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of Odds - Be Dazzled Beads -- Jewelry Design Center
Beaders and Jewelry Makers OnLine since 1995
TO BEADS & JEWELRY FINDINGS
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ORIENTATION TO BEADS & JEWELRY FINDINGS
is a series of 18 video tutorials with
over 5 1/2 hours of introductory materials
about all types of beads, metals, clasps
and stringing materials for the beader
and jewelry maker.
These tutorials are taught from the
That is, these tutorials are designed
to teach you the kinds of choices Beaders
and Jewelry Artists make when creating
These tutorials are not only a presentation
of facts and information.
They are also an introduction to ideas
about design, and
they are a tale of how one begins to
learn and to work with beads and make
Learn how to achieve “fair pricing”
for your art with businessman/ artist,
Warren Feld. Understand your role in the
world of jewelry commerce and how to make
money by doing what you love, through
fair pricing of your work. No handout
is included in this class.
“TODAY’S LESSON IS ABOUT ONE
KEY TO SUCCESS: SMART PRICING. WE DISCUSS
WHY JEWELRY SELLS. WE GO OVER DIFFERENT
KINDS OF PRICING STRATEGIES USED BY JEWELRY
DESIGNERS AND THE JEWELRY INDUSTRY. I
PRESENT A SIMPLE MATHEMATICAL PRICING
FORMULA. I EXPLAIN THE FORMULA, AND BREAK
THIS DOWN INTO LITTLE STEPS. THEN WE PRACTICE
APPLYING THE FORMULA AND PRICING SOME
PIECES OF JEWELRY.
AT THE END OF THE LESSON, I DISCUSS THE
DIFFERENCES AMONG RETAIL, WHOLESALE AND
CONSIGNMENT. I BRIEFLY DISCUSS SOME KEY
BUSINESS STRATEGIES WHICH ARE VERY RELATED
TO PRICING. AND I OFFER SOME FINAL WORDS
Everything you need to know for
successfully designing with pearls, including
knotting - traditional vs non traditional
methods, attaching clasps, finishing,
care of your pearls, repair and types
of pearls, the nature of the pearl. Jewelry
designer Warren Feld will lead you through
this comprehensive CraftArtEdu class that
is all about pearls. 6 Broadcasts.
Level: All Levels
55-page downloadable handout comes with
this class, presented in 6 parts with
16 lessons, artist and businessman, Warren
Feld, will fill you in on the ins and
outs, the dos and the don’ts of
selling at craft shows and fairs. Which
are best for you, which may be a waste
of your time. How to compute the revenue
you must earn to justify participating
in an event. This is a must see class
for anyone thinking of entering the art
and craft show world and will maximize
your chances of success in these venues.
Silver is .925 silver, as is Sterling
Silver. Containing more germanium
than traditional sterling silver
alloys, Argentium silver is virtually
tarnish-free. Customers will appreciate
the value and convenience of beautifully
sparkling jewelry that requires
far less polishing than sterling
silver. Ideal for all types of jewelry
wire is a little stiffer than comparable
sterling silver wire.
solder or rivet ornaments onto these
spring-hardened steel barrettes.
These French-style barrettes are
end to end across the top surface.
The 80mm (3 1/4") style is
the most popular seller.
Made in the Orient.
everyone's ears are pierced.
Use these clip findings.
In one style, you glue a decorative
like a large rhinestone, to the
In two other styles, you hang a
off a loop. One version is a "clip",
and the other version is a "screw-on".
beads allow you to take your creation
into multiple directions.
These beads are either tubes with
one or more loops soldered onto
or tubes soldered together so that
their openings lead you in different
beads are round beads soldered together
-- either 2 or 3 together --
so that their holes face in different
These are strung onto multiple strand
necklaces and bracelets
where you want your strands to cross
over each other.
You string on one of these at each
intersection to preserve the twist.
and Chain Ends are used to prepare
the ends of cable wires and thicker
so that you can add a clasp to them.
These findings give your pieces
a finished look at the ends.
Glue these on with a jeweler's glue
like E6000 or Beacon 527.
Land of Odds
-Be Dazzled Beads provides bead and jewelry making artists with virtually
all their beads, supplies, books and jewelry findings needs, with over
40,000 products. Locate those hard-to-find parts, finishes and colors.
Home of the Ugly Necklace Contest and of All Dolled Up: Beaded Art Doll
Competition. Open Windows Gallery of Fine Art Jewelry. Center for Beadwork
& Jewelry Arts classes and workshops.
Sorry, we do not have a Printed Catalog.
NOTE: We do not provide Samples of items
The supply and availability of beads is very variable. Please make note
of this when you are planning any project! Also MAKE NOTE and REALIZE
that the exact color and size of many beads also varies, sometimes considerably,
from production lot to production lot. Just because you ordered 100 navy
blue oval beads in June, don't assume that when you re-order, that the
navy blue color will be exact, or the size will be exact.
don't assume that the same color will still be available when you order
next -- even with a basic color like 'black'.
in your planning, assume that the variability of size/color/shape in any
lot of hand-crafted beads will also have considerable variability.
hesitate, when planning a project, or ordering from us, to ask us questions
about supply and availability of beads. We'll do our best to find answers
and options for you. This may mean having to modify your design plans
somewhat, or for us to find an alternative, though sometimes higher cost,
supplier. It may also mean buying your key beads or other parts and findings
in larger quantities. At Land of Odds-Be Dazzled Beads, we are all too
familiar with the trials, tribulations and joys of jewelry design. We'll
work closely with you.
you are ordering SEVERAL ITEMS WHICH YOU MUST HAVE "ALL OR NONE",
then please email or notify us of this fact when you place your order.
Normally, we ship what is available, and out-of-stock the rest. We
do not typically call or email about what is unavailable, unless specifically
requested to do so.
We cannot be responsible for the color
of dyed stones.
Listed weights and sizes for cast jewelry
and beads pieces are approximate.
Please be aware that the colors of images
you see on your screen may differ from the true colors of any item offered
for sale. We do our best to see that there is as little distortion from
the true colors as possible, but different browsers and different computer
graphics hard- and soft-ware do many different things with colors. Even
when switching between Netscape, Internet Explorer and AOL, some colors
will vary considerably, some will vary a little, and others won't vary