Showcase

In this blog series we feature handmade artists, bloggers, and projects from around the web. You may find inspiration for your own projects or a new blog to follow!

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!

This year for the holidays shop handmade for everyone on your Christmas list! Personalized jewelry and keychains make wonderful gifts for your loved ones. Commemorate an important date, coordinates to an important location, or names of loved ones with personalized pieces. These make great gifts for moms, grandmas, dads, really anyone!

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!

Bead embroidery is a technique often seen in couture fashion and bridal wear. It’s also a rather fascinating technique used in jewelry-making!

There is a definite art to hand-sewing hundreds, even thousands, of tiny beads onto fabric and then turning that piece of beaded fabric into an amazing piece of jewelry.

In today’s handmade showcase post, we’ve featured some beautiful pieces of jewelry from talented designers on Etsy. Each one of these pieces below has been lovingly hand-crafted and many will have taken several hours (even days or weeks to complete).

Summer is a wonderful time to get creative with handmade jewelry. It’s a season renown for warmth, color, liveliness and the feeling of happiness – all good things that will help to inspire your designs.

Summer jewelry can be both pretty and delicate or designed to be bold and bright to make a statement. There are many bright or pastel summer shades that we see all around us during these warm months and we can consider incorporating them into jewelry designs.

Some designers like to use a nautical or nature-inspired theme for summer jewelry and layered boho style jewelry with earthy tones is always a good look for this time...

Earlier this week, we published an Independence Day DIY jewelry-making project for you to have fun with – our peyote stitch beaded ring tutorial. It’s not just us who have been busy creating ready for the 4th of July! We’ve been seeing plenty of great craft tutorials from bloggers around the web too!

In this post, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Independence Day themed craft projects we’ve found in recent weeks. Enjoy!

1. Red, White and Blue Ball Wreath

It’s amazing what you can make with bits and bobs from IKEA! Emily from Nap Time Creations shared a great tutorial on how to make a red, white and blue ball...

Wedding jewelry is an important consideration for any bride. It should perfectly complement the wedding dress, color scheme, hair and makeup – and of course, it should look beautiful and unique!

We’re big fans of handmade jewelry here at Golden Age Beads. You can guarantee with any style of handmade jewelry that it will be one of a kind and unique.

Much care and effort goes into creating bespoke handmade jewelry and when it comes to wedding jewelry, that’s exactly what a blushing bride will want and expect.

Spring is upon us and the wedding season is beginning so today, we’ve put together a handmade showcase based on...