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The History of Artbeads

Artbeads has been in business since 1999, and since its humble beginnings has become one of the top online retailers of beads and jewelry supplies. Along the way, owners Devin and Cynthia have traveled all over the world in search of the best products available. Here in his own words, Devin tells the story of […]

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Welcome to Lassero

Every special moment deserves to be captured in a way that makes you feel like the day it happened. The joyful pounding of your heart as you walked down the aisle, the warm tears that filled your eyes seeing your child in a cap and gown, the uncontrollable smile when you held your first grandchild—these […]

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Black Friday Special-Revisited

Today we’re revisiting our history of Black Friday with a shopping treat just for you at the end! Every year on this day, thousands of frantic shoppers race to the stores to get the best deals on gifts for the holidays. The most wonderful time of the year can sometimes turn into a nightmare if […]

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Swarovski Spring/Summer 2014 Pre-Launch

Artbeads is always on the cutting edge of news from SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, and this time we couldn’t wait to share it! Swarovski has showcased what’s in their pre-launch for Spring/Summer 2014—new additions to the line of BeCharmed large-hole beads. The most exciting thing about their pre-launch is the introduction of BeCharmed Pavé products. These beads […]

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9/11 Special

Last year on September 11, I wrote a blog about Patriot Day and what it stands for. I also highlighted the new 9/11 Memorial erected in New York, which opened last year. I don’t think I need to remind all of us what happened September 11, 2001, nor remind readers that this has become a […]

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New Swarovski Innovations for Fall/Winter 2013/2014

Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at the newest Innovations from SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for Fall 2013 and Winter 2014! This season is all about what Swarovski calls glocalization—an embracement of one’s national heritage and local traditions (possibly in response to the Olympic Games). For Austrian-based Swarovski, this meant delving in to the folkloric charm of their […]

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Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day from Artbeads! Thanks to everyone who works hard to make life easy for the rest of us. Take advantage of our Labor Day Sale happening now through Wednesday night to save 20% on purchases of $40 or more throughout our entire site! Start shopping for beads and jewelry supplies you’ll need this […]

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Devin and Cynthia’s Trip to Murano

This summer, Artbeads co-owners Devin and Cynthia traveled to Murano, Italy, to learn the truth behind Murano Glass. Murano glass is most commonly made using a lampworking technique, which requires melting the glass in order to mold it into the desired shape. The raw glass is made up of various particles, including siliceous sand, soda, […]

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Swarovski Plastic Rondelles are Here!

If you’re looking for lightweight fun and elegant year-round sparkle, try our newest plastic rondelle beads from Swarovski! These little plastic components are designed for use in all types of accessories because of their lightweight appeal and continued eye-catching shine, opening up new possibilities for jewelry makers. Their size and shape is ideal for spacing […]

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Markus Langes-Swarovski and Devin Kimura

It may come as a surprise to some but Swarovski is a privately held corporation and has been so since its inception. This is a picture of Devin, our CEO and co-owner, with Markus Langes-Swarovski outside of Swarovski’s New York offices.

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