Currently Browsing: January 2011

2011 Bridal Veil Trends

Historically, veils concealed the bride from the groom on the wedding day but have since transitioned into more of a fashion statement designed to attract attention rather than offset it. Veils add a sense of mystery and romance to the wedding day, taking any form the bride chooses to reflect her personal style. In keeping […]

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Swarovski Innovations Sneak Preview

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS has just released the new colors and styles for their upcoming Spring/Summer 2012 Innovations! This latest edition of Innovations is all about reconnecting with nature and discovering the natural joys of our environment. The colors are antique and earthy while the shapes have a progressive look. Be sure to check our New Swarovski […]

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Megan’s DIY Bridal Shoes

Earlier this week I featured the beautiful bridal jewelry Megan, our launch coordinator here at Artbeads, designed for her spring 2010 wedding. Her elegant pearl and crystal jewelry set complemented her gown perfectly and offered delicate reflections of her green and yellow wedding colors. In addition to her own jewelry designs, Megan also wore sandals […]

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Swarovski Innovations, Coming Soon!

Anticipation in the beading community is building for the upcoming SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Innovations and we’re definitely experiencing some crystal fever ourselves here at Artbeads. We just can’t wait to see what exciting new concepts, styles and colors Swarovski will introduce! To satiate your crystal cravings in the meantime here’s a neat SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS video we […]

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GSP to Affect Bali and Hill Tribe Silver Prices

Here at Artbeads.com, open communication with our customers is a top priority. We strive to build relationships with our customers based on trust and honesty and want to ensure everyone has a positive shopping experience with us. We’ve recently received an update regarding U.S. duty rates that will affect the prices of some of our […]

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Megan’s Bridal Jewelry

Many fashion savvy and inventive brides are creating their own jewelry for their special day. This DIY approach not only saves money but ensures that the jewelry will reflect the bride’s personal style and perfectly complement the dress and overall feel of the wedding. Our launch coordinator here at Artbeads.com was married last spring and […]

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Jewels for Hope Bridal Necklace

Today I’m delighted to share a stunning necklace design from one of our Artbeads.com customers, Sandy. Featuring a graceful arrangement of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS pearls among an array of twisted gold wire, this necklace is the epitome of bridal elegance. I love the sprinkling of jewel-toned SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals and the timeless appeal of the vintage […]

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Road to Tucson Sweepstakes!

With over 40 different shows, hundreds of vendors and numerous special exhibits, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is the ultimate destination for jewelry enthusiasts. Whether you are a jewelry designer or just someone who enjoys looking at pretty things (who doesn’t right?!), this colossal show promises a truly unforgettable experience. We attend this exciting […]

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DIY Bridal Jewelry Designs, Make Peace with Your Budget!

As a bride-to-be in the midst of wedding planning, I’ve discovered early on that it is hard to adhere to the wedding budget (or maybe this is just a personal problem!). It’s so easy to justify over-spending by indulging in the seemingless harmless mindset; “well I do only get one wedding…” And then there are […]

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2011 Bridal Hair Piece Trends

One trend I adore for 2011 is vintage-inspired hair pieces. Reminiscent of old Hollywood starlets, vintage hair pieces add an enchanting finishing touch to a bride’s ensemble and will work beautifully with most hair styles. Bridal hairpieces have added a sense of pomp and formality to weddings for ages and have echoed the pulse of […]

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