Thinking Outside the Box

Posted by Kelly Wright on 6/1/2017
Thinking Outside the Box
This week, a KZ Chain's designer said to me, "Today I made a new design... I have never done one like this before. I was trying to think outside the box!" which caused me to explore that idea.

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

Posted by Kelly Wright on 5/25/2017
Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan
No matter where you are on the experience and expertise scale -pro, amateur or beginner- if you make jewelry, as with any other creative art, you follow a procedure.

Chain...the Stuff that Links Us.

Posted by Kelly Wright on 5/18/2017
Chain...the Stuff that Links Us.
Chain...the stuff that links us to our own fashionable attitude. Let's explore the world of chain a little, shall we?

How Does Jewelry Make You Feel?

Posted by Kelly Wright on 5/12/2017
How Does Jewelry Make You Feel?
Whether you realize it or not, every piece of jewelry you own has a story behind it. What story does yours tell about You?

Do Men Have a Relationship with Jewelry?

Posted by Kelly Wright on 5/4/2017
Do Men Have a Relationship with Jewelry?
As with almost everything down through history, there seems to be a double standard for the sexes when  talking about jewelry. 

Jewelry Making Tools and How to Use Them

Posted by Kelly Wright on 4/27/2017
Jewelry Making Tools and How to Use Them
When you are creating jewelry, you start with an idea, then generate a design and finally start assembling your piece. In this final step there are many available choices of jewelry making tools and how to use them.

How to Build a Website to Sell your Jewelry Designs and Creations

Posted by Kelly Wright on 4/20/2017
How to Build a Website to Sell your Jewelry Designs and Creations
If you are serious about building a business around what you love to do - design and make jewelry - you'll need a place to sell your finished product.

Inspiration for Your Jewelry Making Designs

Posted by Kelly Wright on 4/13/2017
Inspiration for Your Jewelry Making Designs
If you are making jewelry for yourself or for someone else, where do you get inspiration for your jewelry making designs? If you make jewelry to sell, where do you get new ideas for your designs?

How to Start a Jewelry Making Business

Posted by Kelly Wright on 4/6/2017
How to Start a Jewelry Making Business
The first challenge facing any prospective business owner is the initial decision and the resolve to follow through with it. Owning and running a successful business is work, so please understand the commitment needed to make it happen.

Bracelets Have Meaning, Too

Posted by Kelly Wright on 3/30/2017
Bracelets Have Meaning, Too
The dictionary defines bracelet as an ornamental band or chain encircling the wrist or arm. Did you know that bracelets come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials and many of them have meaning behind them?

Findings - Parts of the Whole

Posted by Kelly Wright on 3/23/2017
Findings - Parts of the Whole
The hardware of jewelry making that puts pieces of materials together is bunched into a group called 'findings'.

Chain is a Star!

Posted by Kelly Wright on 3/17/2017
Chain is a Star!
Chain has been such an integral element of jewelry through the centuries that often we don't even see it. Our eyes search for a pendant or how the gemstone is displayed and skip right over the chain.

A Month for Renewal

Posted by Kelly Wright on 3/16/2017
A Month for Renewal
March is a month for renewal and it's time to plan your summer. What do you enjoy doing, when you're not doing what you have to do?

Is Jewelry Making Right For You?

Posted by Kelly Wright on 2/2/2017
Is Jewelry Making Right For You?
Jewelry making is a fun hobby for many women and men. With a few tools and an array of supplies, people make pieces to copy what they see in the fashion magazines or create from their own ideas and imagination.

And We Have a Winner!

Posted by Kelly Wright on 11/14/2016
And We Have a Winner!
I am pleasantly amazed and often surprised at the imagination and creativity of my customers. Last month, KZ Chains had a contest...and we are proud to announce, we have a winner!

Why Do We Buy but Don't Use?

Posted by Kelly on 10/10/2016
Why Do We Buy but Don't Use?
People strive to fill recurring needs such as hunger, and enduring needs like shelter and clothing. The need for esteem, as in owning the latest electronic device, and for self-actualization by paying for things like college to get a degree are also strong motivations to buy. As we move through our lives, our perception of what we need, what we must have and what we want becomes clouded by marketing ploys that stimulate each and every one of the senses.

Hot Jewelry Trends for Fall 2016

Posted by Kelly on 9/19/2016
Hot Jewelry Trends for Fall 2016

Trendy jewelry should be part of any outfit you want to wear to create a stunning look. Here are some of the hottest fashion jewelry trends you will find in 2016.

Excel with a Good Wholesale Jewelry Supplier

Posted by Kelly on 9/12/2016
Excel with a Good Wholesale Jewelry Supplier
People have been making jewelry since ancient times, but if anything has changed, it would be technique and design. With the advancement of technology, there has been a great boom in the jewelry industry, promoted by a wide range of astonishing designs. But, the question raised here is where to find a reliable wholesale jewelry supplier who sells a variety of metal accessories at a great price.

Best Tips to Finding Right Supplies

Posted by Kelly on 9/5/2016
Best Tips to Finding Right Supplies

Finding the right jewelry making supplies is crucial, especially for the beginners who have just started their own jewelry making business. Jewelry is usually a good industry to get into because it has value and is appealing to many different kinds of clients.

The Benefits of Wholesale Jewelry Supplies

Posted by Kelly on 8/29/2016
The Benefits of Wholesale Jewelry Supplies

There are many worthwhile hobbies that are on hand for people to take pleasure in. But some are more pleasing than others. Jewelry making is a hobby that permits you to flex your imaginative muscles while combining a selection of colors and resources that suit your own style.

Jewelry making supplies and their functions

Posted by Kelly Wright on 8/9/2016
Jewelry making supplies and their functions

Making your own necklace is an extraordinary art and can be a decent source of income as well if you choose to sell them. But, it is important that you keep in mind that designing jewelry is not an easy task.  Before you start making your own jewelry, you should become familiar with the essential tools and supplies needed to make your job a little easier.

Different jewelry making supplies serve different functions and if you master how to use them in the right way, it will be very easy for you to craft your own beautiful jewelry right at home.  There are various supplies that are essential for beginners and master jewelry makers. Here’s a look at the top ten vital jewelry making supplies and tools.

5 Reasons to Start Making Your Own Jewelry

Posted by Kristin on 7/22/2016
5 Reasons to Start Making Your Own Jewelry
Making your own jewelry may seem intimidating.  You may think that it would be too expensive, difficult, or time consuming.  Sure, it can be, but it doesn't have to be.  There are inexpensive tools and supplies out there that can get you started.  Also, the internet is filled with jewelry making tutorials to guide you through the process.

How to Revamp an Old Purse

Posted by Kristin on 7/11/2016
How to Revamp an Old Purse
For me, thrift stores, vintage shops, and flea markets are gold mines filled with hidden treasures.  Whenever I have a creative itch to make something new, I check out a local shop for cheap & thrifty materials.  My newest obsession is revamping broken vintage purses using thick chain or our vintage flat leather.  

DIY Prince Pendant

Posted by Kelly Wright on 7/5/2016
DIY Prince Pendant
I'm obsessed with our new vintage bronze cabochon base setting pendant.  It's only $2.00 and includes the glass oval cover.  It's perfect for making personalized pendants.  You can use your own photos, pictures of loved ones, abstract pieces from magazines or books, quotes, pressed flowers...the possibilities are endless and unique to you.  

Making your own pendant requires a few things: Our cabochon pendant, super new glue, scissors, a pen/pencil, and your imagination. 

The DO's of Layering Necklaces

Posted by Kelly Wright on 6/21/2016
The DO's of Layering Necklaces
The DO's of layering necklaces.