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Discover the most popular products at Artbeads.com, and find out why so many people love them! In addition to our products with the highest ratings, this section contains some of our employees’ favorite products along with our most impressive product reviews from customers like you. These products are sure to inspire you as you strive to make gorgeous, high-quality beaded jewelry and craft designs.


Summer 2011 Jewelry Trends

May 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment


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Summer is just around the corner, so be ahead of the game by being in the know about what’s next! There are a few different avenues to take depending on your personal style, although bright colors are appearing to dominate. We’ll be seeing a lot of throwbacks to the 80s with loud colors in patterns ranging from checkered to stripes, even polka-dots. We have a great collection of acrylic beads in a variety of colors that would work great in creating your colorful summer jewelry. Summer seems to be the time to experiment.


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The other big trend for summer is a natural, earthy look. Materials like wood and shell are growing in popularity, and will spill into the summer season. Wood beads, shells, and gemstones are the right choices!  The idea is to imitate elements found in nature—finding things without structure. Chunky stones are your best bet. Take a look at our collection of gemstones, shell beads and wood components to put together your own fashion trend. Below are a few ideas from the learning center to help you get inspired!

Summer Carnival Bracelet
Tree of Doors Necklace

-Marissa

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Prom 2011 Jewelry Trends

May 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Looking for the right accessories to make prom a night to remember? We’ve got a great collection of jewelry supplies so you can create your own unique look without spending a fortune. I’ve searched for the hottest trends coming up for this year’s prom, and depending on the cut of the dress and how hair is worn, the choice in jewelry may differ. However, the most popular looks include drop pendant necklaces, cuff bracelets and chandelier earrings.

Purple and black are the two hottest colors this year, if you’re still shopping around for a dress. Our pendants come in lovely amethyst tones and black hues and will make your special princess sparkle.


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If a necklace with a drop pendant is not the right style, another trendy look is layered necklaces that rest on the décolleté (the collar bone area).  


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Just had to add this fun look! This teen wore a prom dress made completely out of Starburst candy wrappers! It took her mom 6 years and many failed attempts at style designs to make the finished product. She even made her daughter matching shoes and a handbag. Have fun with the prom and create great memories with originality! Find your favorite pieces here and make something that no one else will have.
You don’t need to spend tons of money to stand out. Our learning center ideas offer free inspiration, and we offer great prices on incredible supplies.

-Marissa

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Spring Fashion Inspiration from the Learning Center

April 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Another report on what’s hot this season: chokers, cuff bracelets, and drop earrings. Chokers will add elegance to your look without being too drastic. The fashion is ideal for eveningwear. For an edgy look, wear a cuff bracelet. The simple concept can be decorated with metallic or sparkling material for a little more pizzazz without going over the top. The other big trend is drop earrings, specifically the dropped chandelier look. A clean, white diamond or pearl is ideal. If you want to add color, keep it simple. Find inspiration from our learning center, including these Classic Bridal Earrings in a chandelier style. This idea includes another hot trend—yellow gold. Be sure to check out more fun ideas!

-Marissa

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Spring 2011 Fashion Colors

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

The fashion industry has established Honeysuckle as the number one color in fashion for this season, but there are plenty of other colors that are hot for spring 2011. According to Pantone’s Fashion Color Report in New York Fashion Week, the idea behind spring fashion colors is the chance for consumers to escape from everyday life and explore exotic places. The inspirations come from places like Africa, Turkey, and Peru, and include both warm and cool tones for nice combinations. Honeysuckle, a bright pink-red hue, is the top color choice overall. However, other warm colors like Coral Rose and Beeswax will be popular too. The more tropical feelings eluded from Blue Curacao (a shade similar to last year’s top color Turquoise) and Peapod are the suggested hues to pair with the lighter colors. Peapod is more of a spring green, fitting for the season. Lavender is another color that would go nicely with any of these shades. The trend also includes neutral colors that have transitioned over from fall, like the deep brown tone of Russet and neutral tones like Silver Peony and Silver Cloud. All of these colors can be mixed and matched with each other for beautiful contrast.

-Marissa

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Large-Hole Beads at Your Fingertips

December 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Caspia Large-Hole Beads & Jewelry Supplies

One of the hottest trends this season, large-hole beads have been showing up everywhere. Our Caspia Collection features everything you need to capitalize on this trend and make fashionable jewelry in a snap. With beads ranging from casual to elegant, this style is easy to adjust to fit personalities and personal tastes.

Browse our Caspia jewelry ideas to get inspiration for your own jewelry designs or see what other customers have enjoyed in our new Top Rated Caspia section. To make the cut, the products in this section must have received the highest marks in quality, value and appearance.

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Top Rated Tools & Supplies

September 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Top Rated Tools & Supplies

Having the right tools on hand can make all the difference in the look and quality of a jewelry design or craft project. To help you find just the right tools, Artbeads.com has recently added a tools and supplies section to their top rated page. These tools are the ones that customers have found most helpful. To make this list, each item must receive the highest marks in quality, value and appearance. Check out the page to read the reviews and look at the tools for yourself.

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Top Rated Products

May 12th, 2010 · No Comments

top picks

Trying to find the best components for your designs can be difficult at times. You not only want to create a piece that looks stunning, you also want to use high quality pieces that hopefully don’t break your budget. For this reason, we created our Top Picks section. Included in this helpful section are top rated products broken up by categories such as gold, silver, charms and pendants as well as top selling products and staff favorites. To make a top-rated list each item must have received high marks for quality, value and appearance when being reviewed by fellow customers and jewelry designers. We continue to add new categories and update these sections as we receive more product reviews, so check back often to find the newest products that are exciting other jewelry designers. You can also give your opinion on our products by writing a product review. Or for all product reviews for Artbeads.com, view our ratings page.

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Artbeads.com Top Picks

March 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Artbeads.com Top Picks

Staying on top of the newest jewelry trends is simple with Artbeads.com’s Top Picks. This is the perfect place to start, when you are having trouble deciding which pieces to add to your jewelry designs. Each section contains products that continue to be favorites of customers just like you. Top Rated pages contain items that have been given the highest reviews by Artbeads.com customers. This means they have to receive high marks in quality, value and appearance. Whether you’re looking for top-rated Swarovski, silver, charms, glass or just the top-rated products from any section, you’ll find them here. You can also find items that continue to rate high on customer searches as well as employee favorites. Continue to return to these pages as we update them often, letting you know the latest trends and making it possible for you to stay ahead of the curve.

We would love to hear how you rate our products too. Share your opinion by writing a product review. Or for all product reviews for Artbeads.com, visit our ratings page.

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The Best of 2009

December 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Before we say goodbye to the year 2009, we’d like to look back at all the great things this year had to offer. Here at Artbeads.com we remember a year full of great products and design ideas, as well as outstanding customer input. To help you find the best that Artbeads.com had to offer throughout the year, we’ve compiled it all onto one page for easy viewing. Thanks for making 2009 a great one for us at Artbeads.com, and we look forward to 2010 being even better.

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Top Rated Products

September 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

18″ 2.0mm Satin Necklace – Black
Overall Rating 5 out of 5 5
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Crystal Red Magma
Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5 4.5
3-Strand Multi-Strand Endpiece
Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 4.3
18x24mm Porcelain Puffed Rectangle Fall Leaves
Overall Rating 5 out of 5 5
18x15mm Matte Light Sapphire Resin Heart Pendant
Overall Rating 5 out of 5 5
Sterling Silver Awareness Ribbon Charm
Overall Rating 5 out of 5 5
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