New Jewelry Projects and Beading Techniques
Now that the rush of the holidays are over, we like to take stock and get back to basics. Some of us want to learn new beading techniques or a particular skill. Others of us want to take better photos of the jewelry that we’re already creating.
- If you want to learn to take better photos of your jewelry, check out Michelle Mach’s helpful article on the Best Backgrounds for Jewelry Photos. It can be tricky to find just the right background for your pieces – Michelle has some great tips!
- Layered necklaces continue to be very popular; have you tried making a set yet? Denise Yezbak Moore has designed a couple of different sets: the Citrus Sweet Necklaces that feature citrine stones as well as the Boho Bliss layered necklaces that use various materials in black, white and gold.
- Have you seen our strands of semi-precious gemstone bead chips, but haven’t been sure how to use them? They are a very versatile material and you can create a number of different looks. In this blog post, Michelle Mach takes you, step-by-step, through her multi-strand chip necklace design.
- Sometimes we’ll use a non-traditional finding to give a piece of jewelry a bit of interest. In this “Tinsel” bracelet, Denise Yezbak Moore combines glass faceted beads and shiny silver jump rings with a matte black leather snap clasp.
What are you keen to try this year? We post our latest beads, designs and inspirations on our Instagram account. Tag us or use #halcraft or #BeadGallery to show us your new creations!