Inspiration

In this section you will find all kinds of jewelry inspiration, from gorgeous vintage jewelry pieces, to contemporary jewelry artists, to product spotlights. We hope these blog posts will get your creative gears turning, and we can't wait to see what you make!

in Inspiration, Showcase on February 23, 2017 .

For the holiday that loves everything green, don't forget to accessorize yourself in that wonderful color. We've searched for some of the best and most interesting Saint Patricks Day jewelry the internet has to offer. These beaded masterpieces will make sure you don't get pinched on Saint Paddy's Day.

in Inspiration, Showcase on February 06, 2017 .

Soutache, pronounced “soo-tash,” is a french word that describes a decorative braid that is used to trim jackets, coats, epaulets, shoulders, caftans, tunics, and many other garments. Now it is largely seen in jewelry, with fibers of many colors swirled tightly around beautiful beads, cabochons, and crystals. It is a very labor intensive process, producing truly one of a kind pieces. Here are a few of our favorite pieces that can be found and purchased on Etsy!

Jewelry has been worn since the beginning of humanity as a way to show individuality and social status. From the days of stones and bones...

in Inspiration on December 14, 2016 .

Lucite is an acrylic resin that has been in use since 1940 to make costume jewelry. It can be molded into just about any shape, and though it...

Are you getting excited for Halloween? Whether you are a jewelry designer or a jewelry enthusiast, you can appreciate these beautiful holiday designs. They are appropriately spooky without being creepy, and they ooze class and sophistication.

Since we are huge fans and promoters of handmade and handcrafted pieces, every one of these showcased pieces has been selected from a small etsy shop. Show them some love as you gear up for the holiday!

Fall season is almost upon us and it’s sure to bring much inspiration for you in your jewelry-making and craft projects when it arrives. You...

Spring and summer 2016 saw the emergence of jewelry trends like the single bangle, metal body jewelry and raw stones. But what’s hot on the...

It won’t be long before summer comes to a close, but here at Golden Age Beads, we want to make the most of it for as long as possible! After...