Jewelry making supplies galore!

My favorite place to shop for beads and jewelry making supplies is Fire Mountain Gems! They always have great products and prices!

Fire Mountain Gems has just about anything you can imagine for bead stringing, wire wrapping, pearl knotting, and other jewelry related crafts.

They always have something on sale, and something new too!

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has been around since 1973, and is very dependable. There have been a few times where I have gotten something a little cheaper somewhere else and then regretted it because the quality wasn’t as good as Fire Mountain.

Fire Mountain Gems Beads

Jewelry Making Supplies and more!

Not only does Fire Mountain Gems have a gazillion beads and jewelry making supplies, they also provide lots of free information and resources:

  • Inspiration
  • Instructions and Tutorials
  • References and Charts
  • Articles and so much more!

Last but not least… Great Customer Service

Fire Mountain Gems has great customer service. I have only had to call with a problem once or twice in the 15 years or so I have been a customer. When I did call their customer service department I was very pleased with the care and attention given to me to resolve my problem.

My advice is to check them out!

Zombies, bats, and gargoyle beads for Halloween Jewelry

Zombies, bats and gargoyles, oh my! Creepy jewelry beads are a must in Halloween jewelry. These awesome beads from Green Girl Studios are perfect for Halloween!

Halloween has always been one of my favorite times of the year and I love all of the ghostly and ghastly costumes, horror movies, and wearing spooky jewelry to work and parties.

So if you are thinking about making something new this year, check out these really cool beads from Green Girl Studios.

Green Girl Studios Halloween bat bead, Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner

Bats, Zombies, Gargoyles and Skull beads for Halloween jewelry ideas

I have accumulated a nice collection beads and jewelry making supplies that are perfect for Halloween ideas! Great for jewelry designs or other Halloween crafts. This Halloween Bat bead is the perfect touch for making something creepy for Halloween!

Zombies beads
Zombie bead by Green Girls Studios, Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner

Zombies, walkers or undead anyone?

This zombie bead is so detailed and just an awesome bead for Halloween or anytime really. Great for fans of the popular “The Walking Dead” or “Fear the Walking Dead” TV series or any other horror flick with zombies.

Gargoyle bead
Green Girl Studios Gargoyle bead, Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner


The actual use of Gargoyles was meant to scare off evil spirits and be a form of protection, but these gargoyle beads are still really freaky looking and are a great addition to Halloween jewelry.

Skull Bead
Green Girl Studios Smiling Skull bead, Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner
And don’t forget about skulls!

Halloween would not be complete without skull beads! Skulls conjure up ideas of death and are scary looking to many people. However skulls were also traditionally used as a form of protection and to scare off bad spirits.

Please Note: Green Girl Beads DO NOT FIT ON PANDORA bracelets.

All of these really cool Green Girl Studios beads are made of pewter and the beads are fairly large, so they would be perfect as a focal bead or pendant, plus they are really affordable since Pewter is a lot less expensive than Sterling Silver.

Green Girl Studios beads, pendants, charms, clasps, and findings are available at Bead Lovers Korner Etsy Shop.

Get inspired with unique Valentine’s heart beads

Get inspired with these unique heart beads from Green Girl Studios. Perfect for making inspirational jewelry and beaded designs.

Jewelry making ideas are often inspired by really cool beads, and below are a few examples of the awesome beads from Green Girl Studios.

Click on the photos for more information.

Inspirational Jewelry bead laced heart
Green Girl Studios Laced Heart. Photo Copyright © 2014 Bead Lovers Korner

Get inspired with cool beads

Ordinary heart beads and jewelry making supplies are everywhere, but all of the designs from Green Girl Studios are interesting, unique and are excellent for making meaningful and inspirational jewelry.

Making custom jewelry by hand for family or friends is such a special and unforgettable gift!

Inspirations Jewelry unbreakable heart
Green Girl Studios Unbreakable Heart. Photo Copyright © 2014 Bead Lovers Korner

Create jewelry designs that will be a lasting keepsake or memory for people who are dear to you.

Make cool pendants or use as a focal bead in your next beaded jewelry design to tell someone how much you love them!

Hot Lips Besame Mucho Green Girl Studios Bead. Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner

Check out the selection of beads, clasps and jewelry findings from Green Girl Studios in the Bead Lovers Korner Etsy Shop.

These beads are made from Lead Free Pewter and make great focal beads on bracelets or necklaces. Check them out and Be(ad) Inspired for Valentine gifts or for anytime!

Locked Heart for inspirational jewelry
Green Girl Studios Locked Heart. Photo Copyright © 2014 Bead Lovers Korner

Inspirational words for the hustle and bustle of Christmas

Inspirational words are sometimes all we need to change our thoughts. During this time of year life can be so hectic, people are busy shopping for Christmas gifts, decorating the tree, going to parties, etc. All while still going about the normal routines of life.

