The Psychology of Color

The Psychology of Color

Whether you are designing jewelry to sell or making jewelry for yourself and friends, the numbers in this chart are fascinating. And you might even learn something about yourself. This infographic was compiled from several online sources (the credits are at the bottom of the infographic). Psychology of Color Infographic. “A lot more is going on…

US Post Office Subsidizes Shipments from China

What happens if Alibaba buys Ebay???

ALIBABA and the 40 1 Thief: The ongoing rumors of Ebay being bought by Alibaba have opened our eyes on how exactly a Chinese seller on Ebay can offer free shipping on an item which they sell for under $2.00, though this dates back a couple of years.  And to just why Alibaba might be interested…

Just a Bracelet to You, but…

Beading with Teens: Late November we got a call at VenetianBeadShop from a Juvenile Detention Center asking if we could donate some beads for a Christmas program with about 10 girls. We were happy to do this. But…then the call to ask if we could come and show the girls how to make a piece…

How to Blow Your Own Beads!

Watch as our bead makers blown beads on the torch. This is an altogether different method than our beads in the canna production. This is a more artistic production, with multi-colors of canes making varied colored designs. Truly no two ever exactly alike.  Our Boro Glass beads are made in this tradition as are many…

Let’s Make Some Beads

murano glass heart

Take a look as we work with the bead makers for new ideas, new shapes. First you must choose the form and the glass canes. There are forms called pinze for every size of each form, for example in hearts we have from 8mm, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20 to 35mm+. The color of the…

Halloween Bracelet – Skulls & Charms

Free Design Project from VenetianBeadShop

For some people Halloween is the best holiday of the year. Count us in, we love dressing the kids up and strolling through the neighborhood. We have even taken Halloween costumes to the kids in Murano – now thanks to the same manufacturers who flood our markets with costumes, Venetians can find them locally. While it’s…

Wouldn’t you Wubber? Tools of the Trade

Wubber Tools,Bead Tutorial

If you are new to beading, you are probably wondering what tools you should buy. While it is best to know that beading is your passion before investing in a tool box stuffed with pliers, cutters, etc, good tools can help your jewelry projects easier. The right tool for the job. The Wubbers by Patti…

VenetianBeadShop is now a Google Trusted Store

VenetianBeadShop.com, which offers authentic Murano Glass Beads, Swarovski Crystal Elements, Silver and Gold Findings – everything to make jewelry, was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to ecommerce sites that demonstrate a track…

Antique Your Stampings – How to Oxidize Metals

Did you ever wonder how jewelry gets that faint, slightly antiqued look? Did you know you can do it yourself. Try this on small piece before you work on your best jewelry. What is Oxidation? It is a chemical reaction where metals is deliberately tarnished or slightly discolored, leaving a patina (finish). It gives the…

Sculpted – Chevron Murano Blown Glass Beads

Venetian Bead Shop working on New Designs in Murano

When it comes to our sculpted Blown Beads, you have to think in 3d. The outside color is only part of the story. Selecting canes, you need to be able to visualize the effect when the outside layer is ground away. We work with our Master Glass Blower to come up with the designs. Sometimes…