About Me and My Websites

I really hope you find my website information useful.  

I have been making jewelry as long as I can remember. I have also been admiring jewelry for that long.  

I love the history and stories behind jewelry. Whether it is precious or a costume bauble, it seems like people remember how they acquired it and why. 

I genuinely enjoy sharing the projects I make, the tools I use, the products and information I find, and the tips and tricks I've learned along the way with you.  

I appreciate your time reading my blog and love it when you leave me comments and give me the opportunity to get to know you  better.

In 2014, I became the beadwork expert for the beadwork site at About.com. They later turned into The Spruce Crafts. You can find articles and projects writtern or updated by me in the beadwork topic and the jewelry making topic

I am no longer working with The Spruce, but I'm very proud of the projects I've published there.  I am open to considering other contract writing positions on the topics of beadwork or jewelry making.

If you enjoy the information I share, I hope you will follow me on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, Google+ and Pinterest, I have recently started publishing short videos on YouTube too.

You can also email me directly at lisayang1 at gmail.com  (replace at with the symbol and remove the spaces).  I love hearing from other jewelry makers!

If you love my jewelry and information, I hope you will consider purchasing my book when it is finally ready or tutorials or supplies or finished jewelry or just leave me words of encouragement on my blog.  

My finished jewelry will be available for purchase at shoplisayangjewelry.com (eventually!)

Now for the other stuff that I have to tell you:

To compensate me for the time and expense involved in publishing my jewelry sites, I participate in several revenue generating programs.  My websites may earn income from advertising and affiliate programs with retailers whose products or services are featured here.  It may also earn income from e-books or printed books or tutorials that I may produce.  

FTC Disclosure

The Federal Trade Commission requires that I disclose any relationship I have between a product manufacturer or service provider when I write about a product or service.

Here are my guidelines:
  • I do not receive any free products in exchange for publishing product reviews or endorsing any products.  All of the opinions and reviews expressed on my sites are my own and are provided to help you improve your jewelry making skills, not sell products or services.
  • I am sometimes paid a commission if you purchase a product or service from a link on my website.  I do not write posts for the sole purpose of advertising or selling these products.
Please understand, I would prefer to live in a blog without any advertisements - but it's just not practical for me at this time.