Jewelry Spotlight: Tiger Ebony Wood Beads and Horn Beads

When it comes to jewelry, we often live for whimsical and bright pieces that catch the eye.

 

But at the moment, natural beads have won the hearts of many beading enthusiasts. There’s something about natural beads that give off an understated elegance to a jewelry design.

 

In this article, we’ve highlighted two natural beads with design ideas that will hopefully spark…

Different Types and Styles of Rings & Their Significance Part I

A ring tells a lot about the wearer — his sense of style, values, traditions, and even his marital status. It can be aesthetic in function or symbolic. Be it simple or intricate, a ring can look extra special when worn. Birthstone rings, engagement rings, and wedding rings are some of the most popular types but there are still…

6 Fun Facts About Seed Beads

Considered as a staple component which can be used to create a wide variety of jewelry designs, seed beads are small uniformly shaped beads which range in sizes, colors, shapes, and finishes. They are commonly used for embroidery and for beaded weaving techniques like peyote stitch and brick stitch. Additionally, seed beads can be used for simple stringing, beaded…

6 of the Most Popular Gemstones You May Want to Try Out!

There is no doubt that gemstones are among the most popular materials used in jewelry design. Gemstones are mostly applied in classic and luxurious jewelry crafts. There are dozens of gemstone types that people can choose from. However, there are gemstone variations that more popular than other. In this list, we give you the most popular gemstones that you…

Things you need to Know about a Counterweight

What is a Counterweight?

Before anything else let’s discuss what a counterweight is and how it can prove beneficial to your jewelry-making. A counterweight or otherwise known as counterbalance is a technique applied to help different types of jewelry has a more balanced position and design.

Here is a good example on the importance of a counterweight: sometimes a bracelet has…

Bali silver and Thai Silver: What’s the difference?

If you love to use silver jewelry then you’ve probably heard or even used various kinds of silver jewelry. Among the distinct types of silver jewelry, some of you might have already encountered or even designed jewelry with Bali and Thai silver jewelry. Although both are classified as silver jewelry, they have their own differences. This article will tackle…