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Entries from March 2010

Beauty of Spring Necklace

March 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Beauty of Spring

Butterflies and bumble bees, flowers and flip flops, these are a few of my favorite things and they have been captured in this beautiful necklace consisting of antique copper charms, chains, and swarovski crystal dew drops. All the vibrant colors of spring come together in brilliant contrast to the antique copper, only to cascade in delicate shimmers across the wearer’s neck and chest.

–Submitted by customer Lindsay A. Mitchell
LA’s Jewelry Box

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Tags: Customer Gallery of Designs · Jewelry and Craft Ideas

Easter Jewelry Set

March 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Easter Earrings
Easter Necklace

This set was created for Easter using Swarovski bicones, a Swarovski teardrop pendant, Swarovski open squares, sterling silver wire and jump rings.

–Submitted by Customer Moira McEvoy

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Tags: Customer Gallery of Designs · Jewelry and Craft Ideas Top Picks

March 30th, 2010 · No Comments Top Picks

Staying on top of the newest jewelry trends is simple with’s Top Picks. This is the perfect place to start, when you are having trouble deciding which pieces to add to your jewelry designs. Each section contains products that continue to be favorites of customers just like you. Top Rated pages contain items that have been given the highest reviews by customers. This means they have to receive high marks in quality, value and appearance. Whether you’re looking for top-rated Swarovski, silver, charms, glass or just the top-rated products from any section, you’ll find them here. You can also find items that continue to rate high on customer searches as well as employee favorites. Continue to return to these pages as we update them often, letting you know the latest trends and making it possible for you to stay ahead of the curve.

We would love to hear how you rate our products too. Share your opinion by writing a product review. Or for all product reviews for, visit our ratings page.

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Become an Newsletter Subscriber!

March 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Sign up for the newsletter and receive exclusive savings, special offers, new product introductions, free design ideas, exclusive coupons and news updates. Tomorrow, we’re starting another exciting sale that will be available exclusively to our newsletter subscribers. Sign up before Tuesday, March 30 and you’ll be able to shop this sale, as well as receive other exciting offers throughout the year.

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Spring/Summer Earring Designs

March 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Celebrate the arrival of spring and summer with these exciting earring designs created by our fantastic designers. Each piece is full of bright colors and bold design ideas, and comes with step-by-step instructions that you can follow exactly or use simply for inspiration.

Aurelia Earrings
Aurelia is another name for the moon jelly, a gorgeous creature that rides the ocean currents. These earrings live up to their name, as their blue-green color and dangling silver strands are reminiscent of this unique animal. They are easy enough for a beginner and can be finished in less than thirty minutes.

Jonas Flower
Jonas Flower Earrings
These long, dangling earrings have a playful look created by combining lustrous purple beads with sparkling red Swarovski crystals. Although these earrings represent flowers, they aren’t just for summer. The rich colors in this design allow you to wear them all year! Try creating these lovely earrings for a beginning beaders’ party or for a quick project for yourself.

Martinique Sunset
Martinique Sunset Earrings
These Martinique Sunset earrings use a brilliant cubic zirconia drop and a glittering silver ball to create a classy look. Once you finish these earrings, you can wear them with bright colors for spring and summer or dark colors for fall and winter. Best of all, these versatile earrings can be made in just minutes!

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Tags: Beader's Resource · Jewelry and Craft Ideas

Win a $300 Gift Certificate

March 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Win a $300 Artbeads Gift Certificate

There are only a few more days left to enter for your chance to win a $300 email gift certificate! Simply enter BeadStyle’s Online Sweepstakes by filling out the online form with your contact information and you’re eligible to win this fantastic prize that you can redeem for your favorite bead and jewelry supplies. Enter the sweepstakes at the BeadStyle® Magazine website any time before 11:59pm (CST) on March 30, 2010. The winner will be chosen on or around April 15, 2010. This sweepstakes is open to US and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) age 18 or older.

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All Bali & Hill Tribe Silver 15% Off

March 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Bali & Hill Tribe Silver Sale

For one week only, save 15% on our entire selection of Bali and Hill Tribe silver! From beads and pendants to spacers and cones, these high-quality silver components are all handcrafted by skilled artisans in Indonesia and Thailand. Take advantage of these savings by entering coupon code ZZW15P-HBS at checkout. This sale ends at 9am (PT) on Thursday, April 1, 2010.

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Spirituality Items Sale-Save 15%

March 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Spirituality Items Sale

Just in time for Easter and Passover, save 15% on all spirituality items during our Spirituality Items Sale. From cross pendants and Buddha beads to rosary kits and Star of David charms, these items are sure to satisfy a diverse group of people and religions. Take advantage of these savings by entering coupon code ZZW15P-HBS at checkout. Shop Today! This sale ends at 9am (PT) on Thursday, April 1, 2010.

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It’s Spring Training Time

March 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Spring Training

In the sport of baseball, Spring is all about training, and we’d like to think it could be the same way for jewelry designers. Whether you are just starting out and need help with the basics or are an advanced jeweler looking to expand your skills, our collection of Handy Tips are sure to help you create memorable designs. The Handy Tips in our Learning Center span a wide range of topics from applying Swarovski rhinestones, to wire working and seed beading skills and an assortment of topics in between. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions and video tutorials and you’ll be creating designs like a professional in no time.

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$1.99 Sale, 48 Hours Only

March 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

$1.99 Sale

For 48 hours only, has more than 1,500 of our most popular products on sale for only $1.99! From select Swarovski crystals and Czech glass beads to chain and pendants, you’ll find a wide variety of products sure to inspire beautiful designs. Hurry! The $1.99 Sale ends at 9am (PT) on Thursday, March 25, 2010.

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