us amiright? True confession: I'm a recovering candy junky. And while I eat much, much less than I used to, I still get such a thrill from walking the seasonal candy aisles at the store. 
Something else that gives me a thrill is changing of the beads I'm creating with, to match the mood of the season. 
So I had a fun idea: let's pair the two together! Click through to see our fun Fall Candy to Bead Pairings!

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