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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, ...

Meet Jana Severin

Meet Jana Severin

Jana Severin has been making waves on Instagram with a new spin on beads and jewelry making. Her beads are colorful, using copper wire & fabric...

Crafting Globally: Fabric Twist Designs owner, Angi Jackson

Crafting Globally: Fabric Twist Designs owner, Angi Jackson

Fabric Twist Designs owner, Angi Jackson creates and sells jewelry, flowers, and home décor items using upcycled fabric, yarn, thread, beads, stone...