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Entries from July 2010

Mommy & Me Bracelet Ideas

July 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Whether you’re looking for something to create for yourself or for a project to keep your children busy during the summer, these Mommy & Me Ideas from the Learning Center are sure to inspire you. Some are more sophisticated, while others are sparkly and simply fun. Browse through them to find instructions on how to get started.

Connection In Time Bracelet
Connection In Time Bracelet - Jewelry Making Instructions

Connection in Time uses a combination of wood and brass components to create a fashionable piece of jewelry. It’s a simple piece to create for yourself, which means you can work on it as you help a child make her own bracelet.

Forget Me Not Bracelet
Forget Me Not Bracelet - Jewelry Making Instructions

This simple Mommy & Me project could easily be completed by a child, and the look could be tweaked a bit to create a bracelet that is more appropriate for an adult.

Forget Me Not BraceletCounty Fair Bracelet - Jewelry Making Instructions

Use this design as a starting point for your own creativity. We began with a simple bracelet and spruced it up with Swarovski crystals and a personalized tag. It’s a great project for a child!

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New Instant Savings!

July 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Do you love’s great prices and sales? Well they just got better! With Instant Savings at you can save up to an additional 15% on your entire order! These instant savings are automatically applied to your order at checkout and are combined with any sale prices for an even greater discount.

Gone are the days of remembering and entering coupon codes. Now, once your order hits a certain total, your discounts are automatically applied. If you spend $45, you will receive a 5% discount. Spend $95 to get a 10% discount. You can even get 15% off your entire order when your order reaches $175! Saving money has never been easier with

Note: Instant Savings takes effect on sale prices and after eligible discounts are applied. Shipping costs and sales tax are not included in cart value and are not discounted by Instant Savings.

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World’s Greatest Bead Winner on Sale Now!

July 29th, 2010 · No Comments

During the World’s Greatest Bead Sweepstakes, many customers made their voices heard by nominating Swarovski as their favorite bead. To celebrate, for one week, more than 6,000 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS are on sale! Browse through beads, pendants, rhinestones and more to find just what you need for your next jewelry design. This great discount can be combined with our brand new Instant Savings for even greater savings! Shop now to take advantage of this exciting sale before it ends at 9am (PT) on Thursday, August 5, 2010.

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Last Chance to Shop the Summer Spectacular Sale

July 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Summer Spectacular Sale - Save 20% Off $60 or More

Time is running out to save 20% storewide when you spend $60 or more during the Summer Spectacular Sale. Shop now to stock up on your favorite items before they return to their regular prices at 9am (PT) on Thursday, July 29, 2010. Whether you need findings and other essentials or want to indulge with lampwork beads and hand-painted porcelain, it’s all on sale. Enter ZZW20P-60 at checkout to save. Many items are sure to sell out, so shop today!

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Summer Designs

July 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Summer days are meant to be enjoyed, whether they’re spent on a sunny beach near the water or out on the back lawn with a cool glass of iced tea, watching the occasional butterfly or honeybee flit from flower to flower. These free new Learning Center ideas use soft blue and gold tones to capture the feelings of warmth and tranquility found in those simple moments. Save 20% on all of the items in these Learning Center ideas when you purchase $60 dollars or more during our Summer Spectacular Sale, which lasts until 9am (PT) on Thursday, July 29, 2010.

Attina Necklace
The Attina Necklace

This ocean-themed necklace features a contemplative mermaid paired with Mediterranean lintel beads.

Gossamer Butterfly Earrings
Gossamer Butterfly Earrings Design Instructions

The combination of pastel colors, whimsy and airiness makes these earrings the perfect accessory on a warm, sunny day.

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Shop by Collection & Brand

July 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

We’ve now made it even easier to find complementary items with our new Collections page at With these new groupings, you can easily find all Caspia™, Metallite™ and Paula Radke items in one location, as well as a broad range of other popular brands and groupings. With these collections, you’ll be able to find similarly styled items and jewelry supplies that were meant to work together in one easy-to-find location.

Currently everything in this section is on sale as part of our STOREWIDE Summer Spectacular Sale! Enter coupon code ZZW20P-60 at checkout and save 20% on all orders $60 or more!

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New Simple Loop Handy Tip Video

July 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Simple loops are one of the most basic wire-working techniques. Whether you’re using head pins, eye pins or sterling silver wire, learning this technique will help you easily create dangles and links in your jewelry designs. Every beginning beader should learn this essential skill, so we’ve created this Handy Tip video to teach you several ways to create a simple loop.

To subscribe to our video updates and see more Handy Tip videos, please visit our YouTube channel.

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Summer Spectacular Sale–20% Off Storewide

July 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

For one week, save 20% storewide when you spend $60 or more with our Summer Spectacular Sale! Whether you need findings and other essentials or want to indulge with lampwork beads and hand-painted porcelain, it’s all on sale. Enter ZZW20P-60 at checkout to save. Many items are sure to sell out, so shop today! This sale ends at 9am (PT) on Thursday, July 29, 2010.

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Tags: Company News Softball Team

July 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Back row from left to right: Joe, Jesse, Charles, Valerie, Serina, Teresa, Sean, Tim and Rhonda. Front row from left to right: Kayley, Kristina, Valla, Vince and Alex.

What do fourteen people, purple shirts and a bat have in common? The Artbeads softball team, of course! The Artbeads team started as an inkling of an idea, when several employees realized that they had played softball the previous year for different recreational teams. They decided it would be more fun to play together on a team, and after a some of careful planning their idea became a reality. A bit of practice every couple of days before the Key Peninsula Parks Summer Softball season officially started helped them to get fired up and bond as a group. Now, while the players started with different levels of experience, everyone has come to enjoy the time they spend together for a bit of friendly competition. The Artbeads team has games every Monday and Tuesday and gets together on Friday to practice. So far they have played four games and had fun during every one. If you live nearby and feel like cheering them on, be sure to check out their playing schedule for times and locations. Go team!

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Pantone’s Color of the Year

July 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Pantone’s 2010 color of the year is PMS 15-5519 Turquoise. This rich color is perfect for jewelry designers, because it works beautifully into a myriad of color palettes. Pair it with corals and reads for fun summer designs and as you head into fall and winter jewelry designs, turquoise will work wonderfully with browns and whites.

Whether you’re hoping to increase sales or just keep up with this exciting trend, you can shop our Turquoise Sale and save 20% on all genuine turquoise and turquoise-colored items until Thursday, July 22, 2010. Enter coupon code ZZW20P-CTT at checkout to save.

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