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Revitalizing Your Stamped Jewelry: How to Re-blacken Lettering March 02 2019

Wear and tear is inevitable with jewelry, especially if you done it daily.  One thing unique to stamped jewelry is the oxidation in the lettering.  Jewelers use various methods, chemicals or darkening agents to blacken the stamping but over time it can begin to fade.  There is a very simple method you can use to re-blacken it if it does.  And even better, it uses products you probably have around...

Why I Took Instagram and Facebook Off My Phone February 22 2019

I used Instagram. Every day.  I used it as a tool to generate brand awareness and gain a stronger following. I posted daily about products and included lifestyle tidbits to engage viewers.  This is the reason I would get on Instagram once a day.  But, I found myself scrolling through Instagram senselessly multiple times a day. Not looking for anything, not searching to find an answer, definitely not enriching my...

Jewelry Repairs: Clasps December 04 2018

Finally got around to volume II of jewelry repairs! Short video on how to attach a clasp.  Great for those of you who want to resize your bracelet on your own.  Things you will need: -2 pairs small pliers (I use needle nose and flat nose pliers)-lobster or magnetic clasp-jump rings That's it! Enjoy! I hope you guys find this helpful.  Let me know if you have any questions. :)...

Don't Panic! November 15 2018

Keeping your cool over the holidays  I literally walked into Hobby Lobby the day after Halloween to see Christmas decor taking over every isle.  It's real people, and sorry Thanksgiving but it seems no one cares about you any longer.  Well, in the retail world at least.  As someone working in the industry I do have to think about the holidays well ahead of time and make a pretty calculated plan. ...

Bracelet Repairs: Cord Ends November 13 2018

I cannot tell you how many bracelet we get back for resizing!  There are some fearless clients that want to take the task on themselves.  Happy to assist in whatever way I can, I have created a short video showing how to attach the cord ends that we use here at Thought Blossoms.  Hopefully this will make your task a bit easier, and please feel free to leave questions!  I will...

Gemstones & Gurus November 05 2018

After a visit to the gem show here in Houston I came home with some really beautiful components to start integrating into our line. Of them included a couple of Buddha charms and some absolutely gorgeous strands of wire wrapped gemstones. Both carry beautiful energy and add something remarkable to our otherwise basic chain necklaces. Buddha A “student” of meditation I was drawn to the Buddha. Buddha is not a...

Measuring Your Wrist for a Bracelet October 26 2018

Bracelet sizing can be tricky when ordering online.  I should know, I have changed my sizing strategy in our shop at least three times.  Regardless, we receive A LOT of bracelets back for resizing.  I finally decided to stick with requesting an actual "wrist size" from our clients.  What does this mean?  We want your wrist size, nothing added, nothing taken away.  We want to know exactly what your wrist...

The Lotus October 16 2018

The Lotus  I have been wearing the lotus for years, it was one of the first design stamps that I purchased.  And with really no knowledge of its nature or symbolism, I bought it just knowing it carried positive energy and was related to yoga and stuff like that. As I began to take a little time to read here and there and found that it represented "purity" and "spiritual awakening", but neither of...

Learning Lengths October 10 2018

This week on the blog: "Learning Lengths", necklace length demystified.  Check out our tips on how to choose the right necklace length for you.

What is Thought Blossoms Anyways October 01 2018


Polishing like the Pros September 24 2018

When I started stamping it was a complete mystery how jewelers went from a piece of metal that looked as if it had been run over in a gravel driveway to a beautiful mirror finish.  I dove into Etsy forums and Youtube tutorials and found one of the most common jeweler's tools, the flex shaft.  Very similar to a Dremel (I started with a Dremel myself) this a rotary tool...

Beating the Work from Home Blues September 17 2018

Working from home always sounded like a fantastic idea to me.  No lunch prepping, clothing optional, I can get laundry done, snack and play with the kitties while working all day. So I had to think critically when I started to feel a little blue in this supposedly "ideal" situation.  Whether you are a stay at home mom, working remotely for a big company or self employed our social nature does...
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