Currently Browsing: March 2013

Spring Break Fashion and Fun

Be honest—when you think Spring Break, what do you think of? Is it bikini-clad coeds at the beach? When you read the title of this blog, did you think we were going to show you some beads gone wild? Have no fear! We’re actually here to go over fashion for the non-traditional spring breaks, and […]

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Artisan Glass

Our lampwork beads are some of our favorite pieces, not only because of their beauty but because each one is made by hand. In a sense, these beads are small works of art! Each lampwork artist trains to master their craft, and having to work on such a small canvas takes a lot of dedication. […]

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Our Designers’ Favorite Jump Rings

The Artbeads jewelry designers are experts in using the best components and techniques, and love sharing their knowledge with our readers so anyone can create professional jewelry. One of the most overlooked (but very important) parts of a design is the jump ring. Using the correct size, shape and even finish can impact the overall […]

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Artbeads Employee Design – Katie’s Quilt

Our email marketing specialist Katie is quite the quilter! She’s been working on this quilt for about a year and was kind enough to bring it in so we could share it with you. Her sea life theme includes cute jellyfish and seaweed right now, but she plans to add a few more aquatic creatures […]

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Fun with Fiber Arts

Photo Source: doodlebudgetzines.com. Art is meant to be an expression. It doesn’t have to be clean, precise or even make sense. It’s supposed to be an outlet for your creativity and emotions. Fiber Art is just one form of this expression—and it’s also a lot of fun! This style uses textiles like fabric and yarn […]

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Branching Out with Beads Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to our winner, Sundari! Beads are not only wonderful for jewelry designs, but they can be used to spice up craft projects, too! An art quilt can shine with beaded accents, bookmarks become personal with dangling charms and beautiful buttons can be used […]

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Welcome, Kristal Wick!

You might already be familiar with Kristal Wick, an internationally awarded jewelry designer and CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador—and lover of all things blingy. We’re excited to announce that she’s bringing her sparkling personality to our team, and to celebrate, we wanted to let you know all about this beading rock star! Kristal […]

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Celebrate Quilting Day During National Craft Month!

Photo Source: Galenfrysinger.com Quilt Festival. The third Saturday in March is officially designated as the day to celebrate the fabulous fabric designs, though this whole month is dedicated to crafting in general. This special holiday was established in 1991 in Lincoln, Nebraska and has now become titled as a “national” holiday. Quilting is a therapeutic […]

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Guess Our New Arrival and Win!

This contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated! We’re welcoming a new arrival here at Artbeads and we’re so excited that we’re celebrating with a giveaway! Each day we will be giving you hints on our Facebook page—so be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook to get the updates—which will reveal more and […]

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Which Witch Are You?

Photo Source: carriewithchildren.com. In celebration of the new film, Oz the Great and Powerful in theaters now, we thought it would be fun to break down the styles of the three witches of the movie. This prequel to the 1939 The Wizard of Oz tells the story of how the wizard came to the Emerald […]

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