Currently Browsing: September 2008

My Inspiration

As a beader I know it’s not always easy to come up with a new design idea for making jewelry. So to help you with your designs I’d like to share with you where I get my inspiration. I always carry a little note book in my bag. An idea can come suddenly and I […]


My Top Ten Products

My name is Rebecca Gilbert and I am the Vice President of Product Marketing at I get to see all of the new items long before they hit the website and simply love each and every one of them. So when I was asked to produce a top ten list I cringed. Top 10,000 […]


Earthy Silver and Czech Glass Jewelry Set

“The beautiful sterling silver Hill Tribe bead in this bracelet was my inspiration. I love the texture and organic feel of it. The warm, earthy tones of the Czech glass and cat’s eye bead emphasize the natural look. And the Hill Tribe toggle clasp echo’s the look for a nice finish. I wanted to keep […]


Polyester Black Chain and Pearls Larriette

Black Chain and Pearls Larriette The polyester chain used in this necklace is a great alternative to metal chain. It is light weight and combined with the pearls and beads, hangs beautifully. We used the black chain in our piece; however it comes in a variety of other colors for endless possibilities.  Visit our site […]


What’s the difference between gold-filled and gold-plated?

Q: What’s the difference between gold-filled and gold-plated? A: The difference is in the amount of gold. Gold-plated products have a very thin layer (seven-millionths of an inch) of gold, while 14K/20 gold-filled products must have at least one-twentieth of their entire weight in 14K gold. What this means for you as a beader is […]


A Mother’s Day Gift

Norma Butler in Customer Service received a gift from her son, Major Sean Kevin Butler Commanding Officer Task Force Hit.  Major Butler was honored with a request from his men to have the American Flag flown over the Command Post Task Force Hit of Third Battalion, Fourth Marines at Camp Hit, Al Anbar, Iraq, during […]


Why do my crimp tubes slide off?

Q: Why do my crimp tubes slide off? A: It’s important to use the right tool and the right crimps. We recommend the sterling silver and the gold-filled crimp tubes for the best results. You can use a flat-nose pliers to squeeze your crimp tubes, but a specialized bead crimping tool is the best to […]

CONTINUE READING Participates in Making Strides against Breast Cancer®

On Saturday, October 13th 2007, a group of us gathered at Point Defiance Park to participate in a walk against breast cancer. My nurse, Shelly, at the breast center in Covington had told me about this walk that she and a few friends were participating in. Shelly and her friends are beaders and she was […]


New Stoneware Beads and Pendants

We have expanded our popular line of stoneware beads and pendants. Designed in the USA, each bead is hand painted with exquisitely detailed patterns.


Introducing Our Brand New Line of Carved Bone Pendants

This week we are introducing a brand new line of pendants to Carved from bone and embellished with gorgeous Celtic designs our new pendants are sure to catch your eye!