Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Clasp Wars: The Slide Clasp

It’s time once again for another Clasp Wars post! I ran another vote on the Wescott Jewelry Facebook Page for what clasp you guys wanted to talk about next and though it was close, the good ole slide clasp just barely … Continue reading

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Clasp Wars: The Snap Clasp

  Welcome back, friends! In this third installation of my Clasp Wars series, we are going to be talking about snap clasps. I asked which clasp we should talk about next on my Facebook page and the request for these … Continue reading

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Clasp Wars: The Box Clasp

Hey, everybody! So, a few weeks ago I debuted my first post in a new series on my blog where I talk about different clasps and really get into what I do and don’t like about them. We talked about lobster … Continue reading

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Clasp Wars: The Lobster Claw

I wanna start a new series on this blog where I compare different types of clasps and talk a bit about what I’ve learned over the years in terms of what they are and aren’t good for. I’m calling it … Continue reading

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Tips on Nail Care for Beaders!

Hello, everyone! So, I was scrambling for a topic for a new blog post this month (since part of my resolution for this [and every] year is to post twice a month and September is over today – OOPS) and … Continue reading

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Measuring Jewelry to Sell Online – How to Describe Exactly What You’re Selling

Hey, everybody! So, one of the big frustrations of buying jewelry online is making sure that the piece you’re buying fits properly and is the size you expected. As an Etsy seller who lists handmade jewelry in addition to my … Continue reading

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What Do I Start Next? How to Discipline Your Creativity During the Doldrums

So, you’ve recently finished a beaded piece and it’s time to start a new project. You’ve flipped through your books and scoured Pinterest, but somehow you just can’t find a project you want to start next. All the patterns you … Continue reading

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A Handy Guide to Giving Jewelry as Gifts

Hello, loves! I am currently having a big spring sale with the hope of clearing out some of my inventory to make room for some wonderful new stuff. This is a great time of year for sales because there is SO … Continue reading

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Sam’s Guide to Audio Books

Hello, everyone! So, at the beginning of the year I wrote a blog post about my resolutions for the year, one of which was a reading goal of 125 books for the year. Whenever this comes up in conversation, people … Continue reading

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