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Entries from October 2010

Special Storewide Coupon

October 29th, 2010 · No Comments Coupon 15% Off Orders of $40 or more

Stock up on your favorite supplies with this special storewide coupon, available for a limited amount of time. Simply enter ZZW15P-40 at checkout to save.

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New Creative Fall Ideas

October 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Keep up with the latest fashions and have fun creating your own designs with new ideas from the Learning Center! These designs are all about creating your own pendants and charms using found materials and regular jewelry components. Some are created particularly for fall, while others follow current trends, such as Steampunk or Modern Victoria.

Little Acorns Pendant
Little Acorns Pendant Free Jewelry Design Instructions
Dangling pendants are quite popular right now, especially when suspended from a long chain. The little acorns pendant is surprisingly simple to make and very easy to customize so that it matches a particular outfit or style.

Little Acorns Charms
Little Acorn Charms Free Jewerly Design Instructions
These little acorn charms are great for creating earrings or a bracelet to match the little acorns pendant.

A Feather in Time Pendant

This bold pendant uses found components, a wooden clock face and a sparkling Austrian crystal accent to create a piece with a decidedly steampunk feel. We’ve provided the names of the different supplies we found to use in this design, but you can always use what you have on hand to achieve a similar look.

Eddera’s Jewel Pendant
Eddera's Jewel Pendant Free Jewelry Design Instructions
The black and white simplicity of this design, combined with the elegant leafy link at its top, gives it an old-fashioned appeal that is made modern with the use of an every-day washer and a large sparkling crystal at its center. Customize this design using different transfer sheets, a jewel-toned crystal or a variation in the link at the top.

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Trick or Treat Sale

October 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Jewelry Making Sale - Save 15%-45%

Visit seven homes in our savings neighborhood to find a delicious selection of jewelry supplies during our Trick or Treat Sale. The sale is full of variety and fun, offering 15%-45% off more than 390 items. Click on each house to uncover the savings within. Hurry! The last day of the sale is on November 3, 2010.

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Gorgeous New Dichroic Beads

October 27th, 2010 · No Comments

dichroic lampwork beads

Be sure to explore all the fantastic colors available of these new dichroic glass beads. Dichroic glass is created by depositing vaporized metals onto sheets of glass. This process produces vibrant color and iridescence. A lampwork artist has hand-crafted these beads to give them their bamboo appearance. You can try these beads as part of a fall theme or use some of the blue ones to create an icy winter design.

If you purchase them before 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 and use coupon code ZZW15P-LMP, you’ll also get a 15% discount because of the Lampwork Bead Sale.

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Save During the Hill Tribe Silver Sale

October 26th, 2010 · No Comments

20% Off Hill Tribe Silver Jewelry Supplies

We asked our Facebook fans to pick our next sale, and their overwhelming response was Hill Tribe Silver! So, for 48 hours, save 20% on our entire collection of Hill Tribe silver beads, pendants and findings. Each piece is handcrafted in Thailand by the Karen Hill Tribe using techniques passed from generation to generation. Use ZZUPICKEDHILLTRIBE at checkout to save before the last day of the sale on Wednesday, October 27, 2010.

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New Sterling Silver Charms

October 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Halloween and Fantasy Sterlnig Silver Charms

Be sure to browse the fun selection of new charms that we’ve received just in time for Halloween. You’ll find creepy additions like a spider and skull, along with fantasy-inspired designs. Many of these sterling silver charms are large enough to be used like pendants, so feel free to be creative!

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Beaded Spider Headband

October 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Halloween Spider Headband

Christy created this creepy spider headband using a Swarovski 4127 39mm Jet Fancy Oval crystal for the body, along with Swarovski 5301 8mm Jet Faceted Bicone beads and 20 Gauge Black Artistic Wire for the legs. This is a quick and easy project that she put together in less than an hour. It is easily customizable, so feel free to change the design to match an outfit or Halloween costume. All you need to get started are basic tools and beading knowledge.

Creepy Spider Headband Check out her blog for a full tutorial!

- Submitted by Design Partner Christy
Embellished Bayou

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Shop the 99¢ Customer Appreciation Sale!

October 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Jewelry Supplies Sale - Save 10%-55%

Save 10%-55% on more than 600 items during the 99¢ Customer Appreciation Sale. The sale holds a fantastic selection of products, ranging from glass beads and Swarovski pearls to seed beads and findings, all for 99¢ or less. It’s our way of saying thank you for your support. Hurry! The 99¢ Customer Appreciation Sale ends on Monday, October 25, 2010.

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Festive Instruction Guides from Swarovski!

October 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Get creative with the fun new instructions available from SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. These instructions are great for when you want a quick project that uses sparkling crystal beads.

Swarovski Elements Instruction Guide Halloween

If you’re still enjoying the design possibilities of fall, explore the Fall and Halloween Instruction Guide. Along with earrings you can wear all season, it offers projects ranging from sparkling jack o lantern earrings to spooky ghost pendants.

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Christmas Instruction Guide

The Christmas Instruction Guide is a nice way to get into a festive mood, and the creations are designed to be worn for a variety of occasions. Create projects with colorful wreaths, sparkling lights, angels and snowflakes.

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Explore the Learning Center Sale!

October 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Jewelry Supplies and Ideas

For 48 hours only, shop the Learning Center Sale and save on more than 800 ideas in our Learning Center. Every item used in one of our design ideas is 15% off! Browse through both jewelry and craft ideas to select your favorites. You’ll find more than 4,000 sale items to choose from. Enter ZZW15P-LCS at checkout to save before this sale ends on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.

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