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Types of Jewelry Findings

Types of Jewelry Findings

We all love the look of a finished piece of jewelry, whether it’s the beautiful glass beads or an intricate chainmaille pattern. But have you ever ...

Jump Rings: Machine vs Saw Cut

Jump Rings: Machine vs Saw Cut

Even though jump rings are the dominate materials found in Chainmaille jewelry, they are also found in other medias of jewelry. These include beadi...

Jewelry Making Pliers for Beginners

Jewelry Making Pliers for Beginners

When you are starting out in jewelry making, you may not know which tools to use and when you perform a Google search, thousands of pliers will app...

Does the Quality of Jewelry Making Supplies Matter?

Does the Quality of Jewelry Making Supplies Matter?

What difference does it make? Supplies are supplies………. They all do the same thing……… I’m not paying that when I can get more for less….. Who c...

Crafty Hands Club Teaching Experience at Loom Chicago

Crafty Hands Club Teaching Experience at Loom Chicago

  Earlier this month, we spent an afternoon at Loom Chicago teaching refugee women basic chainmaille jewelry making skills and what an awesome oppo...

Fair Trade vs Free Trade

Fair Trade vs Free Trade

When you ask most people, “Have you heard of fair trade” or “Are you familiar with fair trade”, the responses are either yes, no, I’m not sure, or ...

A Magazine Article that Led to a Global Opportunity

A Magazine Article that Led to a Global Opportunity

Soul of Somanya   Prior to Soul of Somanya’s formation in 2009, jewelry instructor and designer Melody MacDuffee, who was known for her wirework, p...

Upcycled Jewelry vs. Recycled Jewelry

Upcycled Jewelry vs. Recycled Jewelry

Have you ever heard of upcycled jewelry or recycled jewelry? Both terms are sometimes used interchangeably but they are two different things. Upc...

5 Reasons to Learn a Craft

5 Reasons to Learn a Craft

We love sharing the community, creativity, and joy we get from crafting with others. Today, I am sharing five different reasons to learn a craft. O...

Silhouette Enthusiast Becky Dykes

Silhouette Enthusiast Becky Dykes

As one half of the crafty-duo My Paper Craze, Becky truly found her passion in teaching and helping others join in the adventure of all things Silh...

Samantha Barrett: Sound Chick Accessories

Samantha Barrett: Sound Chick Accessories

We had the opportunity to interview Samantha Barrett, owner of Sound Chick Accessories. Samantha spills all regarding the path of her success. Q:...

Business Spotlight: Flaunt Ya Faith Jewelry

Business Spotlight: Flaunt Ya Faith Jewelry

Inspiring Through Jewelry Making Quonda Renee’s entrepreneurial journey started as a child. As a kid entrepreneur, she sold frozen ice, lemonade, ...