The year is coming to a close and we’ve been looking back at some of our most popular blog posts that we published during 2015. With that in mind, we’ve provided a recap below of the posts that were visited and read the most this year, in case you’ve not had chance to see them yet!
The Fascinating History of Choker Necklaces
The choker necklace was first introduced around 500 years ago when Anne Boleyn (1507-1536) was portrayed wearing her famous pearl choker necklace which sported a pendant in the shape of the letter “B”. Since then, the choker necklace has been worn throughout history and has evolved into a fashion icon. Read more about the fascinating history of choker necklaces here!
How to Make an Easy Delicate Beaded Ring
This is one of our most popular jewelry-making tutorials – how to make a delicate beaded ring. This is a really simple project to make which looks amazing when finished! You’ll only need a few basic materials for this project, so go right ahead and check it out.
Christmas Snowflake Peyote Stitch Bracelet Pattern
For those of you that love beadweaving, take a look at this recent post from our blog which has already received a great number of visits. This is our Christmas Snowflake Peyote Stitch Bracelet Pattern, which is free to download! You’ll just need a selection of Toho Treasures or Miyuki Delicas in size 11/0 for this project, along with a beading needle and thread.
How to Price Your Handmade Jewelry for Profit
Getting the price right when you’re selling your handmade jewelry can be a tricky thing to master. However, it’s really important to price your handmade jewelry (or other handmade goods) for profit as this blog post explains. Not only will doing this help you to achieve your business goals, but you’ll also be helping to keep the handmade industry alive too.
7 Important Details That Could Make or Break Your Handmade Business
This post is all about the important details that you should be paying attention to if you want your business to succeed. These are the details that could really make or break your business, so it’s important to get them right!
5 Creative Uses for Leftover Beads
Not sure what to do with those odd beads you have lying around in your bead stash? Fear not, because you can put them to good use! This post from our blog describes some alternative projects you can create using leftover beads.
An Interview with Allison Beth Cooling
A while back, we interviewed Allison Beth Cooling, a jewelry designer and blogger from Chicago, Illinois. Allison’s blog is called Quiet Lion Creations and she shares many of her beautiful handmade jewelry designs there. In our interview post, Allison explains more herself and what inspires her creativity!
An Interview with Colby June
Following on from the popularity of the above post, we decided to interview another talented jewelry designer, Colby June Fulton! Colby June started making jewelry in her spare time and managed to turn her passion into a fully-fledged business. We learned more about Colby June, her design process and how she runs her business in this post.
We hope that you’ll check out these posts and that they inspire you in your own creative projects! Watch out for more posts like this during 2016!
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