Save the Date: Spring Gem Show

2020 Spring Gem Show We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our spectacular Spring Gem Show in-store only! Join us Thursday, 3/5 and Friday, 3/6 to see our sparkly new beads and baubles from our most recent shopping haul at the Tucson Gem Show. We’ll have tons of colorful new beads, pave charms, pendants, … Continue Reading

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Tourmaline

Healing Powers of Tourmaline Tourmaline is a popular gemstone that is admired for its beauty and metaphysical healing properties. It can be found in many different shades of colors such as pink, green (or a combination of both), blue, brown, and black. Thankfully, many tourmaline beads come in multi-colored strands! Here are some of the … Continue Reading

Proper Pearl Care

Tips for Caring for Freshwater Pearls Quality freshwater pearls should be handled gently and cared for properly in order to preserve its beautiful lustrous sheen. Failure to properly care for pearls may result in discoloration and/or chipping, and who wants that to happen?! We’ve decided to create a list of helpful tips that will hopefully … Continue Reading

Know Your Beads: Mystic Gemstones

There are so many spectacular gemstones that are naturally created and mined from our Earth. In the jewelry-making world, the gemstones that are used to make beautiful handmade jewelry are often drilled and referred to as beads. Gemstone beads come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Gemstone beads can either be left in their … Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide to Layering Necklaces

How to Layer Your Necklaces If you’ve picked up a Vogue magazine recently or have been scrolling through your Instagram feed, then you may have noticed that just about every fashionista has been adorning themselves with multiple layers of necklaces. While we truly believe that there is no right or wrong way to wear jewelry, … Continue Reading

Finish Off Your Stretchy Bracelet Like a Pro!

“How do you tie off your stretchy bracelet?” Want in on our simple trick? It’s all in the adhesive! After beading on all of your components to your stretch cord,  you want to finish off by tying a knot. We love using a surgeons knot to close the bracelet.  Then, comes the adhesive, G-S Hypo … Continue Reading