A Guide to Different Types of Jewelry Clasps

Excited to create your next piece of jewelry? Have you decided what colors, style and size you’ll incorporate in your future jewelry projects?


When creating a piece of jewelry, one thing that’s often disregarded but is very essential is the type of clasp that will best fit your creation. Now there are plenty of clasps to choose from. Some clasps…

4 Tips to Consider Before Investing in Jewelry

Jewelry is a wearable art. It provides glam and individuality to the wearer.


If you want to invest in jewelry, opt for an item that is absolutely worth it. Investing in the right jewelry can give you confidence. It also feels special. There’s something delightful about the glow of precious metals and gemstones.


Now there are several factors to keep in…

Rethinking the Art of Jewelry Making

Ever wondered why some jewelry pieces call our attention, some simply don’t?

Let’s consider two approaches to learning jewelry making: as a craft, and as an art. A brief differentiation of each approach can help us align our preferred techniques with our ultimate design goal: create jewelry that gets noticed and sells..

Although I’m equally comfortable with both approaches, I’m more inclined with the…

Natural beads from a wild grass

Panyas is tropical grass plant with sword-shaped leaves and hard white spherical seeds that are used as natural seeds and nuts beads. Its seeds, also commonly known as “Job’s tears“, “Mary’s tears“, “bead plant“, or “tear drops“, take on the shape of tear droplets and are pearly white, or grayish in color. This wild grass is native to most tropical regions…

Designer’s Fix: Tips on Overcoming the Creative Block

Ever faced a creative block? Like it or not, artists wrestle with these inescapable dry spells from time to time – times when you want to create, need to create, have to create, and you just can’t. For some, these frustrating episodes seem to stick around longer. Jewelry designers, likewise, struggle through such long, futile hours unable to find the…

Design tip: use silver components to enhance basic jewelry

Jewelry trends this season favor the sensual and classic styles with bigger pieces, bolder colors, and unique designs. Organic /natural materials continue to grace this cooler season with focus on the “fusion” looks —popularly, with sterling silver.

Here are some basic silver jewelry beads  and findings to complete your “fusion” designs:

An easy guide to “the effective use of color” in beaded jewelry designs

Color is practically the “lifeblood” of good design, in this case —beaded jewelry designs. Color can work for or against your design. Color can set the mood of a jewelry piece —as an example: use a playful mix of bright colors to express a “happy” design. The key, really, is to “combine” colors harmoniously in such that it attracts…