The hustle and bustle is double time during the Holiday Season, and sometimes it is hard to find the Joy that was meant to be felt by everyone.

I know that in the past I have personally sought the answers for how not to get lost during the hustle and bustle of the season.

Inspirational words can change your whole perception

I wanted to do one last blog post for this year, but didn’t think I would have time until I read the back of this new Green Girl Studios Pendant that I just received.

Green Girl Studios Snail pendant

This Snail pendant and the inspirational words on the back are a reminder to slow down. Stop, focus and remember these words:

“For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under Heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1

I used to get all twisted up inside and these words of wisdom, along with the image of the snail are a reminder that everything will get done.

Another old saying that we had in the publishing business runs along the same lines:

There’s never enough time to do it right, but there is always time to do it over.

Green Girl Studios Strength jewelry link

Strength to keep going

This year so much has happened in the world. The TV, radio and social media bring us evidence of so many tragedies, much evil and events that can make you flat-out scared for the future. So where do you find strength?

“Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

I can not tell you how many times this verse has saved me and given me the courage and the strength to continue during times of hardship or sorrow.

As this year comes to a close

I just want to say “Thank You so much” to everyone who has taken the time to read my blog, visited my website or Etsy shop. I thank everyone for their support and wish everyone a joyous Christmas and Happy New Year!

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased.” Luke 2:14

Ideas and inspiration for Teacher Appreciation Gifts

You are special teacher appreciation
You Are Special Pendant by Green Girl Studios. Photo Copyright © 2014 Bead Lovers Korner

Looking for ideas and inspiration for teacher appreciation gifts or other unique gifts for special people? When I saw this jewelry making pendant from Green Girl Studios I was overcome with ideas for uses of this special little pendant.

I am sharing my thoughts since they might be just the right inspiration for someone to make a key chain, bookmark, necklace or other beaded jewelry with this You Are Special Pendant:

  • Special Education Teacher Appreciation Gifts
  • Regular Education Teacher Appreciation Gifts
  • Parents of Children with Special Needs
  • Medallion for a Special Needs Child
  • Unique Gift for people who suffer from depression
  • Award Medal for participation in a special function
  • Gifts for Best Friends

These are just a few ideas for creating a meaningful keepsake for someone special

I raised children with ADHD (see my previous blog post on that subject) and met some very dedicated Special Education Teachers. This little pendant would have been perfect for making a unique gift for one of them.

Comment below if this gives you any special inspiration or ideas for creating unique handcrafted jewelry!

See other Green Girl Studios items in my Etsy Shop!

Jewelry making and beading with Fairies

Flower Fairy Pendant
Flower Fairy Pendant by Green Girl Studios

Jewelry making and beading with fairies are a favorite for lots of different jewelry designers. I have always been fascinated with ideas of enchantment, magic, and undiscovered secrets.

Doesn’t every one love a good Fairy Tale?

Discovering Fairies

Fairies have existed in folklore for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Today in this age of computers and science, we don’t talk about them much anymore. Many people have tried to debunk these old and cherished fairy tales.

Dragonfly Fairies for jewelry
Dragonfly Fairy Pendant Centerpiece Link by Green Girl Studios

Fairies have been known by many names all around the world. Names such as wee folk, fair folk, elves, pixies and many more.

Fairies have magical powers, are sometimes mischievous, and are of a hidden society that can shape shift into different objects or beings. Who are we to say that they don’t still exist?

Fairies have influenced art and literature as well as legends, and even traditions. Who hasn’t put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy?

Keep the magic and mystery of these stories and legends alive by incorporating them into your beaded jewelry. Create unique gifts that will become keepsakes of intrigue, and spark their own fairy tale!

Find these and other unique jewelry making supplies by Green Girl Studios  at the Bead Lovers Korner Etsy Shop.

Renewing Old Charms in Jewelry Designs

Pacific Opal Starfish Earrings

I used to make Pandora Style dangles, but they have never done that well for me, although there was a time when some symbols were popular or customizing with birthstone colors meant a special gift for someone to personalize their European Style bracelet. As trends change and new sellers arrive with cheaper and lower quality bead dangles, I have sold less and less and built up a collection of little charms and beads that were just sitting around doing nothing.

Tropical Pineapple Earrings

I don’t know what possessed me to make bead earrings, since there are about 500,000 to choose from between Etsy and Ebay, but that is what I have been doing. Giving NEW and Unique life to otherwise abandoned charms, Swarovski Crystal, gemstone beads and findings

Kokopelli Turquoise Dangle Earrings

I had been on such a roll making rosaries over the past few months, that the Beaded Jewelry section of my Etsy Shop (especially the earrings) was looking kind of sparse. I took great care to make sure that my new earring designs were not like any others, in hopes that whoever is looking for a unique gift or fashion style would find them.

Cross and Prayer Earrings
  • Which ones do you like best?
  • How do you refresh old and tired stock?
  • I would love to hear your thoughts!