Monthly Archives: February 2014

How to Set a Two Part Rivet in Leather


How to Set a Two Part Rivet in Leather The leather jewelry trend just keeps getting more and more popular, evolving and expanding all the time.  I get asked nearly every day how to attach a metal piece to a

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Tucson Trends (Part 2)


Tucson Trends (Part 2) Welcome back for round 2 of our Tucson wrap-up.  While it’s unfortunate that not everyone in the beading world gets to go to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, we do our very best to make

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Tucson Trends (Part 1)

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Tucson Trends!! (Part 1) Okay, folks!  We’re back from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.  (In case you live under a rock, this is the biggest gem and mineral show on planet Earth.  There may be bigger ones on other

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The Return of Chandelier Earrings

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I can’t be more excited!  My very favorite earring shape, the chandelier, as made a triumphant return to fashion!  Bold, feminine, sexy — the chandelier has a lot going for it.  AND it doesn’t have to be complicated to be

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