Archive for July, 2009

5 Tips to Keep Your Fine Art Fabulous

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Basic Care for Your Fine Art – Part I: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs UV-Protection UV glass lasts approximately 10 years but is rather more expensive than plain glass and at least one experiemtn calls UV filtering glass’ effectiveness into question(1). There are, however, inserts available that fit between the art and the glass that […]

July’s Queen of Gems

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

I adore the ruby; it is one of my most favortie gemstones. It isn’t my birthstone no matter how much I wish otherwise. That doesn’t stop me from admiring the stone or dreaming of using it in some spactacularly (and outrageously) gorgeous piece of jewelry – for myself! It is, however, the birthstone of those […]

How Far Out?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

This week I am fortunate to have a guest post. Dr David Weiman straddles the worlds of business management and artisan jewelry. He is a psychologist specialising in management but he comes from a family of jewelers and thus has offered his understanding of the psychology of marketing and selling to us who create art […]

What to Do With Broken Jewelry? Reclaim, Reuse, Reinvent

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

It happens. A clasp snaps, old silk cord frays, stones fall out. Or maybe the piece is old and in need cleaning. We all have or find jewelry that is broken, or styled not to our taste or simply dirty from age and poor storage. There’s nothing fun about jewelry you can’t wear or give […]

Red White and Beadweaving SALE-e-bration!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Come join the Beadweaving Emporium’s Sale-e-bration in honor of the 4th of July! Since 1776, we in the USA have celebrated our Independence Day with great fervor and festivities lasting longer than merely the one day that marks the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia PA. This year marks the […]