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New and More Affordable DVDs

Years ago when we developed our first and flagship product, the two-volume Professional Pearl and Bead Stringing DVD, compression technologies weren’t as accessible as they are today. The choice we had back then was to ignore information we regarded as … Continue reading

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Pearl & Bead Stringing Course on Udemy

The comprehensive Professional Pearl and Bead Stringing course is now available on demand at Udemy, the on-line learning academy.  The popular course, for goldsmiths, jewelry designers and serious amateurs who want or need to know how to string pearls and … Continue reading

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Free Book on Pearls Available Today & Tomorrow

I’ve recently gotten interested in Kindle, not especially as a money-making venture, I don’t for a minute believe all the get rich quick claims marketers are making. But I do see Kindle as an extraordinary opportunity to get information out … Continue reading

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New Wire Jewelry DVD Released

Yesterday, we released a new DVD on fabricating wire jewelry and findings. I decided to make the DVD in response to a number of queries from people who have bought the pearl and bead stringing course and who wanted to … Continue reading

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Recent Auction Suggests Bakelite Retains Value

The auction firm Bonhams recently announced higher than anticipated prices for a single-owner collection of Bakelite and Lucite jewelry. Bakelite enthusiasts will be happy at the news Bakelite appears to have retained and even grown in value during a difficult … Continue reading

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Toussaint’s “Panthers” – A Fierce Legacy

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an all-too-short article reminding us of the seminal influence on jewelry a few notable women have had. In this case, the woman was Jeanne Toussaint who introduced the panther motif to Cartier, an icon … Continue reading

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Why Bead Stringers Should Oppose the Internet Sales Tax

Freedom, flexibility and creativity are the reasons people like us create our own small businesses.  And in the name of government revenue, state and federal officials are threatening our little businesses’ ability to compete and survive. They are pushing for … Continue reading

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