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Entries from December 2009

Mulee Design Earrings

December 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

earring design

This is a pair of earrings utilizing gorgeous double sided paua shell pendants as well as paula radke dichroic glass beads. All earwires and chain are sterling silver materials.

–By Customer Lisa

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Tags: Customer Gallery of Designs Treasure Chest Giveaway

December 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment


Starting today, you can register to win a mystery treasure chest full of stunning beads and jewelry supplies from A new item contained in the treasure chest will be revealed to the public every week until the winner is announced. Visit the Facebook page, click on the sweepstakes tab and enter your contact information before 11:59 PM (PST) Wednesday, January 27, 2010, to enter yourself in this exciting sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is open to United States and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) over the age of 18.

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Tags: Company News · Just For Fun!

End of the Year Clearance Sale

December 28th, 2009 · No Comments

End of the Year Clearance

Save big during our End of the Year Clearance sale. From limited edition gemstones and pearls to vintage Swarovski items, you’ll find a large collection of jewelry supplies at rock bottom prices. Shop now and stock up on jewelry supplies for the new year. These great savings end at 9am (PST) on Thursday, January 7, 2010.

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Tags: Company News Screensavers and Wallpapers

December 24th, 2009 · No Comments


Do you look forward each week to seeing the gorgeous bead and jewelry photos we feature on the website? If you do then you’ll love our free screensavers and wallpapers. We have selected some of our favorite images to create these beautiful desktop backgrounds. If you can’t pick just one try our screensaver with 8 images for you to enjoy!

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Tags: Just For Fun!

Save 15% on All Swarovski Crystals and Base Metal!

December 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

15% Off Swarovski Crystals

For one week only, save 15% on our entire selection of Swarovski crystal and base metal jewelry supplies. From pendants and bicones to chain and jump rings, this sale contains almost everything you need to create a beautiful piece of jewelry. Enter coupon code SCW15P-SBM at checkout to take advantage of these great savings. Shop now! This great offer ends at 9am (PST) on Monday, December 28, 2009.

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Tags: Company News

The Best of 2009

December 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Before we say goodbye to the year 2009, we’d like to look back at all the great things this year had to offer. Here at we remember a year full of great products and design ideas, as well as outstanding customer input. To help you find the best that had to offer throughout the year, we’ve compiled it all onto one page for easy viewing. Thanks for making 2009 a great one for us at, and we look forward to 2010 being even better.

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Tags: Top Rated Products · Top Rated Products & Reviews

The Muse has been Revealed

December 18th, 2009 · No Comments

The mystery muse component has been revealed in Scarlett Lanson’s Use the Muse III contest. Congratulations to Susan Feldkamp and her piece “Butterfly Stages” for winning first place in this innovative contest, and congratulations to all the other winners as well. To see how designers from 37 states and 13 other countries used this stunning copper butterfly pendant, visit The Beader’s Muse photo galleries. was proud to once again sponsor this contest which provided inspiration to so many jewelry designers.

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Tags: Just For Fun!

The Perfect Last-Minute Gift

December 17th, 2009 · No Comments


Did you wait until the last minute to purchase a great gift for the beader in your life who seems to have everything? Consider purchasing an e-mail gift certificate. These gift certificates come in increments of $10, $25, $50 and $100 and are sure to delight your fellow beader when they appear in their e-mail inbox. Within one business day, will send the recipient an e-mail with the gift code and information about the sender, including a special message from you if provided. This means you don’t have to stand in line to ship your gift and worry that it won’t arrive on time. Gift certificates can be used all at once or repeatedly until the gift amount has been reached. To make sure that your e-mail gift certificate arrives on time for Christmas morning, it must be purchased by 9am (PST) on Thursday, December 24, 2009.

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Tags: Company News · Just For Fun!

25% Off All Seed Beads and Czech Glass

December 15th, 2009 · No Comments

25% Off All Seed Beads & Czech Glass

For a limited time, save 25% on our entire selection of seed beads and Czech glass! From Tohos and Delicas to fire-polished nuggets and druks, these glass beads are essentials for any jewelry maker. Take advantage of this fantastic offer by entering coupon code SCW25P-CSB at checkout. Shop now! These savings end at 9am (PST) on Monday, December 21, 2009.

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Tags: Company News in Times Square

December 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last week,’s venture into the world of virtual beading was proudly displayed in Times Square in New York City. The large ad, promoting the new Style Lab™: Jewelry Design game from Ubisoft® was prominently displayed on the SW corner of 43rd and Broadway. Running during the morning and evening rush hours from Tuesday, December 11 through Friday, December 15, hopefully this ad introduced an entirely new group of people to the exciting world of beading.

The Style Lab™: Jewelry Design game for Nintendo DS® is a brand new game from Ubisoft® that allows users to virtually design stunning bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more using a variety of beads, pendants and charms based on actual items offered by Users can then choose to upload their designs to the internet and make them available for purchase by family and friends. If purchased, the talented team at will then create a finished piece of jewelry using the exact same components that were used to develop the game resulting in a true finished piece of jewelry designed entirely by the player.

For more information on the Style Lab™: Jewelry Design game, read our official Style Lab®: Jewelry Design Press Release.

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