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Red Carpet Jewelry

The Academy Awards are always a good place to get a sneak peak at this year’s upcoming beauty and fashion, and this year was no exception. Natalie Portman wore some show-stopping tassel earrings made from rubellite and rose-cut diamonds. They’re long enough to almost brush her shoulders and match the color and sparkle of her […]

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New TierraCast® Metamorphosis

TierraCast® is constantly creating fun new shapes and styles to add to their line of beads and findings. They’ve been expanding to include brass oxide and black finishes, which you can read about in a previous blog post. Now, they’ve also added a new collection called Metamorphosis! This collection takes time-tested shapes and gives them […]

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Looking Forward to Spring

It’s still winter, and here in Western Washington that means plenty of rain with talk of possible snow to come. While this winter has been beautiful, I’m looking forward to feeling the warm glow of spring and seeing the bright colors of fresh flowers. My neighbor’s crocuses have made an appearance, so I know spring […]

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New Creative Fall Ideas

Keep up with the latest fashions and have fun creating your own designs with new ideas from the Learning Center! These designs are all about creating your own pendants and charms using found materials and regular jewelry components. Some are created particularly for fall, while others follow current trends, such as Steampunk or Modern Victoria. […]

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2011 Spring and Summer Wedding Trends

The 2011 wedding trends are full of flirtatious, feminine energy. Dresses feature layers of tulle over other fabrics, creating a softer look and toning down the luster of glossy materials such as satin and silk. Dresses with one-shoulder necklines and shorter lengths are hot, especially when combined with wrapped styles and origami details. Fabrics with […]

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2010 Homecoming Trends

Whether you’re just starting to look for a dress or planning the perfect fashion accessory, 2010 Homecoming Trends is a helpful resource to guide you on your way. You’ll find information on the newest fashion, as well as suggested products to inspire your imagination as you design. The fall homecoming trends for 2010 celebrate red […]

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Swarovski Fall/Winter Color Trends

While temperatures rise and the sun shines, it’s time to start thinking about creating jewelry for fall and winter. Stay on top of the latest color trends with this helpful chart from SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that fills you in on next seasons most popular hues from ravishing reds to golden neutrals. The Fall/Winter 2010 color trends […]

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Thalia Sandals

These summer sandals were inspired by the Greek muse Thalia. Representing music, song and dance, she brought joy to those with whom she came into contact. These sandals represent that same lively spirit and joyous feeling. Wear them throughout the summer with your favorite sundresses for a trendsetting look. To create this look we bought […]

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Barefoot Sandal Designs

With summer quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to start thinking about outdoor weddings, long days at the beach and backyard barbecues. Any of these settings would be the perfect occasion to wear a barefoot sandal. These unique accessories allow you to wear jewelry in a location other than those traditionally accented by crystals […]

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On the Bayou Bracelet

This eclectic bracelet is perfect for spring with its bright green and blue colors and fun nature-inspired charms and beads. With its bold look, this bracelet will spruce up any outfit. When creating this bracelet, you can simply place each dangle where you think it will look best, no particular order is better than another. […]

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