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Mother’s Day Gift Card Giveaway

Mother’s Day is less than a month away so now is the perfect time to create something heartfelt for your mom. Make a special gift that will show your love and appreciation that she’ll cherish forever. We have picked out some beautiful beads, charms, and pendants that will get you started as well as other […]

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Swarovski Ideas for Mother’s Day

Believe it or not, Mother’s Day is only a month away! As you begin planning a pleasant surprise for the mothers in your life (or deciding what you want for yourself), you might want to take a look at these instruction guides from Swarovski. These guides offer step by step instructions showing how to use […]

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St. Patrick’s Day is Coming

Irish Fleury Cross Necklace Design Idea St. Patrick’s Day is coming (March 17), and this is an early reminder that soon many people will be wearing green! I remember how much fun it was in elementary school to see who remembered the day, and I loved the outrageous combinations my friends and classmates decided to […]

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Beading Across America Book Winner

Congratulations to Julia, she won a copy of Beading Across America autographed by author Amy Katz! We randomly selected her comment using the True Random Number Service – numbers 1 through 64 (we received 64 comments over the weekend!) and it generated number 37. Julia, we will contact you with more information. Don’t forget to […]

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A Garden of Flowers Necklace

This handwoven necklace was created by Artbeads customer Marci. She spent 32 hours creating this design, using flowers, acrylic, Swarovski crystals, seed beads, a magnetic clasp and other components. Her efforts have resulted in a detailed piece of art that captures the colors of spring. Here’s what she has to say about her design: The […]

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Honeysuckle – Pantone’s Color for 2011

Pantone’s 2011 color of the year is 18-2120 Honeysuckle. This delightful shade is vibrant without being overly bright or showy. Use it as an accent color to make your designs pop or if you’re feeling adventurous, try it as the primary color. We can see this color paired with whites, greens and purples for spring […]

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A Few Last Minute Gifts

Do you have all of your gifts lined up for friends and family this Christmas? If you’re like me, you’re still scrambling to find something for at least a few people. Artbeads.com has a great ideas section featuring gifts that are quick and easy to make. Simply browse through the selection and click on a […]

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Last Chance to Vote

The What Inspires You? Beading Contest has allowed beaders of all types an opportunity to show everyone their talent and the inspiration behind it. Entries included themes ranging from people and pets to nature and music. These talented designers have shown that inspiration can come from anywhere! Instead of judges, we are letting the public […]

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Vintage Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Sherri, the assistant launch coordinator at Artbeads.com, brought in this captivating Christmas tree design to show us something fun and beautiful that can be done with costume jewelry. All of the pieces in this design once belonged to Sherri’s grandmother, who created this tree when she was done wearing the jewelry. Sparkling bracelets frame the […]

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Bouquet Pendant

The lovely pendant on the right is created by Madelin and features Czech glass leaves, fire-polished beads, gold-plated chain, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal, a freshwater pearl and a natural stone bead. She explains what inspired her to create the design below. If you have Facebook, you can also see her other designs in her album. Here […]

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