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Meet Nicole: A New Caledonian Jewelry Designer

This past summer, my family and I went on vacation to my island called New Caledonia. By some coincidence I met one of our long time customers, Nicole, who is also a designer. She was so happy to meet me that she organized a tea party with her customers to introduce me. Not only is […]

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Making Mini Beaded Chairs

Beads are fun to play with, whether you are making jewelry, home decor or some other kind of craft. Artbeads recently discovered the art of making miniature chairs with beads thanks to Noreen M, an Artbeads.com customer. Noreen has made many beaded chairs over the years and now her goal is to revive miniature beaded […]

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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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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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A Stunning Customer Design!

Did you know you can leave a review on any of our products and upload a picture of the design you made with them? We love seeing all of your creative designs! Here’s one from reviewer jewelryblue: She used our purple-lined blue TOHOs to add a pop of color to this intricate necklace. As jewelryblue […]

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The Tucson Ten – Round Two…You Vote & You Could Win!

The Tucson Ten jewelry designs are in and ready and waiting for your vote! We asked the winners of our Tucson Ten Giveaway to create designs with the beads they won and gave them a month to create. Now, their designs are done and you get to vote on them. Click here to vote for […]

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The Tucson Ten

We picked up these fab finds back in February during our adventures at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. These beads are full of life, shine and spice – the perfect combination to spark the imagination. Now you have a chance to win these beads and more in our incredible Tucson Ten Giveaway! Ten lucky […]

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Artbeads Customer in Battle of the Beadsmith

Artbeads customer Terri R. has submitted her breathtaking design for the Battle of the Beadsmith competition, and we’re here to show it off with everyone! Her design is created entirely from TOHO seed beads and other components purchased from Artbeads (she especially loves our aluminum rose cabochons in this piece)! We were amazed by her […]

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