Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair in April: Sweet Spot in New York to Visit

The 12th edition of the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA) in New York City is poised to present a great range of arts and design of value in today’s international markets. The show is scheduled for April 16-19, 2009 with an Opening Preview Gala on Wednesday, April 15 at the historic Park Avenue […]

Tips for Creating Beautiful Polymer Clay Beads

By Astrid Lee, – Copyright 2007 To create beautiful polymer clay beads for your fine art jewelry, there are a number of steps you should take to ensure that right from the beginning you’re able to make a rather professional, artistic product, in an economical way. Article from FIRST THE BASICS: TIPS FOR […]

XMAS Art Shows — Tips for Selling Artists

Yesterday Belinda Stinson wrote an excellent article ‘7 Reasons Why Using Jewelry Display Stands Get You More Expo Trade Shows Sales’ , which I believe will really be of help to jewellers (and other artisans) who are planning to participate in the numerous upcoming XMAS art & craft gift shows. “The question of how to […]

Polymer Clay Beads

If you are looking for practical examples, look for specialist websites, such as the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild . Browsing through their picture pages, offers a wealth of specific and rather advanced ideas. Not that advanced in creating polymer clay beads yet? Below is an article which offers a practical guide into the world […]

A History Lesson in Glass Bead Jewelry

The article below is a short art history class for fine craft jewellers. A seemingly well-researched article on glass beads. “GLASS BEADS -The History and Making Of Beads are amongst the oldest human art and technology, dating back 30,000 years. They have been dated back to at least Roman times. Perhaps the earliest glass-like beads […]