Business Saturday: Interview with Silvija and Taya Koschnick, Owners of Tasi Designs, a handmade jewelry business. Q: Who are your customers? A: When we started out, we did a customer profile section in our business plan. What we realized was, we really didn’t know who our customers were or who they were going to be. […]

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(Originally published in April/May 2017 Beadwork’s Cool Stuff column.) Jump into the pages of Cool Stuff and check out the 10 featured beading and jewelry-making products that caught our eye. 1. Inspired by America’s national parks, such as Redwood, Denali, and Shenandoah, the high-relief charms of the Nature Collection by Nunn Design feature plant and […]

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Nothing could be easier than making a bracelet out of Memory Wire. There are no knots to tie or glue. No crimp beads to squint at and squish. All it takes is a bit of Memory Wire, some beads, and two tools—round-nose pliers and hardware-store cutters (we don’t recommend using your nice jewelry cutters, as […]

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Kim West has been beading since the mid-1990s. She’s the owner of Stony Creek Bead in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where she teaches classes and creates new designs. Kim’s Playful Pentagons Bracelet was in the June/July 2017 issue of Beadwork. In addition, her Mini Medallions Bracelet & Earrings Set was featured in Quick + Easy Beadwork Winter 2017. […]

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Business Saturday: A chat with Cynthia Deis, Owner of Ornamentea, a brick-and-mortar bead shop in Raleigh, North Carolina, plus online supply shop. Q: What’s your background in jewelry production? A: I began making jewelry as a teenager on my parents’ back porch in Columbus, Ohio. My beading and jewelry making continued as a hobby until a […]

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Jewelry and Bead Studio Organization

There are lots of “new” items in the organization category of most retail outlets. From organizing sneakers to coffee cups to beads! We can’t help but want to get organized. Thankfully we are also creative types and able to adapt many things not necessarily designed for our jewelry and beading studio organization. A Few Outside […]

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