As a jewelry maker, do you ever find yourself just obsessed with a particular style, technique, or design motif? For me, over the past few years, one of those obsessions has been granulation. I love dots in general; polka dots on clothes and housewares are such happy, stylish designs, both classic and youthful in nature. […]

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After years–wow, it’s actually decades now–of working in the crafts/maker industry, I’ve picked up so many favorite techniques, materials, and genres along the way. So my happiest projects to work on are usually ones that combine two or more favorites. Paper ephemera with metal? Gem beads in fiber art? Found objects with resin or fine […]

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Another Bead Fest has come and gone–but we had enough fun, saw enough cool jewelry tools and supplies, and learned enough to last us until the next Bead Fest! See some of the Jewelry team’s highlights from Bead Fest Philly 2018–and make a note to join us for the next one! Bead Fest is the […]

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We jewelry makers love our tools, don’t we? I’m especially attached to my hammers and pliers, with a few preferred files as well. Being attached to our tools is “a thing” with us jewelry makers, isn’t it? So everyone on the Interweave Jewelry Team is excited about our fun new jewelry tool metal stamps! That’s […]

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Are you a fan of beach combing? I sure am. I could walk for miles on the beach and do, every chance I get, picking up whatever catches my eye. Lately, sea glass is my favorite to find, though I’m getting partial to old pieces of metal and pottery as well. I’ve started following the […]

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I love discovering ways to repurpose jewelry findings and other components fresh, unexpected new ways. Our friends at Halstead know jewelry findings! So we’re honored to have their studio coordinator Erica Stice as our guest today, sharing new ways to use jewelry findings as stars instead of background players. Be inspired! –Tammy Repurposing Jewelry Findings […]

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Major gift-giving days will soon be upon us, and I know many of you like to make gifts for your friends and family. Time to get started! A fun, fast, and easy project to make for friends and family is the versatile wire ring. With minimal supplies that you probably have on hand–wire, pliers, maybe […]

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I love a good tip and collect them like some folks collect stamps. I post them on a cork board above my desk and keep a list on my laptop. A good tip can save you time, money, and something else just as precious–frustration! So when we released our newest polymer clay workshop, Christi Friesen’sĀ Advanced […]

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Every year when Bead Fest classes are released, I get so excited to see what they are and find the ones that I want to take. It’s such a rare opportunity to lean many jewelry-making techniques from the industry’s top instructors–all in one place! It’s hard to find time to set aside for shopping, but […]

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