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Bead Crochet

Crocheting with beads is a great way to add new fibers to your jewelry designs! From the very simple to beautifully complex, this technique is sure to keep you coming back for more. Take a look at what our designers have come up with and add this technique to your repertoire. Let’s start with this […]

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Artbeads Customers Speak Up!

We love it when customers let us know how we’re doing! Vicki W. recently wrote a review of our company and here’s what she had to say: Out of all the bead suppliers I deal with there are only 2 that provide exceptional service and products and 1 of them is Artbeads.com. Artbeads offers one […]

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Having Fun with the Spiral Stitch

If you’re new to bead weaving, a great place to start is with the spiral stitch. This simple stitch comes together quickly and looks great. You don’t have to be a beginner to enjoy it, either! Anyone can have fun making spiral stitch jewelry. Just ask Artbeads Chief Jewelry Designer Cynthia Kimura. Cynthia is a […]

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The Beauty of Spring

It seems like everyone is just about ready for spring to arrive! Whether you’re planning gardens, updating your fall wardrobe, getting ready for spring cleaning, starting new jewelry projects, or just wanting to shake the cold weather, spring is a season everyone looks forward to. This season, pastels and florals are making a modern comeback […]

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A Knitting Giveaway – Featuring Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends

Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends are full of fun colors that work perfectly in all kinds of designs. Laura Nelkin, knitwear designer, blogger, author and Artbeader recently used one of our Blends to embellish her knitted bulb cuff design featured in a segment of the show Knitting Daily TV! You can learn all about her […]

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Swarovski Rivolis

Swarovski rivoli crystals are beautiful stones that make a sparkling impact on any design. Their unique facets refract light in a dazzling display. These stones don’t have stringing holes, so they work best as embellishments in bead embroidery or even in beaded bezels. Artbeader Linda made some very cool bezels for her rivolis. Linda made […]

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Enter to Win an Artbeads.com Shopping Spree!

Now is your chance to win a $500 shopping spree at Artbeads.com! One lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $500 gift certificate for Artbeads.com. Just think of all the beads you could buy! From Swarovski crystal and Russian artist pendants, to the latest leather jewelry supplies or other great beads, it can all […]

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Using Large-Hole Beads in New Ways

We love the way large-hole beads add character to designs. These fun components are easy to add to lots of designs and come in a variety of styles. The example above, our Royal Vanguard necklace, shows Swarovski BeCharmed beads and large-hole TierraCast spacers strung onto SilverSilk. This is just one of the many ways you can […]

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Beautiful Bicones

Swarovski Bicones can be used in so many ways. They’re excellent accents of sparkle for necklaces, earrings and bracelets. The unique rhombus shape can be paired with pearls, chain and lots of other beads. Artbeader Lynn P. used her bicones to make a very special necklace: Lynn says, “I wanted to make some bling for […]

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The Wonders of Kumihimo

At Artbeads, we love creating beautiful kumihimo braids for our jewelry. This ancient Japanese art form is a relaxing way to pass the time and the results are always fabulous. As the ideas above showcase, we’ve experimented with adding animal print patterns, beads and even SilverSilk to our kumihimo designs. Our customers are just as […]

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