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Entries from July 2012

Swarovski Mini Design Projects with Neon Pearls!

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Just in time for summer come new mini projects from Swarovski that incorporate their new neon pearls! Download the PDF file to get instructions to make a spiral bracelet, spiked bracelet, earrings and a dramatic necklace!

You can also browse all of our Swarovski instruction guides in the Resources section of our Swarovski page.
-Marissa

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Tags: Jewelry and Craft Ideas

Help the Environment Through Fashion!

July 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Want to help raise awareness for the environment and add to your fashion closet at the same time? Our Marine Diver necklace was made in an effort to support World Turtle Day, but you can put your own twist on its meaning to increase other animal and environment awareness. Our free, easy-to-read instructions allow you to replicate this idea at home in no time. Learn how to make an awareness necklace that’s still fun and fashionable!

-Marissa

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More fun with Découpage Beads!

July 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

In search of stylish new ways to style fashionable? Our découpage beads make terrific earrings because they’re lightweight and come in a variety of different colors and shapes. Artbeads President and Co-Owner Cynthia made this pair of blue and yellow earrings in just minutes! Simply thread your favorite beads and components onto a head pin or eye pin, finish with a wrapped loop and attach it to an earwire. These earrings feature round découpage beads, spacers and Swarovski bicone beads, but you can choose any combination of components. Since our découpage beads are sold by the strand, you can make a new earring idea for multiple outfits!

-Marissa

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Get a FREE set of Swarovski Mini Design Guides!

July 26th, 2012 · No Comments

When you place a purchase of $60 or more, you’ll receive a FREE set of CREATE YOUR STYLE™ Inspirational Projects in your order! These projects offer you free design ideas from SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that you can re-create at home at style yourself like a pro. Hurry! This offer is only while supplies last so place your order before they’re all gone! Start your shopping adventure with Swarovski crystals or click here to learn more about this exclusive deal.

-Marissa

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Tags: Beader's Resource · Company News

Artist Spotlight – The Lipstick Ranch

July 25th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Artbeads is always excited to discover talented new artists who share the same value of providing high-quality products to customers. The Lipstick Ranch is one of those companies, whose unique approach to beauty is what we love about them. Their eye for style is apparent in the shapes they choose to create, from organic butterflies to inspiring Goddess figures. Each handmade piece captures a beautiful rustic brown shade edged in black, a perfect reflection of the patient process they go through.

The natural rusted iron pendants and charms from The Lipstick Ranch are all made on their Colorado farm. They start with strips of cold rolled iron (lead-free, of course!) and lay them out on the farm. This allows them to get a natural rust finish, and they will set as long as it takes to achieve the prime shade of artistic rust. On the ranch, each pendant or charm is cut out by the artists and then sealed three times on each side with a water-based acrylic sealant. This sealant traps in the rusted iron finish and prevents any further rusting, giving you the perfect rustic feel.

From their name to the process for their products, The Lipstick Ranch is one of our favorite new artists. With rich texture and color their pieces come to life. We are proud to carry The Lipstick Ranch because their work is sure to be appreciated by designers. Artbeads strives to find the best quality products to give to jewelry designers because we are jewelry designers. Like the secret beauty inside The Lipstick Ranch components, our collection may not be vast but is valuable. Discover The Lipstick Ranch for yourself and add their beautiful pieces to your own collection!

-Marissa

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Tags: Beader's Resource

Free Swarovski 2058 Color Charts from Artbeads!

July 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Right now, Artbeads is offering our customers one FREE Swarovski 2058 color chart with the purchase of any Swarovski 2058 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback! When you place an order for one of these items, our team will add a color chart into your order (only one color chart per order, regardless of the number of selected items purchased.) This cool little chart includes all of the colors and sizes offered by Swarovski, including some colors exclusive to SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

This color chart is only for purchases of the new 2058 style, so keep a sharp eye on the name of the product to make sure it’s the brilliant new cut.

Hurry! There’s no minimum order and this offer is only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so get yours before they’re all gone!

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Tags: Company News

Happy National Hot Dog Day!

July 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

Today is National Hot Dog Day, so fire up the barbecue and celebrate! One of America’s favorite summer sandwiches should be consumed in mass quantities today, either on the grill or over a campfire. If you want to take your celebrations even further, create a fun new summer style inspired by the dog. Maybe you’ll make a red and yellow necklace to match the traditional condiment choices for hot dogs, or design a piece that takes you back to a favorite memory with this summer treat. Embrace this delectable summer staple for every meal today and show you love for the dogs!


Photo Source: Bizarre Bytes.

-Marissa

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Tags: Just For Fun!

An Idea for the Young at Heart

July 20th, 2012 · No Comments

This fun summer necklace incorporates shrinking plastic pieces that you can customize to reflect your own personality. Artbeads President and Co-Owner Cynthia used her love of birds as the inspiration for this piece, and kept a simple black and white color scheme for versatility. If you’re looking for something fun to work on for the summer—maybe for a rainy day or when it’s just too hot to be outside—learn how to make a custom necklace by reading the free instructions in our Learning Center.

-Marissa

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JBB and Artbeads Want to Give You a Free Bead Frame!

July 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Have you ever wondered what new ideas you could make with a bead frame but never used one? Artbeads in partnership with JBB is offering our customers one FREE bead frame with the purchase of any 6mm Swarovski 5000 faceted round bead or 6mm Swarovski 5810 crystal pearl! When you place an order for one of these items, our team will add a bead frame into your order (only one bead frame per order, regardless of the number of selected items purchased.)

Hurry! This is only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so get your hands on a free bead frame before they’re all gone!

If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration on how to use a bead frame, check out these FREE jewelry ideas from the Learning Center:

Alyssa’s Bridesmaid Earrings

Powder Punch Necklace

-Marissa

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An Earring Idea a Day – Taos

July 18th, 2012 · 13 Comments

Today is our last daily earring idea so be sure to re-create them all for your summer style! Taos is a colorful collection of seed bead strands that dance as they dangle from your ears. This idea falls right in line the hot 80s retro trend for the summer, incorporating bold bright shades that frame a black and white pattern. Wear them with a solid black outfit or coordinating top in either sky blue, sunny yellow or apple green. Read the FREE instructions for these colorful seed bead earrings over in the Learning Center.

We hope you enjoyed our blast of daily earring ideas these last few weeks! Why not challenge yourself to a new jewelry idea a day this summer? You can always submit your ideas to us at artbeadsblog@gmail.com and be featured on the Blog in our Customer Gallery of Designs!

-Marissa

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Tags: Jewelry and Craft Ideas

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