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Entries from October 2009

Artbeads.com Treasure Hunt Winner

October 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Artbeads.com recently sponsored a treasure hunt from Beader’s Showcase, an online jewelry community. Participants searched both websites to find two hidden images for a chance to win a $100 Artbeads.com gift certificate. The contest has now ended, and the winner has been chosen!

Janel Dudley is our winner. She won the draw after correctly providing the words ‘Gold’ and ‘Glitz’.

“Yeah! How exciting! Whoo-hoo! I feel very lucky to be the winner! When I was looking for the Treasure Hunt, I thought, aw there’s no way I’ll win, but I thought, well…someones gonna win, why not me?”Thank you so much Ann and Jeff and Artbeads! I really feel super lucky to have won this!!”

Janel is planning on stocking up on some sterling silver spacers, a few other essentials and then doing some more Treasure Hunting on Artbeads.com for extra booty.Our congratulations, Janel. We hope you really enjoy yourself.

- Beader’s Showcase
http://www.beadersshowcase.com/

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Tags: Just For Fun!

“Quality of Mercy” necklace

October 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Necklace design by Artbeads.com customer Lonesome Road Studio
Inspired by a Michelle Shocked song as well as being a Shakespeare quote from “The Merchant of Venice”, the “Quality of Mercy” necklace was created with turquoise nuggets, Bali silver beads and a gorgeous Bali silver clasp, all from Artbeads. The focal piece cross is my own creation handcrafted of polymer clay embellished with a found angel charm. See it at www.LonesomeRoadStudio.com

- By Artbeads.com customer LonesomeRoadStudio

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Tags: Customer Gallery of Designs

New Screensaver & Wallpapers

October 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Artbeads.com screensaver and wallpapers

We’ve added 11 new inspirational wallpapers and a screensaver! Check out all of our new additions and download your favorites for free!

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Tags: Just For Fun!

A Bit of Summer

October 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments


Just like in the background of the picture I wanted a lush green background to the necklace. To achieve this look, I braided three strands of the Green Spider Jasper Cubes. I attached the druk beads to the filigree to represent the unopened blooms peeking out from the leaves. With a blast of big bold color, the double strands lead you eye to that beautiful ripple pendant, just like the pedals lead your eye to the center of the flower. That is my inspiration and my bit of summer to take with me into winter.

Here are the ArtBeads products I used:
Donut Rust Ripple – Product Code: SBRB4
Green Spider Jasper Cubes – Product Code: 48760
Rainbow Carnelian Squares – Product Code: LTD-1447
Glass Druk Bead Topaz 8mm (25 Pack) – Product Code: DRUK-TOPA8

- By Artbeads.com customer Tish McDermott
http://www.justatish.com

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Tags: Customer Gallery of Designs

Bronze Quote Pendants

October 15th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Artbeads.com is the exclusive reseller of these fantastic individual pendants from Sentiment Redesigned.

Bronze Quote Pendant - The Most Difficult Thing
“Amelia…The most difficult thing…”
Amelia was my inspiration for so many things while growing up.  She achieved greatness in a field that was dominated by men.  Although Earhart’s convictions were strong, challenging prejudicial and financial obstacles awaited her. Earhart felt the flight proved that men and women were equal in “jobs requiring intelligence, coordination, speed, coolness and willpower.”  I created this piece to honor her spirit, and inspire others to believe in what they can achieve.

Bronze Quote Pendant - Don't Ask For The Moon
“Don’t ask for the moon…”
This particular quotation reminds me to be grateful. I find that I sometimes forget to cherish that which lies right in front of me. When I think of this quote, I want to slow down, smile to myself, and then think about some of the things that I take for granted sometimes.

Bronze Quote Pendant - Believe
“Believe”
Sometimes a single word is enough to convey meaning to the present moment. I am fascinated by Angels, and have found that the wing, in particular, symbolizes many things for different people. Freedom, hope, peace, warmth, and inspiration are just a few of the words I’ve heard associated with the image of an Angel wing.

Bronze Quote Pendant - Simplicity
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”
Leonardo da Vinci tried to understand the world and phenomenon by observing and describing every detail. He did not emphasize experiments or theoretical explanations. In doing so, I think his real gift was not drawing a line between science and art. I find that is the sophistication he speaks about. This pendant keeps it simple.

Bronze Quote Pendant - Winter Is On My
“Winter is on my head…”
I loved being able to make a snowman, and it always made the winter seem a little bit magical. This quote by Victor Hugo also reminded me that the winter would not last forever, so enjoy it while you can.

Bronze Quote Pendant - Write It On Your Heart
“Write it on your heart…”
As the tiny cherub writes on the romantic heart, Emerson reminds us to be grateful on a daily basis. “Every day is the best day…” We have the power to make it a great day.

Bronze Quote Pendant - Roses In December
“Roses in December…”
I created this design because I was reminded of the beautiful table centerpieces that I made for our Christmas Eve dinners. One year, I grew so tired of pointsettias, so I began using red roses in a large vase, with bare tree branches that I sprayed white. I adore “roses in December”.

Bronze Quote Pendant - Every Star Is Heaven's
“Every star is heaven’s…”
The tiny inscription on the star reads, “land softly”. On the coldest nights in Northern Michigan, the stars were unbelievably bright. The colder the night, the clearer the sky, and bright, shiny stars to enjoy.

Bronze Quote Pendant - Winter Passes
“Winter passes…”
The beauty of the winter season is sometimes overshadowed by its length. This is beautiful thought to suggest having a determined spirit in all of our endeavors.

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Tags: New Product Introductions

Beader’s Showcase Treasure Hunt!

October 13th, 2009 · No Comments


Take part in our new treasure hunt to win a $100 Artbeads.com gift card! We are proud to sponsor this treasure hunt for Beader’s Showcase, an online jewelry design community. One special image containing a compass and a secret word is hidden on Artbeads.com and another is placed on the Beader’s Showcase website! For a chance to win, visit Beader’s Showcase!

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Tags: Company News · Just For Fun!

Japanese Lanterns

October 7th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Necklace design be Artbeads.com customer Lynda Moseley
The necklace is titled “Japanese Lanterns” and also features a polymer clay pendant created by me using an image transfer technique.  The image depicted is of a vintage Japanese woodcut.  I was drawn to the colorful graphics, but it sat on my worktable for weeks while I searched for the perfect gemstones to complete the necklace design.   Beads I picked up had too much cherry red in them, and I felt it needed something in the Chinese red family of orange-reds, or possibly a chameleon bead that would adapt to more than one color palette.  I knew I found that when I saw the Salmon/Peridot Czech glass rondelles!  They are perfect accents and bring out the reds in the pendant. 
 
Thank you so much!

- By Artbeads.com customer Lynda
www.scdiva.etsy.com

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Tags: Customer Gallery of Designs

Swarovski Innovations Are Here!

October 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

CRYSTALLIZED™ Innovations Are Here!
We are proud to introduce over 150 new styles of Swarovski Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 Innovations! We have two new crystal colors – cyclamen opal and greige – along with the new crystal coral pearl color, the crystal metallic light gold finish and loads of unique new styles. Keep checking back as we will be adding dozens of additional styles that are sure to make your designs sparkle!

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