Surrounded by sterling silver beads and findings and don’t know what to do? Gain a little inspiration from fellow crafters and jewelry resellers on Pinterest. Jewelry and jewelry making are among the most popular Pinterest categories. It is the perfect place to uncover new materials and designs you’ve never thought of before. What are the top boards to follow?
Harper’s Bazaar is a trusted source for fashion trends, and its jewelry-inspired Pinterest board is exceptional.
Lauren Santo Domingo
Travel back in time or gain inspiration from present-day jewelry trends. Lauren Santo Domingo’s Pinterest board covers everything from modern Swarovski crystal heart pendants to antique Portuguese royal jewels. No matter your style, you’ll find no shortage of inspiration here.
Christie’s is another trusted source of fine jewelry, featuring exquisite, classic designs with lasting popularity.
Every style of jewelry you can imagine presented in a single board. If your ideas are filling stale, don’t miss Roomattic.
How to Grow Your Jewelry Business on Pinterest
In addition to being an excellent resource for inspiring new designs for your jewelry business, Pinterest is also a great place to market your work. How can you get a traffic boost to your website from this popular online resource?
Spend time browsing and pinning
Create a board. Pin. Re-pin. Repeat. A huge part of marketing your business on Pinterest is knowing the ropes, so it will take you less time when you are trying to promote your own jewelry images.
Pin your own products
Fans are great – but don’t wait for others to pin your products. Put yourself out there!
Build up your boards
Pinning more than your own products prevents your board from becoming boring. (Besides, Pinterest frowns on this practice.) To give yourself a traffic boost on Pinterest and on your site, cast a wide net, pinning a wide variety of jewelry styles and products, like gold filled beads and findings and stunning Swarovski crystal beads online. Varied boards are a critical part of creating a more interesting account and increasing exposure.
Follow your favorites
Reach out to pinner comrades with similar taste, following their accounts – they’ll often follow you back. Do the same for friends and business owners you know, boosting your followers.
Pin from the source
Make sure you are pinning from the original website, giving the proper credit. Avoid pinning from the home page. Attaching the image link to the actual item page ensures browsers find exactly what they’re looking for.
Vertical photos take up more screen space, enjoying increased exposure and likelihood of repining.
Drop it when it’s hot
Pin during high-traffic times, such as after dinner when people are home to boost traffic.
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Are you looking for a new and exciting craft to pass the time? After weeks of COVID-19 lockdowns, jewelry making has become a popular home hobby. Affordable and easy, handmade jewelry is a beautiful gift for people of all ages, brightening the day for those in your life feeling alone or out of touch. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a lot to begin this hobby. What do you need?
Jewelry Making Tools You Need to Get Started
Whether you prefer stringing beads or using beading wire, these beading tools are a must for making jewelry.
- Wire cutters
Use these to cut stringing wire and eye/headpins.
- Bead stoppers
To hold beads in place.
- Flat nose pliers
For gripping wire.
- Chain nose pliers
These specialized pliers allow you to grip wire without leaving a mark.
- Round nose pliers
Used for creating loops and other round elements with beading wire.
- Crimping tools
For securing clasps onto beading wire, and also for flattening/rounding crimp beads onto beading wire safely, without creating sharp edges.
String and Wire
The choice of bead wire often comes down to personal preference and style. Crystal Findings offers a number of styles to suit your needs, including:
- Clear stretch magic elastic jewelry cord
Clear, stretchy, and strong, this is a great multifunctional solution. Stretch wires are available in clear color in three different thicknesses of 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm , and 1.0 mm
- Tiger tail wire
Ideal for heavy weight beads such as stone. Tiger Tail wires and Acculon are available in 30′ , 100′, 300′, and 1000′ spools.
- Soft flex beading wire
This coated wire is available in various sizes and colors. It is a great solution for crystal, stone beads, Swarovski pearls, and when creating illusion necklaces. SoftFlex comes in 10′, 30′, and 100′ spools (Most popular for our Crystal Findings beads)
- Some crafters also use fishing line, normally available in 660′ spools
Wire size is based on gauge – the higher the number, the thinner the wire.
- 24, 26 gauge: for beads with small holes like pearls
- 21, 22 gauge: a versatile size that fits most beads
- 20 gauge wire: strong; good for making clasps
Choosing Your Beads
There are many different types of beads and findings used for beaded jewelry. You can purchase some of your favorites, creating your own personal style, look to YouTube and Google for design ideas, or simply shop clearance beads and findings, getting creative with your jewelry pieces and stretching your dollar. Some of our most popular choices include:
Time to Bead
There are many paths you can take to begin your beading journey. Many start with trial and error; however, with the glut of YouTube tutorials and Pinterest posts out there, there’s no need to fly blind. Simply choose your preferred method of learning and immerse yourself in a project.
