Solder Like A Lady with Hilary Halstead Scott

I first met the Halsteads at a jewelry making industry party in Tucson several years ago, and right away, I was smitten. Before we were introduced, they were described to me as the “amazing family” that founded and own the well-respected Halstead jewelry-making supply company. Within minutes after meeting them, I could see why! Amazing […]

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I can’t believe it’s already time to register for Bead Fest Philly. I haven’t even had a chance to tell you about Bead Fest Santa Fe! It was big fun, hanging out with dear old friends and making new ones, shopping for beads and jewelry-making supplies, taking jewelry classes in roll printing and keum boo, […]

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Girlfriends, get ready! We’ve partnered with Kate Richbourg, the original #solderlikealady metalsmith, to celebrate girl power. We use sharp tools; we pound on metal; we play with fire! ‎And whether we do it wearing a cool apron, well-loved jeans, or pearls, we’re not afraid to get dirty and we’re not afraid of soldering. You might […]

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As the popularity of leather jewelry continues to grow, the market has responded with an abundance of leather jewelry-making supplies. Many of them are inspiring and fun to work with–but nothing compares to being able to make exactly what you want, in the colors you want, whenever you want! That’s why I’m excited to tell […]

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Learn a variety of jewelry making techniques like bead stringing, bead stitching, and peyote stitch when you make each of these six fabulous free jewelry making projects from Interweave, 6 Free Jewelry making Projects, Patterns and Techniques! Whether you love to string beads or create intricate bead-weaving designs, crafting is always time well spent. It […]

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Happy fall, y'all! It's my favorite time of year. On Monday, the first official day of autumn, Mother Nature flipped a switch here in Tennessee. The air got crisp and the sky got bluer, perfectly showing off the leaves starting to turn. Is anything more symbolic of autumn than that? Don’t you love it when […]

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We refer to them as our furbabies; we buy them clothes and accessories; we share their photos with friends. We humans love our pets! Whether you’re a cat person, a dog person, a bird or fish or hamster person, pets bring a special kind of companionship and magic into our lives. So why shouldn’t we […]

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My love of gemstones goes back to my rock-hounding days at about the age of seven. I kept my prized "gemstone" collection in a pink (of course) Styrofoam egg carton, and as I only had twelve spots to work with and many more stones than that, I remember categorizing and recategorizing, sorting and resorting them, […]

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I'm excited to introduce our newest free eBook for making bracelets, because it contains the project tutorial for one of my favorite jewelry-making projects ever, the Paper Dolls Cuff Bracelet. I love the design and I love the idea, which sparks other design options for it. There's no limit to the fun shapes you can […]

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Beadweaving Vitamin D to Kick the Blues

#CoffeeTalk Be Seasonal Depression Free in 4 Weeks with Some Beadweaving Craving carbohydrates? Feeling sluggish and socially withdrawn? You may have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. According to the Mayo Clinic, risk factors include “being female” and “living far from the equator.” If you fall into these categories, we’d like to propose making things and […]

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