December 7th, 2012
2013 Tucson Jewelry Classes at JOGS
We are so excited to be bringing you 100+ classes this year at JOGS Gem and Mineral show this February 1st – February 12, 2013. We have pulled together a very impressive international team of instructors to bring you the largest selection of classes available in Tucson. Please browse our class schedule either by date or [...]
November 7th, 2012
Surprise Grab Bags are Back!
We received so many requests to bring the Surprise Grab Bags back, we knew it was time!  For those of you who missed our Grab Bag specials over the summer, we hand-picked beads and other elements to create a goody bag that is perfect for jump-starting your creations. It works out great for everyone — [...]
November 5th, 2012
More Beautiful Bead Soup Results
We have heard back from two more recipients of the Bead Soup Giveaway from Kalmach Books!  Here are their beautiful results. From Heather Otto, here is what she started with:  a sterling silver clasp, lampwork focal bead and beads to match: And with her amazing wire wrapping, here are the beautiful results: Thanks Heather for [...]
October 11th, 2012
Bead Soup
Kalmbach Books puts together a fun event called “Bead Soup” on their Facebook page, which we were happy to participate in this year.   Here’s the premise: different bead stores send in a mix of beads, which Facebook followers of Kalmbach Books enter to win and make a piece of jewelry.  Fun, right? Our bead [...]
September 30th, 2012
Come see us at BeadFest Texas!
One month to go, and we can’t wait.  For the third year, Wired Up Beads will be at BeadFest Texas October 26, 27 & 28! We will be emailing free passes in October — a $12 savings! — so be sure to sign up for our newsletter.   Everything is bigger in Texas, and our booth is [...]
September 23rd, 2012
Top Seven Tips for Selling Jewelry during the Holidays
It’s getting cooler…  Well, at least here in North Texas we wish it were, and if you haven’t already, it is time to start thinking about the holiday selling season.  If you make jewelry and plan to sell it online or at craft shows (the window has already closed for securing wholesale orders – that [...]
September 13th, 2012
Wonderful Video Tutorials Using Wubbers
We stumbled across this wonderful collection of free tutorials on You Tube (while browsing Pinterest, naturally).  Rachel is a very talented jewelry artist from Loughrea, Ireland, and teaches there. We were absolutely THRILLED when we saw her using Wubbers Pliers in the videos.  You can see her round nose Wubbers on the far left!  Here is the video [...]
September 5th, 2012
Growing Your Jewelry Business
Recently we launched our new line of marketing packages, which grew out of the feedback we received from our customers.  We have heard these comments again and again: “I’m totally in love with making jewelry.  How do I sell my jewelry so I can keep creating?” and “I would love to do this full-time.” We [...]
September 2nd, 2012
September’s Jewelry Making Classes are Now Online
Can you believe it’s almost autumn?  Neither can we! We have been busy arranging new classes for you at Wired Up Beads.  Our jewelry making classes are filling up September’s calendar, and we are thrilled to have over a dozen planned for this month. You can view our class descriptions and register here, or view in [...]