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Love jewelry making but wish you could find a way to cut the cost of beading supplies? You may be surprised to discover you don’t have to be a large retailer to purchase wholesale beads and jewelry making supplies. Most wholesalers have many customers who buy in small quantities. Even crafters and hobbyists can purchase beads at wholesale prices from Crystal Findings.
Why Should You Buy Wholesale Beads?
Wider Variety, Lower Prices
Buying beads in bulk from a wholesaler, rather than a retailer, will give you access to a greater variety of high-quality beads at a much lower price. And if you think this means millions of the same boring beads, think again. You can purchase beads wholesale in variety packs, ensuring a variety of colors, textures, and styles, sizes or choose your own in quantity or by the piece for special projects.
Shopping & Delivery Convenience
Save time and shop from the comfort of your home. Purchasing your beading supplies online from Crystal Findings gives you access to a wider variety of beads than your area craft store, allowing you to create beautiful, unique projects without trekking to a multitude of stores. Once you place your order, items ship quickly to your door, ensuring you don’t have to wait for your bead and gemstone orders to trickle in before you can finally begin your project. With wholesale beading supplies, you can start your project anytime, or stock your shelves for future projects throughout the year.
Tired of the Same Old Craft Store Fare?
Shop our fantastic variety of interesting and unique wholesale beads and find something new and exciting:
Add unmatched sparkle and flair with Swarovski crystal beads and pendants.
Our semi-precious stone beads come in a variety of colors, adding a unique, earthy feel to your jewelry designs. Use them alone, alternating colors and shapes, or pair with your favorite accent pieces such as Bali beads and gold-filled and silver charms.
Shimmery and colorful, disco-ball-like Shamballa beads make a stunning addition in any jewelry design.
Pair the colorful art of our Cloisonné beads with your favorite gold or silver beads and findings.
Tips for Gaining Additional Savings When Shopping Wholesale Beads
- Purchase Larger Orders, Less Frequently
Rather than spending a few dollars here and there, make a list of what you need and wait. The larger the quantity of beads you purchase, the more you save.
- Get a Tax ID
If you’re a jewelry making aficionado, an inexpensive business license and tax ID can help you save on the cost of retail taxes.
- Shop Only Trusted Websites
Shop only online wholesalers with a trusted reputation who you know will be around to handle any customer service needs.
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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Sunday, May 12th of this year, moms everywhere will excitedly open their Mother’s Day gifts. Will your custom-made Mother’s Day jewelry shine center stage? Custom pieces are highly coveted these days, from celebrity to suburban moms, who love showcasing their shiny and sparkly customized kiddie coordinates. We’ve gathered some of our favorite options to inspire you. But buyer beware: You just may want one for yourself.
Personalized Mother’s Day Jewelry Design Ideas
Whether you are an individual who loves jewelry making, or an entrepreneur who crafts fine keepsake jewelry for others to enjoy, there are a number of options for creating a unique Mother’s Day jewelry design:
- Give Mom a Hug & Kiss
Shower mom with kisses and hugs, and maybe a little sparkle too, with an Xs and Os alphabet beads bracelet adorned with birthstones or clear, shimmering crystals.
- Make Your Mark
‘Mom’ jewelry always appeals. Especially when customized with initials or birthstone, inviting others to inquire about the family. Combine the initials of each child on a necklace or bracelet, alone or paired with a matching birthstone, using our premium quality glass, gold, and sterling silver alphabet beads. Lots of children? Pair things down with a simple ‘MOM’ piece.
- Showcase Your Personality
Sweetly remind mom of her most treasured gifts with a glistening birthstone necklace, bracelet, or ring. An ideal gift not only for Mother’s Day, but any occasion. Add the sparkling facets of similar Swarovski crystal stones, or choose from our wide array of semi-precious stone beads.
- Add a Little Sparkle
Show how her much she means with a stunning Swarovski pendant, necklace or bracelet adorned with Swarovski crystal beads in birthstone shades, or add a little sparkle and shine to any piece with our amazing selection of Swarovski rondelles and squaredelles.
- Give Mom a Bouquet
Create a bouquet that lasts, with our unique floral beads and cloisonné beads, available in an array of colors for cheerful spring tones to deep jeweled hues.
- Put a Name on It
Create a custom gold or silver nameplate piece for ‘Mom’ alone or adorned with birthstones or crystals.
- Emanate Mom’s Elegance
With a uniquely necklace showcasing a pearl or drop bead for each special member of the family. Choose from Swarovski’s latest pearl additions, or glowing gold or sterling silver beads. Add uniformly sized beads, or a different size for each family member, from oldest to youngest.
- Show Mom She Has Your Heart
Show mom she has your heart always with a heart-shaped Swarovski crystal pendant, gold-filled heart charm necklace or bracelet.
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Including our collections of ready-made necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and anklets.
Treat Mom to personalized jewelry that she’ll cherish for years to come. Create something as unique and special as the mothers that grace your life. Shop the wide selection of fine jewelry making beads and supplies at Crystal Findings today.