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Entries from April 2010

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Day – Save 10%

April 30th, 2010 · No Comments

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National Scrapbooking Day is Saturday, May 1, 2010. Celebrate today by saving 10% on our entire selection of craft supplies and accessories. From scrapbook albums and paper pads to rubber stamps and collage sheets, you’ll save on everything you need to preserve your memories in an artistic and meaningful way. Take advantage of these savings by entering coupon code ZZW10P-SWA at checkout. Shop today! This sale ends at 9am (PT) on Thursday, May 6, 2010.

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Sign up for Email Newsletters & Receive Exclusive Offers

April 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

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Mother’s Day is almost here! Artbeads.com will be helping our newsletter subscribers save on gifts for mom with an exclusive coupon on Tuesday, May 4. Sign up to receive our email newsletters before Sunday, May 2 to receive this exciting offer! In addition to better discounts and earlier shopping, our newsletter subscribers receive exclusive limited edition offers along with helpful product information and news. Click here to sign up today!

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Save 10% On ALL SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals

April 29th, 2010 · No Comments

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For one week only, save 10% on our entire selection of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS including 20 brand new roundelles. From pendants and round beads to rhinestones and spacers, this sale includes everything you need to add a touch of sparkle and elegance to your designs. Enter coupon code ZZW10P-SWA at checkout to take advantage of this exciting sale. Shop today! This sale ends at 9am (PT) on Thursday, May 6, 2010.

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Fall/Winter 2010 Fashion Trends

April 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Stay ahead of the curve by learning about tomorrow’s trends today! This fall is all about reworking classic styles in a modern way and combining vibrant colors with more muted tones. The two big trends, Modern Victoria and Metropolitan Mystery are great for jewelry designers because they allow for bold color, sophisticated elements and fun patterns. Whether you’re looking to increase your sales or just want to keep your wardrobe up to date, make sure you view these trends to help keep your jewelry designs looking fresh throughout 2010.

Modern Victoria
Modern Victoria
Inspired by English styles of the 1960s and baroque design of the 1700s, Modern Victoria takes classic styles and reworks them with an additional element of modern flare. Muted colors such as taupe and bronze are accented by vibrant reds, purples, blues and greens to create electrifying accents. Classic velvet shades such as violet, brick red and ochre add a touch of sumptuous style.
The jewelry is classic and displays a modest level of opulence. Cabochon jewels and rhinestones are combined with layered chains and faceted crystal. Oversized pendants and pearl chokers evoke an element of dramatic flair. Gold embroidery and family crests add a touch of regal beauty that is sure to inspire fabulous designs, while damask patterns and braids evoke a more sophisticated appearance.

Metropolitan Mystery
Metropolitan Mystery
With Metropolitan Mystery, the combination of elegance and professional class creates a confident look for the woman on-the-go. Grays and browns are accented by vibrant oranges and pinks for a subtle, yet powerful touch of color. Wool flannel, tweeds and suede are the fabrics of choice, with herringbone and houndstooth patterns offering sophisticated details.
Jewelry and accessories are also sleek and strong. Layered gunmetal chains and strands of jet crystals enhance the feeling of professional elegance while ball drop earrings offer a refined accent. Necklaces consisting of long pendants hanging from leather and suede cord are essential, adding to the simple yet powerful aesthetic.

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Swarovski Create Your Style Guide–Floral Pendant

April 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments

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With intricate detail, beautiful color and shining facets, this flower pendant is sure to provide your wardrobe with an impressive accent. Learn how to create them with this instruction guide from Swarovski featuring tips and techniques to help you as you incorporate Swarovski Crystal into your designs. Complete with detailed illustrations and gorgeous images, the guides in the Resources section of our Learning Center will help you develop beading techniques that will give your designs a professional and unique touch.

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Pewter Sale – Save 15%

April 27th, 2010 · No Comments

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For 48 hours take 15% off our entire collection of pewter jewelry supplies including a collection of brand new pewter links. From beads and clasps to charms and bails, these items come in a variety of finishes, allowing for versatility in your designs. Take advantage of these savings by entering coupon code ZZW15P-EDS at checkout. Hurry! This sale ends at 9am (PT) on Thursday, April 29, 2010.

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Mother’s Day Design Ideas from Swarovski

April 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Mother’s Day is only a few short weeks away, and Swarovski has some great do-it-yourself gift ideas that your mom is sure to love. Each design guide includes incredible photographs, complete product lists and easy to follow instructions.

Mother’s Day Necklace

Mother's Day Necklace--Swaro

Follow these simple instructions to create this elegant necklace that becomes a warm and welcoming gift for any mom.

Mother’s Day Mirror Case

Mirror Case--Swaro

Spruce up your vanity accessories in style with this beautiful and stunning mirror case!

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Swarovski Summer Color Trends

April 20th, 2010 · 4 Comments

This summer is all about freshness! Bringing a vacation retreat to you, these Swarovski summer color trends are sure to make you reminisce of beach-side resorts and sunny days. Each color palette from sunshine yellow and calming coral to trendy turquoise and luxurious violet feature all of the complementing shades of Swarovski crystals as well as a contrasting color, making these charts a great resource for any beader. Visit the resources section in our Learning Center for other helpful charts from Swarovski.

Swarovski Summer Color Trends
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Buy a Bead, Save a Tree!

April 20th, 2010 · No Comments

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Artbeads.com continuously strives to make a difference in our world, and you can help us make a difference simply by purchasing the jewelry and craft supplies you already use every day. For every dollar spent during our Earth Day campaign, Artbeads.com will make a donation to Conservation International to protect 25 square feet of tropical rainforest. With the significant number of orders placed every day, these donations quickly add up, and we are confident that we’ll be able to save a significant amount of rainforest land. So the next time you place an order, remember that you are helping us protect the rainforest, slow down climate change and make the world a better place for generations to come.

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Don’t Forget to Enter the Inspiring Mom Sweepstakes

April 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Mother's Day Sweeps

Mother’s Day is almost here, and Artbeads.com is giving you the chance to win your favorite Mother’s Day-inspired jewelry design from our Learning Center as well as a gift bag filled with exciting Mother’s Day-themed beads and jewelry supplies with the Artbeads.com Inspiring Mom Sweepstakes. To enter for your chance to win, simply vote for your favorite Mother’s Day-inspired design. You’ll also have to opportunity to share an inspiring story about your mom, which may appear on our Facebook page. This sweepstakes runs through Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 9:00am (PT), and is open to United States and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) over the age of 18.

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