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Entries from July 2009

Back to Basics Sale

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

For 48 hours, shop the Back to Basics sale to save 15% on hundreds of beading staples ranging from crimp tubes and clasps to bails and head pins. These findings will give your designs a high-quality foundation. Take advantage of this sale by entering coupon code SCE15P-BBS at checkout. This sale ends at 9am (PDT) on Thursday, July 30, 2009.

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Mommy and Me paper dolls

July 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Korba Paper Doll

Korba Paper Doll

I loved to play paper dolls when I was young. Often my dolls were store bought. Betsy McCall and her wardrobe could be found in every issue of McCall’s Magazine. Both would inspire me to create my own paper dolls, my mother would always draw the faces for me. I was lucky to have several friends that shared my enthusiasm, we would spend hours designing clothes and sometimes furniture for them. The actual play time took us across the neighborhood, or should I say the universe, but it rarely equaled the amount of time that we spent creating them. That was the true fun for us.

These Mommy and Me paper dolls are meant to inspire. Yours can be as simple or as ornate as you wish. You can help with the cutting, crimping and using the Bejeweler. Don’t know how to sew? Skip it and glue on some beads and glitter. It is a great project for sharing different crafting skills with your child. 

- Artbeads.com Designer, Cheri

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Artbeads.com Email Newsletters

July 24th, 2009 · No Comments

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Thread for Seed Beads

July 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Q: I am new to beading with seed beads (sz 8/0 & 11/0)  I want to make rings with them and the instructions told me to use Fire Line, okay I went searching the web and came to your site, where I found the product: Nymo D Large Bobbin White, Product Code: NYD-WHT-L

I need to know if this thread is small enough to work with the seed beads, if it is I would like to get some ordered yet today :-)

 A: Thank you for your inquiry. The Nymo Waxed Nylon Thread is small enough to work with the seed beads you are working with. You can view our entire selection of Nymo Thread by clicking here.  We hope this information is helpful, and look forward to working with you soon.

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Shop Outside the Box.

July 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Outside the Box Sale

For just one week, save 20% on our most unique bead and craft items. From watches and bead pens to journal kits and bookmarks, these components will help you think outside the box. To enjoy these great savings, enter coupon code SCW20P-OBS at checkout. This sale ends at 9am (PDT) on Thursday, July 30, 2009.

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Gigantic Glass Sale. Save 20% on select glass!

July 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Glass Sale

For just one week, save 20% on a wide selection of high-quality glass beads and components, including new lampwork beads. From Venetian beads to furnace glass, our variety of glass components will give your designs a brilliant touch of color! Save now by entering coupon code SCW20P-GLS at checkout. Sale ends at 9am (PDT) on Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

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Limited Edition Pearl & Pendant Sale

July 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Limited Edition Pearl & Pendant Sale

Take advantage of the Limited Edition Pearl and Pendant Sale to stock up on fabulous pearls and gemstone pendants. From new donut pendants to Biwa pearls, these items will give your designs a touch of natural elegance. These items are only available in extremely limited quantities, so shop now before they sell out!


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How I Was Inspired to Make Scarves

July 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Scarf

I was driving in downtown Seattle to do some Christmas shopping. At a stop signal, I saw a woman with her daughter moving toward a homeless woman and giving her a scarf along with a pair of socks. This very simple gesture was so touching! Knitting is a passion, especially scarves because they are easy and fast, so I thought to do the same. Back at home I remember having a box of leftover yarn mixed with some balls of yarn that I purchased a long time ago when my kids were small. So I came up with a summer project: making as many scarves as I can for adults and children. Then in winter I plan to give them away to people in need. I’ve been asking some of my friends if they would like to participate in this project, adding that crochet is also welcome! I was really happy to see that one of my friend’s daughters, who is twelve, wanted to knit some scarves, too. To add a touch of fun on the scarves, I used some of my leftover beads for adornment. It doesn’t matter which ones; beads are always beautiful to look at. I hope that this project will inspire some of you, just as I was inspired in Seattle by a mom and her daughter.

- Cynthia Kimura, Co-owner and President

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Save 15% on all CRYSTALLIZED™

July 7th, 2009 · No Comments

CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements Sale

Shop the Artbeads.com CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski sale to save 15% on our collection of CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements. From pendants and rhinestones to buttons and spacers, these components illustrate why Swarovski has been the leader in precision-cut crystal for more than 100 years. Save now by entering coupon code SCW15P-SWA at checkout. This sale ends at 9am (PDT) on Tuesday, July 14, 2009.

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Artbeads.com Customer Product Reviews

July 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Sterling Silver Mosaic Triangle Pendant

Sterling Silver Mosaic Triangle Pendant

This looks so pretty with a Swarovski crystal pendant hanging from it. It’s very delicate and will bend if it’s not handled gently but it looks fabulous in the necklace I made and we receive lots of complements on what a pretty show piece it is.

- Anonymous
Sterling Silver Twist Link
Sterling Silver Twist Link
I’ve used these SS tubes many times to make complete jewelry sets and they are exceptionally nice. You must buy 2mm round SS beads because the tubes go through the bead hole. They look nice with FW Pearls and round swarovski crystals.

- Olie

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