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Discover the mixed media jewelry of fiber artist Karen Smith who combines thread with stone and metal to create colorful pendants, pins and more -- and demonstrates her knotting techniques. Learn about the success and fascination four jewelry designers are having with bangles in Trends, then follow instructions for making bracelets of this type. Improve sales of your handmade jewelry with better branding right from the start. Think about obsidian next time you’re in the market for a colorful and affordable gem: it’s a lot more than black. Set a mahogany obsidian cabochon in a a wavy silver pendant you can make using pliers, plus check out some new pliers on the market. Make a swivel locket pendant using a riveted hinge. Take the design challenge, see how the experts answer your questions, and more!