Starting something new is exciting, but it can also be a bit intimidating. However, with the right tools, the job becomes quicker and easier. Take cake decorating for example. Years ago I spent several weeks in culinary school studying to be a pastry chef. I loved everything about pastries and breads, and about pies and […]

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Do you love the layered look? Layered bracelets became all the rage a few years back, and I don’t know about you, but they’re still my favorite go-to accessory. And layers of dainty chain necklaces have been made popular by celebrities and millennials alike. But what do these looks have in common, and how do […]

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BeadWise: Quick and Easy Metal Embossing

Love the look of embossed or etched metal pendants but hate the thought of using acids? Our solution is quite simple and requires no harmful chemicals. You may be familiar with die-cutting machines, used to cut shapes out of paper and fabric for scrapbooking, card making, and other crafts. We used the Sizzix Big Kick […]

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Check out this new Interweave BeadWise video for an easy way to make a leather feather for a necklace, pair of earrings, key ring, or purse accent! Here’s what you’ll need: Scrap of leather (about 3×4”) Piece of paper to make a template Pen Sharp pair of scissors Hole-punch pliers (suitable for leather or metal) […]

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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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