mad skills

  • crimp

    looking for supplies? scroll down! crimps are the little flat (or round) findings that you typically see at the ends of a necklace, connecting the clasp to the necklace itself.  crimping is not done with all types of necklaces, but is necessary for any necklace made out of beadalon stringing wir...
  • wire-wrapping

    getting comfortable with wire is a must for anyone creating their own jewelry or working with jewelry. wire-wrapping is a technique that refers to using jewelry wire to create an attachment in order to connect a bead, charm, or object, to another bead, charm, or object, chain, or other finding.  ...
  • how to tie off stretchy bracelets

    looking for supplies? scroll down!  stretchy bracelets are a perfect place to begin your jewelry designing journey. however, that doesn't mean that stretchy bracelets aren't acceptable creations for experienced or professional jewelry makers. the options are limitless - whatever you can think of,...
  • silk knotting adds such a special fluidity to your designs, and really showcases a special stone strand. use this technique on family pearls & new beads alike!     begin by making sure that your thread is the correct size for your beads. unwind the silk from the card. tie a regular knot at th...